Celtic Connections preview: what do you get when you cross Danny MacAskill with a folk orchestra?
Fiona Shepherd talks to stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill and Grit Orchestra conductor Greg Lawson about one of this year’s unlikeliest gigs, and why tearing up the rule book was the only way to make it work.
In total, the Grit Orchestra has spent about four hours on a public stage and, by its conductor Greg Lawson’s reckoning, about 12 hours in rehearsal. But this 75-piece cross-section of Scotland’s classical, jazz and folk fraternities has already made an indelible mark on the country’s cultural psyche since debuting Lawson’s stunning orchestral arrangement of trailblazing fusion piper... read more
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