Sound of Jura is excited to announce that it’s back with more live music on Jura for the 2015 season. The first show this year combines traditional Scots songs from a rising star on the Scottish folk scene with the long awaited Sound of Jura debut of two highly popular alumni of Jura’s musical melting pot. Borders-born Kirsty Law has grown up learning traditional songs, mainly in the Scots dialect. She now combines this with her strong interests in songwriting and poetry which has lead to exciting collaboration and her own self penned work, inspired by the ideas and forms she finds within the tradition. She has now launched into a career of performing and writing, fast becoming noticed as a talent to watch.
Starting ‘The Kirsty Law Band’ where she is accompanied by Rona Wilkie (BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2012) and Marit Falt (Vamm) they create a sound which is charged and exciting whilst resonating with stories, forms and melodies that have withstood the test of time. No lesser figure than the estimable Karine Polwart describes Kirsty Law thus: “Beautiful and feisty… it’s a joy to hear a young singer and writer in Scots with such earthy and conversational character to her singing and songs… a young musician doing things her own way”
Craig Rozga & Neil Gow need no introduction to Jura and Islay audiences. Last seen as a duo at the 2009 Jura Music Festival’s Sunday night concert, this pairing combines understated and intricate acoustic guitar playing with what is genuinely one of the great voices currently to be heard on the West Coast. Neil Gow is a songwriter and guitarist whose music perfectly complements the measured and involving voice of Craig Rozga. Known to many as one third of Jura’s Pete Smoke and the Roaches, this duo gives us something original and special.
The concert will take place in Jura Hall on 17 April 2015, doors open 20:30. Tickets for the gig are £12 on the door, and can also be bought in advance at www.soundofjura.com.tickets.htm. If you’re on the island and able to get to the Jura Pub, you can also pick up tickets there for the special price of £10 up to a few nights before the concert.