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17 Jul 2014
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New Video Upload : Celtic Connections 2014

I’ve finally got around to doing something with the videos that were made at the Celtic Connections gig in January!

This is my first attempt as a video editing person…

The track is Thugainn and it features the wonderful musicians : Fraser Fifield, Mhairi Hall, Ben Nicholls, Signy Jakobsdóttir, Mattie Foulds and Ewan MacPherson.

Have a look and share if you will!

 

 


24 Feb 2014
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Patsy Reid & Friends in Comrie

….plus support from Halfway to Barra.

Saturday 22nd March 2104, 8pm

Comrie WRI Hall, Nurses Lane, Comrie, Perthshire

Tickets £12 from the Post Office and Hansen’s Kitchen. There’s no bar so BYO.
Contact Christine Grace by email on chris@bobbinmill.com or phone on 07751 329967.

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03 Feb 2014
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The Brightest Path | Radio Play / Press

26th Feb 2014

Bridge of Garry played on BBC Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson show.

 

26th Feb 2014

Donside played on BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal’s Caithream Ciùil.

 

24th Feb 2014 (w/c)

The River Princes playlisted for Nevis Radio.

 

24th Feb 2014

Live interview with Ali O’Brien and A Precious Place played on Oldham FM’s Sounds of Folk

 

24th Feb 2014

The River Princes played on Colin Bertram’s Folk & Acoustic Show on Acoustic Spectrum

 

24th Feb 2014

The River Princes played on Acoustic Routes on Dapper FM. Mondays 8-10pm.

 

23rd Feb 2014

Hooray Henry, The River Princes & Bridge of Garry played on BBC Shropshire’s Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk. Plus interview from Celtic Connections.

 

22nd Feb 2014

Thugainn played on BBC Radio Ulster, Folk Club with Colum Sands

 

20th Feb 2014

Half Acre played on Bruce MacGregor’s Travelling Folk on BBC Radio Scotland

 

20th Feb 2014 

Article in the Bristol Post.

 

19th Feb 2014

Bridge of Garry played on BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal’s A’ Mire ri Mòir.

 

18th Feb 2014

Hooray Henry played on BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal’s Caithream Ciùil.

 

18th Feb 2014

The Richard Harris Folk & Blues Show. Live interview and The River Princes played

 

18th Feb 2014

Article in This is the West Country

 

17th Feb 2014 

Bridge of Garry on The Folk and Acoustic Music Show on Acoustic Spectrum. Mondays 9pm.

 

15th Feb 2014

Kite Song played on BBC Radio Ulster‘s Late Show with Eamon Friel.

 

15th Feb 2014

Hooray Henry played on Baylen Leonard’s The Front Porch Country Music Show on Amazing Radio. Saturdays form 6pm.

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15th Feb 2014

Hooray Henry played on Johnny Coppin’s Folk Show, BBC Gloucestershire.

 

12th Feb 2014

A Precious Place played on BBC Radio nan Gaidheal’s Caithream Ciúil.

 

11th Feb 2014

Article in Blackmore Vale Magazine, previewing Patsy Reid & Friends @ Herrison Hall, Charlton Down, Dorset on 23rd Feb.

 

11th Feb 2014

Hooray Henry played on Richard Harris’s Folk & Blues Show on Somer Valley FM.

 

10th Feb 2014

Roots & Shoots with Roger Pettit on Felixstowe Radio also played Half Acre. (Repeated Sun 9th 8-10pm)

 

10th Feb 2014

Article in the PRSD – People’s Republic of South Devon, previewing Patsy Reid & Friends @South Devon Arts Centre, 20th Feb.

 

10th Feb 2014

Radio nan Gàidheal’s Caithream Ciùil played Hooray Henry. Listen here.

 

10th Feb 2014

Delighted Kathryn Tickell is playing two more of my tracks tonight on Amazing Radio.

Tune in here at 9pm for some great music, and of course listen again any time you like!

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10th Feb 2014

Album of the week on BBC Radio nan Gaidheal’s Caithream Ciuil.

