Across the Grain Festival - Families, Feuds and Folk Songs
Saturday 5th October 2019
Families, Feuds and Folk Song
Hear the beauty of old traditions and their relevance for today, in sparkling harmonies sung in the grand setting of St Margaret’s Church, Braemar. This song sequence by North-East poet Les Wheeler tells of the bloody seventeenth-century feud between the Gordons and Farquharsons of Deeside, described in the ballad The Baron o Brackley.
Taking their cue from the spontaneity of the traditional music session, two of Scotland’s finest folk musicians, Hamish Napier (piano, flute, whistle, vocals) and Adam Sutherland (fiddle), sit down on stage without knowing what they will play.
We welcome the return of internationally-acclaimed Scottish soprano Lisa Milne to St. Margaret's Braemar. One can expect to be enthralled with a performance showcasing a mixture of both classical and Scottish traditional gems. Experience a taste of what to expect with this clip from Milne's incredible performance at St. Margaret's Braemar last year.