Tuva Syvertsen 

Knut Reiersrud 

Ale Moller 

Olle Linder 

Aly Bain 

Fraser Fifield 

...a.k.a 'Northern Celtic Routes' 

28 January 2018  8:00PM

Old Fruitmarket

"The ongoing concert/recording series Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic, launched in 2013 by German label ACT Music (motto: “music for open ears and an open mind”), brings together bespoke cross-genre line-ups to make new music together, with 2016’s Vol.VI, ‘Celtic Roots’, originally appointing the formidable Scottish/Nordic team reassembled here. Swedish multi-instrumentalist genius and musical director Ale Möller’s choice of cohorts included compatriot Olle Linder (percussion/double bass), our own Aly Bain and Fraser Fifield, and Norway’s Tuva Syvertsen ( vocals/Hardingfele/harmonium) and Knut Reiersrud (guitars/lap steel/harmonica). Retracing Celtic music’s paths across European culture, and across the Pond to influence US folk and jazz, the sextet reinterpret such time-honoured material as Celtic/Appalachian murder-ballad ‘Two Sisters’, Leadbelly classic ‘In the Pines’ and ancient piobaireachd ‘Lament for the Children’ ".