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America, Come is a new work from Aoife O'Donovan, which explores Women’s Suffrage movement and passing of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution - giving women the right to vote - and the struggle that continues today, as voter suppression and disenchantment is still rampant. The piece uses inspiration from the lives, letters and speeches of Carrie Chapman Catt and Woodrow Wilson and was originally commissioned by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and arranged by Tanner Porter.
Lau comprises Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) and together they effortlessly bridge the seemingly diametrically opposed worlds of acoustic folk tradition and post rock – electronics. Lau quickly burst out of the undergrowth into groundbreaking terrain. Since then Lau has not merely become one of the great success stories of the last decade – and a barometer of the fast-changing and increasingly all-embracing face of British folk music – it is now a by-word for an exceptionally creative community, inspiring a boldly varied and richly colourful array of offshoot bands and projects wielding daring ideas with a myriad of musical styles and unlikely collaborators.
Described by one critic as “a phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity”, Maeve Gilchrist has taken the Celtic (lever) harp to new levels of performance and visibility. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Maeve‘s innovative approach to her instrument stretches its harmonic limits and improvisational possibilities. She is as at home as a soloist with an internationally renowned orchestra as she is playing with a traditional Irish folk group or using electronic augmentation in a more contemporary, improvisatory setting.
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Seated. Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets £29.68, £24.64, £18.80, £11.20 (incl. booking fee)