Glasgow's “Back of the Moon” plays at St. James Hall on Robbie Burns Night

Glasgow's “Back of the Moon” plays at St. James Hall on Robbie Burns Night

Here's an event from the Rogue Folk Club, if you aren't attending a Burns supper on January 25th


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Thursday, January 25th 8pm
Back of the Moon
St James Hall (3214 West 10th Ave)
Tickets: $23 ($20 members)
 
BURNS BABY BURNS!!!
Glasgow’s Back of the Moon heats up the St James Hall on Robbie Burns Night!


Back Of The Moon

“Leading the next generation of great Scottish Trad Bands.” – Director of
Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival.

With
a name like Back Of The Moon you could be forgiven for thinking this is
a Pink Floyd tribute act, but in truth it’s one of the hottest
traditional
music groups in Scotland. Together for six years now,
these four young musicians are widely engaged in sessions, gigs and
studio work, have recorded three albums of their own (their latest
release is called Luminosity), and pursue a full touring schedule. All
of this involvement has been great for honing the skills and enriching
their feel for the music, and they have grown to become one of the
sharpest and most powerful trad bands around.

Young Scottish
Musician of the Year in 2001, Gillian Frame is an excellent fiddler,
and sings in both Gaelic and English. Findlay Napier is a strong
singer
and guitarist, and Findlay’s brother Hamish also sings, and provides
piano and flute. Along with those three founding members is more recent
addition Ali Hutton, the group’s new player on border pipes, whistle,
and bodhrán. The word on Ali H is that’s he’s one hot piper.

Their
repertoire is extensive, full of traditional songs and tunes from
Scotland and Ireland. As well they feature newer compositions, like
Archie Kenneth’s reel Back of the Moon (hmm…there must be a story
there), and great pieces they have written themselves, adding to their
own tradition’s vast collection of stirring music.

Between the
CD’S and the many concerts they have caught the imagination and the
hearts of their audiences, and the notice of music critics too. Reading
various reviews the superlatives are liberally applied to this quartet,
variously recognized for “the locked-on cohesion of the ensemble.”

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