Stornoway

The Oban Times - - Dis­tricts -

SCOT­LAND’S West High­land Line – dubbed ‘…the most beau­ti­ful rail jour­ney on Earth…’ – will be alive to the sound of a Nordic-in­spired pro­gramme of mu­sic per­formed by two mu­si­cians from Scot­land’s na­tional orches­tra next week.

The ScotRail Al­liance said that vi­o­lin­ist Kather­ine Wren and vi­o­list David Martin, from the Royal Scot­tish Na­tional Orches­tra (RSNO), had per­formed two spe­cial con­certs along the West High­land Line, on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day, June 6 and 7.

Mallaig, the ter­mi­nus of the route which was voted ‘most beau­ti­ful rail jour­ney on Earth’ three times by read­ers of Wan­der­lust magazine, played host to the first per­for­mance, which fea­tures a col­lec­tion of mu­sic de­vel­oped by Kather­ine dur­ing her year-long sab­bat­i­cal where she vis­ited Scot­land’s north­ern isles, The Faroes, Green­land and Ice­land.

Cri­an­larich saw the sec­ond. Both recitals will fea­ture mu­sic from tal­ented strings play­ers, per­form­ing from their Nordic vi­ola reper­toire. The events were hosted by the West High­lands Com­mu­nity Rail Part­ner­ship, sup­ported by the ScotRail Al­liance.

The con­cert is one of five across Scot­land hosted by lo­cal com­mu­nity rail part­ner­ships (CRPs), who vol­un­teer their time to pro­mote and im­prove their lo­cal rail­way line.

The West High­lands CRP cov­ers the line be­tween Cri­an­larich and Mallaig.

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