Iain’s guest is Greg Lawson – violinist extraordinaire / Composer / Producer / Conductor -studied at the Royal Northern College in Manchester. A freelance violinist, he has played with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, McFall’s Chamber, Moishe’s Bagel , rock groups, and others!.
With several projects on the go notably the ‘follow up’ to the stunning Orchestral score of the late Martyn Bennetts ‘Grit’ debut at Celtic Connections in 2015 on the 10 anniversary of Martyn’s passing when asked at the time why he did not –‘just use the album’ Greg replied “What happens with albums and iconic people is that you don’t interact with them any more. Martyn is like a beautiful mountain that people drive to the foot of and admire, but we don’t go up it. The result is that people don’t play his music. That was my overwhelming desire: I want to play this piece, I want people to hear this piece, and I want it to be a live experience.” He has done it once again with Martyn’s – Bothy Culture
Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary Festival runs from 18 Jan to 4 Feb 2018
Greg is also out giging with Moishe’s Bagel !
Greg Lawson (Violin) /Phil Alexander (Piano) /Pete Garnett (Accordion) Mario Caribe (Double BassGuy Nicholson (percussion)
Moishe’s Bagel are a band formed in 2003, who play “jazz-inflected klezmer and Balkan music”. They are have toured Britain, America and other parts of the world.
Their debut CD, Don’t Spare the Horses, was released in 2005. Its successor, Salt, was released in 2007, followed by “Uncle Roland’s Flying Machine” in 2010 ‘Salt for Svanetia’ 2015(commissioned by Hippodrome Festival of Silent Film )
Upcoming gigs with Moishe’s Bagel
Wed 4 – Browfoot Rooms, Ulpha
Thurs 5 – Corfe Castle Village Hall
Fri 6 – Burton Bradstock Village Hall
Sat 7 – Diss Corn Hall
Sun 8 – Knighton,
Fri 13– NCEM, York
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