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Lucky Middlemass's Tavern: Opening Concert on Thursday 23rd January 2020
Following a sold-out performance ‘under the moon’ at Burns&Beyond 2019, Rachel Sermanni makes a welcome return for a special Opening Night Concert with the incredible Chris Stout & Catriona McKay.
Folk-noir balladeer Rachel Sermanni has often cited Robert Burns as an inspiration, her beautiful evocative sound rooted in the traditional while providing hints of contemporary soundscapes through grunge guitars and percussive textures. A truly dynamic singer and songwriter, whose performance and lyrics draw from a deep well of mystic lore, dreams, nature and the simple-complex experience of being human.
Weaving in stories about her time in spent at a Buddhist monastery in the Scottish Borders, general feelings of hopelessness about the current state of the world and her overwhelming desire for action and change, her new album, So It Turns, features a range of crucial styles and powerful elements of storytelling - her live performance will take on new life with captivating melodies and adding extra warmth to Sermanni's heartfelt vocals.
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This event is part of Burns&Beyond, a celebration of the life and legacy of Robert Burns, enjoy a feast of Scottish culture and traditions with our action-packed programme of events!
‘Minimal, Murky, Magnificent’ MOJO
‘Stately, Poetic, Rooted in the Traditional’ CLASH
Having collaborating and gigged together for over two decades, Dundonian harpist Catriona McKay and Shetland fiddler Chris Stout have created a unique partnership and sound that continues to evolve. They've excited audiences all over the world with their own brand of music inspired by the history of their native Shetland Islands and Scotland, taking traditional music and catapulting them into the contemporary world of music making. Awarded Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018, Stout and McKay's performance at the opening night concert promises to showcase their trademark synergy and bold musical expression.
‘Out of the world’ The Times ‘Sonically exquisite’ The Guardian
Music Genres: Classical, Folk, Spoken Word
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