Back at their Celtic Connections birthplace, where they made their debut in 2001, String Sisters brings together six of the world’s finest folk fiddlers, in a sumptuous convergence of Scottish, Irish, Nordic and US traditions. Joining Shetlander Catriona Macdonald, who led the original project, are Norway’s Annbjørg Lien, Irish-Americans Liz Carroll and Liz Knowles, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh of Altan and Sweden’s Emma Härdelin. With masterful accompaniment from David Milligan (piano), Tore Bruvoll (guitar), Conrad Molleson (bass) and James Mackintosh (percussion), plus the bonus of Ní Mhaonaigh and Härdelin’s singing, tonight’s performance launches the band’s long-awaited second album, featuring lavish ensemble arrangements of traditional and original material.
Co-named with the 2016 BBC series, Scotland’s Wild Heart breathtakingly condenses those programmes’ original score and Attenborough-worthy camerawork into a marvellously immersive live experience. Lovingly counterpointed close-up and panoramic footage, of Scotland’s wildest creatures and landscapes, unfolds in stunning symbiosis with Donald Shaw’s music, also featuring Michael McGoldrick, Patsy Reid, Aidan O’Rourke, Catriona McKay, Sorren MacLean, James Mackintosh, Greg Lawson and string quartet.
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