Adam Sutherland Band at the Ceilidh Place Venue, UllapoolFood and drink
17 March 20:30 - 22:30
'Trademark melodic touch...and gift for groove'
4**** The Scotsman
Tickets £15 from the Ceilidh Place Reception (01854 612 103)
Adam Sutherland Music (Treacherous Orchestra/Session A9/Croft No 5) is one of Scotland’s most singularly gifted fiddlers.
Entering a new phase of creativity, Adam launched his much awaited second album 'Some other land' at Celtic Connections 2018. As with his first album Squall (recorded live here at the Ceilidh Place) acclaimed for novelty and experimentation, all tunes are self-penned and in this case mostly gleaned from dreams.
Widely recognised for his high energy, captivating performances, Adam has drawn together a genre-spanning quintet to showcase his all-new original compositions. Solidly under-pinned by John Paul Speirs and Iain Copeland on bass and drums, Adam's melodies are aided in texture and shape by John Somerville Music on accordion, Marc Clement on guitar and Hamish Napier Music on keys.
Winner of Composer of the Year at the Scots Trad Awards 2017 and never afraid to wear his influences on his sleeve, Sutherland's unique arrangements range from frenetic Scottish reels, through early 20th century jazz shapes to subtly Balkan diversions. This six-piece combine to deliver an evening of musicality that ranges from heart-warming to heart-rending, spine-tingling to spellbinding.