FRED MORRISON Live in Concert!
Scottish multi-instrumentalist and composer Fred Morrison is bringing his lively and adventurous musical style to Ottawa on February 6th!
Fred Morrison was born and raised near Glasgow, but it’s the celebrated Gaelic piping tradition of his father’s native South Uist, in the outer Hebrides, that forms the bedrock of his intensely expressive, uniquely adventurous style.
His outstanding technical prowess saw him winning many top competition prizes while still at school, meanwhile being inspired by pioneering acts like the Bothy Band and the Tannahill Weavers. Although his first-love instrument remains the great Highland bagpipes, over the years his mastery has expanded to encompass whistles, Scottish smallpipes, or reelpipes – Morrison being a pivotal populariser of this once-rare variety – and Irish uilleann pipes.
MACISAAC AND MACKENZIE will be opening for Fred!
Alexis MacIsaac and Calum MacKenzie are a wife and husband duo who have established a unique musical partnership that combines Cape Breton piano playing with a modern approach to Celtic fiddle. While Calum’s musical approach has been heavily influenced by his Hebridean roots and his native Cape Breton culture, Alexis’ playing is a multi-faceted harmonization of Irish, Scottish, and Cape Breton styles.
Get your tickets for a great night of music that you don’t want to miss!
When: Tuesday, February 6th
Where: Kildare Room (entrance on Cumberland St.), Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick St., Ottawa, ON
Show Starts: 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM
Tickets: $20 per person
All ages welcome. Cash bar.