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Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen

Dunoon Burgh Hall, 195 Argyll Street, Dunoon

“Celebrating 25 years of critically acclaimed musical partnership, Fraser Fifield (Ignition Trad Award 2015) and Graeme Stephen (Innovation Award 2013 & Instrumentalist of the Year 2011) blend a worldwide range of musical influences through a Scottish cultural filter, blurring genre distinctions. Graeme’s guitar provides the perfect foil for Fifield’s low whistle, saxophone, bagpipes, kaval, cajon and compositions. Together they make a truly original sound, exploratory by nature, rooted in Scottish tradition. The versatility of both musicians has led to a long and colourful list of musical collaborations with respected artists in Scotland and internationally.

Recently, Graeme has been re-scoring and performing a range of classic silent films while Fraser’s recently released 8th studio album, ‘Piobaireachd/Pipe Music’, has received extensive airplay and glowing reviews.

Reviews

“Fraser Fifield and Graeme Stephen’s set travelled from the Celtic countries, with Fifield’s super-fluent and expressive low whistle playing borne on Stephen’s keenly inventive guitar rhythms, to suggestions of the cafes of Andalusia and gypsy weddings of eastern Europe and back via ruggedly riffing pipes and guitar, all the while retaining the spontaneity of the jazz ethos” – (Rob Adams, The Herald)

“Stephen and Fifield have been playing together for many years and know each other’s music and style intimately; together they produce some remarkable music.” (London Jazz News)

Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen

Cat Strand, New Galloway, DG7 3RN, New Galloway

Fraser Fifield and Graeme Stephen are well known in folk and jazz circles in their native Scotland as musicians with a unique sound and approach. Both originate in the North-East part of the country and have worked together since their early 20s, honing a unique mix of tradition and improvisation with live electronics and instrumental virtuosity.

"super-fluent and expressive low whistle playing borne on Stephen's keenly inventive guitar rhythms, suggestions of the cafes of Andalusia and gypsy weddings of eastern Europe, all the while retaining the spontaneity of the jazz ethos" Herald

Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen

Tolbooth, Stirling

Celebrating 25 years of critically acclaimed musical partnership, Fraser Fifield (Ignition Trad Award 2015) and Graeme Stephen (Innovation Award 2013 & Instrumentalist of the Year 2011) blend a worldwide range of musical influences through a Scottish cultural filter, blurring genre distinctions. The versatility of both musicians has led to a long and colourful list of musical collaborations with respected artists in Scotland and internationally. Recently Graeme has been re-scoring and performing a range of classic silent films while Fraser’s recently released 8th studio album, ‘Piobaireachd/Pipe Music’, has received extensive airplay and glowing reviews. Graeme’s guitar provides the perfect foil for Fifield’s low whistle, saxophone, bagpipes, kaval, cajon and compositions. Together they make a truly original sound, exploratory by nature, rooted in Scottish tradition.

“Fraser Fifield and Graeme Stephen’s set travelled from the Celtic countries, with Fifield’s super-fluent and expressive low whistle playing borne on Stephen’s keenly inventive guitar rhythms, to suggestions of the cafes of Andalusia and gypsy weddings of eastern Europe and back via ruggedly riffing pipes and guitar, all the while retaining the spontaneity of the jazz ethos” – (Rob Adams, The Herald)

This is a cabaret show, with limited capacity, ensuring a special intimate performance.