After fantastic touring in Norway and Austria I am set for a summer of music!
First stop is Cambridge Folk Festival 28 – 31 July where I’ll be running workshops in song and dance for young people. I’ll also be cheering on my musician pals who are gigging over the weekend. www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk
Rule Of Three are playing the legendary Hootananny in Inverness on Tue 2 August www.hootananny.co.uk
Followed by a return to the fantastic Ceilidh Place in Ulapool on Wed 3 August www.theceilidhplace.com
Then we travel the length of the country to appear at the magnificent Wickham Summer Festival 5-7 August, on the south coast. Looks like a dangerously good line up there! www.wickhamfestival.co.uk
Then it’s straight to Durham for the Folkworks Summer Schools and concerts. I’ll be leading mixed instruments, advanced band and specialist fiddle workshops and they’re letting me into the adult summer school this time, cant wait to see what goes on there. Border Fiddles concert on Fri 12 August tickets/info - http://t.co/tjNbYZP
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FIVE STARS! Vivacious, cleanly articulated fiddling…silvery, beautifully poised vocals. (The Scotsman)
Widely recognised to be one of the finest fiddlers in the country. (Perthshire Advertiser)
Destined to be a true star in the folk firmament. (MU Magazine)
Leading light of the new generation of Borders fiddle players, Lori grew up in Birgham, steeped in the music and song of the Scottish Borders. Her work on Borders fiddle playing with Tom Hughes, Bob Hobkirk, Wattie Robson and Jimmy Nagle has been a driving force in the current resurgence of Borders music along with the band Border Fiddles whose release in 2004 was a landmark recording for Borders music. Although Lori's musical roots lie firmly in the Borders, her understanding and interpretation of Scots and worldwide traditions is undeniably resonant.
A BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2002 and 2003 Finalist, Lori has toured extensively and broadcast on radio, television and the internet throughout Britain, Europe, Canada and the U.S.A.. Performing regularly with award-winning band Lori Watson and Rule Of Three, her self-produced debut was released in 2006 followed by Pleasure’s Coin in 2009, both on ISLE Music Scotland.
Alongside performance and research work, Lori’s tunes, songs, extended and experimental compositions are to the forefront of traditional music composition in Scotland. Burnsong Winner in 2007 and Celtic Colours Songhouse Writer in 2008, Lori has composed for theatre and chamber ensembles as well as her own performance groups including the Momentum Collective.
Lori is currently a lecturer, honours supervisor and performance examiner to Scottish Music degree students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), fiddle tutor for Newcastle University’s Folk and Traditional Music degree and a sought-after workshop leader for all levels.