Between Islands: Catriona Macdonald – Wave Waulking (Premiere)

Wed 12 July

The daughter of a Shetland mother and a Lewis father, fiddler and composer Catriona Macdonald looks musically through the lens of her own bi-island identity. Taking inspiration from both places as cultural touchstones, she binds together some of the islands’ shared folk traditions. Wave Wauking weaves sound and images from both islands’ past and contemporary life and includes fragments from archive and contemporary sources, filmed images, folkloric texts, and found sound, all underpinned by a newly composed musical score and live performance by Catriona and Timo Alakotila (piano).