Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, guitar, keyboard, trumpet and the St. Magnus Cathedral organ gives traditional melodies a contemporary twist at this year’s St. Magnus festival in Orkney.
19/05/2004 :: The Nils Økland Trio will perform with Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley. The music is specially composed and combines Norwegian and Orcadian fiddle styles.
The St Magnus Festival is Orkney's annual celebration of the arts. Founded in 1977 by Orkney's distinguished resident composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the Festival has grown from small beginnings into one of Britain's most highly regarded and adventurous arts events.
The unique combination of world-class performance, community participation of the highest quality and the magic of Orkney at midsummer attracts audiences from throughout Britain and further afield; many return year after year.
Though musical events are at the heart of the artistic programme, the Festival also encompasses drama, dance, literature and the visual arts.
Peer Gynt will also visit this year’s festival:
The fantastic adventures of Norwegian folk hero Peer Gynt are brought to life in a wonderfully colourful adaptation of Ibsen's epic tale.
150 local actors, singers, dancers and instrumentalists, plus the musicians of Mr McFall's Chamber, take part in this spectacular music-theatre premiere.
Music by Kenneth Dempster to a libretto by Cengiz Saner (commissioned by St Magnus Festival with subsidy from the Scottish Arts Council and the RVW trust)
Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley with Nils Økland Trio
Tuesday 22nd June at 1.0 pm.
St. Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
Tickets £7; concession £5
Running time: 1 hour
Friday 18th June at 7.30 pm.
Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall
Tickets £8; concession £6
Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Box office 01856 871445