Friends of Wighton’s autumn season kicks off with a series of great concerts featuring some of the finest singers, in both Scots and Gaelic traditions, in Scotland.
Wighton Heritage Centre:
Cappuccino Concerts – admission £5, (tea & coffee available for small donation):
Saturday 20th August, 11am (doors open 10.30)
Double Mod Gold Medallist Wilma Kennedy, one of Scotland’s finest Gaelic singers – and, we are proud to say, Wighton Gaelic song tutor – with a programme which includes songs from Albyn’s Anthology, which is in the Wighton Collection.
Saturday 24th September, 11am (doors open 10.30):
Heather Innes (vocals, bodhran) and Pauline Vallance (vocals, clasarch, flute) first played together for an impromptu song on Ciaran Dorris’ live Christmas show on Celtic Music Radio December 2013. They enjoyed working together and decided to continue if the occasion arose. It has a number of times and as well as singing in the Caim trio for concerts and festivals in the last few years, Pauline and Heather have continued to give duo concerts in Scotland and are looking forward to a tour in Ontario, Canada in May 2017.
Lunchtime Recitals – admission free, donations welcomed.
Wednesday 7th September, 1.15pm – 1.45pm:
Iona Fyfe, singer
Iona Fyfe, from Aberdeenshire, combines modern contemporary folk music with the traditions of Scotland’s haunting traditional ballads and lively songs. Iona has performed extensively across Scotland and Europe at festivals such as Celtic Connections, Folkest Italy, Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Dundee Celt Fest and currently studies Traditional Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Frigate Unicorn, Victoria Dock, Dundee:
Friday 30th September. 7.30pm
MBO Band! – McKerron Brechin & Ó hEadhra
Fiery tunes and beautiful songs from the Gaelic and Scots tradition by three of Scotland’s finest musicians.
The Scottish trad trio of Charlie McKerron (fiddle), Sandy Brechin (piano accordion) and Brian Ó hEadhra (guitar & vocals) are three accomplished musician who draw on a wealth of tunes and songs from the Gaelic and Scots traditions.
They each are acclaimed composers in their own right. The trio have performed in Scotland and abroad and have wowed audiences with their choice of material and engaging stage performances. Each artist is also known through their work with other acclaimed acts; Charlie performs with Capercaille and Session A9; Sandy with Bùrach and the Sandy Brechin Band; Brian with Cruinn.
Sandy Brechin – “whose accordion bellows boldly blow where no box has blown before.” – Archie Fisher
Brian Ó hEadhra – “the most vocally talented, versatile and engaging male vocalist in Gaeldom.” – fRoots
Charle McKerron – “Fiddle wizardry” – Stuart Morrison, The Herald
Tickets from HM Frigate Unicorn or Dundee Box Office