Sagas and Seascapes Live in Shetland

Repertoire Aud, by Linda Buckley; Our Lady of Sorrows and Danger, by Gemma McGregor

Norse stories and landscapes form the inspiration for this concert. Linda Buckley’s “Aud”, written about one of the first Icelandic settlers and her journey from Ireland via the Northern Isles will receive its first live performance in Shetland. Orcadian Gemma McGregor’s “Our Lady of Sorrow and Dangers” draws inspiration from Ron Ferguson’s poem, “Our Lady of Yesnaby.” The ever-changing seascape is depicted in Faroese composer Kári Bæk’s “Wogen” for solo viola and Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen’s clarinet quartet, “Sea of Peace.”

Traditional music from the Far North includes the beautifully haunting Icelandic tune Vísur Vatnsendu Rósu, made famous by Björk, and tunes by Shetland fiddler Margaret Robertson.

We will also feature two tunes by the winning Shetland entrant from our recent Seastories competition, accordionist Victoria Byrne-McCombie.

Performers Nordic Viola
Promoter Nordic Viola
Submitted by Katherine Wren

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