Melody & Accompaniment Workshop with Brian Cromarty & Douglas Montgomery of Saltfishforty
Saturday 16th September, 11am - 12.30pm BST
King's Pavilion, King's College Campus University of Aberdeen
Join Douglas and Brian of Saltfishforty for a workshop exploring the ways that melody and accompaniment complement one another and intertwine: bring any combination of your voice, ideas, instruments - or just yourself.
Douglas Montgomery (fiddle/viola) and Brian Cromarty (songs/guitar/mandola) - jointly known as Orkney duo, Saltfishforty - combine the rich traditional music of Orkney with original compositions, as showcased to wide acclaim on their five albums: Bere (2017), LIVE (2013), Netherbow (2010), Orkney Twister (2005) and Goose Music (2003). The powerhouse partnership have won a devoted following throughout the UK and beyond, brilliantly transcending the duo format’s conventional confines. Linchpin figures in the currently flourishing revival of Orkney’s traditional music, they unite these deep-rooted sources with an exhilarating breadth of influence and expertise, catalysed by a creative empathy born from decades of friendship. The result is a sound of equally thrilling raw attack and multi-dimensional richness.