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12/09/13

And into September

12/09/13

I've had an incredible but intensely busy summer. Things always quieten down a little in September after the madness of the festival season. But not for long...

My album Hotline was released on July 1st and has been receiving good reviews. Here's one from The Herald. And Songlines gave it 4 stars calling it 'A mosaic placing the traditional next to the experimental - as much jazz as it is folk'.

Since the start of July I've played festivals in Ortigueira in Galicia, Hebcelt, Larmer Tree, Folk By the Oak, Wickham, Trelawnyd, Sidmouth, Snape Proms, Fiddle Frenzy in Shetland,Telemark in Norway, Green Man in Wales and Tonder in Denmark.

Low playing Green Man. Lau played this stage on the Sunday evening. It was exciting.

I've also written the music for a play called The Baroness, a psycho-sexual drama set in the early 1950s and tells the story of the intense friendship between the 62-year-old Karen Blixen (pen-name Isak Dinesen), the writer of Out of Africa, and Thorkild Bjornvig, 29 years old and a rising star of Danish poetry. It opened in Stornoway on 31st August and is touring Scotland through September with the brilliant Dogstar Theatre Company. The play will finish off at The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh on the 27th and 28th September.

Rehearsals for The Baroness in Stornoway

This month sees me writing more and touring less. Reacquainting myself with Edinburgh post festival is always a treat. I've been writing for The Woodend Barn's Atomic Doric project and have started, with Lau, on a new piece for the PRSF's New Music Biennial programme which will premiere at Celtic Connections in 2014 and will be used as part of the Commonwealth Games celebrations in Glasgow.

There are some gigs though! Kan are out on the road next weekend.

Thursday 19th - The Tolbooth, Stirling
Friday 20th - Saltaire Festival
Saturday 21st - CCA, Glasgow

Hope to see you at some of these.

Here's hoping for an Indian summer. Do we even get those?

Aidan x