Duncan Chisholm: The Gathering

Festival Opening Concert

Festival Opening Concert

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  • Wednesday 26 September
  • St Laurence Church


Duncan Chisholm is one of the most accomplished and authentic interpreters of traditional Highland fiddle music. His signature sound is elegant, trancelike and tender, laced with strokes of genius. The natural elements that make the Highlands of Scotland such a unique canvas are the force and motivation behind Duncan’s music.

Duncan will perform music from his new album Sandwood at the Findhorn Bay Festival 2018. This new music chronicles a solivagant journey through Sutherland to Sandwood bay on the edge of the Atlantic. Two years of imagining, writing and production have resulted in Duncan capturing this wild place musically. In doing so Duncan has created an epic multi-layered suite of music with an imagined narrative that joyously revels in the transcendent wonder of nature.

This is new music, which is true to its tradition. Arrangements include an array of instruments and layer upon layer of harmonies, yet still Duncan’s musical voice is clear. Joined on stage by his extended line-up, now well known as The Gathering, featuring some of Scotland’s finest talent on the traditional and classical music scenes.

Jarlath Henderson Uilleann Pipes & Whistles
Hamish Napier Keys & Flute
Su-a Lee Cello
Megan Henderson Fiddle
Innes Watson Guitar
Donald Hay Percussion

Soft Refreshments at Interval | Sandwood Album on Sale

    When something as carefully planned, and as perfectly executed, as Duncan Chisholm‘s The Gathering takes place the results are captivating and memorable


    Chisholm’s fiddle voice could verge on the ethereal

    The Scotsman

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