Swift’s tour has already seen her perform at venues from Caithness to Edinburgh, beguiling audiences with an intimate show full of original compositions and traditional works.
As a composer and performer, Swift has been likened to Kate Bush, Anna Meredith and Björk, with a style that draws on her folk roots and taking influence from a love of jazz, minimalism and dance music.
Recent commissions have centred around composing instrumental settings for work from poets such as Carol Ann Duffy, William Butler Yeats and Rachel McCrum.
Esther Swift’s appearance is the first of two live performances on consecutive nights featuring exceptional local musical talent.
There’s a distinct change of pace on 14 April when The Coohands, a four-piece Americana band, take to the stage for a fundraising gig for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
Featuring Ken Kennedy on the big bass fiddle, Murray Charters on percussion, Henry Taylor on mandolin and Seoras Ashby on guitar, the band play old-time songs from Hank Williams through to new roots music from the likes of Steve and Justin Townes Earle.
“We are all local and have been playing together in this combo and others for many years,” explained Murray Charters. “We get audience’s toes tapping and even get them up a jigging when in the mood!”
Further details and tickets available from Box Office on 01721 725777 or online at eastgatearts.com