Fiddle player Duncan Chisholm is no stranger to a London audience but this will be his inaugural performance at Cecil Sharp House where he will present new music from his much-anticipated new album, Sandwood.
Inspired by the bay, which rightfully lays claim to hold the finest yet least accessible beach in Scotland, Sandwood is situated within the far reaches of the north west coast of Sutherland. It is a natural masterpiece, a true paradise that sits within a basin of peatlands waiting to be discovered by those willing to trek wild.
Two years of imagining, writing and production have resulted in Duncan capturing this wild place musically and making it the focus of his latest album of fiddle music.
This concert will present Duncan’s live interpretation of what is believed to be one of the earliest inhabited areas of what came to be known as Scotland. Duncan’s assembly of musical masterminds bring cinematic sound and colour to this new music. These musicians individually represent some of the finest talents on the traditional music scene and collectively, with Duncan, present the new sound of traditional Scotland.
“Highland music has rarely been in better hands.” The Living Tradition
“This is spiritual music which empathises deeply with humanity’s continuing search for transcendental beauty and enduring truth.” fRoots