Catriona McKay Scottish Harp Chris Stout Violin James Lowe Conductor Liam Ó Maonlaí Singer Christie Williamson Poet James Mackintosh Percussion
Möder Dy (meaning Mother Wave) sees two of Scotland’s most internationally celebrated traditional musicians join the SCO for this celebration of contemporary folk and classical 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. This is a rare opportunity to witness two of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians composing, orchestrating and performing their music with the SCO.
Featured special guests include Ireland’s Liam Ó Maonlaí (Hothouse Flowers), acclaimed ‘Shetlandic’ poet Christie Williamson, percussionist James Mackintosh and Chris and Catriona’s long-time friend and colleague, conductor James Lowe.
Part of Celtic Connections 2023.