This key concert of Niteworks with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (SSO) was rescheduled from January due to the Covid restrictions, as part of Celtic Connections 2022.
I first heard Niteworks from Skye supporting the Grit orchestra for their Bothy Culture concert at the Hydro, at Celtic Connections music festival in 2018 and was impressed with their music.
Gaelic singers Sian sang perfect and engrossing vocal harmonies. The Gaelic voice offers such a unique experience, with lilting emotion, both soft and poignant. They were backed by Innes White on guitar.
worked with composer and the (BBC SSO) to create a one off concert with orchestral versions of the Skye band’s genre-bending music,
Niteworks performed with full on energy - and clearly enjoyed the treat of having the full orchestra, to enrich and complement their sound. The band were joined on stage by a line up of quality singers – Beth Maledin sang a moving interpretation of the English traditional song John Riley, followed by the renowned Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes.
At the front of the stage were a young, dancing and standing audience. An immersive, joyous and highly entertaining evening:
I enjoyed incredible musicianship, beautiful singers and innovative new compositions!
and the Kinnaris Quintet and
(**This concert was filmed so hoping it will be shown on BBC Scotland)