Westward the Light
Festivals, UK venue appearances, international touring, workshops
Westward The Light is a remarkable new band, a collaboration between piano/fiddle duo Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalists 2017), fiddle and viola player Sally Simpson (Catriona Hawksworth and Sally Simpson, Heisk), and guitarist and vocalist Owen Sinclair (Tanara, Inyal).
This band is the result of years of collaboration in a range of settings. Westward The Light a vessel for the members of the group to bring together an expansive knowledge of Scottish folk style, ethos and culture, isolating and expanding on significant themes to create a new expression of an age-old sound
On fiddle, viola, vocals, piano, and guitar, the quartet creates a sound reflective of upbringings immersed in the nature and landscapes of Scotland. Elements of melodies are highlighted and explored by a varied instrumentation, audiences taken on an aural journey of Scottish sentiment, weather, culture and modernity.
The band have spent the past two years gigging in Scotland, refining their music and building an engaged following. 2020 will see the release of their debut album, and a significant increase in their live activity.
2020 Booking Dates TBA
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Houseconcert, Ripon- 10th August 2019
Acoustic Music Centre @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh- 11th August 2019
Gairloch Village Hall, Gairloch- 12th August 2019
The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool- 13th August 2019
Houseconcert, Kiltarlity- 15th August 2019
St Mary’s Space, Appin- 16th August 2019
Mackintosh Club, Helensburgh- 26th Sept 2019
Coquetdale Music Trust, Thropton- 27th Sept 2019
Spott Sessions, Spott Village Hall- 28th Sept 2019
Crafts and Things, Glencoe- 4th October 2019
Plockton High School, Plockton- 5th October 2019