C08 - Lune Bleue, Heal and Harrow (Rachel Newton and Lauren MacColl
TUE 11TH APRIL
Renowned Breton lever harpist Clotilde Trouillaud joins acclaimed musicians, traditional Breton guitarist Erwan Bérenguer and jazz drummer Jean-Marie Stephant, for the premiere UK performance as the trio, Lune Bleue. Following the success of their debut album Indigo, they will perform music from their latest release The Other Road, taking us on a musicial journey of creativity, expression, improvisation and emotion.
“A harpist and composer who is not afraid to explore many musical avenues” The Folk Harp Journal
HEAL AND HARROW
The 16th and 17th Century Scottish Witch Trials were one of the darkest periods of Scotland’s history. An estimated 2500 people were executed, around 80 percent of which were women. With Heal and Harrow, Rachel Newton (harp and voice) and Lauren MacColl (fiddle) seek to pay a humanising tribute to those accused. Each piece of music is based on specially commissioned works by celebrated author Mairi Kidd – tales inspired by and in remembrance of real women who were persecuted and tried as witches, and characters from the folkloric tales and mythology enshrined in our oral culture. The performance features accompanying visuals by Alison Piper.
SPONSORED BY: The Edinburgh Branch of The Clarsach Society