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Folk Festival Concert & Ceilidh
Lori Watson & The Rule Of Three, Bobby Watt, Anna MacDonald
In addition to the Ceilidh, this evening will feature performances from various musicians :
Bobby Watt (The Prodigal Son Returns!)
In 1975, Robert Watt left Arran seeking adventure in Canada and found it as a Toronto Police diver, a mason, a pilot, a college lecturer, a touring musician, and a raconteur! Before leaving Arran, he regularly ran folk concerts here and brought the likes of Billy Connolly and the Tannahill Weavers to the island for the first time. Since being in Canada, he has recorded seven albums and travelled the world performing with some major players. Now, after a break of many years, he is back to MC this year's Festival, help lead the sessions, and generally make a nuisance of himself wherever he is needed! Bobby Watt (or Bob, or Rab, or Robert) has been called the 'best male voice in traditional music - anywhere!'. Whatever you call him, you know that wherever he is, the fun will be!
Anna is a singer and songwriter of folk songs that reflect the strong influence of all the different strands of Scotland's traditional music upon her. A multi-instrumentalist, she is able to play the piano, guitar , and clarsach which she beautifully intertwines with Scots, English, and Gaelic songs. In 2010, Anna released her debut EP "You held out your hand" to critical acclaim from national and music media alike. 2012 has started with a brand new EP produced by the excellant Frank Fifield. Tours, gigs and orchestrations are all in the offing...Exciting times!
Lori Watson & The Rule Of Three
Lori's musical roots lie firmly in the Borders of Scotland while her understanding and interpretation of Scots and worldwide traditions are undeniably resonant. With an accolade of awards and nominations including BBC Radio Scotland Young Trad Finalist, Danny Award Winners 2005, Burnsong Winner 2007, Eiserner Eversteiner Nominees 2007 and Celtic Colours Song House writer 2008, Lori Watson and Rule of Three deliver a sparkling mix of traditional and original tunes and songs with stunning, inventive musicianship.
Rule Of Three are Lori Watson (fiddle, vocals), Innes Watson (guitars, harmony vocals) from Birgham in the Scottish Borders and John Somerville (accordion) from Abriachan, Inverness-shire. Their collaboration of Lowland and Highland styles along with varied European and popular influences result in a sound brimming with personality while the traditional melodies and themes are absolutely central to their music. They have toured extensively throughout the UK, Scandinavia, Spain, Austria, Germany and Nova Scotia playing folk clubs, arts centres, theatres and festival stages to great acclaim. Lori will be providing the music for the ceilidh part of the evening aswell as treating us to some of her superb music.
Enter details below to buy tickets for this evening or click HERE to purchase a 3 Day Pass.
|Date:||14/06/2012||Venue:||Brodick Hall||Start Time:||19:30||End Time:||22:30|
About Our Tickets
For the purpose of clarity, a child ticket is valid for anyone under the age of 12. A family ticket can only be used in the following splits, 2 Adults and 2 Children; 1 Adult and 3 Children; 3 Adults and 1 Child. Purchase of the incorrect ticket type may mean that you cannot attend the event.