Kinnaris Quintet & Friends

With Very Special Guests Julie Fowlis & Karine Polwart

Date

Sun, 29 Jan 2023

Time

Doors 7pm

Location

Burns&Beyond Festival Club,
Assembly Rooms,
George Street, Edinburgh

Ticket Price

£21.60 (incl. booking fees)

Age Restrictions

Over 14s only.
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

Burns&Beyond are proud to present a very special evening of uplifting, highly emotive, euphoric traditional music, showcasing Scotland’s leading female musicians and vocalists.

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Burns&Beyond are proud to present a very special evening of uplifting, highly emotive, euphoric traditional music, showcasing Scotland’s leading female musicians and vocalists.

Glasgow-based Kinnaris Quintet burst onto the music scene in 2017 with a unique sound. They have produced the perfect concoction of remaining faithful to their traditional roots, whilst pushing the boundaries of tradition, bringing it to the forefront of exciting and modern music. Uplifting, fresh, honest and powerful music created on three fiddles, mandolin and guitar.

Featuring an all-strings instrumental line-up of fiddles from Laura Wilkie, Aileen Reid and Fiona MacAskill, mandolin from Laura-Beth Salter and guitar from Jenn Butterworth. While the members of Kinnaris Quintet are individually eminent musicians in their own right, their collaboration as a group has pushed their musical creativity to bold new heights. https://www.kinnarisquintet.com/

A powerhouse of a band... A fearless and unconventional exploration of traditional music

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With Very Special Guests…
Julie Fowlis

Julie Fowlis

‘If snow could sing, it would sing like Julie Fowlis…’

…this is how her pure Northern voice was recently described by acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane. Hailing from the Outer Hebrides and now based in the Highlands, Julie Fowlis is a multi-award winning singer whose music is deeply influenced by the Hebridean islands where she grew up and by the Highland landscapes where she now resides.

With a career spanning several studio albums and numerous high-profile collaborations, her ‘crystalline’ and ‘intoxicating’ vocals have enchanted audiences around the world.

Julie is also an artist with a genuine curiosity and ability for cross-over, and regularly sings and records in other languages. She currently performs and records with the folk ‘supergroup’ Spell Songs and is a regular face in the acclaimed ‘Transatlantic Sessions’ live show. A natural collaborator, she has performed with artists such as James Taylor, KT Tunstall, Chris Thile, Graham Coxon (Blur), Nicola Benedetti and Mary Chapin Carpenter. https://www.juliefowlis.com/

 

 

Karine Polwart

Karine Polwart

Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter, folk singer, composer, theatre-maker and author. Recent projects include her Scottish Songbook re-imaginings of classic Scottish pop; The Lost Words: Spell Songs, a multi-artist response to environmental loss and climate breakdown; and Wind Resistance, her peatbog-inspired theatre show for The Royal Lyceum/EIF.

She has worked previously with the BBC SSO, author James Robertson, documentary-maker Anthony Baxter, and indie composer RM Hubbert.

2021 saw both the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra commission new works, in collaboration with sound designer/composer Pippa Murphy, and in the lead up to COP26 Karine wrote “Enough is Enough”, a participative piece, commissioned by Oi Musica for massed voices & street bands, and performed by ensembles from Glasgow to London, and Brussels to Accra.

"One of the finest singer-songwriters in Britain"

★★★★★

The Guardian

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