Furness Tradition Concert Programme

Duncan Chisolm

Sunday 15 September 7.30 pm in the Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston

One of the most accomplished and authentic interpreters of traditional Highland music, Duncan Chisholm’s music is elegant, trancelike and tender, laced with strokes of genius. The correlation between music and the natural world lies at the heart of what inspires Duncan, and the elements that make the Highlands of Scotland such a unique canvas have been the main force and motivation behind his music in recent years. The set list will present music from Duncan’s new album – Sandwood – which is inspired by the bay that rightfully lays claim to hold the finest yet least accessible beach in Scotland. Sandwood is situated within the far reaches of the north west coast of Sutherland, and is a natural masterpiece; a true paradise that sits within a basin of peatlands waiting to be discovered by those willing to trek wild. Two years of imagining, writing and production have resulted in Duncan capturing this wild place musically and making it the focus of his latest album of fiddle music.

Duncan’s previous visit to Ulverston was one of our most popular concerts and is bound to sell well.

Tickets – £15 – are available from the Coronation Hall box office telephone 01229 587140 or online

Blazin’ Fiddles

Thursday 28 November 8 pm in the Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston

Furness Tradition proudly presents the return of Blazin’ Fiddles to the Coro on their 20th anniversary year! Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements and you’ve got the award winning Blazin’ Fiddles on your hands. And they are Blazin’, in the past decade no other band has quite captured Scottish fiddle music’s variety, energy and sensitivity like Blazin’ Fiddles have. Like rare single malts, each member of Blazin’ Fiddles draws the distinct flavour of music from their part of the Highlands and Islands. Blending solo and ensemble sets, aged with the occasional insightful tale, they all come together in a fiery blend to excite your senses. From remote village halls to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, fiddlers Jenna Reid, Bruce MacGregor, Rua Macmillan and Kristan Harvey are joined by Anna Massie on guitar/fiddle and Angus Lyon on piano to deliver a musically intoxicating evening for all.  

Early Bird Tickets are £16 until 1st October and then £18. They are available from the Coronation Hall box office telephone 01229 587140 or online

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