The Secret North brings together six world-class musicians from Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia in a cross-cultural celebration of new music that bridges the divide between folk and classical, the traditional and the avant-garde by combining ancient instruments with new composition.
As musical collaborations go, this promises to be an extraordinary musical interchange. Individually, each member has carved out a reputation for not just mastering their chosen fields, but rising above, redefining and renewing the musical world they come from. In The Secret North they come together to premiere six new compositions, written by each musician specifically for the ensemble, resulting in a concert of ear-opening new music, grounded in tradition, but shot through with the adrenaline of contemporary influences. This is music that is both ancient and utterly new.
Donald Grant – Fiddle
Ailie Robertson – Harp
Sondre Meisfjord – Double Bass
Karen Tweed – Accordion
Jarlath Henderson – Whistle, Pipes
Marit Fält – Mandola
“Jaw-dropping. . . startlingly gifted” – fRoots
“A benchmark for the new generation” – Scotland on Sunday