Catch the Rhythmic Orkney Tide and Ride
Legendary fiddler Jennifer Wrigley will return to Scotland in early 2023 bringing a star-studded line up of traditional music stars to play alongside the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland traditional music students for the premiere of her major new compositional work “Jennifer Wrigley: Catch the Rhythmic Orkney Tide and Ride”, presented in partnership with Sound and Music, London, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. “Jennifer Wrigley: “Catch the rhythmic Orkney Tide and Ride” will perform on Friday 31st March 2023 at 6pm and at 8pm.
The performance will feature singer Alyth McCormack and former featured singer with The Chieftains; multi-BBC award winning guitarist and accordionist Tim Edey; former BBC Folk on Two winner and past Riverdance band member accordionist Luke Daniels; Scottish Borders pianist Harris Playfair most recently known for his work with Blazin’ Fiddles’ Jenna Reid; finally fellow Orcadian and pianist Laurence Wilson who’s playing is strongly influenced by his rich Orcadian musical lineage. Jennifer and Laurence have been playing together as a duo for over 4 years. Third year RCS student Lighting Designer Pippa Reilly will lead the partnering tech team bringing her own special creative accompanying luminary magic to the show.
The event will also see the launch of a brand-new interactive sounds website – an Audio Digital Identity & Inspiration Map iiMap highlighting the importance of the rhythm in traditional music not only in the playing styles but also in the local dialect and mannerisms. By kind permission of his partner, the work of late photographer Keith Allardyce, whose photography of Orkney captures a way of life that is familiar but, fast becoming another layer of history. This special digital sound library, specific to a place and a time, created by artists, RCS students and ordinary people is a carefully considered and authentically local ‘Favourites Selection’.
Photo Credit: Amanda Jackson Photography and Alan Guthrie Photography
Supported by Sound and Music