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The Secret North – Wick

June 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Secret North 

In January 2014, 6 musicians met for the first time in a remote studio in the highlands of Scotland. Having never played together before, for five days they immersed themselves in the creation of new music together, combining their different backgrounds and musical traditions to create something completely unique. Six days later they emerged and performed 5 concerts in Scotland, culminating in a show at Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. Thus, The Secret North was born.  

The Secret North brings together 6 world-class musicians from Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia in a cross-cultural celebration of new music that bridges the divide between folk and classical, the traditional and the avant-garde by combining ancient  instruments with new composition.


Donald Grant – Fiddle

Ailie Robertson – Harp

Sondre Meisfjord – Double Bass

Karen Tweed – Accordion

Brian Finnegan – Whistle, Flute

Marit Fält – Mandola

 As musical collaborations go, this is an extraordinary musical interchange. Individually, each member has carved out a reputation for not just mastering their chosen fields, but rising above, redefining and renewing the musical world they come from. In The Secret North, they come together to premiere 6 new compositions, written by each musician specifically for the ensemble, resulting in a concert of ear-opening new music, grounded in tradition, but shot through with the adrenaline of contemporary influences. This is music that is both ancient and utterly new.


Venue : Lyth Arts Centre, Lyth, Wick Scotland KW1 4UD
Info and tickets : 01955 641434


June 23, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lyth Arts Centre
Lyth Arts Centre
Lyth, Wick KW1 4UD United Kingdom
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01955 641434

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