Tuesday, 09 August 2022

Mischa’s bringing Scottish folk to Nettlebed

A BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner at the age of 21, Mischa Macpherson has

A BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner at the age of 21, Mischa Macpherson has already come a long way â?? from the Outer Hebrides, to be precise.

A singer and clarsach player hailing from Lewis, she fronts the Mischa Macpherson Trio, who on Monday night (July 13) play Nettlebed Village Club.

Club spokesman Mike Sanderson said: “Mischa is a new folk artist who â?? if the recent success of her trio is anything to go by â?? looks set to achieve great things.”

Completing the trio are Innes White on guitar and Ali Levack on Scottish border pipes and whistles.

Together they have performed in Australia, Canada, Germany, Romania, the Netherlands â?? and at leading UK folk festivals.

A Gaelic native who grew up immersed in the distinctive culture, music, language and landscape of the Western Isles of Scotland, Mischa discovered an enjoyment in creating music at a very early age.

It is these influences that the young singer now presents with clarity and tenderness â?? and to multi-award-winning acclaim.

As well as her BBC award, presented at a ceremony in the Albert Hall, Mischa is also the holder of a prestigious Danny Kyle Award from last year’s Celtic Connections festival.

This was followed by a live session on Radio 2 and a main-stage performance in front of 20,000 people at Fairport’s Cropredy Convention.

Crowning a fantastic 2014, in December she was named Gaelic Singer of the Year at the publicly voted MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.

Mischa’s talents certainly impressed a reviewer for the Independent, who wrote: “Her voice is soft as rain, swooping as a seabird, rooted in the traditions of the Hebrides. When she stops, the audience rise to their feet in a breaking wave of fierce applause.”

Stage time at Nettlebed Village Club on Monday is 8pm. Tickets are £13 in advance or £14 on the door. For more details, or to book, call 01628 636629 or visit www.nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk

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