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Music: Twelfth Day

Be swept away by the talent and musicianship of Twelfth Day when Orcadian fiddler Catriona Price and Peebles harpist Esther Swift make their Rosehill debut, performing in Messel's Bar as part of our Club Messel series.

In the wordless communication that passes between the two as they perform, the strength of their decade-long musical partnership, friendship and shared humour is evident. It's this depth of connection, and tangible desire to have fun, that gives Twelfth Day its extra edge.

This is not so much a duo but a two-person quartet. Their two distinctly different voices, the fiddle and the pedal harp build layer on layer of a complex and ever-evolving sound, rich with rhythm, harmony and textre.

They are happy to be hard to define. Classically trained, they bring outstanding technical ability as well as an adventurous mix of folk, jazz, pop and classical influences to their compositions and arrangements - blended with the folklore and inspirations of their respective Scottish Highland and Lowland upbringings.

Twelfth Day's latest album, Cracks in the Room, produced by legendary English folk musician Chris Wood and mixed in the USA by Oz Fritz (Tom Waits), is their most honest, raw and exciting work yet.

A boldly brilliant record, suffused with dark humour and wildly inventive musicianship ★★★★★
fRoots

Genre-blending style that is both edgy and inventive... A bold, intriguing set ★★★★
The Guardian

Challenging, virtuosic music that is far more than the sum of its parts ★★★★
The Skinny

One of the most rewarding listening experiences to be placed before an audience this year
Folk Radio UK

They're absolutely being themselves... The album is so varies. It takes you by surprise... Every track is something different
Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Record Review

Lovely new record... quirky and unusual
Stuart Maconie, BBC 6 Music

Watch the official video for Cracks

Performance times and tickets

  • Saturday 27 April • 8pm
  • Tickets £12
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