Friday 10 October 2014
9 Traditional musicians and stunning images.
Summer 2014 has seen renowned Scottish fiddler and composer Mike Vass undertake a mirror voyage of writer Neil Gunn’s 1937 adventure round the west coast of Scotland, performing community concerts along the way featuring stories, music and local history.
In 1937, Caithness-born Neil Gunn sold his house and quit his job at the Customs Office in Inverness to pursue his writing career full time. The first thing he did with his new found freedom was buy a boat in the North of Skye and spend a summer sailing Scotland’s beautiful West Coast, seeking inspiration for his writing.
‘In the Wake of Neil Gunn’ is a Creative Scotland Traditional Arts Commission that sees Mike Vass, described as ‘one of the most original composers working in the field of acoustic music’ (Richard Lindsay), create a new suite inspired by his own voyage in May 2014 mirroring Gunn’s 1937 odyssey. The music celebrates Scotland’s coastal communities, the inspirational joy of sailing, and Neil Gunn’s outstanding contribution to Scottish literature. Mike expertly blends traditional, classical and electronic influences to create and immersive sonic pallet. He will be joined by some of Scotland’s finest musicians, including the Cairn String Quartet, Innes Watson, Hamish Napier, Jennifer Port and Euan Burton, to launch his ground-breaking new album.
Follow the journey and hear some of the music on www.inthewakeofneilgunn.com
Mike Vass will be joined by some of Scotland’s most renowned musicians, including the Cairn String Quartet, Innes Watson, Hamish Napier, Jennifer Port and Euan Burton, to launch his ground-breaking new album.
The online booking system is now closed. However telephone us on 01471 844207 because there may well be tickets available at the door.