28th February 2019
A visual and musical narrative from 50 years of mountain rescue. An emotional, evocative body of new work, telling a tale of drama, beauty, hardship and reward created by Adam Sutherland in collaboration with local musicians, driven by stories, photos and other artefacts from past and present members of the team. This event marks the opening launch of the Braemar Mountain Festival.
Adam comes from Errogie on the south shores of Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. In his late thirties, he is one of Scotland’s most exciting fiddle players, composers and teachers in a thriving scene, drenched with talent. Outfits that Adam has been a part of include The Treacherous Orchestra, Session A9, Peatbog Faeries, Babelfish and Croft no. Five. He has also played with a host of other well known acts including Salsa Celtica and Manran. He has a score of awards to his name not least the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Composer of the Year’ 2017 and is recognised as an inspiring tutor and workshop leader at his own fiddle school.
‘This exciting collaboration in partnership with St Margaret’s Braemar and with generous support from Aberdeenshire Council has allowed me to tap into and weave together some huge sources of inspiration; the rugged beauty of the highlands, and real stories about the vital life saving work of mountain rescue in around Braemar over the decades.’
Opening launch of the BRAEMAR MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL
Exhibition Opening 5.30pm
Concert 6.00 - 6.45pm
Drinks Reception 6.45 - 7.30pm