The Coo’s Tail: a fascinating title for a concert. All will be revealed.
Opening for a 50 minute set were a young duo, Marit Fält and Rona Wilkie, fresh from their Friday evening performance as finalist from the 2012 Danny Kyle Open Stage.
Hailing from Scotland and Norway playing fiddle and Octave mandolin, they produced a captivating blend of Scandinavian and Scottish instrumentals and Gaelic singing.
The Mackenzie Trio, sisters Eilidh, Gillian and Fiona (pictured) from Lewis, took the stage accompanied by accordionist Mairearad Green and Anna Massie on guitar.
Before revealing of what The Coo’s Tail was going to consist, they warmed the audience with Gaelic harmonising and the occasional English song.
And now to the Coo! During Rona and Marit’s set a mysterious object was hidden below a drape at the back of the stage.
After the interval, it was revealed to be a motorcycle. The Mackenzie sisters sat in comfy chairs in a Jackanory fashion and began the tale concerning drinking, a prize milking cow, the aforementioned motorcycle and an absent minded farmer. The tale unfolded with humour, songs, instrumentals, including a touch of Rock “n” Roll and the funniest lines going to Anna Massie.
This was an evening of humour, gorgeous singing and exemplary musicianship. Congratulations to one and all!
Performed at the Tron Theatre on Sunday 20