Roo & Neil + Lucie Hendry Trio - Autumn Trad Festival 2023


Friday 20th October 2023
Doors: 7:00pm
The Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart, Scotland

Tickets: £15.00 / £10.00 (Concession)

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Roo & Neil + Lucie Hendry Trio - Autumn Trad Festival 2023

Based in Glasgow, their compositions are inspired by landscape, people and by the ways in which music can evoke a sense of place and community. Supported by lever Harpist Lucie Hendry and her trio.

Roo & Neil

In May 2022, Roo and Neil toured Scotland to release their debut album, HOMELANDS - a suite of pieces exploring their people and places which feel like 'home'. The works took five years to write and record and last just under an hour in length. During the first Covid-19 lockdown, one piece from this collection was selected a winner of Feis Rois’ “In Tune with Nature” competition. It was remotely composed, recorded and filmed to celebrate the wildlife and landscape of the magical Taynish National Nature Reserve. The duo are quickly gaining recognition and in 2021 were selected by Celtic Connection's prestigious ‘Danny Kyle Award’ and offered a performance at next year's festival. 

In addition to their original music, they also frequently perform their arrangements of Scottish traditional music and song and function as a ceilidh band, performing at events across the UK. The duo work closely with Live Music Now, a charity which aims to connect musicians with people experiencing social exclusion or disadvantage. This incredibly rewarding experience has lead them to perform in care homes, ASN schools, nurseries and hospitals. Furthermore, Roo and Neil have eclectic experiences as jazz musicians which deeply influence their work.

Lucie Hendry Trio

Lucie Hendry released her debut album, Land of Eden, in June 2023, followed by a release tour in Denmark including shows at Godtfolk Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival and Aarhus Jazz Festival. The release tour continues in Scotland this October where she will be touring with the Lucie Hendry Trio across the country.

The trio is a unique collaboration between Scottish folk harpist, Lucie Hendry and two of Denmark’s upcoming jazz musicians, Dennis Iversen on electric guitar and Christoffer Skovhus on drums.

The trio plays Lucie’s original music, rooted in the Scottish folk music tradition with influences from music that Lucie has encountered while living in Denmark during the past few years. With uplifting melodies, unexpected rhythms and layers of musical texture, the trio give a refreshing interpretation of Scottish folk music while shedding light on the impressive versatility of the lever harp. Together they will take the audience through a range of emotions in their captivating ambient, electronic and melodic world. 


Getting Here

The Vault Arts Centre
40 Victoria Street
Newton Stewart

Fabulous new arts centre facility in the heart of Newton Stewart offering workshops, masterclasses, 1-to-1 tuition, live music & dance, arts & crafts exhibitions and sales, music sales, ticket sales and the offices for Trad Music Trust and Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.

Trad Music Trust

The 10th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival takes place over the 12th-14th July 2024. It's an incredible achievement. The charity has created a viable, sustainable, event that continues to grow and develop, proudly celebrating the very best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music. Make sure you book early for what is shaping up to be the biggest event yet!

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