Marit and Rona

Marit and Rona
Marit Fält and Rona Wilkie explore the rarely probed similarities between Scandinavian and Scottish Highland tunes – colouring them with songs from both traditions.

Location: Chinley Community Centre
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Date: 15 March 2014
Start Time: Doors 19:30, show 20:00

Their music is playful, borderless and thrilling. It glides from evocative near-classical movements through elegant polskas to buoyant reels, brought to life by Rona’s multi-personality fiddle virtuosity and Marit’s breathtaking mastery of the versatile låtmandola. Marit and Rona won the coveted Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival 2012, and Rona was named BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year.

“The way that the Gaelic and Norwegian and Swedish languages are sung is very similar, and the melodies of the languages are similar as well. But we’re also exploring the differences in the music – in the tempos, time signatures and even the tone of the instruments.” – Rona