The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 18 February 2012 is the the CD from Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley, the internationally acclaimed fiddle and guitar duo from the Orkney Islands who have a magical new album to perform.
Ross Macfadyen talks to Jennifer Wrigley about the new Wrigley Sisters album Idiom which is a sparkling blend of traditional, contemporary and original material, invigorated with jazz, blues and ragtime flavours.
Like an Orkney sunrise, Idiom bursts with light, colour and outrageous and dizzying energy. Idiom has woken the timeless standing stones of Orkney and made them dance again. Idiom reflects a confidence and maturity honed from years of touring and playing.
Jennifer and Hazel have won a number of national and international awards, with Jennifer Wrigley herself a past winner of the BBC Young Tradition Award, the UK’s premier accolade for emerging folk music talent. The sisters are unquestionably two of the highest profile cultural and creative arts ‘ambassadors’ to emanate from Orkney and are clearly appreciated as such within their home community.
Album of the Week, Saturday at 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday at 6.00pm and also Catch Up anytime.