Electronic Gaelic band set to play at Oban cinema on Thursday
A GAELIC band with a twist are set to play at Oban Phoenix Cinema tonight (Thursday June 15), as part of their 2017 Scottish Tour.
Whyte is a two-piece band featuring electronic composer Ross Whyte and Gaelic singer-songwriter Alasdair Whyte.
Alasdair is from Mull, while Ross resides in Aberdeenshire.
The event will start at 8pm in Screen 1 and will feature songs from Whyte’s album Fairich.
The pair were recently crowned the Hands Up for Trad Nòs Ùr winners.
The band formed after they were commissioned by Ceòl ‘s Craic, who wanted to bring together artists from the fields of electronic and traditional music for a live performance.
The duo took inspiration from historic Gaelic songs and poetry, but they put their twist on it by creating ambient electronic arrangements to accompany it.
Following the event hosted by Ceòl ‘s Craic, Whyte continued to perform and, after a number of successful shows, the pair decided to release an album.
The tour follows the release of Whyte’s debut album, Fairich, which was launched on October 21, 2016.
They are playing a total of 11 gigs across Scotland, with Oban being the second last.
Following their performance in the town, which will feature projected visuals, Whyte will travel to the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow on June 17 for the tour finale.
Tickets are available online at www.obanphoenix.com, in person at the Oban Phoenix Cinema box office at 140 George Street, Oban, and by phone on 01631 562 905.