Tryst, a 10-member "band of pipers, not a pipe band," in fact an utterly stunning high quality musical spectacle.
Tryst is made up of Ross Ainslie, Steven Blake, Rory Campbell, Mairearad Green, Ali Hutton, Calum MacCrimmon, Finlay MacDonald, James MacKenzie, Lorne MacDougall, and John Mulhearn - all pipers with backgrounds as composers and arrangers, most without any serious focus on competing.
Comprising ten top Highland pipers/composers, Tryst first performed at Celtic Connections 2017 in Glasgow, showcasing new music inspired by the piobaireachd tradition. With supplementary instrumentation including whistles, keyboards, guitar and accordion, as well as canntaireachd vocals, electronic beats and samples, they're carrying the bagpipe canon boldly into the future.
"Utterly compelling majesty... at once viscerally primal and stunningly sophisticated" (Scotsman)
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