In spring 2021, Orcadian composer and solo artist Erland Cooper planted the only existing copy of his forthcoming album ‘ Carve the Runes Then Be Content With Silence’ in Orkney, deleting all digital files and leaving only a treasure hunt of clues for fans and his record label alike to search for it.
Geriatrock- The Rime of The Ancient Musician
“For most of us, music framed our youth, becoming the source of memorable markers through life, with the power to instantly bring us back to a moment decades past, evoking the emotional responses, the attendant memories and the joy and sadness of the times.”
Orkney At The Heart Of Celtic Connections
Catriona Price, Kris Drever, and Eric Linklater, Saltfishforty, Gnoss and Fara will join more than 1,000 fellow musicians from across the world taking part in the 18-day Celtic Connections.
Also Sprach Zarathustra #OnThisDay
On 27th of November 1896 Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is performed in Frankfurt for the first time.
Mànran at Hoolie in the Hydro
Orkney’s Aidan Moodie and Marcus Cordock are set to make history this winter, when they perform as part of Mànran at the world’s biggest ever ceilidh taking place at The Ovo Hydro, Glasgow on Saturday 17th December 2022.
On 13th of November 1940, the Walt Disney animated film Fantasia premiered.
The Missing Notes: The Sound of Biodiversity Loss, Hebrides Redacted
The 30,000 notes in the original music score approximate to the number of Humpback Whales there were in the sea in 1829, when the piece was written.
Life is a Minestrone #PastaDay
“Life is a minestrone/Served up with parmesan cheese”
A New Track ‘Glencoe’ By SM2
“We knew we had good songs that would speak to Scotland – her beauty and her past, but it has surprised us how warmly they have been received in Scotland and from Tasmania to the Orkney Islands and much further” said Michael Stewart.
‘A Musical Wonder World’: The Poozies Concert
“after a gentle pause came a theatre of sound, a tidal wave, a mingling of emotions making waves of colours and textures “