SALTFISHFORTY

Saltfishforty are a fresh and dynamic duo hailing from the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland. Douglas Montgomery (fiddle/viola) and Brian Cromarty (songs/guitar/mandola) combine the rich traditional music of Orkney with original compositions

The powerhouse partnership have won a devoted following throughout the UK and beyond, brilliantly transcending the duo format’s conventional confines. Linchpin figures in the currently flourishing revival of Orkney’s traditional music, they unite these deep rooted sources with an exhilarating breadth of influence and expertise, catalysed by a creative empathy born from decades of friendship. The result is a sound of equally thrilling raw attack and multi-dimensional richness.

Saltfishforty have delighted audiences at many of the world’s top folk festivals including Celtic Connections, Cambridge, HebCelt, Shetland, Lorient in Brittany and Canada’s Celtic Colours, aswell as touring to the US and throughout Europe. Their focus on Orkney music takes in traditional, contemporary and original material, boldly cross fertilised with influences from Americana to East European folk, plus a high octane whiff of heavy metal.Opening the night will be the very talented James Macgregor and Macaulay Ross on fiddle accompanied by James Alexander on piano.

DATE AND TIME

Sat 30 March 2019 19:30 – 22:00

VENUE

Fochabers Public Institute 15 High Street Fochabers IV32 7EP

SUPPORT

TBC

DATE AND TIME

Sat 30 March 2019 19:30 – 22:00

VENUE

Fochabers Public Institute 15 High Street Fochabers IV32 7EP

SUPPORT

TBC

Saltfishforty are a fresh and dynamic duo hailing from the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland. Douglas Montgomery (fiddle/viola) and Brian Cromarty (songs/guitar/mandola) combine the rich traditional music of Orkney with original compositions

The powerhouse partnership have won a devoted following throughout the UK and beyond, brilliantly transcending the duo format’s conventional confines. Linchpin figures in the currently flourishing revival of Orkney’s traditional music, they unite these deep rooted sources with an exhilarating breadth of influence and expertise, catalysed by a creative empathy born from decades of friendship. The result is a sound of equally thrilling raw attack and multi-dimensional richness.

Saltfishforty have delighted audiences at many of the world’s top folk festivals including Celtic Connections, Cambridge, HebCelt, Shetland, Lorient in Brittany and Canada’s Celtic Colours, aswell as touring to the US and throughout Europe. Their focus on Orkney music takes in traditional, contemporary and original material, boldly cross fertilised with influences from Americana to East European folk, plus a high octane whiff of heavy metal.