Scots Singer of the Year 2016-17, Lori Watson is a fiddle player, singer and composer. She has drawn on the rich folk traditions of the Scottish Borders throughout her artistic life, including experimental works and a PhD thesis/creative folio exploring innovation and contemporary traditional music practice.
This is a rescheduled concert from February 2019. Tickets purchased for the February concert are valid for this event. Free youth workshops from 2 - 4 pm with Lori Watson, Duncan Lyall and Chas Mackenzie, hosted by Soundcycle will take place in the afternoon ahead of the gig.
Lori Watson vocal/strings | Chas Mackenzie guitar/electric guitar | Duncan Lyall keys/moog/bass “My current line-up is about exploring very small and epic sounds and moving between them. It’s also emotion-heavy material and we’ve really taken the time and care to allow each song arrangement to grow and take its own shape. I’ve been collaborating with Duncan Lyall throughout the project and his production skills have nurtured the music at every stage. He plays bass, keys and moog in the band. We also have multi-genre guitarist and singer Chas Mackenzie who brings huge skill and an enthusiasm for experimentation."
YARROW Dark and brooding, windswept, contoured, joyful, turbulent, sparse: Yarrow is an evolving collection of traditional and original songs and new music by Lori Watson. Yarrow is an exploration of human connections to nature and one another, through time, inspired by the Yarrow valley in the Scottish Borders. The project centres on the development of a contemporary album that carries these themes beyond conventional folk sounds, and as part of the exploration a series of acoustic singles was released throughout 2017 culminating in the album Yarrow Acoustic Sessions (Feb 2018, ISLE05CD).
“I’m interested in unfinished works and fragments, whether traditional or original. They’ve always been inspiring starting points for me. In Yarrow I’m creating and interpreting fragments; crafting something that expresses the connections between us and our environment spanning hundreds of years: and then it’s filtered by what inspires and resonates with me right now.”
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