Danish fiddle and piano duo on tour in Scotland with Scottish musicians!
The Danish fiddle-piano duo “Rannok” will do their third tour in Scotland, this time in Aberdeenshire with the great Scottish fiddler Paul Anderson and singer Shona Donaldson.
Rannok are Danish fiddler Michael Graubæk and pianist Theis Langlands. They are both some of the very best when it come to paying the traditional music of Denmark, but they also love Scottish music. What is it that make traditional music so special? Michael Graubæk:
“If you ask why we keep to a traditional sound, then basically it’s down to my upbringing in folk music. This is MY music and it’s the Danish tradition, but the same is true when we are leaning on the Scottish tradition, there’s something special about traditional music. If you go into a bar in Scotland and start playing traditional music, the folk in the pub react immediately to the music, and that’s what folk music does, that’s the best thing about it. You touch something – a tone maybe – in your listeners, you touch part of their history and their musical taste, their love of music, and no music is so loved as folk music. Folk music is simply a part of our own history and tradition, and that’s why we play – we just have to do it.”
The Danish duo got very good reviews after releasing their second album not long ago, and they will be selling it at the concerts on:
* Friday 14th March at Tarland Primary School. 7.30pm.
* Saturday 15th March at Braemar Village Hall. 2pm – Rannok will be leading a workshop for all instruments. Concert: 7.30pm – Braemar Village Hall.
* Sunday 16th March at The Gordon Arms Hotel in Huntly. 2pm – Rannok will be leading workshop. All instruments welcome. Concert: 7.30pm – The Gordon Arms Hotel, Huntly. Ticket £7 on the door.