The May Bank Holiday Monday concert features the Celtic Connections 2012 New Voices piece from Fiona Rutherford.
Fiona began playing harp at the age of 14 learning and at 16 she gained a place at ‘The City of Edinburgh Music School’ where she was exposed to a wide range of musical styles.
She went on to study at Dartington College of Arts in Devon and in 2008, completed a BA in Music Composition with First Class Honours. Her specialist area of interest is as a composer/performer of new music for the Scottish Harp.
Fiona is gaining increasing recognition for her talents as a film composer and she was the winner of the Clarsach Society’s 2010 Young Composer Award.
Here she premières a new work on the theme of sleep and dreams, performed by a nine-piece vocal and instrumental ensemble, including harps, vocals, strings and piano – and while its topic seems a high-risk one for a festival Sunday lunchtime, Rutherford’s imaginative exploration delves into nightmares and insomnia as well as lullabies.
This is a first broadcast on Celtic Music Radio. After Fiona there is a recording of Madison Violet at the ABC 02 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2012.
May Bank Holiday Monday 7 May at 4.00pm.