I’m very pleased to present a free public recital on Wednesday 29th May 12:15pm at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow as part of my Masters of Scottish Music degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. This recital combines my two main passions: music and hillwalking. I have pursued both these interests simultaneously since I was 5 years old. 18 years, 109 Munros and 1000s of tunes later, I’m looking forward to bringing the two together! Please click going on the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/347678082547117/ Tickets are available on the door. Please arrive early, since this recital is an exam and so it will start at 12:15pm sharp.
The programme will include the first fiddle tune I ever learned aged 6 in a tent on snowy Cairn Gorm, a tune I wrote about the Mountain Fairy who leaves sweeties in cairns for little children, and two tunes I wrote inspired by a recent hillwalking accident on Stob Coire a’ Chairn in which I fractured my ankle. The recital will conclude with a movement from my recent cultural-political project ‘A Reawakened Monument of Antiquity’, which explores the connection between Gaelic music, landscape and cultural memory.
I will be joined by fellow fiddle players Chloë Bryce and Isla Callister. Additionally, Emma Tomlinson (viola), Ellen Gira (cello), Justyna Krzyžanowska (clarsach) and Cameron Nixon (spoken word) will join me to perform a movement from ‘A Reawakened Monument of Antiquity’.
I look forward to seeing you there! 🙂