Saturday, November 14, 2009

Moray gig for traditional performers

GRANTOWN GP and traditional musician Boyd Peters will be performing as part of a duet at the Moray Art Centre in Findhorn on November 14.


'Voice in the Reeds' marries the earthy and ancient tones of the reeds in the Uilleann pipes with the spoken word in the form of poetry and the soothing voice of the Irish wooden flute.

Peters, originally from County Derry in Ulster, and Rory O'Connell, an Irish American who has lived in Forres for most of his adult life, have been playing Irish music together for many years.

They play locally at ceilidhs and sessions. and have been influential on the local music scene in their respective towns, bringing Irish traditional music to a wider audience.

They each play whistles and wooden flutes, as well as the Uilleann pipes.

The Uilleann pipes are an instrument traditional to Ireland and not commonly seen in Scotland.

As well as their love of the sound of the pipes, the pair have a passion for Irish poetry, particularly that of Seamus Heaney, which they will share with the audience.

Heaney is a well-known and well-loved poet from County Derry who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995.

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