I’m delighted to let you know about my forthcoming world premiere concert and CD release. In 2010 I was awarded a grant from Creative Scotland’s New Music Fund to create a suite of music for an 8-piece traditional ensemble, and I am pleased to now launch the music in Edinburgh in April.

Ailie Robertson’s Traditional Spirits; Ruitheam Beatha: Uisge Beatha
April 15th 2011
8pm concert followed by whisky tasting
Debating Hall, Teviot Row House, 13, Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ

In this world premiere concert, award winning clarsach player Ailie Robertson explores whisky making and marries it with our rich culture of traditional music, creating a new composition that ‘paints’ the whisky industry in soundscapes, from barley in the fields to cask and glass. Joining her to blend their sounds and instruments with the world of whisky are seven of Scotland’s finest musicians;

Patsy Reid (fiddles),
Adam Sutherland (fiddle),
Fraser Fifield (whistles/saxophone),
James Ross (piano),
Mattie Foulds (percussion),
Conrad Molleson (double bass)
Tom Oakes (guitar).

Enjoy this original and entertaining concert and then relax with some tutored whisky tasting in association with Glenfiddich.

This concert will be accompanied by the release of a CD of the composition, recorded in March 2011.

Tickets can be bought from the Usher Hall Box office, tel: 0131 228 1155

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