PICTURES MOD 2021: Black Isle composer Lauren MacColl says Eden Court in Inverness was the perfect location for the premiere of An Ear/East as part of the Royal National Mod in the Highland capital
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Black Isle fiddle player and composer Lauren MacColl hit all the right notes with her latest composition An Ear/East.
The piece that was aired for the first time at the Royal National Mod last night, used music, song and film to explore the landscape and fabric of the Moray Firth.
Ms MacColl is considered one of Scotland’s most expressive fiddle players. Her performances are emotive, engaging and informed by an equal helping of tradition and technique.
Speaking after the show, she said: "I was delighted to be commissioned by the National Mod to write new music.
‘An Ear / East is inspired by many stories of coastal happenings around the Moray Firth.
"It was special to premiere the new work in Eden Court, a place that’s always been a part of my life, and amazing to collaborate with my fellow musicians and filmmaker Zoe MacInnes after a long period of remote or postponed work.
"I hope we have the chance to perform the piece again and I plan to record it next spring.”