Traditional musicians Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain celebrate 25 years performing
Scottish traditional music icons Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain, this year, celebrate 25 years performing music together and invite friends including singer/songwriter Dougie MacLean to join them onstage for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's (RSNO) A St Andrew's Party, on Saturday 26 November at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Dougie MacLean will join Phil, Aly, the RSNO, vocalist Ainsley Hamill, fiddle player Fiona Johnson, guitarist Jenn Butterworth, drummer John Lowrie and members of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland. Dougie will be performing a selection of traditional favourites, including Ca' the Yowes, Heiland Harry, Green Grow the Rashes and Scotland's alternative anthem, Caledonia.
This is the fourth year that the former RSNO Horn and new Head of Brass at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), John Logan, will take to the podium to lead the RSNO for the St Andrew's celebrations. John has collaborated with Phil Cunningham on a number of the evening's works including Farewell to Govan, The Kid on the Mountain Set as well as John's orchestration of Queensferry Cooper – Derry Cunningham Jig Set.
Conductor John Logan:
As ever we have a very special line-up for this year's St Andrew's Party. I'm delighted that Dougie is able to join us for the evening; especially for this performance as 2011 marks the 25th year of Aly and Phil's playing careers so Saturday's concert will no doubt be emotionally charged and memorable night.
There are limited seats available for A St Andrew's Party on Saturday 26 November at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. For further information call the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Box Office on 0141 353 8000 or log onto www.rsno.org.uk.