Session A9 with Kris Drever
Friday 29th January 2010, 9.00pm
Although famed first and foremost as a fiddle band, the Scottish supergroup Session A9 are much more besides. Alongside their four-man frontline of Charlie McKerron, Adam Sutherland, Kevin Henderson and Gordon Gunn (drawn from such leading acts as Capercaillie, the Peatbog Faeries and Fiddlers’ Bid), their line-up also comprises piano, guitar, percussion and vocals, making music as exquisitely accomplished as it’s viscerally exciting.
Having added 2008’s Instrumentalist of the Year title at the Scots Trad Music Award to his collection of major accolades, the spellbinding singer, songwriter, guitarist and ex-Session A9 member Kris Drever tonight launches his hotly-anticipated second solo album, Mark the Hard Earth. As well as his own set, featuring sundry special guests on new original songs and freshly-worked material by Sandy Wright, Boo Hewerdine and Hamish Henderson, he’s sure to join his former bandmates for a number or two…