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Summer 2017 News

Hello there! Just a quick note to let you know some of what I’m getting up to this summer!

Cambridge Folk Festival & Festival Interceltique de Lorient


I’m so happy to be returning to the Cambridge Folk Festival after quite a few years. I’ll be playing with two very talented musicians and friends, Rachel Newton and Kate Young. The gigs are two days apart so I’m delighted to have the Saturday in-between to take in the music and catch up with everybody. Come and see us! Rachel’s 5-piece band show is on the main stage on Friday and Kate’s string trio will be on Stage 2 on Sunday. I’m sure the times will be published a wee bit nearer the time.


Kate Young 7

If you haven’t bought tickets and fancy it, have a look at the amazing lineup and booking info.

The following weekend will take me to Brittany to play at the fantastic Festival Interceltique de Lorient. I’m particularly looking forward to this as we will be bringing Donald Shaw’s beautiful scores from the BBC Hebrides and Highlands TV series’ to life in Scotland’s Wild Heart, having never performed them live before. If you can’t make it to France, read on….


Scotland’s Wild Heart | Edinburgh Festival Fringe

This will be a mesmerising gig at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh this summer. In fact there are 3 shows to choose from on 22nd and 23rd August. Watch the promo video below and get tickets!

Scotland’s Wild Heart – ‘In concert’ promo from Vertical Records on Vimeo.

Folk traditions meet orchestral grandeur in this audio-visual spectacular. A world-class ensemble led by award-winning composer/pianist Donald Shaw (Capercaillie) features the cream of Scotland’s musicians, including Patsy Reid (fiddle), Michael McGoldrick (flute and pipes), Sorren MacLean (guitars), James MacKintosh (percussion) and a handpicked string section led by Grit orchestrator Greg Lawson (fiddle). They will perform Shaw’s stunning soundtrack live to specially edited HD clips of the sublime Maramedia/BBC nature film Scotland’s Wild Heart, immersing you in the landscape and seasons of Scotland. Part of ‘One of the most beautiful films I have ever seen’ (Ewan McGregor).



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