Elphinstone Institute: Alex Green Tin Whistle Festival Weekend - Claire Mann & Tom Oakes

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The Lemon Tree
5 West North Street
AB24 5AT

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Regarded as two of Scotland’s top flautists, Claire Mann and Tom Oakes also combine whistles, fiddle, and guitar as they join forces in this exciting and enthralling duo. Both have long-established careers having performed with many of Scotland’s top musicians: Claire, with bouzouki player, guitarist, and singer Aaron Jones (Old Blind Dogs), the quartet Litha, and her early collaboration with Aidan O’Rourke (LAU) in the band Tabache; Tom with celebrated Shetland fiddler Ross Couper, genre-bending pan Finnish act The Auvo Quartet, and new Scottish powerhouse, OBT.

In celebration of the musical legacy of North-East Tin Whistle virtuoso, Alex Green, this festival weekend brings together a unique combination of prolific traditional artists of diverse musical backgrounds, each of whom exemplify the rich musicality and stylistic flexibility of whistle playing traditions. Featuring evening concerts with tin whistle legends Mary Bergin and Cathal McConnell, and contemporary artists including Fred Morrison and Claire Mann, this festival weekend offers something for everyone, with a young people’s lunch time concert, a series of day time talks, tin whistle workshops at all levels, and informal traditional sessions.

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