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|Kate Halsall||piano, keyboard and harmonium|
|Ruth Goller||bass guitar, double bass and uke bass|
In Place explores a sense of place in the British Isles; how it informs our cultural identity; shapes our language and dialects; provides both solace and stimulation, and contains histories both universal and personal. It speaks to all corners of the British Isles; Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and England. It also crosses art-form boundaries.
Composer Colin Riley is collaborating with writers for whom place is a recurring theme – Robert Macfarlane, Paul Farley, Selina Nwulu, Nick Papadimitriou, Jackie Morris, Daljit Nagra, Richard Skelton and Autumn Richardson. This specially created writing will form the core of a set of songs for vocalist Melanie Pappenheim and ensemble.
Riley’s recent NMC album ‘Shenanigans’ was described as ‘Wry, understated and slightly bonkers’ ★★★★ Guardian
In Place was commissioned by Sound Festival Scotland and was made possible with funding through Beyond Borders from PRS for Music Foundation and the Arts Council of England.
7.15-7.45pm Hall One
Colin Riley in conversation with poets Selina Nwulu and Paul Farley, who have both written new work for In Place.