We are sorry to inform you the Salm concert on the 3rd February 2017 has been cancelled due to the sudden and tragic death of one of our psalm singers, Rev Dr I D Campbell. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time.
Craig Armstrong and Calum Martin present Salm Music : New Works at Celtic Connections February 3rd 2017.
Craig Armstrong has collaborated over the last three years with Lewis musician and composer Calum Martin to create new music inspired by the sacred psalm singing tradition.
Most recently completing their work Ballantyne which premiered to critical acclaim in Stornoway in August 2016, commissioned by An Lanntair. Respect for the psalms’ customary Gaelic modes and devotional purpose was central to the project. Martyrdom Variations, performed by the Scottish Ensemble, deploys an 18th-century melody still used in services, while Ballantyne, featuring Martin’s original, Ascension-themed psalm tune sees the Gaelic Psalm Singers and Scottish Ensemble joined by Duncan Chisholm, Neil Johnstone, Isobel Ann Martin and Calum Iain Macleod. Conducted by Cecilia Weston.