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Two of Scotland’s most internationally celebrated traditional musicians join the SCO for new tunes, fresh perspectives and some much-loved music.

Long-time musical associates, Shetland-born fiddler Chris Stout and Dundee-born harpist Catriona McKay are renowned for their dynamic approach to Scottish traditional music. With the North Sea an abiding presence in their diverse and curious collective sound, the visceral emotion of their music-making is powerful in its hunger to reach the soul.

Known for their pioneering collaborations across classical, contemporary and experimental fields, the intensity of Stout & McKay’s music can turn on a sixpence as they seamlessly weave and dance between their traditional roots and their shared passion for explorations in music.

Featured special guests, singer Liam Ó Maonlaí (Hothouse Flowers), acclaimed ‘Shetlandic’ poet Christie Williamson, percussionist James Mackintosh and conductor James Lowe.

And include Programme to include:
Sally Beamish's 'Seavaigers'
Christie Williamson's poem 'WhenWaves Whisper'
Chris Stout and Catriona McKay's 'Sair Fecht' and world premiere of 'Glen Shee'

Part of Celtic Connections 2023.

Catriona McKay Scottish Harp
Chris Stout Violin
James Lowe Conductor
Liam Ó Maonlaí Singer
Christie Williamson Poet
James Mackintosh Percussion

Presented by The Scottish Chamber Orchestra

SCO 22/23: Chris Stout & Catriona McKay's Möder Dy