Sophie Rocks

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The fabulous Sophie Rocks joined Norrie in discussion over the new album from The Willow Trio .

The Swan of Salen is the captivating debut album from Glasgow based clarsach group The Willow Trio. Set for release on Friday 17th February, the 15-track record weaves a compelling narrative based on the heartbreaking tragedy of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and of the parallel Gaelic legend, Eala Shàilein.

With an aim of bridging the gap between classical and traditional culture and music, The Willow Trio have produced a modern and unique retelling of the well-known ballet, marrying sections of Tchaikovsky’s iconic score with delicate Gaelic melodies.

The group’s beautiful debut album forms the musical backdrop to the cultural project of the same name created by The Willow Trio and production company Ballet Folk. The Swan of Salen Project is a multimedia adaptation of Swan Lake, taking Gaelic and traditional influences from stories and songs from the Loch Sunart area.

Written by: Norrie Hunter

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John was on air talking about his incredible career from a young musician thrust into touring and recording with the Battlefield Band to recording with Mark Knopfler and Eddi Reader to tame but a few. This new album 'The Best Of - to Celebrate 30yrs of making music' is a double album choc full of well crafted tunes and technical expertise to appeal all. Currently getting ready for Celtic Connections […]

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