The remainder of this month of July will find Duncan performing at some exceptional music events; all with direct links to, if not actually in Scotland itself. Julie Fowlis has just announced that she will perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Duncan will perform with Julie on stage in front of a live audience of 40,000 and to an estimated TV audience of 1 billion people around the world bringing an unprecedented focus to Scottish traditional music as this special evening welcomes the world to Scotland and the XX Games.
Duncan is fresh off stage from the Guildhall Great Hall in London as part of the Commonwealth Connections Concert (Monday 14 July). Duncan performed a carefully crafted selection of tunes from his Strathglass Trilogy ahead of returning to stage to perform with Julie Fowlis who presented a selection of stunning songs from her new album. Duncan also performed a duet with one of the most sought after classical violinists of her generation, Nicola Benedetti. This sell-out show culminated with a standing ovation.
As Ambassador to the Hebridean Celtic Festival, Duncan very much looks forward to bringing his six piece big band and a rockin’ set to HebCelt 2014 on Friday 18 July. A rare opportunity to hear Duncan’s music accompanied by a fantastic big band comprising the talents of Jarlath Henderson, Martin O’Neill, Davie Dunsmuir, Ross Hamilton and Tony Byrne.
Duncan is delighted to be part of these large and major events, playing with such talented and gifted musicians and friends during such a special year for Scotland.
Enjoy the music….