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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). His original March 2020 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 gets the chance to share his music inspired by the flora and fauna of Scotland’s native forests. Hamish, who plays wooden flutes and piano, will be joined by two of Scotland’s finest folk musicians, Patsy Reid (fiddle) and Innes Watson (guitar and viola). 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!