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Ryan Young and Jenn Butterworth, Mike Vass: The Four Pillars (featuring Patsy Reid, Lauren MacColl and Jenna Reid)

Ryan Young and Jenn Butterworth, Mike Vass: The Four Pillars (featuring Patsy Reid, Lauren MacColl and Jenna Reid)

Fri 16 November 2018 19:00-22:00

Pleasance Theatre, The Pleasance

CONCERT - FRIDAY NIGHT - PLEASANCE THEATRE - Scots Fiddle Festival

Mike Vass - The Four Pillars  
Premiere


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.

 

Tickets and Information : https://www.scotsfiddlefestival.com/