Talisk, Robyn Stapleton & Claire Hastings: this Friday (13th May) in Glasgow
RCS is hosting a concert celebrating some excellent award winning young musicians this Friday 13th May at 7:30pm. The gig is in Stevenson Hall at RCS, and tickets are £8.50 / £6.50. The gig is a warm up for our Recital Festival in the CCA 17th - 20th May. All of our 3rd year, 4th year and Masters students from the Traditional Music department will be performing - there are 19 gigs in total, and I'll post more information about this shortly. All recitals are free.
I've added some further information about Friday's concert below.
A performance to celebrate the success of current students and graduates of the traditional music department. Talisk won the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and Mohsen Amini, who plays Concertina for Talisk, was recently crowned as the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. The group's performances this year have included slots at world renowned festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival, Cropredy Festival and Celtic Connections and live sessions on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 2, the trio’s experience far belies their years. For this concert, Jenn Butterworth will be joining the trio on guitar.
Robyn Stapleton and Claire Hastings are consecutive winners of BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year award. Hailing from the same region, Dumfries and Galloway, they share a wide repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs. Their voices complement each other perfectly, and they have gained many followers with their stunning harmonies. They will be joined by Jenn Butterworth on guitar and Alistair Paterson on piano.