Concert - Saturday Night
The Queen’s Hall 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Tickets £18/£15 from the Queen's Hall Box office, Under 16s £8 with an adult
Scots Fiddle Festival Outreach Project
Now in its third year, the Scots Fiddle Festival outreach project aims to give young players time to develop their playing, confidence and give them experience in the many aspects of being a performing musicians while having a lot of fun!
Over three months this group has worked with professional musicians to gain new repertoire, working together on arranging sets, looked into the distinctive styles and historic and modern composers of Scottish fiddle music, learned to talk to audiences, worked on their confidence as performers as well as stagecraft and how to use microphones. They have also spent a day in a recording studio recording a track for digital download which is available here with all the proceeds going back to running the outreach project.
Iain MacFarlane and Ingrid Henderson
Multi-instrumentalists Iain & Ingrid create a sound which reflects their Lochaber origins. They combine marches, jigs and reels with slow airs and Gaelic songs of love and loss, giving unique insights into West Highland culture. Iain MacFarlane has always been immersed in Highland music learning bagpipes and fiddle from his father Charlie, fiddler Donald Riddell and Pipe Major Evan MacRae. In addition to preforming with Blazin’ Fiddles, Iain has collaborated with musicians including Phil Cunningham and Iain MacDonald.
The Wrigley Sisters
Combining mastery with mischief, and tradition with modernity, twin sisters Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley are the multi-award winning and internationally acclaimed fiddle and guitar duo from the Orkney Islands. Their playing is a blend of traditional, contemporary and original material, with jazz, blues and ragtime flavours. Like an Orkney sunrise, the duo are bursting with light, colour and dizzying energy while reflecting a confidence and maturity honed from years of touring and playing. The sisters began performing together - Jennifer on fiddle and Hazel on piano and guitar – when they were 8. Their universal audience appeal shows both the calibre of their music and the charm of their performances. They have won both national and international awards, with Jennifer herself a past winner of the BBC Young Tradition Award.