Festival Gaelic Night
Ceol Campbeltown, Seafield Hotel, Campbeltown
Kim Carnie & Innes White
Christine Macintyre (Bean-an-Tigh)
KIM CARNIE: BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 finalist Kim Carnie is a Gaelic singer raised in Oban with strong links to Perthshire’s Glen Lyon. Currently a TV presenter on BBC ALBA’s ‘Dè a-Nis?’, a recent Gaelic tutor at the University of Glasgow, and a National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music alumna, her love for the language is held very close to her chest. However her musical interests span wider than her immediate influences, such as Iseabail T. Macdonald and the ceilidh musicians of Oban, as she is also drawn towards Americana music with a special interest in harmony and improvisation. Kim has performed at festivals and prestigious events across the UK, including Orkney Folk Festival, Hebridean Celtic Festival, Celtic Connections and Cambridge Folk Festival. She also opened ‘Na Trads’ as a part of John Saich’s (former member of Caparcaille) MOVE project, which featured Fraser Fifield and Neil Primrose (Travis). Kim is also a current member of ‘Air Falbh Leis na h-Eòin/Away with the Birds’, a vocal piece exploring the relationship between Gaelic and bird song, which was commissioned for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
INNES WHITE: Gaelic speaker and Dingwall native Innes White lives and breathes traditional Scottish music. Despite his youth (23), White is one of the country’s most sought-after instrumentalists, having played guitar, piano and mandolin alongside the likes of Karen Matheson and John McCusker. In his career so far, White has played the Royal Albert Hall and in 2016 was nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year at the Scots Trad Music awards. White stepped centre stage at this year’s Celtic Connections with his one New Voices commission playing his own compositions with an 8 piece band.