24 March 2018, CCA
ELA ORLEANS, AINSLEY HAMILL & ALEX NEILSON
WHYTE & ZOE KATSILEROU
HAMISH MACLEOD, JOSIE DUNCAN & SIGNY JAKOBSDOTTIR
Ceòl ’s Craic’s third annual Gaelictronica event will combine Gaelic vocal and instrumental music with cutting-edge electronica to create a unique fusion of traditional, ambient and dance sounds. This year’s event will feature interactive video installation and contemporary dance.
Ela Orleans, Ainsley Hamill & Alex Neilson : Award-winning electronic composer and multi-instrumentalist Ela Orleans makes a welcome return to Ceòl ’s Craic to present a specially commissioned piece entitled ‘Displaced and Adjusted’. The audio-visual performance will combine Ela’s haunting and ethereal soundscapes with archive film. Her aim is “to recreate the spirit of the past and attempt to reincarnate and adapt it to a new story based on memory, nostalgia and impression”. For this performance she will reunite with Gaelic vocalist Ainsley Hamill and for the first time work with renowned percussionist Alex Neilson of Trembling Bells.
WHYTE & Zoe Katsilerou : Following a successful run of shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, WHYTE (Alasdair Whyte and Ross Whyte) have teamed up again with visual artist Dan Shay to produce visuals for a new selection of songs from their eagerly awaited second album. Joining them for ‘Gaelictronica’ is Zoe Katsilerou, a physical performer, vocalist and musician, originally from Greece, now based in Glasgow.
Hamish Macleod, Josie Duncan & Signy Jakobsdottir : Hamish Macleod and Josie Duncan are members of electronica outfit Inyal. This event will see the duo experiment with more ambient, loop-based material combining electronics and guitar with Gaelic vocals and clarsach. They will be collaborating with Scottish-Icelandic drummer Signy Jakobsdottir.
Poster image : Dan Shay
Photos : Kris Kesiak