One of the outstanding successes at this year’s Celtic Connections Festival, 3hattrio was born in the Utah desert, the band’s music an astonishing aggregation of old time Americana, chamber music and jazz.
Hal Cannon, Greg Istock and Eli Wrankle are a joy to hear and see. Cannon roots the sound but his guitar playing is eloquent and not confined to playing rhythm while Wrankle’s violin adds texture and effects. Istock meanwhile coaxes and caresses sliding jazz sounds from his double bass then knocks and knuckles its percussive possibilities.
Inviting them to play on his BBC show Another Country, Ricky Ross said they were “Brilliant – absolutely brilliant,”
“Soulful grooves, good-time revelry and a keen affinity for the stark, deceptively beautiful textures and contours of the desert which fuel their visionary spirit” Songlines magazine
“Rare music beautifully played and dripping with emotion”
Philip Higham & Susan TomesDate: 06/03/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £14, £7, Free One of Scotland's finest cellists and one of Scotland's finest pianists join forces.to play Beethoven, Janacek, Debussy, John Maxwell Geddes and Simon Smith.
Clare HammondDate: 24/04/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £14, £7, Free Award-winning pianist Clare Hammond plays a brilliantly imaginative concert programme bringing together music from across 4 centuries.
The Fureys 40th Anniversary TourDate: 22/05/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £20, £10 for schoolchildren The Fureys return for another great night of music, songs and stories in this, their 40th Anniversary year.
Lindsay Lou & The FlatbellysDate: 24/02/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £15, £13, £6 for under 15s The blazing hot Michigan roots ensemble return with their rapid-fire picking, stop-and-go bass lines, and steamy vocals from the leading lady.
Martin SimpsonDate: 10/03/2018Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £15, £13, £6 for under 15s An intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving performance by one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world.