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Fiddlers' Rally

 

After another successfull Rally this year, our next Annual Rally will be held on Saturday 06 March 2021 in the Empire Theatre, Eden Court, Inverness.

As always, the Inverness Fiddlers will be joined by fellow players from all over Scotland plus special guests for the event to create an orchestra of around 100 musicians.

Special Guests for our 2021 Rally will be;

Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola (fiddle/Hardanger fiddle & guitar)

"Virtuosic folk music with telepathic interplay". 

Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola (Sco/Fin) are an internationally acclaimed duo whose two albums both received Top Of The World status from Songlines magazine. In the Spring of 2021, they will celebrate 10 years of having played together by releasing their third album. Their laser precise rhythms and timbral experimentation create a unique sound where Scottish and Nordic traditions merge naturally together.

Sarah-Jane is one of Scotland's leading fiddlers, and has a masters degree in Norwegian folk music and improvisation from The Norwegian Academy of Music. In addition to being a highly versatile and sought-after guitarist, Juhani also composes electroacoustic contemporary music and is a record producer. 

Both have worked with top names within folk, pop and experimental music both in the UK and in Norway, where they live. Sarah-Jane is a founder member of RANT and plays with The GRIT Orchestra.

Their music contains the full range of emotions, contrasting beauty and light with raw darkness. A concert with Sarah-Jane and Juhani is an experience that captivates both the mind and the body of the listener, and gives equal opportunities for wild dancing and introspective contemplation.

Originally from Inverness, Sarah-Jane was taught by the late, great Donald Riddell.

"absolute masters of their instruments...magnificent" (Songlines)

"otherworldly" (The Living Tradition)

"dazzling album" (fRoots)

"one of the finest folk duos around" (Songlines)

Jim Malcolm

Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Travelling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, and engaging wit, he sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as “one of the finest singers in Scotland in any style”.

Though he now works solo, Jim was lead singer with the world-renowned and multi-award-winning Old Blind Dogs for eight years, a fantastic experience with some of Scotland’s finest musicians, taking him to the most prestigious festivals in North America and around Europe.

With family roots in Perthshire and Strathclyde, Jim has been a professional musician since graduating from Edinburgh University. His first arena was the folk music scene in Scotland, where he gigged in almost every town and isle from Berwick to Benbecula and from Stranraer to Lerwick. Working solo or in various bands and combos in far flung pubs, hotels and clubs toughened him up or a future life on the road.

His concerts are always highly entertaining, peppered with funny stories and observations, in the great tradition of Scottish artists through the ages.

Musical Societies wishing to discuss joining us for the event can contact the Rally Secretary via invfiddlersrally@outlook.com 

Tickets will be available from Eden Court Theatre;

Tel : 01463-234234 www.eden-court.co.uk

 

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http://www.cheaprooms.co.uk/destinations/inverness/   https://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/inverness,-highlands/    http://www.ardconnelcourt.co.uk

http://www.invernessglamping.com

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