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The cream of Scotland’s young traditional musicians are coming to Linlithgow for a concert in the Academy Theatre on Friday May 8th from 7.30pm.   Among them will be local lad, Ross Miller, who is well known for his Marches Day role as the Burgh Piper. Currently in second year of the Scottish Music course at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow (RCS) Ross will be making the trip home with his fellow students, as he explained:

“As part of the second year course, we are required to organise our own music tour. We are given a budget and the ten students are split up into small sub teams, with individual roles and responsibilities. Our mini-tour will end with a performance in Linlithgow, in partnership with the local Folk Festival Association”.

The concert will feature several traditional and contemporary tunes, arrangements and Scots and Gaelic songs from ten of Scotland’s finest up and coming young Folk musicians. They will also be joined by Conservatoire MA student, Ryan Young, who was a finalist in the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2015 competition. The sets in the programme will range from the full eleven piece ensemble playing as a group, to small groups and solo spots.

The instrumentation of the full band comprises vocals, pipes, fiddle, whistle, flute, harp, accordion, cello, guitar and piano. The students have played with various bands and ensembles all over the world in countries such as Russia, America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and China as well as around Europe.

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