Partickhill Musician in Residence, Sophie Rocks
Catriona and Esther challenge each other to challenge us. It can be heard in the way that they push their vocals far beyond the boundaries of what may be anticipated from two young women with high voices. It can be heard in the way the violin and harp surprise each other to drive the track somewhere new. It can be heard in the lyrics that invite us to reassess, reimagine, reinterpret.
Though Twelfth Day wear their rich and varied experience with pride – their folk roots, their classical training – they are more than a simple product, an exponent, of their practice. It is their inherent curiosity, their need to understand through experimentation, that compels them to reach for new ways and means.
It results in music that combines their technical proficiency and deep knowledge of their instruments with their desire to make soulful, meaningful and intuitive music, that you would expect from musicians who have grown up learning music by ear; passing, trading and improvising with musicians from other genres, other cultures.
“Challenging virtuosic music that is far more than the sum of its parts” – The Skinny
★ ★ ★ ★
“Edgy and inventive” – The Guardian
★ ★ ★ ★
“Boldy Brilliant.” – fRoots
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Tickets available at the club from any of the Rocks’