Superb line-up for the Saturday evening concert of the 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival
Saturday, 13th July 2019
– Doors open at 7:30pm
Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland’s most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers. Born and brought up near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, Duncan has spent most of his life developing his unique musical voice. Fiddle playing at its best, Duncan's feather-light handling of dynamics and ornamentation, allied with his pure-distilled tone, lend his characteristic spine-tingling magic to his music.
Taught to play by the great Donald Riddell, few can match Duncan's expressive feel for a Highland air. Duncan’s well-established musical career has taken him throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, both through his solo work and while playing with other musicians and bands. Duncan plays regularly with gaelic singing sensation Julie Fowlis, sets the heather on fire with his folk rock band Wolfstone and is much sought after as a composer and accompanist.
Duncan's latest release, Sandwood, was awarded 'Album of the Year' at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2018 at which he was also awarded as Composer of Year.
Duncan will be accompanied by Jarlath Henderson (Uilleann Pipes), Hamish Napier (Keys) & Innes Watson (Guitar).
Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy
More intimate than a band, Trad duo, Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, embody a special chemistry.
Purveyors of Scotland’s most ancient and contemporary instruments (clarsach, Gaelic for Scottish harp, and acoustic guitar, respectively) these two halves created a whole in September 2017: a subtle ying-yang between spine-tingling clarity and virtuosic drive.
From snappy Strathspeys to heartfelt airs, from rip-roaring reels to chirpy jigs – theirs is the perfect synthesis of the modern and the traditional.
As individual musicians, the award-nominated dyad (hailing from the north of Scotland) spread their influence far and wide across the globe. As a pairing who tailor each performance to the needs of their audience, no corner of the world will go untouched by their rootsy charm.
Saturday, July 13th 2019
Doors open: 7:30pm
Bookings close: July 13th 2019
The McMillan Hall is located at Dashwood Square right in the centre of Newton Stewart. In can be easily accessed by car or on foot with parking available across the road at the Newton Stewart Initiative Community Shop.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.