Photos from Saturday night of the Northern Roots Festival at The One Touch Theatre – Eden Court. 31.5.14.

Northern Roots Radio takes to the airwaves again for a sold out show at Eden Court’s One Touch Theatre. This evening we have possibly the best house band ever – with the like of Anna Massie, Angus Lyon, Mike Vass and Greg Barry. Feis Ross is well represented and a few more seats were added to the stage to accommodate the Inverness Gaelic Choir.

All of this was wrapped seamlessly around the three wonderful singer-songwriter talents of Adam Holmes, Rachel Sermanni and Aoife O’Donovan. In an evening of solos, duets, trios and cameos there were some exquisite moments among what was essentially a series of highlights. Standing ovation please!

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Radio 2 Folk Award Nominee Andy Holmes brings together Americana and trad Scottish music.

 

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Recently announced to be playing Glastonbury Festival, Aoife O’Donovan.
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Rachel Sermanni’s ‘Song for a Fox’ with a fox.
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” In an evening of solos, duets, trios and cameos there were some exquisite moments among what was essentially a series of highlights.”

Last word has to go to Bruce MacGregor;

Review to follow, but in the meantime please have a look at photographs of Northern Roots Festival 2014 opening night.

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Life-long engagement with music and a truly eclectic taste (although prog-rock and metal will usually have me scrambling for the off button). If pushed, I would have to say the Velvet Underground are one of the most important band’s of all time. Although I consider myself first and foremost a photographer, as regards reviewing I guess I cut my teeth in the vibrant fanzine scene of the 80’s. Around the same time I started taking photographs and, to be brief, performance and photography were made for each other: perfect match.