Concert. Routes Quartet, Monday 6 August 2018 at 6.30pm
St Columba’s Drimnin Trust is delighted that Routes is returning to Drimnin to give a concert as part of a Scottish tour. In 2017 they recorded their first CD in Drimnin Chapel and revisited in June to give a concert. In addition last year they were runners up in the BBC Scotland Trad Awards for ‘Folk Group of the Year’
Routes is a string quartet with a difference, though with classic string quartet instrumentation, being made up of traditional folk musicians who write and perform a combination of contemporary compositions and innovative arrangements of traditional music. It bridges the gap between classical and folk music, exploring the vast textures, tones and intimate musical qualities which are characteristic of a string quartet. The sound is a charming concoction of classical, Scottish, Irish and English traditional music reflecting the origins of the members of the group.
While writing, please do note in your diaries that we have an exciting guitar duo (playing 6 and 8 string guitars) coming for a residency and concert at the end of October. The date of the concert is Saturday 27 October, 2018.
Admission to the concert is free (though a donation, suggested at £10, at the door to cover costs would be appreciated). There will be refreshments (free) in the interval and at the end. It is helpful to reserve seats to ensure we have space by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, telephone number and number of seats required or call Louise Lewis on 07767 443504 or 01277 352567. Parking will be available close to the Chapel, follow signs on arrival