23 Sep 2023, Sat, 6pm
24 Sep 2023, Sun, 7.15pm
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Formed in 2020 during the pandemic, Traditionally Speaking are an all-Singaporean trio of multi-instrumentalists from varied musical backgrounds with a shared passion for contemporary takes on the traditional dance music of Scotland and Ireland, colloquially known as “trad”. Their repertoire consists of lively fare — hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys and reels. Some are old, some are new, and yet others are self-composed; all are a celebration of life itself.
No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Although he started learning the piano and violin from a young age, Bryan truly fell in love with music after hearing Tommy Emmanuel's Angelina, which inspired him to learn to play the Australian guitarist’s various compositions. He dove into the world of jazz with the NUS Jazz Band, after chancing upon the classic jig Calliope House. After discovering a genre that spoke to him, Bryan decided to broaden his musical horizons to encompass Celtic tunes and playing styles.
Chi-Yan has been playing Scottish traditional music for a decade starting with the Great Highland bagpipe before moving on to Scottish smallpipes and whistles. His repertoire is rooted in the piping traditions of Scotland’s West coast but his playing style draws on Irish and neo-trad influences as well. He performs regularly with the Singapore Trad Collective.
A classically trained pianist, Pamela later developed a strong interest in traditional Irish music. This led her to form Celtic Bards, a duo that has been actively performing instrumental Irish music since its formation in 2013. Pamela plays the whistles, the Irish flute as well as the bodhrán.
23 Sep 2023, Sat
24 Sep 2023, Sun
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