Sunday 16 September, 3.00 p.m.: Alastair Savage and Friends – Scottish Fiddle Music
We are privileged that, once again, these musicians of the highest calibre are visiting St. Mary’s to perform their choice of ancient and newly written pieces in the Scottish fiddle tradition
Alastair Savage – fiddle
Iain Crawford – double bass
Eddie McGuire – flute
Ewan Robertson – whistle and piccolo
This will be an hour long concert of Scottish music old and new. It will focus on music from Alastair’s unaccompanied fiddle album released last year featuring Niel Gow and Rabbie Burns. James Scott Skinner melodies and tracks especially arranged for fiddle and bass duo and some of Alastair’s own compositions. There will be a strong island connection to the music with a piece written by Alastair – “Hidden Shores” – inspired by Lewis and Harris. Eddie McGuire will also perform his St. Kilda traditional melodies.