Calling All Folk Musicians!

March 10, 2022

Join us on our Scottish Creations tour.

We’re putting a call out for folk musicians to join us as part of our forthcoming Scottish Creations tour, sharing stories and celebrating local creativity around Scotland in May 2022.

Alongside a touring exhibition of artwork inspired by local storytelling and an hour-long concert from Scottish Ensemble, the session will feature opportunities for local musicians to play along with the Ensemble and special guest soloist, Celtic harpist and composer, Ailie Robertson.

The tour will visit six locations – Tobermory, Dunvegan, Inverness, Lerwick, Aberdeen and Dundee. Taking inspiration from each location, the second half of each performance takes the form of a folk session, with local musicians invited to join in with tunes shared in advance so you can prepare.
We’d love for you to join us in each location, so please let us know in advance if you’d like to play – although you’re also welcome to just bring your instrument along on the night. Drop our producer Stuart a line to let him know if you’re interested or to find out more, or give him a call on 0141 332 4747.

Feel free to take a look at the tunes in advance, The Session is a great resource for this. On the night, make yourself known to a member of the Scottish Ensemble team on arrival.

Caol Muile (Iona Boat Song) – G major
Crossing the Minch – D major / The High Road to Linton – A major
Flora MacDonald’s Lament – A major
The Skyeman’s Jig – A minor
Highland Whisky (Strathspey) – A major / Miss Stewart of Grandtully (reel) – A major
Da Unst Bridal March – A major / The Shetland Fiddler – D major / Da Bonxie – E major
Hector the Hero – A major
John Stephen of Chance Inn – F major
The Road and the Miles to Dundee – C major
Bonnie Dundee Jig – G major

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