Two of Scotland’s finest composers and musicians, Angus Lyon and Duncan Lyall, embark on a double bill tour of ‘3G’ and ‘Infinite Reflections’ which originated as Celtic Connections Commissions in 2011 and 2012 respectively. In 2013 both Angus and Duncan combined their musical talents and bands to launch their albums of the commissions in a double bill concert at Celtic Connections Festival. This tour is the first live performances outwith Celtic Connections Festival.
Supported by Creative Scotland.
The work is a soundtrack to an infinite number of stories. While writing the music Duncan drew inspiration from memories, and cultural references that resonated with him. He explored experiences of friendship, adventure, surrealism, love, loss, determination, grit and happiness. Narrative is omitted in the hope that the audience will create a story of their own.
This new instrumental triptych 3G evokes the overlapping experiences of three generations, from grandfather to grandson, exploring the cyclical interplay of tradition and modernity. “The idea behind this music was to explore the notion that a lot of who you are comes from those who went before you. Like each generation of a family, these three parts of music have their own individual voices and ideas but are ultimately influenced by what’s happened before. So much has changed in the space of only a few generations and I wanted the music to represent that transition in the style and attitude of the different parts”
The artists involved in the tour will be:
Angus Lyon – Piano & Accordion,
Duncan Lyall – Double Bass & Bass Guitar,
Patsy Reid – Fiddle,
Innes Watson – Fiddle & Guitar,
Fraser Fifield – Sax and Whistles,
Ali Hutton – Pipes, Whistles & Guitar,
Alyn Cosker – Drums,
Iain Sandilands – Percussion
Chas MacKenzie – Guitars.