A double helping today from contemporary folk Fiddle/Piano duo Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach who released their debut album last year ‘Waves Rise from the Quiet Water‘. The album featured additional instrumentation as well as backing vocals from Kim Carnie although the core magic of fiddle and piano remained very much at the forefront.
They recently performed at Eden Court for the Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail Finale which takes place from 17 July to 12 August and provides visitors to Scotland with the opportunity to experience authentic traditional Scottish music in a wide range of settings. Trad TV were on hand to capture this lovely session:
They have a background at the heart of some of Scotland’s native musical traditions, but Charlie Grey (Fort Augustus) and Joseph Peach’s (Achiltibuie) music is as much based on self-penned material as it is informed by this upbringing.
A captivating fiddle style supported by sensitive pianism isn’t big, loud, in-your-face music, but something to be relaxed in to. It’s a journey, rising and falling with total spontaneity.
They play with a collective voice, the product of hundreds of gigs, thousands of miles travelled and innumerable hours of music played together. From a largely mellow base, the music rises and falls, slowly building to moments of intensity, breaking away in to powerful improvisation.
They also recently toured with Owen Sinclair and Ryan Young. Ryan recently released his self-titled debut album which, at the time of writing, is one of our Featured Albums of the Month (read the album review here). The four of them have united to explore shared ideas of an alternative approach to traditional music so it seemd like perfect timing to also share this lovely video of all four performing ‘Land’s End’ together.
Find out more about the Ceilidh Trail, and all of Fèis Rois’s work on their website: http://feisrois.org.uk
You can find Ryan’s website here http://www.ryanyoung.scot/