Bringing together one of Scotland’s finest Gaelic singer / songwriters with one of the country’s foremost folksingers and accompanists, Rachel Walker and Aaron Jones celebrate songs from both the traditional and contemporary repertoire with a focus on sensitive arrangements with beautiful vocal harmony.
Two of Scotland’s most highly regarded performers, Rachel Walker and Aaron Jones bring a wealth of skills, knowledge, musicianship and experience to this exciting new duo. After years of writing, touring and performing with many of traditional music’s finest, Rachel and Aaron have joined forces to create one of the scenes most exciting new collaborations. Their combined passion for song and the exploration of the wide repertoire across the tradition, blended with beautiful and heartfelt original songs, ensure an evening of captivating live music and song with two of Scotland’s finest singers & musicians.
Despite The Wind & Rain celebrates inspirational Scottish women. Including songs and stories of artist, campaigner & photographer Maud Sulter, and health pioneer, suffragette & LGBTQ+ icon Flora Murray who both lived in D&G. It was released to great critical acclaim in November 2022 and launched at a headline concert at The MacIntosh Church in Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections in February 2023.
The concert will feature a mixture of Gaelic and English song, including the album in it's entirety, the back stories of the Scottish women who inspired the tracks, and a selection of traditional and contemporary songs.
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