Highlighting the diverse voices of folk music’s most
ubiquitous instrument, this assembly of leading pickers and composers includes
multi-award-winning guitarist/composer Will McNicol, who has collaborated with
Innes Watson in arranging selections from his past decade’s work for the
specially-formed string quartet Innotet, also featuring Seonaid Aitken, Patsy
Reid and Alice Allen.
Following his own highly-praised Guitar Colloquium
project, Watson will also showcase his six-string skills, along with what’s
sure to be another prodigious, pyrotechnic performance from Tim Edey. Completing
the line-up, Lebanese-born, French-based artist Abaji plays a bespoke,
double-necked hybrid of guitar, oud and cello, forging a musical bridge between
eastern and Western traditions.