Virtual Musings from the Windsong Pavilion

Virtual Musings from the Windsong Pavilion

We are delighted to introduce you to Shetland fiddler Chris Stout who shares insights into his world and the traditions and influences of music from the Scottish Shetland Islands.
Given that Four Winds is known for unique, collaborative performances it will come as no surprise that, even during lock-down, we’ve been able to make music together for this videocast.

The first work we perform is a gorgeous Shetland traditional tune Da Trowie Burn. Chris explains the folkloric background to this beautiful tune before we perform it together. For the second collaboration in this episode we are joined by Catriona McKay (Scottish Harp) in a performance of a contemporary Scottish folk jewel – Louise’s Waltz composed by Catriona herself. She will also feature as a guest later in the series.

Recordings Lloyd and Peter

Recordings Lloyd and Peter

Four Winds is an especially dreamy place to work when musicians are in town. Lloyd Van’t Hoff (clarinet) and Peter de Jagger (piano) recorded their album. Truly sublime music streaming from the Windsong!

Folk Cobargo Community Concert

Folk Cobargo Community Concert

The Yuin Folk Club Inc with support from Four Winds proudly presented:
Three international performers originally booked for the 2020 Cobargo Folk Festival still wanted to come and play for us. With the help of the Four Winds team, we are thrilled to announce that we are going ahead with an afternoon of music featuring The Jellyman’s Daughter (Scotland), Eleanor McEvoy (Ireland) and Startijenn (France).

  • The Jellyman’s Daughter: The Jellyman’s Daughter lands squarely in the middle of an intriguing crossroads between bluegrass, post-rock, folk and soul.
  • Eleanor McEvoy: Irish Music Magazine: “She is the benchmark and gold standard for female singer songwriters in Ireland.”
  • Startijenn: The Living Tradition, UK: “These are skilled musicians, well befitting their group name (‘Energy’).”

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