Mill series reaches fantastic conclusion

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The last Mill Session of 2012 will be held on Wednesday, November 14.

It has been a wonderful series this year and is finishing up in style as part of the Up In The Air tour. That sees the return of Jonny Hardie on fiddle and guitar, Gavin Marwick on fiddle and Davy Cattanach on percussion and guitar.

This fiddle-led trio are back together 15 years after the initial release of their much loved Up In The Air album, a selection of traditional Scottish reels, jigs and airs largely taken from 19th-century collections, and given a modern setting and lightly mixed with other influences.

At that time Jonny and Davy were playing in the Aberdeenshire-based Old Blind Dogs and Gavin was with Glasgow’s Iron Horse. Both bands were flat out on the international and festival circuits but Up In The Air did manage a couple of UK tours and a clutch of festival appearances.

In 1999 Gavin and Jonny went on to record a second album together, The Blue Lamp. Currently they share the musician’s role in the award-winning play The Tailor of Inverness.

Gavin is now playing with Bellevue Rendezvous, Jonny is still touring the world with the Old Blind Dogs and Davy has been songwriting and performing with bands in the north-east. Jonny and Davy played at Celtic Connections this year with a new project called Catford. The trio have recorded a new album, Moonshine, to be launched on this tour.

It starts at 7.30pm in the Faed Gallery, the Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet. Tickets are £10, bookable in advance, from 01557 814458/814647.