7.45pm: Anne Lorne Gillies is famed as a champion of the Gaelic language and a leading authority on Gaelic and Scots song. We are delighted that she will open our event with a performance of some of her Gaelic / Scots favourites.
8.20pm: Fiona Hunter & Maeve Mackinnon are two of Scotland’s most celebrated young traditional singers. Fiona has been performing as part of Malinky for a decade while Maeve has toured internationally with The StepCrew, Salsa Celtica and with her own band. They’ve joined forces for a special collaboration featuring new arrangements of traditional song in Scots and Gaelic, celebrating the commonalities between the two languages. They will be accompanied by fiddler / tenor guitarist Mike Vass.
9.30pm: Alasdair Roberts & Mairi Morrison – ‘Urstan’ revisited.
Alasdair Roberts is a leading light in the ‘New Folk’ scene ; a prolific writer, performer and collaborator. Mairi Morrison is a renowned Gaelic actress and singer. In 2012 they released their highly acclaimed Gaelic / Scots album ‘Urstan’ (commissioned by Ceòl ‘s Craic). For this event Alasdair and Mairi will perform ‘Urstan’ in its entirety as well as premiering new, as yet unreleased material accompanied by Neil McDermott (fiddle / guitar) and percussionist extraordinaire Alex Neilson.
Tickets available here
Children under 18 years welcome until 10pm.
Find out more at www.ceolscraic.org