The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 9 November 2013 is the new CD self-named from Sarah-Jane Summers and Juhani Silvola.
Ross Macfadyen talks to Sarah-Jane about her music, heritage and the music from this album.
Not your average duo, Sarah-Jane and Juhani lift you from the ordinary everyday to a captivating world of spacious, meditative soundscapes and driving rhythms strongly rooted in Sarah-Jane’s traditional Highland Scottish background.
One of the last pupils of the late Donald Riddell (1908-1992), who learnt his fiddling from a relative of hers, Alexander Grant of Battangorm (1856-1942), Sarah-Jane was brought up steeped in the old Highland style of fiddle playing. Add to this a love of playing the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle and the result is a unique sound described as “lush Highland fiddle with a generic propecia 5mg Nordic edge.”
Much in demand as a fiddler tutor, Sarah-Jane teaches regularly worldwide. Her teaching has taken her as far afield as New Zealand, Colorado and here in the Highlands in Inverness.
She was the director of the RSAMD Junior Academy Traditional Music course in Glasgow until August 2010, when she relocated to Oslo to undertake a two-year Masters degree in Norwegian folk music at Norges Musikkhøgskole.
More information on Sarah-Jane and how to buy a copy of her new CD can be found here.
Album of the Week, Saturday 9 November at 12 noon and on Monday 11 November at 6.00pm and Catch Up anytime.