Mr McFalls Chamber - 13th May
30th April 2012
New Music - Mr. McFall's Chamber in "Four Corners"
and members of the Caithness Orchestra
Sun. 13th May, 8pm, 2 hrs. including interval, age 8+
Mr McFall's Chamber and Special Guests:
Aidan O'Rourke - fiddle
Fraser Fifield - pipes/whistles/sax
Corrina Hewat - harp
James Ross - piano
Described by The Scotsman as a 'maverick ensemble' who 'have the knack of taking audiences on insightful musical journeys', Mr McFall's Chamber are renowned for their innovative approach to programming and stylistic plurality. For their latest musical mystery tour, the group journeys across Scotland's varied terrain, joined by four of the finest Scottish folk musicians around, each of whom has written a new piece that captures their very own 'corner' of the country. From Oban to the Black Isle, Aberdeenshire to Wick, Four Corners celebrates the tradition and diversity at the heart of Scotland's musical culture, in what promises to be another memorable adventure.
Fiddler Aidan O'Rourke hails from Oban and was the winner of composer of the year in the 2011 Scots Trad Music Awards, best-known for his work with folk trio, Lau. Born in Aberdeenshire, piper and whistle player Fraser Fifield is recognised as a multi-instrumentalist and composer with a distinctly original sound. Originally from the Black Isle, Corrina Hewat has been described by Roots Review as 'a prodigiously talented harpist', and has earned an international reputation as a composer, performer and arranger. Wick-born pianist James Ross is a previous BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award finalist and distills folk, classical and jazz influences to magnificent effect.
Members of the Caithness Orchestra will also take part in the evening after a weekend spent with the McFalls musicians in workshops and masterclasses at Lyth. www.mcfalls.co.uk
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