Concert 5

19 February 2023

Savourna Stevenson & Steve Kettley

Clarsach virtuoso Savourna Stevenson joins forces with old friend and saxophonist Steve Kettley in a duo showcasing her compositions – a blend of haunting melodies, pulsating rhythms and stirring improvisations.

Savourna Stevenson is known for breaking stylistic barriers while maintaining her Scottish roots. She has collaborated with musicians such as Aly Bain, Eddi Reader and Toumani Diabate and is acclaimed for recent orchestral and choral works.

Steve Kettley leads several groups playing his original music, plus Orange Claw Hammer, interpreting the music of avant-rock legend Captain Beefheart. He also performs regularly with former Scottish
national poet Liz Lochhead.

Savourna and Steve have just arrived back from Noia Harp Festival in Galicia where their music was warmly received. Their new CD “Wine of Life”, will be released in January 2023 on Cooking Vinyl Records.

Dunfermline can look forward to an exciting and virtuosic night of harp and saxophone. Savourna’s compositions draw inspiration from many of the favourite classical composers including Schumann, Ravel and Debussy while experimenting across various musical genres including Blue-grass, Latin, African, jazz and Celtic music. Steve Kettley also contributes creatively with his delightful Tango Mafioso”

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This concert is promoted by Dunfermline Arts Guild in partnership with Scotland on Tour (https://scotlandontour.com/), a fund set up by the Scottish Government that helps to create new concerts and bring world-class music to towns and villages across Scotland.