Performance:
Wed 29 Sep 2021, 7.30pm
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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.

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.

The duo have created 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.

"genre-blending style that is both edgy and inventive. . . ." ★★★★ The Guardian 

“Unconventional yet completely open” Clash 

“Right up my street” Tom Robinson, 6 Music 

Image credit: Jannica Honey.