Music Network presents folk quartet

Music Network presents folk quartet

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Embark on an odyssey of love, loss and wonder as four incredibly talented and creative folk musicians shape songs from ages past into something fresh, dynamic and irresistible.

Glór presents a superb Music Network performance this January with four of the most talented musicians ever to grace a stage.

When it comes to moulding traditional sounds into contemporary songs, few match the inventiveness and heart-rending emotion of Orkney-born singer Kris Drever. Freewheeling guitarist with award-winning avant-folk trio Lau, Drever has been described by Q magazine as ‘the standard bearer’ of the folk music revival.

Kris Drever. Pic: Genevieve Stevenson

Drever’s no-holds barred approach is shared by Julie Fowlis, a silver-toned singer whose voice – ‘pure and elemental as a Hebridean seashore’ – has seen her become Gaelic music’s most celebrated global ambassador.

Completing this outstanding line-up are multi-award winning fiddler Aoife Ní Bhriain, renowned for her technical virtuosity across both traditional and classical music and concertina player Padraig Rynne whose ensembles Guidewires, Dán and Triad have re-defined the boundaries of the traditional music world.

Julie Fowlis

Individually these four musicians’ creative output makes the prospect of them embarking on a musical journey together for the first time pretty exhilarating. It’s true that you can’t predict the direction the music will take when people are collaborating for the first time but when you have such talented musicians involved the end result has the potential to be truly breath-taking, and each of these four musicians will contribute something unique to this musical equation with something special to coming to the glór stage on January 19th.

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