The main concert of this year’s Winter Trad Festival features a multi-award winning line-up with hosts of the weekend, fiddle and guitar/flute duo Ross Couper and Tom Oakes (4 Stars, The Guardian and a nomination for Best Album at this year’s Scots Trad Awards) Guitarist, Fiddler and Singer Innes Watson (Treacherous Orchestra and former Instrumentalist of the Year at the Scots Trad Awards) and flying in from Co Mayo in Ireland, Flautist, Vocalist and Bodhran virtuoso Kieran Munnelly (Live Ireland Musician of the Year).
Tonight’s concert will feature all the acts individually as well as exclusive collaborations for the show. Some more special guests are very possible too!
Cold Turkey (is or is not): Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit), Withered Hand, Hollie McNish & Michael Pedersen (Neu! Reekie!). Cold Turkey is the debut outing of what may or may not evolve into an international touring show. There may or may not be a Q&A session. There will be a grand finale for which Hollie McNish is bringing her recorder, Pedersen has found a bell – Withered Hand and Scott Hutchison have the rest covered.
Officially the last live show ever from Orkestra del Sol! Celebrating 14 joyous years of big-hearted, sun-soaked music, ridiculous stage antics and a penchant for polkas, Orkestra del Sol host an extra-special farewell party before hanging up their horns for good.
Janka Nabay is the undisputed king of bubu, a frantically-paced dance music with ancient, magical origins in Sierra Leone. The Bubu Gang are the posse of musical collaborators he has hooked up with in the US to create a wild, high-octane juggernaut of call-and-response vocal interplay, juddering dancefloor rhythms, synths and guitars.