Apr 11, 2017
Join Auntie Liz with Alasdair and Ross on Travels With My Auntie Liz 8-10 pm Tues 11 April
Who will bring you up to date on what they are doing and their tour starting on 13 April
Alasdair C Whyte
Brought up on the Inner Hebridean island of Mull within a family of musicians and singers, Alasdair was involved in traditional music from a young age. His principal musical interests lie in interpreting traditional Gaelic songs and composing original music and song.
Ross Whyte is a Glasgow-based composer, originally from Aberdeen. He completed a PhD at the University of Aberdeen where his field of research was concerned with impermanence in audio-visual intermedia and headphone-specific composition.
WHɎTE is a collaboration between electronic composer and musician, Ross Whyte and Gaelic singer-songwriter, Alasdair Whyte.
The collaboration began as a commission by the organisation Ceòl ‘s Craic to bring together artists from the fields of electronic and traditional music for a live performance. Taking inspiration from Alasdair’s research interest in 17th- and 18th- century Gaelic song and poetry, the duo began working on new ambient electronic arrangements of several rarely-heard songs as well as original compositions. Their music has drawn comparisons with Sigur Rós and Martyn Bennett..
Following several successful live performances throughout Scotland and radio play on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Travelling Folk’, WHɎTE’s debut release – ‘Fairach’ was recorded in the late summer of 2016 at the University of Aberdeen and in a cave beneath Dunnottar Castle and ‘Album of The Week on CMR in December 2016. WHɎTE were also finalists at The Danny Kyle Open Stage at The Spree 2016 in October – unfortunately, their album launch was the same night as their Album Launch. They went on to get a ‘Danny’ at this years Celtic Connections – again they could not pick up their bottle of bubbly! BUT they will receive their certificates and bubbly on ‘Travels With My Auntie Liz’ !
13 An Tobar Mull
6 Blackwells Bookshop Edinburgh (Trad Fest)
13 Braemar Gallery
20 The Anatomy Rooms Aberdeen
21 Cellar 35 Aberdeen
1 The Glad Café – Glasgow
4 The Stove Dumfries
8 The Hug & Pint Glasgow
17 CCA Glasgow (Ceol Craic)
1. Gaoir (Wall)
2.Fuaim an Taibh (The Ocean’s Sound)
3. Leis a’ Bhata (Black Oaken Boat)
5. An Lair Dhonn (The Brown Mare)
6. Cumha Ni Mhic Raghnaill (The Sister’s Lament)
7. Cionran (Melancholia)
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