Kaleidoscope wins Scottish Awards for New Music award

Kaleidoscope, a project delivered as part of the Cumnock Tryst 2017 by Scottish Ensemble, James MacMillan, Colin Currie and Drake Music Scotland, has won the RCS Award for Community/Education Project Of The Year in this year’s Scottish Awards for New Music. The award, which was presented at a ceremony at Drygate, Glasgow on Wed 7… Read more »

Interview: Chris Stout and Catriona McKay

Scottish Ensemble interviews Chris Stout and Catriona McKay on their brand new piece, teaching musicians to play by ear, and the importance of experimentation. We first worked with Fair Isle fiddler Chris Stout and Dundonian harpist Catriona McKay back in 2013, collaborating on Sally Beamish’s Seavaigers. A concerto for fiddle, Scottish harp (clàrsach, for those in the know) and string… Read more »

Work & Play: An Interview with Chris Stout (fiddle)

Work & Play: a five minute interview with our collaborators, soloists and other artists we have the pleasure of working with on being a musician, life on tour and life at home. Chris Stout with collaborative partner and supremely talented Scottish harpist Catriona McKay We first worked with Fair Isle fiddler Chris Stout and Dundonian… Read more »