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NAE PLANS Play Y-Not, Thurso

3rd September 2015

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26 September 2015
9.30pm - 1.00am

Pianist/vocalist Hamish Napier (Back of The Moon, Man's Ruin) and fiddler Adam Sutherland (Treacherous Orchestra, Session A9, Croft No. 5) join forces in a daring project called ‘Nae Plans‘.

Following the release of an album that was strictly unrehearsed (the pair barred any discussion about what material they would play or how they would arrange it until the 'record' button was pressed), the duo have been taking 'Nae Plans' on the road... They perform unplanned or 'off-the-cuff' gigs, showcasing the talent of two of Scotland's leading traditional musicians. This daredevil approach to performance brings a crucial part of Scotland's music culture, the informal session, to the foreground and casts it in a fresh light, bringing its open-ended, spontaneous nature onto the concert platform. The material ranges from traditional songs and tunes, to contemporary numbers, to their own compositions and improv. The live performances capture the duos raw creativity and demonstrates their outstanding musical intuition.

* - '... marvellously organic and intensely alive, terrifically accomplished and thrillingly unpredictable' - Sue Wilson, The Scotsman

'... will blow the cobwebs- and the listeners- away' - Alex Monaghan, The Living Tradition

'... they produced a spontaneously chosen set that packed heat, skill, dynamics, fun, a tender country ballad and impromptu interaction into an allotted span that called for and was observed with precision timing' - Rob Adams, The Herald

Support from Martyn Travis Trio

Tickets available from Y-Not Bar & Grill

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