Presented by… fulllogo3

In the wordless communication that passes between Orcadian fiddler Catriona Price and Peebles harpist Esther Swift as they perform, the strength of their decade-long musical partnership, friendship and shared humour is evident. It’s this depth of connection, and tangible desire to have fun, that gives Twelfth Day its extra edge.

In their own words, this is not so much a duo, but a two person quartet. Their two distinctly different voices, the fiddle, and the pedal harp, build layer upon layer of a complex and ever-evolving sound, rich with rhythm, harmony and texture.
Twelfth Day are happy to be hard to define. Classically trained, they bring outstanding technical ability as well as an adventurous mix of folk, jazz and classical influences to their compositions and arrangements – blended with the folklore and inspirations of their respective Scottish Highland and Lowland upbringings.

With their latest album Cracks in the Room, Twelfth Day show a new fierceness and strength. As young female artists the two have become increasingly aware of the lingering social stigmas around being an outspoken, self-employed woman. “It’s the elephant – or the crack – in the room; this unspoken thing.”

Esther and Catriona describe the title track Cracks as an “outcry” in response. This is a song about a woman trying to mould and cram herself into what’s expected of her; its rising hysteria brimming with the pair’s quietly wild humour. Cracks drags agonising internal struggles out into the light of day, and celebrates imperfection in all its beauty.

Events Calendar

December 2018

Jan »
MTWTFSS
262728293012
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31123456

January 2019

« DecFeb »
MTWTFSS
31123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123

February 2019

« JanMar »
MTWTFSS
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728123

March 2019

« FebApr »
MTWTFSS
25262728123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

April 2019

« Mar
MTWTFSS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293012345