Alison McMorland and Geordie McIntyre in Concert
Two of Scotland's premier singers will make a rare Ithaca apperance, bringing an evocative mix of traditional and original songs.
Alison McMorland and Geordie McIntyre perform extensively at festivals and workshops throughout Scotland and England. Their last Ithaca appearance was in 2004, on Bound for Glory. As part of a short US tour, the couple will visit Ithaca on October 20. This intimate concert will be a memorable evening of magic and beauty. Reservations are encouraged. For more info, and directions, call 607.273.8678 or 607.351.6456.
Although they are, essentially, solo performers, Alison and Geordie have developed a joint repertoire based on a fine sense of personal harmony.
A Glaswegian of Highland and Irish descent, Geordie's lifetime involvement in song, ballad and poetry is reflected in his singing, collecting and songwriting. His passion for the outdoors has, in diverse ways, fueled and complemented his central interest in folk music. His original songs are filled with the rugged beauty and crisp air of the Scottish highlands.
Alison was born into a musical family in Renfrewshire. Since then, she has enjoyed a long involvement with traditional music, on several levels: as a singer, as a collector, as a broadcaster, and as an author and tutor of the Scottish Music course at the Royal Scottish Academy.
Alison has recorded a solo album Cloudberry Day and, together with Geordie, produced Rowan in the Rock, Ballad Tree (classic Scots ballads), and the highly acclaimed White Wings.
Living Tradition magazine dubs them, "Two of Scotland's most passionate singers whose wealth of knowledge and experience of traditional song is legendary." Their love of the tradition shines through their music, a rich blend of older songs and newly crafted material by Geordie.
An evening of their singing includes classic songs from Robert Burns and Ewan MacColl, haunting ballads, lively party songs, and tributes to working men and those who would preserve nature's beauty. (Pamela Goddard)
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