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The Music and the Land - the Music of Freeland Barbour
Thu 20 October 2016, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
The Music and the Land - the Music of Freeland Barbour, published by Birlinn, brings together the music of one of Scotland's finest accordionists.
Accompanied by photographs by some of Scotland's leading photographs, Freeland recalls in this two-volume collectors' set his life in music, presenting a tour in words, photographs and musical notation through the lands that have inspired him - covering the whole of Scotland and beyond.
Take a musical journey with Freeland as he discusses his career, enjoying musical excerpts from Freeland on accordion and Alison Smith on fiddle.
Freeland Barbour, born in Edinburgh and brought up in Perthshire, is one of Scotland's leading accordionists and has performed with many of the world's greatest traditional musicians. A BBC music producer for a number of years, Freeland has taught at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He runs a music publishing company and is the owner and former manager of Castlesound, one of the leading independent recording studios in the UK.
Alison Smith, born in Glasgow, is one of Scotland's leading fiddle players, particularly in the field of Scottish dance music and is a colleague of Freeland's in The Occasionals band. In great demand as both a fiddle player and teacher, Alison also owns and runs Maxwell Music.
Copies of The Music and the Land - the Music of Freeland Barbour will be on sale. Finf more information on Freeland Barbour.