• Edinburgh Fringe

SoftLOUD is acoustic and electric, ancient and modern, traditional and innovative. Sean Shibes new show combines contemporary classic Electric Counterpoint (Steve Reich), with mellow Scottish tunes; searing New York sounds in Julia Wolfes LAD (originally for nine bagpipes) play against gentle melancholy in Maxwell Davies hit Farewell to Stromness. Following softLOUDs premiere artsdesk.com wrote: genius, a term which should rarely be applied to performing musicians, at 25 Shibe has it; The Herald calls it unmissable; the Scotsman, uncompromisingly monumental. Join the finest acoustic guitarist ever seen (Herald) in going electric, fusing ancient Scotland with searing modern New York.