Folk on Foot. Festival 3: Together Again

Monday 31st August 2020 at 2pm will see the start of the ‘Folk on Foot – Festival 3:  Together Again’.

Host, Matthew Bannister – and the wonderful Team at Folk on Foot have undertaken a massive fundraising challenge with a view to supporting ‘Help Musicians UK’ and the musicians who contribute to these festivals – collectively, they have lost all or part of their livelihoods during the coronavirus lockdown.  Folk on Foot will present the third festival in their series on bank holiday Monday, the 31 August 2020.  Titled ‘Together Again’, as a nod to the very welcomed light relaxation to guidelines, giving the opportunity to meet with small numbers of friends and musicians to play music and connect.

Duncan Chisholm, Julie Fowlis and Èamon Doorley will perform at a beautiful, discreet Highland location for ‘Together Again’.  Folk on Foot – Festival 3 will provide a very rare opportunity to see and hear new performances and collaborations from a programme of incredible musicians.  For details on how to view / donate – please visit the ‘Folk on Foot’ website by clicking here.

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New YouTube videos

The mighty Celtic Connections Festival previously commissioned Duncan’s exclusive concert at the iconic Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. You are perhaps aware that this concert was recorded and released as Duncan’s Live at Celtic Connections album.

In the run up to Celtic Connections 2020, Duncan will release previously unseen film footage from this concert, via his YouTube channel. A video clip to accompany each track from the album will released every day, during the run up to the festival, starting Wednesday 8 January.

Click here to subscribe to Duncan’s YouTube channel to make sure you don’t miss out!

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MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2019

The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards celebrate Scotland’s traditional music in all its forms.  A wonderful celebration of Scotland’s music and culture, please do visit the Awards website (click here) and place your votes for 2019.

Kin and the Community‘ has been nominated within the ‘Community Project of the Year‘ category for 2019.  Based on the model created by Duncan Chisholm during production of his original award winning ‘Kin‘ project, Duncan is now the Artistic Director for this Feis Rois project which gives young people the amazing opportunity to develop skills in ethnology, research, composition and film making.

The awards take place at the Aberdeen Music Hall on Saturday 7 December.  Wishing all nominees the best of luck!!  Place your votes now!!! and grab yourself a ticket to this wonderful evening celebrating Scotland’s traditional music.


Winter Festivals

Duncan has spent much of 2019 travelling all over the world with live performances in Denmark, Spain, Australia and the U.S. as highlights. Now looking to winter, Duncan is thrilled to have been invited to return to two fantastic festivals in Scotland; the SEALL Small Halls Festival which is a nine day multi-artform winter festival bringing big music to small halls around the beautiful Isles of Skye and Raasay, and the mighty Celtic Connections Festival in 2020.

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, Celtic Connections 2020 celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. From 16 January – 2 February, 2,100 musicians from around the world will descend on Glasgow and bring the city to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, and free events.

See full details of Duncan’s performances and the details of the various bands and musicians he will be working with at our live page – and / or the festival websites.
*ALL tickets for all events are ON SALE NOW!

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Duncan Chisholm Live: September 2019 Tour

Much excitement at the Copperfish Records office as we announce tour dates in Scotland, England and Wales during September 2019.  

Having brought 2018 to a close presented with two Scots Trad Music Awards; Album of the Year for Sandwood and Composer of the Year for Duncan, we are thrilled to be able to answer the many queries of ‘when’ and ‘where’ there will be forthcoming live performances from Duncan and the band.

Thank you to the following venues for supporting this tour:

Thursday 5 September:  The Met, Bury
Friday 6 September:  Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
Saturday 7 September:  Ashburton Arts Centre, Devon
Sunday 8 September:  Chapel Arts, Bath
Monday 9 September:  Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
Tuesday 10 September:  Leicester Grammar School, Leicester
Wednesday 11 September:  The Sage, Gateshead
Thursday 12 September:  Reeth Memorial Hall, Reeth
Friday 13 September:  ‘Folk in the Barn’, Canterbury
Saturday 14 September:  The Fleece Inn, Evesham
Sunday 15 September:  Coronation Hall, Ulverston
Wednesday 18 September:  Glassel Hall, Aberdeenshire
Thursday 19 September:  Glassel Hall, Aberdeenshire
Friday 20 September:  Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh.   **The Gathering
Saturday 21 September:  Cecil Sharp House, London

Box office details are available on our Live page.

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Duncan Chisholm Live

Watch this space for live performance information for 2019 to be announced very soon!

Eden Court Theatre Performance:  An Treas Suaile (The Third Wave)

On 27 January 2019, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness will host ‘An Treas Suaile’ (The Third Wave) which Duncan was commissioned to write with fellow musician Julie Fowlis.

Late on New Year’s Eve 1918, HMY Iolaire set sail from Kyle of Lochalsh carrying nearly 300 seamen home to the Isle of Lewis after the war.  The ship was lost at the entrance to Stornoway Harbour and 201 servicemen perished in one of the worst maritime disasters in modern British history.

Written to commemorate 100 years since the disaster, this is a deeply reflective audio-visual piece which has taken 12 months of research and writing.  It will feature newly composed music, traditional material and archive  recordings with onstage visuals and projected images.  The title and central concept refers to John Finlay MacLeod, who leapt overboard from the stricken Iolaire with a rope, and whose bravery saved many lives.

Full box office details are available on our Live page, here.

23 March 2018

We are delighted to let you know that Sandwood will be on general release, available to buy / stream / download, worldwide from Friday 27 April 2018.

For those of you who are keen to listen now, please do visit our ‘Shop’ where you can purchase the album in CD or download format.

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