Saturday Recitals Summerhall, Main Hall
Hours of concert play for the price of a Saturday Day Ticket or Supersaver.

12pm  Strings Attached 

'Strings Attached' is an Armagh Pipers Club project. The club started in 1966 with the aim of providing tuition on a variety of instruments as well as performance opportunities for the pupils. It has a wide range of groups with past pupils including Jarlath Henderson and Barry Kerr along with members of groups such as Lunasa, Flook and Buille. 'Strings Attached' repertoire includes a variety of tunes and styles, with a mixture of very traditional pieces and quite recent compositions.

1:00pm  Alistair McCulloch

Well known Ayr based fiddler Alistair McCulloch will be launching his new music book 'The Alistair McCulloch Collection Volume 2' at this year's festival. This features 40 original tunes, many of which have been previously recorded, links to larger scale arrangements and also a guide to fiddle ornamentation. The recital will include many of the tunes from the book.

Strings AttachedAlistair McCulloch

2:00pm  Sally Simpson & Magdalena Erikkson

Two fiddles. Two friends. Two traditions. And a lot of fun. Sally Simpson (Edinburgh) and Magdalena Eriksson (Gottne, Sweden) met whilst studying Swedish folk music at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Through sharing their own distinctive traditions and styles they found a common ground and love for the fiddle, and continue to enjoy exploring its capabilities as an unaccompanied duo instrument, creating a dynamic interplay which is both raw and warm in equal measures.

Sally Simpson and Magdelena

3:00pm  Carly Blain & Graeme Armstrong

Carly Blain and Graeme Armstrong are a fiddle and guitar duo from the Scottish Borders. They have grown up around the traditions of the Borders, and with two CD’s, feature many of the tunes they have picked up along the way. Both graduates of the Folk and Traditional Music Degree from Newcastle University, they will be performing traditional border tunes and songs mixed with their own compositions.

Carly Blain & Graeme Armstrong

4:00pm  Eilidh Shaw & Ross Martin

Eilidh and Ross draw on influences from their native, rich West Highlands and beyond to make a shining and memorable musical statement that both captures and reflects the colour and diversity that exudes from the Scottish music scene today. Both well-established musicians in their own right, Eilidh tours regularly with folk pioneers The Poozies and Ross with Gaelic supergroup Dàimh, and they also performed together for many years in the eclectic and ground-breaking group, Harem Scarem.

Eilidh Shaw