Cappuccino Concert with Caim - Heather Innes & Pauline Vallance. Wighton Heritage Centre, Dundee
Saturday, 24th September, 11am (doors open 10.30am)
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library, Dundee DD1 1 DB
Cappuccino Concert with Caim - Heather Innes & Pauline Vallance Tickets £5, (coffee/tea available for small donation)
Heather Innes (vocals, bodhran) and Pauline Vallance (vocals, clarsach, flute) first played together for an impromptu song on Ciaran Dorris’ live Christmas show on Celtic Music Radio December 2013. They enjoyed working together and decided to continue if the occasion arose. It has a number of times and as well as singing in the Caim trio for concerts and festivals in the last few years, Pauline and Heather have continued to give duo concerts in Scotland and are looking forward to a tour in Ontario, Canada in May 2017
Heather has sung at folk clubs, festivals and concerts in the UK, Germany, Denmark, USA, Canada, Thailand and Australia, solo and with various musicians for nearly 30 years and is a regular visitor to the recording studio with a number of solo albums and combination albums with other singers under her belt. “Heather has one of those voices…timeless and highly evocative…an uplifting and refreshing experience” John O’Regan, freelance journalist and broadcaster, Ireland.
Pauline has played flute for many years, in orchestras and in folk sessions. She was introduced to the clarsach in 2007 which then inspired her to start writing songs.
In 2009, she was a prizewinner at the Glasgow Songwright Festival and she has played a number of folk festivals and clubs in Scotland and northern England. She also plays regularly at writers' events, including the Unesco City of Music Day in Glasgow. Pauline loves the challenge of playing a variety of venues. Her Edinburgh Fringe concert “Travels with my clarsach” resulted in a gig at Glasgow Airport International Departures Lounge!
In 2011, Pauline recorded her first CD of her own songs and she has also recorded a CD of Scottish Lullabies (thanks to Enterprise Music Scotland), called 'Golden Slumbers'.
As well as performing solo and with Caim, Pauline plays, sings and records in duo Witches Brew.
"Lovely, charming, quirky songs that made me smile. If Jonathan Richman was a Scotswoman who played a clarsach, this is how he'd sound" Tom Clelland, Clydesdale Folk Club
For Heather: www.cluniemusic.com
For Pauline: www.paulinevallance.co.uk
Friday, 30th September, 7 for 7.30 pm,
MCKERRON BRECHIN Ó HEADHRA
Fiery tunes and beautiful songs from the Gaelic and Scots tradition by three of Scotland’s finest musicians.
The Scottish trad trio of Charlie McKerron (fiddle), Sandy Brechin (piano accordion) and Brian Ó hEadhra (guitar & vocals) are three accomplished musician who draw on a wealth of tunes and songs from the Gaelic and Scots traditions.
They each are acclaimed composers in their own right. The trio have performed in Scotland and abroad and have wowed audiences with their choice of material and engaging stage performances. Each artist is also known through their work with other acclaimed acts; Charlie performs with Capercaille and Session A9; Sandy with Bùrach and the Sandy Brechin Band; Brian with Cruinn.
“With band credits behind them including Capercaille, Bùrach and Anam, this trio of leading Scottish and Irish musicians brings a wealth of experience to bear on their debut recording together. A sparkling array of instrumentals match drive with delicacy, soul with swing and fire with finesse, potently interspersed with the timeless eloquence of Gaelic song.” – Sue Wilson
“Perfectly pitched mix of lively dance tunes, evocative slow airs and Gaelic songs earned both rapt attention and noisy applause, culminating in a fully fledged cèilidh.” – The Scotsman *****
Sandy Brechin – “whose accordion bellows boldly blow where no box has blown before .” – Archie Fisher
Brian Ó hEadhra – “the most vocally talented, versatile and engaging male vocalist in Gaeldom.” – fRoots
Charle McKerron – “Fiddle wizardry” – Stuart Morrison, The Herald
Tickets £10 from http://www.frigateunicorn.org/hire-unicorn/traditional , from Frigate Unicorn (01382 200900) or at the door.
Friends of Wighton Wighton Heritage Centre Central Library Dundee DD1 1DB
Friends of Wighton gratefully acknowledge the support of Leisure & Culture Dundee, TASGADH, Dundee Festival Trust, MMG Archbold, HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND