Staran & Làirig

Staran & Làirig

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£5 – £38

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Ceilidh Place Venue

14 West Argyle Street


IV26 2TY

United Kingdom

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Staran & Làirig

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'S e còmhlan de chuid den luchd-ciùil as cliùitiche agus as trainge a th' ann an Staran le Kim Carnie (Seinn), John Lowrie (Piano), Innes White (Giotàraichean), James Lindsay (Bass) agus Jack Smedley (Fidheall). Le cas aca ann an diofar stoidhlichean ciùil bidh iad a' cur an dreach fhèin air ceòl traidiseanta na h-Alba.

Cuide riutha bidh Làirig; dithis a tha a' fuireach air a' Ghàidhealtachd - Rachel Chainbeul à Inbhir Nis agus Jordan Neil às an Aghaidh Mhòir - le puirt agus òrain stèidhichte air daoine agus cruth-tìre na sgìre dham buin iad.

Some of the most sought-after artists on the Scottish folk scene have come together to create a formidable collective. Entitled Staran, the group released their eponymous debut album in May 2021. ‘Staran’, meaning path, trail or stepping stones in Gaelic, reflects the themes of ‘places’ and ‘moments’ that run through their music. The result of this collaboration is a rich and cohesive sound; atmospheric and textural with acoustic instruments at the heart of it.

Comprising a group of established musicians in their own right, this collective is a meeting of musical minds that traverses a diverse range of styles and backgrounds. While the overall sound is rooted in Scottish traditional music, there are undoubtedly elements of inspiration from the genres of jazz, minimalism and experimental electronica.

The band features Kim Carnie (vocals), John Lowrie (Piano), Innes White (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar), James Lindsay (Bass) and Jack Smedley (Fiddle).

Staran will be joined by traditional highland folk music duo, Làirig with Rachel Campbell from Inverness and Jordan Neil from Aviemore playing a mix of their own compositions, Gaelic songs and tunes inspired by local people, landscape, cèilidh dance and their stories. They enjoy getting toes tapping and voices singing along!n Henderson have travelled the Highland highways and byways as a duo and played in corners as far-flung as Kazakhstan and Shanghai, not to mention touring the entire West Coast of the United States in a convertible Mustang. Indeed, it is from these very adventures and the strong musical heritage of Lochaber that their music – and stories – spring. Gary and Ewen promise an excellent start to the night with Highland tunes, Gaelic songs and nonsense and are joined by multi instrumentalist Rory Matheson on piano.