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imp: Catriona McKay and Chris Stout @ The Blue Lamp, 21 Nov

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Sunday, 21 November 2010

The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU. Phone (01224) 647472

Doors 8pm

Tickets 10+bf in adv / 12 on door

Available from One-Up Records, Belmont Street, Aberdeen. Phone (01224) 642662 or http://www.ticketweb.co.uk




Catriona McKay (Scottish harp) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle) play a dynamic and adventurous exploration of traditional Scottish music. Performing together for 15 years, they are connected to the traditions of their instruments while being highly aware of and enthralled by the possibilities they hold. They pursue a path to explore sounds that connect and challenge.

Their self-penned 2010 album White Nights is a modulation between past and present, between summer and winter, between reliability and risk. Music inspired by the heightened senses during the long light nights of summer in the north, and in contrast, music which celebrates reflections of winter landscapes and sounds.

Through colour and depth of tone, they abandon themselves on a journey to create one sound, yet they carve out space for one another to allow a musical dialogue. It is this unity along with communication that makes their music so compelling.

Catriona has just been short-listed for a Glenfiddich Award up against Biffy Clyro, Paulo Nutini and Isobel Campbell - an interesting line up to say the least!


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for those interested...

Both Chris and Catriona play in Sheltand group Fiddlers' Bid... FIDDLERSBID.COM

Winners of "Best Album" at Scots Trad Awards 2010

and just been nominated for best live act

"Best LIve Act" BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011...

strong pedigree! :up:

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