England & Scotland Come Together to Create an Exciting and Unmissable Sound

England & Scotland Come Together to Create an Exciting and Unmissable Sound

The Tweed Project is an exciting new collaboration from some of the best award-winning young musicians out there on the UK folk music scene combining the talents of English folk duo Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, with Scottish trio Mischa MacPherson, Innes White and Ali Levack.

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover in 2012, won the BBC Young Folk Award in February 2013 and then the Horizon Award, for best newcomers, at the main event at the Royal Albert Hall a year later. Their latest album, The Call, was one of our featured albums on Folk Radio UK. In his review Simon made clear references to the height of their skills: “It straddles that paradox of seeming so simply done, yet brimming with passion and conspicuous craft…There is a massive amount of skill on tap.”

Likewise, Mischa MacPherson, along with her trio, was the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner. She also went on to pick up the Gaelic Singer of the Year Award at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards in December 2014. Mischa is a Gaelic native and clarsach player from Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides and her talent is quite amazing for one so young. For this new project she is joined by Innes White, an accomplished guitarist, mandolin player, pianist and singer and Ali Levack who’s been perfecting his piping skills since the age of 9.

All of these players constitute a serious amount of skill and more importantly a huge amount of musical passion which has driven them to the heights they’re now at. They will be showcasing their music at a number of festivals through the summer including Shepley Folk Festival this month followed by Southwell, Folk at the Hall in Wales, Warwick, Towersey Festival and more.

The Award winning line up together create an exciting and unmissable sound that can be heard at The Atkinson on Friday 7 August at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12.

To book your tickets please visit theatkinson.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01704 533333. Tickets are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.

Please be advised that there is a £2.50 booking fee for telephone and online sales. From September there will be a £1 booking fee on all tickets.

The Tweed Project
Friday 7 August
Tickets: £12

*Please be advised that there is a £2.50 booking fee for telephone and online sales. From September there will be a £1 booking fee on all tickets.

The Atkinson
Lord Street

In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street
For tickets: visit the website theatkinson.co.uk or call box office on 01704 533333

About The Atkinson
The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wonder through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

In October 2014 The Atkinson becomes something even more exciting for visitors, with the opening of the museum which will tell the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. It will also be the new home for the Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not seen for over 40 years.

Emma Lloyd

Principle Manager: Programmes, Audience Development & Enterprises

Posted on 20 July 2015 under General news

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