ALBA: Songs of Scotland

added on 22 July, 2017 | under ALBA: Songs of Scotland, Concert Series, WHAT'S ON

Join the internationally acclaimed Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, director Tommy Smith, and special guest, the inimitable Eddi Reader at @YstadFestival in Sweden, as together, they richly re-imagine Scotland through uplifting music, beautiful new arrangements, and a truly unmistakable Scottish voice.

Eddi Reader has the ability to embed emotion deep within her songs while the SNJO are renowned for their quality of sound: together they are perfect partners to perform Alba: Songs of Scotland. Taking evocative melodies from across Scotland, they weave words, music and colourful arrangements together in a rich musical tapestry to produce a concert to remember.
From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi Reader brings joyous life to all forms of song. Her taste in co-writers, writers, songs and players is impeccable and anything with her name on it is guaranteed musical treasure. Whilst the perfection of her technique is widely acknowledged, what sets Eddi Reader apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance; her ability not only to move the listener but to connect her experience to that of her audience.

Her passion and instinct move people in a way reminiscent of those who have influenced her work. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. She has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.

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'The SNJO deserved all the praise Kurt Elling so graciously lavished on them.'

Sponsors: We thank our sponsors Creative Scotland, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Dundee Council for their continued support as well as the management teams at our regular venues, The Queen's Hall: Edinburgh, The Music Hall: Aberdeen, Eden Court: Inverness and Caird Hall: Dundee.

Creative ScotlandRoyal Conservatoire of ScotlandDundee CouncilThe Queen's Hall: EdinburghThe Music Hall: AberdeenEden Court: Inverness