When is this event?
- 9th March 2024
” ‘Thawcrook’ is an outstanding achievement of musicality, ingenuity and passion” Duncan Chisholm
“Gorgeous melodies and rich harmony, stunningly played with huge heart, sense of space and a huge helping of understated playfulness” Lauren MacColl
Rebecca Hill and Charlie Stewart are a harpist and fiddle player who have collaborated previously in numerous settings. Their new material draws from their individual musical backgrounds as well as their love of contemporary arrangements, compositions and improvisation. It is also influenced by the thriving Traditional music scene in Glasgow, where they are both currently based.
Rebecca gained the title of ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards in 2020 following the release of her solo EP ‘the Airing’ at Celtic Connections earlier that year. Her solo work has taken her on tour through Germany with Highland Blast in 2021 and to Ohio, America, in 2018 to perform and present at Granville Harp Festival. At home she is in great demand as a tutor and has also created exciting new online collaborations, including a series showcasing Gaelic melodies through working with an International selection of World Folk musicians.
Charlie worked with Rebecca on her latest single ‘Dalrannoch’ as well as her debut EP. His other session work has led to working on recordings with over 30 artists to date, Charlie also enjoys performing regularly with a variety of artists including Siobhan Miller, Matt Carmichael and Mischa MacPherson. Charlie is a founding member of the bands Naad-Hara, Dosca and Snuffbox, with highlights as a solo artist including a New Voices commission for Celtic Connections 2021 and gaining the title of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017.
“All the elements are evoked and emotions tapped, making for a splendid end to this splendid record.” At The Barrier
“Decade-long acquaintances and award winning musicians on harp and fiddle respectively, Thawcrook sees them splice traditional and modern tunes together to create a captivating and joyful nine tracks.” Bright Young Folk