8th December 2018
Scottish harpist Ruth Wall, celebrated for her immaculate playing, performs on concert and lever harps, buzzing Renaissance harps, bray harp and Gaelic wire strung harp. She will curate an exquisite and magical Christmas programme with some surprises included. Will also feature Braemar local choir Wheesht.
Wall is passionate about new music and performs with groups such as BBC Concert Orchestra, Goldfrapp, Kathryn Tickell, Sacconi Quartet and London Chamber Orchestra. She has performed at venues including Berlin Philharmonic, Eden Project, Sydney Opera House, Spiral Hall Tokyo, Tate Gallery and Glastonbury. She has worked with composers such as Peter Maxwell Davies, Howard Skempton, Gavin Bryars, and Laurence Crane, building up a repertoire of new works for the harp, leading to her first solo album ‘The Uncommon Harp’. Ruth also collaborates with her partner, composer Graham Fitkin as FitkinWall. Their first album ‘Kaplan’ is based on the fictitious character in Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and toured Japan and UK. In 2007 ‘Still Warm’ juxtaposed Ruth’s early harps with new electronics and live visuals, and in 2015 they released and toured their latest album ‘Lost’. Working with Graham’s 9 piece band Fitkin, she appeared on stage at the Royal Opera House, for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and on the 2016 albums ‘Vamp’ and ‘Veneer’.
Radio and TV appearances include BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Sessions and In Tune, Radio 4 and Jools Holland. She features in ‘Loving Vincent’, and on Ben Wheatley’s ‘Sightseers’ and John Lunn’s soundtrack for the BBC series ‘The White Queen’.
‘Ruth Wall performed some of the most extraordinary folk, baroque, tango, medieval and contemporary music I have ever heard.’
Jomar de Vrind
Time 7 - 9pm
Full Price £15, Concession £12
Complimentary drink included in ticket and paying bar available.