Perthshire fiddler and singer Patsy Reid is one of the most admired musicians in the UK. We were thrilled to welcome Patsy to the Arts Club following the release of this year's highly acclaimed solo album The Brightest Path.
In the last couple of years, the former Breabach fiddle player has performed extensively with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 winners Kathryn Tickell and Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, The Cecil Sharp Project and Zakir Hussain's Pulse of the World. She also contributed violin, viola and cello to albums by Duncan Chisholm, Bella Hardy, the Treacherous Orchestra and Tim Edey, to name just a few.
Patsy now takes centre stage - accompanied by an equally accomplished band - to bring us tunes and songs from The Brightest Path, her first solo recording since 2008's rapturously received Bridging The Gap. The album features freshly recovered traditional Scottish melodies from the Atholl Collection, alongside self-penned and contemporary material that demonstrates Patsy's ability to virtually sing through her instrument. Combining skills and techniques from both folk and classical disciplines, Lau's Aidan O'Rourke describes her as having "an accuracy and tone that many fiddlers only dream of. She has truly mastered her instrument."
Patsy will be joined by Matheu Watson on guitar and mandolin, Alistair Iain Paterson on piano and Signy Jakobsdottir on percussion.
***** “A glorious musician playing with soul and integrity.” fROOTS
**** "A profound example of the emotional riches in contemporary music making." Scotland on Sunday