New Scottish Guitar music from award-winning multi-instrumentalist Innes Watson
According to its creator, Innes Watson, The Glasgow Guitar Colloquium is “an “organisation” or community that provides a platform for Scottish guitarists from every different background to write, perform, collaborate on and learn music particular to, but not limited to, Scottish guitar.”
This performance is a showcase of music written by Innes for 4 guitars, bass, drums and strings in 2011 as part of Celtic Connections acclaimed “New Voices” Series. The pieces form 60 minutes of brand new music which promises to have you on the edge of your seat with a selection of awesome melodies, funky grooves and silly stories.
As well as Innes on guitar, the band for this tour features three of the most in-demand musicians in Scotland - Barry Reid (guitar), Duncan Lyall (bass) and Alyn Cosker (drums).
The Glasgow Guitar Colloquium is in Plockton High School Hall on Thursday 5th October at 7:30 p.m. Support will be provided by students of Sgoil Chiùil Na Gàidhealtachd. Tickets are £8/£5, on the door or in advance form 01599 544706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alistair McCulloch is one of the most sought after fiddlers in Scotland today, both as performer and teacher. Alistair hails from Ayr and is one of the country's best known fiddle performers, teachers and composers, with many appearances on radio and television. Past winner of many fiddle championships, Alistair is fiddle instructor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has tutored many of the new generation of rising stars. His versatility and breadth of repertoire have kept him at the forefront of the tradition for almost twenty years.
Alistair is accompanied on this tour by Seán Gray, one of our most successful former students. Seán plays flute, whistle and guitar, and since spending his sixth year here at Plockton, he has toured and played to audiences throughout the world, mostly with the award winning Paul McKenna Band. Seán was commissioned to write a piece of music for the highly respected New Voices concert series at the 2017 Celtic Connections festival held in Glasgow. He is soon to release his debut EP “The Waiting Room”.
Alistair and Seán will appear at Plockton Village Hall on Wednesday September 27th at 7:30 p.m., with support from the students of Sgoil Chiùil. Tickets, priced £10 and £8, are available on the door or in advance from 01599 544706.
Plockton High School, including Sgoil Chiuil na Gaidhealtachd and the Pupil Residence, was inspected by HMIe in November 2014 and the report was published in February 2015. The overall report was very favourable, and the Music School and Residence were particularly commended.
The report can be viewed by clicking here, and the accompanying Evidence Document here. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our students, tutors, staff and parents for the continuing support that makes such an outcome achievable, and in particular to express our gratitude for the support we receive from our colleagues in Plockton High School and the Pupil Residence.