All Fiere-d up for Heart of Hawick

Fiere are set to hit the high notes in Hawick.
Fiere are set to hit the high notes in Hawick.

The stage is set for a unique collaboration between Gaelic singer Joy Dunlop and Scottish fiddle and harp duo Twelfth Day – entitled Fiere – later this month at Hawick Music Live!

Using poems by female Scottish writers, Dunlop and Twelfth day, who comprise fiddler Catriona Price and harpist Esther Swift, have created a collection of new songs in English, Gaelic and Scots, showcasing the creative output of Scottish women through fresh and innovative compositions. Drawing from a mixture of Gaelic and English texts, Fiere (a Scots word for companion or friend) includes poetry from a wide range of writers such as Jackie Kay and Morag Montgomery. The project also features a traditional Gaelic walking song and a poem by Sheila Mcleod specially commissioned for the project.

Tickets for the concert – which takes place on Sunday, November 16, at the Heart of Hawick at 2.30pm – are £10 (students £2) and available from 360688 or the Tower Mill box office.