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Free Fringe Music (National Museum Of Scotland)

By | Published on Saturday 19 August 2017

Today I saw exceptional live, traditional music for free at the Museum’s lunchtime series (different each day) from a fiddle, piano and step dance duo! Fiddler Kristan Harvey is a former BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year winner and composer, while step dancer and pianist Tina Rees was a runner-up. I was entranced by their musicianship – they were very tight as a duo and interacted well, yet were fine soloists too. Orcadian Harvey played ‘Scapa Flow’ in homage to her island home, and composer Rees entertained with one of her own lovely compositions before leaving the piano to perform an accomplished Irish step dance. This year’s theme is the ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites’ exhibition – perfect for visitors, and the standard is high.

National Museum Of Scotland, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]