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Kristan Harvey & Tina Jordan Rees

 Saturday October 6th 7pm

@ The Reel

Free entry

2011 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the year, fiddle player Kristan Harvey is from Birsay in Orkney. She has recently graduated from the RSAMD (now RCS) in Glasgow with an honours degree in classical violin. Since winning the competition in January, Kristan has been lucky enough to perform at events and concerts throughout Scotland including The Orkney Folk Festival, BLAS, The Scottish Fiddle Festival and the Gordon Duncan Memorial Concert in Perth Concert Hall, as well as securing a nomination for ‘Best Up and Coming’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.  In September 2011, Kristan made her live television debut, performing as a soloist alongside the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the Last Night of the Proms in Caird Hall. Having performed at festivals throughout Scotland and further afield, she is currently enjoying playing with the new and exciting band ‘The Sanna’.

Tina Jordan Rees grew up in Lancashire where she began her journey in music and dance. She plays piano, flute and tin whistle as well as being an Irish dancer. She studied classical piano to a high standard before moving onto traditional Irish piano in her teenage years. At age fifteen she began to learn the wooden flute and was already playing in sessions on the tin whistle. She was a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2011 and also holds All Britain Comhaltas Senior Traditional Piano Champion titles. Tina studied at the University of Limerick on the BA Irish Music and dance before transferring to the RSAMD in Glasgow to complete her degree with a BA (Hons) Scottish Music. She loves to play music for Irish dance and has played for many competitions, displays and shows and is currently making an Irish dance album. Tina is a keen composer and she features many of her own compositions in the music that she performs. In 2011 alone Tina’s music and dance took her to perform across Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Russia.

Kristan and Tina decided to unite as a duo after playing together on the 2011 Young Trad Tour of Scotland. With such different styles and musical backgrounds they create a fiddle and piano sound which is new and exciting and also include Irish dance in their performances. As well as having a successful musical partnership they are very good friends and currently live together in Glasgow where they come up with most of their duo material. At the end of 2011 the pair were delighted to be accepted onto the Live Music Now scheme and are now looking forward to the experiences ahead in 2012.

7 pm Saturday October 6th Free Entry