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Chris Stout & Catriona McKay — Glenshee

+ Chloe Matharu

Scotland Unwrapped

Thu 9 May
Folk

Chris Stout & Catriona McKay — Glenshee

+ Chloe Matharu

Scotland Unwrapped

‘Best Duo’ award-winners at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018, violinist Chris Stout and harpist Catriona McKay return to Kings Place as part of Scotland Unwrapped, taking these most traditional of Scottish instruments and catapulting them into the contemporary world of music making.


A 30 year-long telepathy sees this remarkable duo weave their way seamlessly between glorious soundscapes and music of breathtaking simplicity. The intense and rugged coastal scenery and the dramatic seas that surround their respective origins in Fair Isle and Dundee are ever-present in this treasured duo sound. Virtuosic and cinematic, Chris and Catriona’s music charts a rhythmic and harmonic terrain that is all their own. The result is a dynamic and intrepidly adventurous sound that transcends genre yet remains immovably tethered to place.

This performance has their recent masterpiece Glenshee as its centre piece. Richly evocative music capturing the iconic Scottish Glen steeped in history with sky wide ties.

This event will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.

Reviews

‘Clear and strong…always a startling freshness and spontaneity at work…virtuosic and physically engaging’. ***** The Glasgow Herald

‘Sonically exquisite’ The Guardian

‘Unimpeachable’ The Irish Times  

This music is Breathtaking.’ fROOTS 


About Chloe Matharu:

Chloe Matharu is an award winning Scottish Indian singer songwriter and harpist on the West Coast of Scotland. Many of her songs draw on her time as a Navigational Officer in the Merchant Navy, inspired by the natural world as experienced at sea. Her music offers ‘an intriguing insight into a new tradition of maritime folk music with thoughtful songwriting embellished by her voice and superb harp playing’ The Herald

‘absolutely incredible’ BBC Woman’s Hour

Date:Thu 9 May
Start time:8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Venue:Hall One

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