Boreas, a collaboration of traditional musicians from Scotland and Norway, bring their unique style to Eyemouth Hippodrome this weekend.
The four piece group includes Lori Watson, who hails from Berwickshire and started her musical career in The Small Hall Band. Lori is the first doctor of artistic research in Scottish Music having completed her PhD in contemporary Traditional music practice. She has released several critically acclaimed albums under her own name and with trio Rule of Three; her songwriting and compositions exploring tradition and innovation.
Lori began working with fellow Boreas musician Britt Pernill Frøholm from Hornindal, Norway, and it wasn’t long before they were joined by award winning accordionist Irene Tillung from Voss and Rachel Newton from Edinburgh.
Britt Pernille Frøholm has released several albums and frequently works across genres including solo traditional music on Hardanger fiddle (National Champion 2014), folk bands, electroacoustic compositions, collaboration with contemporary composers and free-improvising big band.
Irene Tillung is a versatile musician with a background in classical/contemporary and traditional music. She has released several award winning albums and has composed several commissioned works, one of them for Førde Folk Music Festival in 2009.
Singer and harpist Rachel Newton regularly tours with The Shee, The Furrow Collective and the Emily Portman Trio. Her solo albums The Shadowside and Changeling (2014) earned critical acclaim and nominations for Album of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards.
Boreas have a passion for new and experimental forms of traditional music creating a unique expression based on Norwegian and Scottish folk music. They seek to emphasise old traditions and shared musical aspects, while exploring the spaces between their different yet connected cultures, their debut album Ahoy Hoy, spanning the North Sea between Scotland and Norway.
Boreas will be at Eyemouth Hippodrome on Saturday, February 6, 8pm. Tickets £12, www.eyemouthhippodrome.org (01890750099)