Local music fans who enjoy or are curious about Gaelic song and can’t make it to the Royal National Mod next week (13-21 October) in Lochaber can experience a flavour of what is all about next month in Dundee. The Mod is famous for celebrating our Gaelic linguistic and cultural heritage and now top performers Norrie MacIver and Mhairi Marwick will be appearing as part of Soup ‘n’ Song programme providing an introduction to Gaelic music and song at Marryat Hall on Sunday November 12.
Norrie was Gaelic Singer of the Year in 2011 at the Scot Trad Music awards and is a Live Music Now! artist. He is known as the Gaelic cross-over voice of his generation and has been described by Calum MacDonald of RunRig as “a singer of range, clarity and melody, and although firmly rooted in Gaelic tradition, he has a voice completely at ease with a backbeat, effortlessly exploring rhythm and modern idioms.”
Mhairi has been brought up playing music from a young age and has been taught by some of the best fiddle players in Scotland including Marie Fielding and Alistair McCulloch. She was a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2014 which gave her a platform in the Scottish Music Scene.
Soup ‘n’ Song is a series of concerts is run by Leisure & Culture Dundee with the support of Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Dundee Festival Trust.
Sunday 12 November 2017, 2pm– 3pm - Norrie MacIver and Mhairi Marwick
Saturday 9 December 2017, 2pm-3pm - Ainsley Hamill and Alistair Paterson
Sunday 28 January 2018, 2pm-3pm - Mary McInroy
Sunday 4 February 2018 - tbc
Sunday 25 February 2018, 2pm-3pm - Dundee Gaelic Choir
Tickets include soup and a roll and are available for £5 at www.dundeebox.co.uk ,online transaction fee £2, postage charges may apply. Concerts starts at 2pm, soup served at 1.30pm.