 

7th Feb 2014

Radio nan Gàidheal’s Caithream Ciùil played Donside. Listen here.

 

6th Feb 2014

BBC Radio Scotland’s Travelling Folk with Anna Massie played Hooray Henry and Half Acre.

 

6th Feb 2014

Wiveliscombe’s Folk, Roots and Branches played Hooray Henry plus live phone interview.

 

4th Feb 2014

The Folk Show on Manx Radio played Bridge of Garry and Lost in Green.

 

3rd Feb 2014 

I’m delighted to have Hooray Henry played on Kathryn Tickell’s Amazing Radio folk show on Monday 3rd February.

Tune in here at 9pm for some great music, and of course listen again any time you like!

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3rd Feb 2014

Roots & Shoots with Roger Pettit on Felixstowe Radio also played Hooray Henry, Track 1 from The Brightest Path. (Repeated Sun 9th 8-10pm)

Listen to Felixstowe Radio here.

 

3rd Feb 2014

ALBUM OF THE WEEK on Celtic Music Radio!

 

3rd Feb 2014

Nevis Radio will be playing The River Princes.

 

1st Feb 2014 

FolkCast featured A Precious Place on their February Podcast. Listen here and please subscribe to a brilliant programme for free!

 

31st Jan 2014 

BBC Radio nan Gàidheal’s Tiompan played Thugainn.

 

30th Jan 2014

Mike Ganley’s Crooked Road on Swindon FM played Hooray Henry, Track 1 from The Brightest Path.

 

28th Jan 2014

Radio nan Gàidheal’s Caithream Ciùil played Donside. Listen here.

 

25th Jan 2014

Folk Show on Argyll FM played Hooray Henry, Track 1 from The Brightest Path.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK on Aygyll FM!

 

24th Jan 2014

Radio nan Gàidheal’s Caithream Ciùil played Donside. Listen here.

 

21st Jan 2014

Iain Anderson’s show on BBC Radio Scotland played The River Princes, Track 3 on The Brightest Path, a great song, written by Ewan MacPherson. Listen here.

 


14 Jan 2014
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A Track a Day!

In the week-long run up to The Brightest Path album launch at Celtic Connections, I’m going to be uploading a different track onto SoundCloud each day as a sneak preview! And the exciting part is you can choose the track! It’s easy, just comment on my Facebook post each day with 1 through to 10 and the most picked track gets uploaded! Track info is below if you need some inspiration!

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1. HOORAY HENRY

2. DONSIDE

3. THE RIVER PRINCES

4. THUGAINN

5. A PRECIOUS PLACE

6. HALF ACRE

7. BRIDGE OF GARRY

8. LOST IN GREEN

9. KITE SONG

10. THE BABY TUNE

 

 


18 Dec 2013
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The Brightest Path

Patsy Reid – The Brightest Path (2014)

Released 24th February 2014 ( Buy CD or download from iTunes or Amazon )

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1. HOORAY HENRY

2. DONSIDE

3. THE RIVER PRINCES

4. THUGAINN

5. A PRECIOUS PLACE

6. HALF ACRE

7. BRIDGE OF GARRY

8. LOST IN GREEN

9. KITE SONG

10. THE BABY TUNE

 

featuring…

Patsy Reid (violin, viola, cello, vocals)

Mhairi Hall (piano)

Ewan MacPherson (guitars, banjo, mandolin)

Ben Nicholls (double bass, harmonium)

Fraser Fifield (soprano sax, whsitle)

Signy Jakobsdóttir (percussion)

Mattie Foulds (drum kit, vocals)

 

Produced by Patsy Reid & Mattie Foulds

Recorded at Crear by Mattie Foulds

Mixed by Mattie Foulds at MWAH

Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound

 

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Many thanks to Creative Scotland for their financial assistance with this project.


14 Dec 2013
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Fiddle Workshops ON UK TOUR! Spring 2014

In conjunction with The Brightest Path UK Tour, Patsy is offering fiddle workshops at selected venues. These 1 hr workshops are open to all before the show, and will focus on learning traditional Scottish melodies by ear (sheet music available) as well as useful elements of fiddle/violin technique. Other melody instruments would also be welcome.

