Award-winning performers and composers Rona Wilkie (Fiddle/ Gaelic song) and Marit Fält (Nordic Mandola), have performed and recorded extensively in Scotland and across Europe in the past decade.
Their music is playful, borderless, and thrilling; it glides from evocative near- classical movements to buoyant reels, brought to life by Rona’s multi-personality fiddle skill and Marit’s breath-taking mastery of the versatile Nordic Mandola.
Well-known as virtuosic instrumentalists – Rona Wilkie is a recipient of BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician – they are also in demand as composers. Having been commissioned by numerous festivals and films – including Celtic Connections, the BAFTA nominated 16 Years Till Summer, the BBC and the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival – they are looking forward to multiple releases over 2022.
Marit and Rona’s new project Gasta with Ríona Sally Hartman and Cian Mac Cárthaigh of Imlé and Ross Whyte of Whyte will release their debut recording in the Spring and showcasing newly composed songs in Scottish Gaelic and Irish. Furthermore, Marit’s New Voices Commission “Irrationalities” for 2020 Celtic Connections will be released with support from Creative Scotland in 2022, and Marit will launch the debut album of LYRE LYRE at Celtic Connections 2022 with Patsy Reid and Alice Allen.
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