“Here and There” are Scottish/Irish folk duo, Pauline Vallance & Jacynth Hamill. Pauline who hails from Ayrshire in Scotland is a multi-talented musician – singer, harpist, flautist and songwriter. She has several CDs to her credit including “Golden Slumbers” a beautiful selection of soothing lullabys and her most recent, “The World’s a Gift”, a collection of her own songs – about life and those important to us. This has been nominated for Scottish Album of the Year. Jacynth, originally from Coleraine, lives in Belfast and loves to tour around sharing her clear, calming voice with audiences small and large. She often adds a little dancing to proceedings! Together they can be heard on “Red Winged Blackbird” – the final CD of “Caim”, the group they previously were in. On it there’s a flavour of what they do – traditional Irish and Scottish songs, covers and their own compositions. Their gigs reflect this mix, whether concerts, folk clubs, care homes or conferences. Solo and harmony singing, lively or soothing instrumental, story and dance – for some great craic come and enjoy “Here and There”.
The Friends of Wighton are delighted to announce the first Lunchtime Recital of 2023 and it is a cracker!
Lunchtime Recital: Wednesday 1st February, 2pm – 2.30pm, entry free, donations welcome.
Rosa Michaelson, fiddle, and Colin Allison, guitar
Rosa Michaelson and Colin Allison, fiddle and guitar, playing a selection of tunes from James S. Kerr’s “Merry Melodies”, an influential set of music books published in Glasgow, dating from 1881 onwards.
Rosa and Colin are experienced musicians with a range of styles, including folk, classical and jazz. They have played in various Scottish folk and ceilidh bands, including “The Loose Moose Ceilidh Band”. Rosa first learnt Scottish traditional music at primary school, initially from “Kerr’s Merry Melodies”, a set of tune books which she has recently revisited in the context of 19th Century music publishing in Scotland. She subsequently played with the Edinburgh Shetland Fiddlers and Tom Anderson in Shetland. In the 1980s, she was a member of “Sprangeen”, the first all-female Scottish traditional ensemble. Colin currently plays with Louisiana Fairytale, a New Orleans inspired jazz group, and the Dundee University Big Band.