The cost is £5 per person. Places are restricted so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. If places are still available, payment will be accepted on the day (cash only).


05 Nov 2013
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Nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year

I’m delighted and honoured to have been nominated in this years MG BBC ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards Instrumentalist of the Year category. My fellow nominees are the wonderful Chris Stout, James Duncan Mackenzie and Angus Lyon and it’d be great if you could spare the time to vote!

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15 Sep 2013
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Contours of Cairngorm in Plockton – 28th Sept 2013

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Contours of Cairngorm, Plockton – Saturday 28th September 2013

…in partnership with the National Centre of Excellence for Traditional Music.

Thanks to financial assistance from Enterprise Music Scotland, we have been offering string players the opportunity to perform Contours of Cairngorm with us in concert. The successful applicants assume the role of the string quartet, learning the art of ensemble playing at the forefront of the Scottish music scene. The experience will be extremely beneficial to all bowed string players interested in experiencing traditional music from a classical approach or vice-versa. As a result, instrumentalists from both backgrounds have found the process highly challenging, rewarding and enjoyable.

After four successful events at Perth Concert Hall, The Woodend Barn in Banchory, An Tobar in Mull and Culloden Academy, we are once again offering this fantastic performance opportunity to string players of all ages and levels of experience. Applicants will perform Contours of Cairngorm with us at Plockton High School on 28th September. Click here for further information.

Who can take part?

If you play the fiddle, violin, viola, cello, and are of a Grade 4 standard (or equivalent), please do not hesitate in applying. We hope to attract all ages and abilities, whilst ensuring the project will be of equal benefit to all. You should be comfortable with reading music.

What will happen?

From 9:30am on Saturday 28th September, the appointed string players will learn Contours of Cairngorm under the direction and expertise of Patsy, Mhairi, Michael and Fraser.  That very night, they will perform the piece in the Main Hall, Plockton High School, Plockton alongside the Mhairi Hall Trio and Patsy Reid.

How do I apply?

Simply fill in the application form, listing your performing experience and any musical qualifications you have. Please return the form as an attachment to Rhona.Sharp@highland.gov.uk or send to Rhona Sharp, NCETM, The Pupil Residence, Plockton High School, Plockton, IV52 8TU. Download the application form here.

How much does it cost? 

The cost of the two-day workshop and concert, including a Contours of Cairngorm CD and sheet-music is just £35, and £25 for those still at school or over 60.

TESTIMONIALS

“It was such a  privilege to work on such a gorgeous piece of music with Patsy and Mhairi and to get the chance to play and perform it surrounded by such a mix of players. It was a really comfortable environment to learn in and we were led through the process with cheerful, calm  determination and encouragement. The best analogy I can come up with is that it felt to me a bit like white water rafting where you feel like you are really travelling along under your own efforts and need to work hard and get it right – but actually that one guy on the back is keeping everything under control and is ready to cover your mistakes. All told, for an amateur like me, the chance to be part of that lovely sound in such a dynamic group setting with all that fab percussion going on is a huge pleasure and will be a happy memory for a long time to come.” Fiona Munro (Tain)

“It was a great weekend and so good to be involved in something completely different with a new group of people.” Jennifer Louden (Ardrishaig)

“I had a great time at Contours in Culloden. Thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot.” Ruiaridh Gollan (Tain)

Sometimes it does you good to push yourself out of your comfort zone. My initial thoughts were, am I good/confident enough to play along with professional players? I am so glad that I made the decision to go for it. The day passed in a flash, and although hard work, it was a great learning experience for me. The concert was the culmination of the days hard graft, and I really enjoyed it, after settling into the initial few bars. Thanks for the opportunity to do something like this, and for the encouragement.” Dave Guy (Newtyle)

“Brilliant Contours of Cairngorm weekend in Mull with Patsy Reid, Mhairi Hall, Michael Bryan and Fraser Stone – a great chance to play amazing music with amazing people. If you play the fiddle, look it up, you’d love it. I’m going back!” Libby McGugan (Glenfarg)

