Rachel Sermanni, Chris Stout & Catriona McKay - Burns&Beyond 2020

Assembly Rooms - Ballroom

Following a sold-out performance ‘under the moon’ at Burns&Beyond 2019, Rachel Sermanni makes a welcome return for a special Opening Night Concert with the incredible Chris Stout & Catriona McKay.

Rachel Sermanni is a dynamic singer and songwriter whose performance and lyrics draw from a deep well of mystic lore, dreams, nature and the simple-complex experience of being human. A contemporary folk musician, influenced by a wealth of genres including jazz, rock, old-time and traditional.

Minimal, Murky, Magnificent’ – MOJOStately, Poetic, Rooted in the Traditional’ – CLASH 

It's hard to believe there's only two people on stage as Catriona McKay and Chris Stout weave their way between glorious soundscapes and music of breathtaking simplicity. Chris and Catriona have taken these most traditional of instruments and catapulted them into the contemporary world of music making. They have excited audiences all over the world with their own unique brand of music inspired by the traditions of their native Shetland Islands and Scotland.

This music knows no boundaries. In so many respects it defies categorisation while there is a purity and a heartfelt honesty that is true to the traditions Catriona and Chris have come from. Chris Stout & Catriona McKay were awarded Best Duo at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018.

‘Out of the world’- The Times, ‘Sonically exquisite' -The Guardian, ‘Breathtaking’ - fROOTS 

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