Saturday 18th May 11am – noon Cappuccino Concert: The Merry Melodies and Beyond

Rosa Michaelson and Colin Allison, fiddle and guitar, continue their exploration of Kerr’s Merry Melodies. For example, the way music for the quadrille has persisted in the Scottish tradition and how folk tunes have been assimilated into other genres. Their concert will include tunes ranging from the 18th century to the present day.

Rosa and Colin are experienced musicians with a range of styles, including folk, classical and jazz. They have played in various Scottish Country dance bands, including “The Loose Moose Ceilidh Band”. Rosa first learnt Scottish traditional music at primary school, and subsequently with the Edinburgh Shetland Fiddlers and with Tom Anderson in Shetland. In the 1980s, she was a member of Sprangeen, the first all-female Scottish traditional ensemble and toured the Highlands and Islands as the musician with 7:84. Colin currently plays with Louisiana Fairytale, a New Orleans inspired jazz group, and the Dundee University Big Band.

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