October 09, 2022
Start time - 19:30
The Rum Shack
Twelfth Day at The Rum Shack
Why limit yourself to a label? That’s the mantra of Twelfth Day – Catriona Price and Esther Swift, two young Scottish virtuosos who offer a musically ground- breaking amalgam of chamber music, Scottish folk music, jazz-funk and electronica.
Though Twelfth Day wear their rich and varied experience with pride – their folk roots, their classical training – this duo are more than a simple product, an exponent,
of their practice. It is their inherent curiosity, their need to understand through experimentation, that compels them to create their unique,
genre-bending music. Catriona and Esther challenge each other to challenge the listener. It can be heard in the way that they push their vocals far beyond the boundaries of what may be anticipated. It can be heard in the way the violin and harp surprise each other to drive the track somewhere new. It can be heard in the lyrics that invite to reassess, reimagine, reinterpret.
Their latest album. Face To Face (2019) was nominated in the ‘Innovation in New Traditional Music’ category in the 2020 Scottish Awards for New Music. It picks up where Cracks In The Room (2017) left off, continuing to confront societal conventions by exploring a wealth of urgent current issues, such as gender roles, power balance and the challenges of working in the arts as a young woman; the threat of climate change and society’s reluctance to act; and the struggles of mental health.
Multi vocal harmonies, layered strings and recording sessions at Scotland’s famous Castlesound Studios and the Reid Concert Hall in Edinburgh has resulted in a varied and innovative compendium of songs which will inevitably draw comparisons to Hannah Peel, Stealing Sheep, Haiku Salut, Lisa Knapp, Bjork… well-crafted songs that take their influences from a multitude of places and performers and lodge themselves firmly in the ears and brain.
Musically, Face To Face breaks new ground for both duo and listener. It’s the first record where Twelfth Day are joined by drums and double bass, enjoying the opportunity to further their own skills and give their music a new energy with drummer John Lowrie and bassist Andrew Robb.
…….. The Guardian “genre-blending style that is both edgy and inventive. . . .”
Clash “Unconventional yet completely open”
Tom Robinson, 6 Music “Right up my street”
Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 “instantly addictive”
………. fRoots “a boldly brilliant record, suffused with dark humour and wildly inventive musicianship”
…….. The Skinny “challenging, virtuosic music that is far more than the sum of its parts”
Folk Radio UK “one of the most rewarding listening experiences to be placed before an audience this
Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Record Review “they’re absolutely being themselves. . .The album is so varied. It takes you by surprise. . .Every track is something different.”
The Rum Shack
The Dancehall at The Rum Shack is a 200 capacity venue in the heart of Glasgow's Southside. Over 18's Only 657-659 Pollokhsaws Rd Glasgow G41 2AB CONTACT US 0141 237 4432 [email protected] OPENING HOURS BAR Mon-Thurs 4pm-Midnight Fri, Sat, Sun Noon-Midnight KITCHEN Open daily. Last orders 9.30pm
Address - 657-659 Pollokhsaws Rd, Glasgow, G41 2AB
Phone no - 0141 237 4432
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