Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Scottish and Breton Musicians to Launch New CD at Island Venue

As the interchange of Celtic music becomes more popular, there’s a unique opportunity to hear two of today’s leading instrumentalists, from Scotland and Brittany, in concert next Monday evening (10th March) at Bunscoill Rhumsaa.

Calum Stewart (Uilleann Pipes and Wooden Flute) from Scotland and Heikki Bourgault (Guitar) who hails from Brittany will be visiting the Island as part of a European tour to launch their latest CD Hunter’s Moon.
Heikki Bourgault & Calum Stewart

After meeting on the Isle of Man at a late night music session whilst visiting with separate bands on a previous occasion, their musical friendship has successfully married old melodies with an inspiring, assertive interaction, revealing a fresh outlook on an expanding Celtic repertoire.

Although rooted in the traditional music of his native northern Scotland, Calum is influenced by his work with the Irish, Breton and Scandinavian traditions, whilst Heikki’s open-tuned guitar work has evolved from his background as a Breton dancer and musician.

Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start – tickets priced at £10 (adults) £2 (children) available by phoning (07624) 406876 or on the door if not sold out.


Valerie Caine

© March 2014

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