When the World Stood Still
  • Brighton Fringe

Boilersuits, beanies and a barrow! Thats what was waiting for this musical duo when lockdown hit! From a sunny party land in Gran Canaria to the cold, wet, windy Western Isles of Scotland, a musical story of survival as this Scottish couple found themselves with no option but to dive headlong into renovating their near derelict cottage on the Isle of Lewis and finding their way through online live streaming, music and island life!A truly mesmerising twinning of music and storytelling of how a global community was formed and came together to support each other through uncertain times, an album was composed, a book written, a DVD filmed. A tale interwoven with original compositions on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, penny whistles and bouzouki and accordion; one couples tuneful account of survival during Covid-19. A Celtic fusion of Hebridean melody celebrating uncertainty, joy and laughter.This is a Zoom event and you will need to have Zoom downloaded before joining.

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