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    The Routes Quartet Debut Album Launch – ‘Windrose’

  • When
    29 June 19:30 - 22:00
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  • Tickets £10 Adults/£7.50 Concessions (ticket price inc. ticket admin fee which will display at the checkout) (fee applicable to all tickets, including tickets bought on the day)
    The Routes Quartet are an exquisite blend of the folk and classical traditions, featuring evocative arrangements of folk tunes and stunning original compositions.
    Their debut album ‘Windrose’ is produced by none other than highly acclaimed violinist/arranger Greg Lawson (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, GRIT Orchestra, Moishes Bagel).
    The Routes Quartet are made up of the classic string quartet instrumentation of Cello, Viola, and two Fiddles. The sound is a charming concoction of classical, Scottish, Irish and English traditional music as well as their own deftness for the art of composing.
    The string quartet instrumentation is well established in other genres but is entirely new to the folk scene. Routes set out to arrange and explore the vast textures, tones and intimate musical qualities that are characteristic of the string quartet, but with a folky, rootsy accent.
    ‘Windrose’ is to be launched live in Glasgow at Cottier’s on June 29th 2017. Recorded live by Keir Long in St Columba’s Chapel on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, the album will be available to purchase on the evening.
    Funded by Creative Scotland.