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Thankyou to everyone who helped us reach our kickstarter goal!

With thanks to you, we can now get our new album ‘Cross The Line’ out into the world! We really could not have achieved this without your support and generosity – a massive thankyou from Fara! Here we are at Heb Celt Festival, having just received the good news with a Cheeky Vimto in hand. CHEERS!

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Fara’s new album – Cross The Line – coming soon!

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We’ve nearly finished our album, Cross The Line and we just need a little push to get it finished. Please have a look at our kickstarter page there are rewards which start at a digital download of the album. Thankyou!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/356426711/fara-album-cross-the-line/widget/video.html

 

A beautiful film – Silence of our Alpine

Beautifully shot film by Ross Mackay from Stash Media. It is shot around the mountain Treble Cone Ski Area in New Zealand. I was delighted when he asked if he could used my piece, ‘Maxwell’s Light’. The film has been skill-fully edited so that it mirrors the music really closely.

Maxwell’s Light was originally commissioned by Orkney Science Festival in celebration of the scientist, James Clerk Maxwell and is featured on their Album, “Music for Maxwell“.

I really enjoyed learning more about Maxwell and his accomplishments. I was asked to explore the abstract territory that Maxwell worked in – the territory of darkness and light and of abstract form.

 

 

Leap for a Laugh – Paragon music

Paragon are making funny videos to raise the profile and raise money so they can continue delivering music/dance workshops

Paragon are an inclusive music company inspiring people to create and perform their own music. Raising people’s self belief and aspirations through music making and dance.

For this video, I asked my friends (Mike, Kenny, Ninian and Diljeet) to send me a video of themselves playing any note(s)/ noise in the key of C. Nobody heard what anybody else did and this was the result when put together! I hope you like!

If anyone would you like to donate – you can here https://www.justgiving.com/Jennifer-Austin4

Strathspey and Surreal live Video from Celtic Connections

21 brilliant fiddlers perform 4 brand new pieces of music at Celtic Connections, conducted by Dave Milligan. Here is the LIVE video of the performance during January 2016. Hope you enjoy the video! The pieces are:

Disassembled by Jenn Austin
100 Days by Aidan O’Rourke
For A That Variation by Shona Mooney
Deil Amang the Fiddlers by Simon Thoumire

I wrote a blog on what my piece, “Disassembled” is all about here

The “Disassembled” whole score can be downloaded below (the piece is in 4 parts)

  1. Dramtime and The Swell in Ardtoe
  2. Disassembled
  3. Little Auk for Mum
  4. Lulu and the Girls of Rumster and Freckles

Little Auk for Mum

One of six tunes from my ‘Disassembled’ piece written for the Strathspey and Surreal, performed at Celtic Connections 2016.

The sheet music is available here Little Auk for Mum

I wrote a blog about what all the tunes were about here – jenniferaustin.co.uk/2016/01/20/str…and-surreal-2/

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The fiddlers!

The composers were (right to Left) Shona Mooney, Aidan O’Rourke, Simon Thoumire and myself. You can hear Simon’s piece here. The other pieces will be available soon too🙂

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The composers

photos by Louis DeCarlo