Solasta

27 January 2017

solasta

Solasta are an outstanding new folk ensemble who are fast building a name for themselves on the back of their inventive arrangements, unique sound and exhilarating live performances.

Comprising award-winning fiddler Elisabeth Flett, cellist Hannah Thomas and guitarist Jamie Leeming, their dynamic interpretations of Celtic based material are rooted firmly in tradition, whilst incorporating elements from diverse musical worlds including classical, jazz and early music.

Notable performances include those at The Wighton Centre, Celtic Connections Festival (supporting Mairearad & Anna), and closing the 2016 Cecil Sharp House Fiddle Convention. Solasta have featured on BBC Radio Wales (Celtic Heartbeat), Resonance FM (interviews/live performances), and The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in the USA.

“Solasta gave one of the most exhilarating and enchanting performances we have ever had at The Wighton Heritage Centre – and we are accustomed to class acts! They were utterly superb, breathtakingly good, consummate young musicians with true flair and imagination…get to one of their gigs if you can!” Sheena Wellington, Honorary Life Member and Patron of the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland

Here they are live at Cecil Sharp House:

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