On Thursday 6th June 4-6pm on Trad Spotlight with Kirsten Forsyth
Katie Macfarlane Pierre Schryer
During the first hour of the show(4-5pm), Kirsten will be talking to Katie Macfarlane about her upcoming Sundown Song Nights gig in Glasgow, and her debut EP.
Katie Macfarlane is a Gaelic and Scots singer from Airdrie who is greatly influenced by her connections to North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. She has had a passion for Gaelic and Scots song all her life and has been a semi-finalist in both BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician and BBC Radio 2’s Young Folk Award competitions. In 2018, Katie carried out an exchange of Gaelic and Catalan song while living in Barcelona and later released her debut EP – Ciùine Na Mara – in April 2019 which is a mixture of the two styles and self-penned folk song.
Katie Macfarlane will be supporting Zoë Bestel on 19th June from 7.30pm at the Glad Café for Sundown Song Nights. Sundown Song Nights is a new modern folk club in Glasgow’s Southside, where two folk singers of completely different styles are brought together for a unique and beautiful night of song in the beautifully intimate setting of the Glad Cafe.
The second hour of the show features an interview with Pierre Schryer, who is set to begin a Scottish tour with guitarist Adam Dobres, starting in Glasgow on June 7th at the Language Hub.
Pierre Schryer (fiddle) and guitarist Adam Dobres are a phenomenal Canadian Celtic duo. They are about to release their new album called “Mandorla” which features an eclectic array of musical gems from across the globe including traditional and contemporary tunes in various styles from far reaching places including Canada, Ireland, Algeria, Brazil, Quebec, and more. Together they represent two diverse and successful music careers laden with awards and nominations including JUNO, Canadian Folk Music Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards and Grammy Awards. Their first connections were in Victoria, BC through friends, and collaborations on festival stages and recordings. Several tours and musical projects later, the duo continues to appear at national and international festivals from the Pacific to the Atlantic and beyond.