From the Land of the Midnight Sun comes this hauntingly beautiful a-capella trio. Discover captivating, strong and magical music with arrangements filled with innovative rhythmical beats, power and humour as well as heart. Vanja Modigh draw from their rich Nordic folk heritage, mixing original material with their own arrangements of traditional songs in a new and authentic way. Vanja Modigh bring the colourful northern lights to their performance and create a sound that won’t leave anyone unmoved.
With pipers Jock Agnew and David Hannay, and readings by Mike Duguid.
William Nicholson (1782–1849) was born in Borgue. He was also known variously as "The Bard of Galloway" and the itinerant singer "Wandering Wull". His best writing makes distinctive use of his native Scots language and many of his works are in the form of song. He is probably best remembered today for "The Brownie of Blednoch".
George Fraser, a mountaineer from Gatehouse of Fleet, died in 1959 on expedition in the Himalayas during an attempt on Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful peaks in the Himalayas. George Fraser and his climbing partner Mike Harris were last seen through swirling mists moving strongly toward the summit, having apparently overcome the last difficult steps. They were not seen again ...
This project is about morphography, transfiguration, mapping, describing, showing and epitomising; it is about mountains, desire, emotion, before and after, landscape, drawing, moving, falling down, gravity, ecology and responsibility.