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A Musical Tapestry ft Ross Ainslie, Blue Rose Code & Angus Lyon on Friday 13th October 2017
The Spree twins with one of India’s most prestigious festivals, the Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF), in a celebration of friendship and connections, thanks to support from the British Council.
To celebrate the close links between both festival cities and their cloth-making and textiles heritage – and, indeed, the Paisley Pattern itself – two ‘tapestries’ will be curated, one musical and the other digital.
A musical collaboration will weave together traditional music from India and Scotland to create an hour -long performance, curated in Jodhpur and performed at the opening concerts of both the RIFF (6 October) and the Spree (13 October).
BBC Radio Scotland’s flagship folk, acoustic and roots programme Travelling Folk will be recording this concert for broadcast on Wednesday 18 October.
Acts include Ross Ainslie, whose accolades include being one half of the 2017 BBC 2 Folk Duo of the Year, Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton.
Ross is a founding member of folk super-group Treacherous Orchestra and regularly performs with Salsa Celtica and many others. He is a master of whistles and pipes…and collaborations.
Ross will be journeying to Rajasthan with Ross Wilson (aka Blue Rose Code) and Angus Lyon.
No stranger to collaborations himself, Blue Rose Code’s second album, The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, was nominated for the Scottish Album Of The Year Award 2015 and featured a roll-call of Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O’Rourke and Kathryn Williams. Angus Lyon is a musician, producer and composer and a member of Blazin’ Fiddles and The Halton Quartet. Angus has recorded and performed alongside Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Paul McCartney, Bobby McFerrin, Craig Armstrong, Blue Rose Code, Eliza Carthy, Bella Hardy and many more. He is currently recording and producing music from his studio, Gran’s House.
They will be joined by Smita Bellur, Asin Khan Langa and Sawai Khan.
Music Genres: Alternative
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