Watercolour House Concert and News

1 May 2013 in Argyll & the Islands, Music

House Concert – Bruce Molsky

Sunday 26th May @ 3pm

Entry by £10.00 Donation, under 16’s FREE

Advance booking advised

Tel 01855 841320 mak@watercolourmusic.co.uk

Lochaber’s top recording studio opens its doors next month to give music fans a one-off opportunity to listen to an American old-time music legend play in the unique and intimate setting of Watercolour Music.

In this, Watercolour’s only House Concert this summer on the 26th May, Bruce Molsky, a native of the Bronx with his musical heart in the Appalachian Mountains, will be showcasing music from his brand new solo album, ‘If It Ain’t Here When I Get Back’.

Bruce has a world reputation as the finest exponent of old-time fiddle, and he combines this with his rich baritone voice for a fiddle-singing style he has made his own. No wonder he is a first-call guest each year for the hugely popular ‘Transatlantic Sessions’. His love affair with the music of Appalachia started as a teenager in New York, but he served his time at the feet of the masters during many years in Virginia, whilst working as an engineer, learning from great tradition bearers such as Tommy Jarrell.

Mary Ann Lands Major Commission for 2014 Commonwealth Games

One of the country’s best known radio broadcasters – Mary Ann Kennedy, who is also a well-respected musician, writer and composer – is to be at the heart of a major new commission for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

A native of Glasgow, who is a recognised authority on World Music and regularly presents shows for the BBC, she is to team up with Canadian composer, Canadian Scott Macmillan, acknowledged internationally as a leading creative force, to produce the work, which will also involve Ardgour-based audio designer Nick Turner and include lyrics from poet Aonghas MacNeacail from Carlops.

They will work together on a collaborative composition for classical and traditional musicians and electronica, with real-world installation/intervention that will be given four scheduled UK performances. The project is one of twenty UK-wide, all of which will link up through international partnerships to provide a flagship element of next summer’s celebrations.

Watercolour Music, the Ardgour-based operation which she runs with her partner, (Nick Turner) will be the commissioning body for ‘Aiseag’ (The Ferryboat), involving musicians and singers from the Highlands, Glasgow and Nova Scotia, electronica and “found” sounds gathered from places and sources on both sides of the Atlantic.

Source: Watercolour Music