CONCERT - FRIDAY NIGHT - PLEASANCE THEATRE - Scots Fiddle Festival
Mike Vass - The Four Pillars
Newly Commissioned by the Scots Fiddle Festival and supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotlands Open Project Fund,
The Four Pillars is a multi-media experience and musical suite from Scottish musician Mike Vass. Based on the four major tune types of the Scottish fiddle tradition - the slow air, the march, the strathspey and the reel - Mikes piece captures the grandeur of Scottish fiddle music. The performance features an ensemble of four solo fiddle players (Mike, Patsy Reid, Lauren MacColl and Jenna Reid) each performing one movement, accompanied by string quartet, piano and tuned percussion with a film element as well as sampled spoken word excerpts.
Ryan Young & Jenn Butterworth
Scots Trad Music Awards 2016 Up and Coming Artist of the Year, Ryan Young is an emerging fiddle player bringing new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music. His debut album was recorded and produced by triple GRAMMY winner Jesse Lewis, who has worked with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and Béla Fleck. Ryan was nominated for the Horizon Award at the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and was named Best Musician in the 2018 Folking Awards. Accompanied by Jenn Butterworth, one of the foremost acoustic folk guitarists in the UK, Ryan brings new life to old, sometimes forgotten tunes by playing them in his own unique way.
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