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”
Jess Gillam & Johnathan FisherDate: 07/12/2017Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £14 The award-winning saxophonist Jess Gillam moves effortlessly across different musical styles. She is accompanied by pianist Johnathan Fisher.
Santiago Quartet & Julian RowlandsDate: 14/01/2018Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pmPrice: £14, £7, Free The Santiago Quartet is joined by Julian Rowlands on the bandoneon. Expect tango tunes and the flavour of Argentina.
The Hermes ExperimentDate: 11/02/2018Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pmPrice: £14, £7, Free This exciting, innovative quartet incorporates new commissions, arrangements of existing works from Bach to Joni Mitchell and live improvisation.
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.
Peebles Concert BandDate: 25/11/2017Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £10, £8, £6 for schoolchildren Join the thirty musicians of Peebles Concert Band as they celebrate ten years of music making. - everything from musicals to movie themes, classical pieces to marches.