Northern Lights brings together six world-class musicians from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Scandinavia in a cross-cultural celebration of new music that bridges the divide between folk, classical, traditional and avant garde in six new compositions.
Brian Finnegan (Flook, Kan) flute, whistle
Niall Vallely (Buille) concertina
Ailie Robertson (The Outside Track) harp
Donald Grant (Elias Quartet) fiddle
Nikolaj Busk (Dreamers’ Circus) accordion, piano
Ale Carr (Dreamers’ Circus, Basco) cittern
As musical collaborations go, this promises to be an extraordinary music interchange. Individually, each member has carved out a reputation for not just mastering their chosen fields, but rising above, redefining and renewing the musical world they come from. In Northern Lights, they come together to premiere six new compositions, written by each musician specifically for the ensemble, resulting in a concert of enthralling new music, grounded in tradition, but shot through with the adrenaline of contemporary influences. This is music that is both ancient and utterly new.
January 2014 Scotland tour dates:
Jan 15 – Gairloch, Village Hall
Jan 16 – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Jan 17 – Edinburgh, Queens Hall
Jan 18 – Inverness, Eden Court
Jan 19 – Celtic Connections
More details and tickets here: www.northern-lights-music.com