On-Line Talk: Orcadians of Hudson Bay (Talk)

By Graham Rorie

Orcadian fiddle and mandolin player Graham Rorie is an award-winning folk musician based in Glasgow. A finalist in the 2021 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year and graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Traditional Music Degree, Graham has been making a name for himself as a performer, composer, session musician and producer.

In his latest project, Graham brought together a selection of Glasgow based musicians to present a suite of newly-composed music inspired by his fellow Orcadians who travelled to northern Canada to work for the Hudson’s Bay Company during the 18th and 19th centuries. The premier of this new work took place at Celtic Connections 2020, with a sold-out headline show incorporating collaborations with Quebec’s Le Vent Du Nord. ‘The Orcadians of Hudson Bay’ was nominated for ‘Original Work of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards and will be released in album form in Spring 2021.

Join Graham Rorie as he talks about his inspiration for his latest composition and how he turned his local history into an acclaimed suite of music.

• Tickets cost £5 plus booking fee
• 20% off for JRS members
Available from https://www.citizenticket.co.uk/event/orcadians-of-hudson-bay-talk/

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  • Wednesday 26th May 2021
  • 07:00pm - 08:15pm
  • On-Line
On-Line Talk: Orcadians of Hudson Bay (Talk)