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Hamish Napier ‘The Woods’ Folk Music Trio

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*Tickets available from EventBrite link online (preferred) or purchasable in cash from Boat of Garten Post Office and shop (but please do try to use the EventBrite booking online instead if you can, thank you).


18.00 – 19.00 – ‘Cairngorms Connect’ talk. How to restore a landscape” talk with speakers from across the CC partnership covering peatlands, woodlands, rivers and floodplains, people and science and monitoring. Including Q&A.

19.00 – 19.30 – interval #1

19.30 – 20.15 – 1st half of musical performance Hamish Napier The Woods Folk Trio

20.15 – 20.45 – interval #2

20.45 – 21.30 – 2nd half of musical performance Hamish Napier The Woods Folk Trio

*It is likely that some audience members may not be able to attend all of the evening’s programme, which is absolutely fine.

Hamish Napier – wooden flutes, whistles, piano and stories
Patsy Reid – fiddle and viola
Innes Watson – guitars and viola
Robbie Synge – Artist in Residence for Cairngorms Connect

HAMISH NAPIER is a Scottish folk multi-instrumentalist and composer inspired by the heritage and nature of his native landscape of Strathspey. Join us as he performs his award winning new album The Woods (Album of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards) funded by local habitat restoration project Cairngorms Connect. His original March 2020 Woods album launch tour was cancelled just as the national lockdown hit, and postponed to 2021 and then again to 2022. Not one to give up easily, Hamish finally will finally get the chance to share his music inspired by the flora and fauna of Scotland’s native forests. Hamish’s music is innovative, incorporating sounds from jazz, electronica and classical music, while also celebrating and respecting Scotland’s rich musical heritage. Humorous, engaging and heart-warming, Hamish’s performances are often interdisciplinary, incorporating poems and stories about nature, folklore and communities. The Woods is album no.3 in his Strathspey Pentalogy – a 5-album exploration and celebration of his homeland, following on from The River and The Railway.He will also share a few of the work-in-progress pieces from forthcoming album no.4! www.hamishnapier.com

PATSY REID is one of Scotland’s finest fiddle players. Patsy Reid is one of the most in-demand traditional fiddle players in the UK. She has performed with Dougie Maclean, Kylie Minogue and Zakir Hussain, and recorded with Mark Knopfler, Donald Shaw, Duncan Chisholm, Bella Hardy, Treacherous Orchestra, Tim Edey and many more. With an accuracy and tone that many fiddlers only dream of, Patsy has truly mastered her instrument and has developed a unique style. https://www.patsyreid.com

INNES WATSON, from Glasgow, is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist with fifteen years of contemporary and traditional Scottish music performance, recording, teaching and producing under his belt and one of the most highly-regarded and sought-after musicians in the field. Innes Watson is a rhythmic guitar wizard and a first class fiddle player to boot, with a unique style and approach. Like Hamish, Innes also performs in ace Highland fiddle player Duncan Chisholm’s band. www.inneswatson.co.uk

ROBBIE SYNGE studied science but now makes performance, film, objects and other things rooted in choreographic thinking around the body and its meeting points and touch – alone and with others – in landscapes and with objects and materials. He lives in Nethy Bridge, a small village in the Cairngorm National Park, Scotland, where he currently focuses his time on developing community links and contemporary art activity particularly in relation to land use and restoration issues. He is developing new partnerships with artist residencies in the area (e.g. The Work Room Time Away residencies 2021). www.robbiesynge.com

SHOP: On the night Hamish will be selling all 3 albums from his ‘Strathspey Trilogy’ at a one-off special reduce rate for this local show. A chance to pick up a signed copy of the CD at a very modest price, while at the same time helping support local musicians livelihoods.

COVID GUIDELINES: We will be keeping a close eye on national coronavirus guidelines with regards to public performances. It is recommended that people take a lateral flow on the day of event, and do not attend if they or anyone in their household has Covid symptoms. People are encouraged to wear face coverings when not seated.

Where is this event being held?

Community Hall in Boat of Garten village. Reidhaven Park, Craigie Avenue, Boat Of Garten, Scotland, PH24 3BL

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