Duncan Chisholm / Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy / Rose Byers


13
Jul
Duncan Chisholm / Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy / Rose Byers

Saturday 13th July 2019 / Doors 7:30pm

The McMillan Hall, Dashwood Square
Newton Stewart DG8 6EQ

Tickets: £18.00 (Full) / £15.00 (Concession)

Concessions available for under 25's and Over 65's.

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The Scots Trad Music Awards' Composer of the Year, Duncan Chisholm with Jarlath Henderson (Uilleann Pipes), Hamish Napier (Keys) & Innes Watson (Guitar), Scots harpist Rachel Hair with guitarist Ron Jappy and Dumfries & Galloway's very own Rose Byers; another superb line-up for the Saturday evening concert.

Duncan Chisholm
Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland’s most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers. Born and brought up near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, Duncan has spent most of his life developing his unique musical voice.  Fiddle playing at its best, Duncan's feather-light handling of dynamics and ornamentation, allied with his pure-distilled tone, lend his characteristic spine-tingling magic to his music.

Taught to play by the great Donald Riddell, few can match Duncan's expressive feel for a Highland air.  Duncan’s well-established musical career has taken him throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, both through his solo work and while playing with other musicians and bands.  Duncan plays regularly with gaelic singing sensation Julie Fowlis, sets the heather on fire with his folk rock band Wolfstone and is much sought after as a composer and accompanist.

Duncan's latest release, Sandwood, was awarded 'Album of the Year' at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2018 at which he was also awarded as Composer of Year.

Duncan will be accompanied by Jarlath Henderson (Uilleann Pipes), Hamish Napier (Keys) & Innes Watson (Guitar).

Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy
More intimate than a band, Trad duo, Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, embody a special chemistry.

Purveyors of Scotland’s most ancient and contemporary instruments (clarsach, Gaelic for Scottish harp, and acoustic guitar, respectively) these two halves created a whole in September 2017: a subtle ying-yang between spine-tingling clarity and virtuosic drive.

From snappy Strathspeys to heartfelt airs, from rip-roaring reels to chirpy jigs – theirs is the perfect synthesis of the modern and the traditional.

As individual musicians, the award-nominated dyad (hailing from the north of Scotland) spread their influence far and wide across the globe. As a pairing who tailor each performance to the needs of their audience, no corner of the world will go untouched by their rootsy charm.

 

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Dashwood Square
Newton Stewart
Wigtownshire
DG8 6EQ

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6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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