Ceòl ’s Craic Host Gaelic­tron­ica Even­ing

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

On Satur­day June 17 in the Cen­tre for Con­tem­po­rary Arts on Sauchiehall Street, Ceòl ’s Craic’s an­nual Gaelic­tron­ica event will com­bine Gaelic vo­cal and in­stru­men­tal mu­sic with cut­ting-edge elec­tron­ica to cre­ate a unique fu­sion of tra­di­tional, am­bi­ent, and dance sounds.

When the doors open at 8pm, the night will be­gin with a DJ set by Dok­tor Robert. Three fur­ther acts will fea­ture through­out the even­ing: Whyte, Ela Or­leans, and Inyal. Whyte made their de­but at the first Gaelic­tron­ica event in 2016.

Com­poser Ross Whyte and vo­cal­ist Alas­dair Whyte were brought to­gether by Ceòl ’s Craic and com­mis­sioned to cre­ate ex­per­i­men­tal treat­ments of an­cient Gaelic songs.

In the in­ter­ven­ing months, they have recorded and re­leased their first al­bum – and this ap­pear­ance will mark the end of their Scot­tish tour.

Ela Or­leans is a Pol­ish com­poser, multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist and singer who uses syn­the­sis­ers, gui­tar, vi­o­lin and pi­ano to cre­ate di­verse and multi-lay­ered mu­sic. She has per­formed in­ter­na­tion­ally to great ac­claim and fa­mous fans in­clude Thurston Moore, Tim Burgess, David Lynch, Ian Rankin and Steven Pas­tel.

Inyal are es­tab­lish­ing a rep­u­ta­tion as a phe­nom­e­nal live act – layering sub­tle elec­tron­ics and twisted beats with in­tri­cate fid­dle and pipes.

The band started 2017 with a spec­tac­u­lar Celtic Con­nec­tions show at Glas­gow’s Old Fruit­mar­ket and shortly af­ter their ap­pear­ance at Ceòl ’s Craic they will head north to take to the main stage at this year’s He­bcelt fes­ti­val. Tick­ets for this non-seated, over-18s event are £10 and can be ob­tained by email­ing info@ce­olscraic.org.

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