Vildá and Mary Ann Kennedy with Lorne MacDougal and Innes White.
Mystical Sámi yoiks and grooving rhythms. Beautiful Scots Gaelic songs. Harps. Bagpipes.
Welcome to The Arctic Celtic Gathering’s main event.
Join us for a magical evening of song and music from the far Arctic North and Gaelic Celtic Islands featuring two internationally acclaimed music groups, Vildá and Mary Ann Kennedy with Lorne MacDougal and Innes White.
VILDÁ is an original blend of indigenous Sámi yoiks, grooving rhythms and improvisation - with girly charm. Inspiration has been sought from Sámi people's strong connection to nature, present-day pop as well as the Finnish folk tradition. The result is a unique dialogue that takes the listener to a fascinating journey to the Sámi land - the vast landscapes under the arctic hills and frosty winds.
VILDÁs debut album Vildaluodda - Wildprint, released in April 2019 by Bafe’s Factory, has already gained great reviews internationally. The band has performed on various occasions from concerts to film screenings and also appeared internationally, among others the world's largest accordion festival Carrefour Mondial de l'Accordéon Festival in Canada and at Nordic Folk Alliance in Gothenburg. This year the band’s international tours will head for Spain, Bulgaria, France and Canada.
Mary Ann Kennedy with Lorne MacDougal and Innes White
Glasgow Gael Mary Ann Kennedy was brought up in a music family with island roots. Her highly distinctive approach to Gaelic song reflects a multi-genre background of classical training, a broadcasting career in world music and a long-time partnership with husband Nick Turner with songwriting, experimental sound design and bio-music at its heart.
Founder of Gaelic ‘supergroup’ Cliar, ‘All-time Best Album’ winners at the Scots Trad Music Awards, she is a double winner of the Lorient International Harp Competition and the National Mòd gold medal. Her current solo album, ‘Glaschu – Hometown Love Song’ (ARC Music) celebrates her home city as well as acknowledging its dark underbelly.
She is joined with Lorne Mac Gougall and Innes White
Lorne MacDougall, from Carradale in Kintyre, is a contemporary piper and multi-instrumentalist known for seamlessly integrating his sounds into movie soundtracks with credits including “Brave” and the “How to Train Your Dragon” series to cult British television shows like “Doctor Who” and “Thunderbirds”. He toured for 5 years with the pioneering traditional folk band The Tannahill Weavers, piping supergroup Tryst and has had various roles on all releases from the masters of modern bagrock, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.
GAELIC speaker and Dingwall native Innes White lives and breathes traditional Scottish music. Despite his youth (he's 24), White is one of the country’s most sought-after instrumentalists, having played guitar, piano and mandolin alongside the likes of Karen Matheson and John McCusker. In his career so far, White has played the Royal Albert Hall and in 2016 was nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year at the Scots Trad Music awards.
Duration: approx. 2 hours, includes an intermission. You can order intermission refreshments and servings in advance at Korundi ticket sales.