Fiddler on the Road: Isla Ratcliff’s Tour of Scotland

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Image Elly Lucas

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Isla Ratcliff

From: 12 Apr 2023

To: 5 May 2023

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Scottish fiddler and singer Isla Ratcliff is setting off on her first headline solo tour across Scotland, showcasing material from her debut album The Castalia, which features both traditional and self-penned tunes inspired by time spent in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She says, ‘The music on the album is all about bringing people together, and it celebrates the power of music in doing so.’

A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Oxford University, Isla was a semi-finalist in the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2022 competition and was nominated for Up and Coming Artist of the Year 2022 at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. She has performed at Celtic Connections, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the BBC Proms and is accompanied on the tour by Ellen Gira (cello) and Iona Reid (piano).

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