Leisure & Culture Dundee is delighted to announce that Orkney fiddler and photographer, Louise Bichan is bringing her ‘Out of my Own Light’ tour to Marryat Hall, Dundee on Tuesday 1 August, 2017 at 2pm
In 2013, Louise Bichan, embarked on a unique musical and sentimental journey, between her native northern isles and coast-to-coast Canada, in the footsteps of her late paternal grandmother Margaret, née Tait (1925-2008). The result - now captured as an album - is Out of My Own Light, a suite of beautifully wrought, brilliantly captivating chamber-folk compositions, inspired by Bichan’s travels and wider family recollections, together with Margaret’s own diaries and correspondence.
Much of that missing history was indeed retrieved, and the documentary and photographic elements in Out of My Own Light’s live version – which Bichan is bringing in her 2017 tour to the Marryat Hall – merge potently with the music to conjure a fascinating portrait of the evidently remarkable Margaret, though the reasons for her ultimate choice of husband, after seven months away, remain intriguingly untold.
“Vividly expressive and evocative. . . a wonderfully engaging, absorbing illumination of past lives and family ties”
Tickets are available at www.dundeebox.co.uk and by phone on 01382 434940