The Saturday Night Traditional Concert
Aug 21st Doors 7.00pm
Claire Hastings Trio
The Festival Traditional Concert which has a real treat for the audience with double headliners Da Birlinn and the Clare Hasting Trio.
Da Birlinn are a dynamic three-piece band featuring Peter Morrison (Border Pipes and Whistle) and Ross Couper (Fiddle), who are best known as the lead players with the Peatbog Faeries, and Seumas MacLennan (Bouzouki) who has played with numerous bands, including the Peatbogs and in another Skye trio, Bramax, along with Peter and Farquhar MacDonald.
The band play traditional music, most of which comes from the Isle of Skye where Peter and Seumas are from and from Ross’s home islands of Shetland. Da Birlinn take their name from the square sailed, double bowed ship derived from the Viking longship. The birlinn was the dominant vessel on the west coast for centuries.
Claire Hastings is a Scottish folksinger, songwriter and ukulele player who won the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015. She has since made a name for herself on the folk scene with her natural, effortless voice . Claire will perform at this year’s Trad Concert with Jenn Butterworth on guitar and Jeri Foreman on fiddle.
Claire performed a wonderful set at last years Virtual MOK Fest and we are really looking forward to hearing her live this year with her band.
Jenn Butterworth is one of the most notable folk guitarists in the UK acoustic music scene, awarded ‘Musician of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards, and nominated for the same title in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Jeri Foreman is a multi-faceted fiddle player, from Adelaide, South Australia, now based in Glasgow. Winning awards for excellence in bands, as an emerging artist and as a composer. She released her debut album of original fiddle tunes in 2013 and in 2017 she released The Blue Album. Jeri has performed with many artists on a variety of stages, in multiple genres (including Scottish, Irish, Australian Celtic, bluegrass, old time and country)