Roo and Neil
Roo Geddes and Neil Sutcliffe combine their shared experience across Classical, Folk and Jazz to create original music for violin and accordion. Based in Glasgow, their compositions are inspired by landscape and people and by the ways in which music can evoke a sense of place and community.
The pair first met as students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Juniors’ School, aged 13. They quickly formed a close friendship and began collaborating musically throughout their studies until graduating in 2021 with Honours of the First Class.
In April 2022, the duo are releasing their debut album, showcasing original compositions inspired by the people and places that create a feeling of ‘home’. In 2020, one piece from this collection was selected a winner of Feis Rois’ “In Tune with Nature” competition. They remotely composed, recorded, and filmed a new composition which celebrated the wildlife and landscape of the magical Taynish National Nature Reserve. This composition, alongside sets of traditional tunes and songs, was celebrated in their success as winners of the prestigious Danny Kyle Award in January 2021.
THE WORKSHOP SESSIONS- Hartys
"After a long journey, you take off your coat and shoes and take a seat in the kitchen. A cup of tea finds its way to your hands, as warm as the laughter which welcomes you. Stories are shared, ideas ignited, and a smile spreads from your face to your heart – you’ve arrived at the Hartys..."
This track will feature on our soon to be released 'Homelands' Album!
The Paper Cave - Metro Madness
We're delighted to share with you our newest tune, recorded live from Laura Mcglinchey's magical Paper Cave - a wonderful venue made entirely from up-cycled tickets and flyers to events which were cancelled by the pandemic.
'Metro Madness’ celebrates the tumult and turmoil of city living. Occasionally, the pandemonium is punctuated by brief moments of tranquillity before we’re swept back into the urban chaos."
Massive thanks to Lee Boyce for the videography and, as always, to Stevie Cossar for the audio engineering.
THE WORKSHOP SESSIONS - Mountains
"Mountains" is inspired by the hills across the bay from Port Appin, above Glengalmadale on the other side of Loch Linnhe. Both of us are keen hillwalkers and began discussing how our sense of time changes when climbing a hill- these vast, pre-historic ripples in the landscape which move at a different pace from our own busy lives.
"Looking north across Loch Linnhe, the mountains of Argyll continue their ancient journey as history flits by unnoticed. The sheer magnitude of their deep geological time questions our own sense of scale and significance."