“Thank you so much for running the course. I really enjoyed it! I learnt a lot and it was great to meet some new people too! It was great to get to perform as well. Thanks again!” Rachel Colbeck (Laurencekirk)

“Thank you very much for an amazing day on Saturday! I really enjoyed both the daytime workshop and taking part in the evening concert – even though it was a long day, I had a great time! Mhairi, Mike, Fraser, and of course, yourself, were all very inspirational and made it a fun day!” Ellie McLaren (Braemar)

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Our wonderful string section hard at work at the Woodend Barn, Banchory – 20th April 2013. Photos by Sean Purser.

 


29 Aug 2013
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Contours of Cairngorm in Culloden with Feis Rois

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Thanks to financial assistance from Enterprise Music Scotland, we have been offering string players the opportunity to perform Contours of Cairngorm with us in concert. The successful applicants assume the role of the string quartet, learning the art of ensemble playing at the forefront of the Scottish music scene. The experience will be extremely beneficial to all bowed string players interested in experiencing traditional music from a classical approach or vice-versa. As a result, instrumentalists from both backgrounds have found the process highly challenging, rewarding and enjoyable.

After three successful events at Perth Concert Hall, The Woodend Barn in Banchory, and An Tobar in Mull we are once again offering this fantastic performance opportunity to string players of all ages and levels of experience. Applicants will perform Contours of Cairngorm with us at Culloden Academy on 15th September. Click here for further information.

Who can take part?

If you play the fiddle, violin, viola, cello, and are of a Grade 4 standard (or equivalent), please do not hesitate in applying. We hope to attract all ages and abilities, whilst ensuring the project will be of equal benefit to all. You should be comfortable with reading music.

What will happen?

Saturday 14th September  : 11am – 4pm. Workshop with Mhairi, Michael and Fraser to learn Contours of Cairngorm.

Sunday 15th September : 9.30am – 1.30pm. String players will work with Patsy Reid and the other musicians will continue to work with Mhairi, Michael & Fraser. The concert will take place form 3-5pm and is open to the public.

How do I apply?

Simply fill in the application form, listing your performing experience and any musical qualifications you have. Please return the form as an attachment to fiona.dalgetty@feisrois.org. Download the form cairngorm_application_culloden.

How much does it cost? 

The cost of the two-day workshop and concert, including a Contours of Cairngorm CD and sheet-music is just £35, and £25 for those still at school or over 60.

TESTIMONIALS

Sometimes it does you good to push yourself out of your comfort zone. My initial thoughts were, am I good/confident enough to play along with professional players? I am so glad that I made the decision to go for it. The day passed in a flash, and although hard work, it was a great learning experience for me. The concert was the culmination of the days hard graft, and I really enjoyed it, after settling into the initial few bars. Thanks for the opportunity to do something like this, and for the encouragement.” Dave Guy (Newtyle)

“Brilliant Contours of Cairngorm weekend in Mull with Patsy Reid, Mhairi Hall, Michael Bryan and Fraser Stone – a great chance to play amazing music with amazing people. If you play the fiddle, look it up, you’d love it. I’m going back!” Libby McGugan (Glenfarg)

“Thank you so much for running the course. I really enjoyed it! I learnt a lot and it was great to meet some new people too! It was great to get to perform as well. Thanks again!” Rachel Colbeck (Laurencekirk)

“Thank you very much for an amazing day on Saturday! I really enjoyed both the daytime workshop and taking part in the evening concert – even though it was a long day, I had a great time! Mhairi, Mike, Fraser, and of course, yourself, were all very inspirational and made it a fun day!” Ellie McLaren (Braemar)

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Our wonderful string section hard at work at the Woodend Barn, Banchory – 20th April 2013. Photos by Sean Purser.

 


08 Aug 2013
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Off to India

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I’m very excited to be making a second trip to India in September. I will be collaborating with Sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan and South indian percussionist Ghatam Giridhar Udupa.

We’re performing in Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai. More details to follow..