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  Saturday, May 7th, Ken Campbell & Linsey Aitken, 7:30PM

Their Full story  weaves together many threads from the worlds of Traditional, Classical,  and Contemporary Music, where historically all three genre of music were interlinked in Scotland’s musical identity.

Linsey Aitken is a highly regarded cellist, pianist and vocalist encompassing many genres and styles from Classical to Traditional music. At Harrogate Arts School she studied Singing, Music and Performing Arts, and then went on to complete a degree in cello and piano performance at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama [RSAMD] alongside Scotland’s foremost Lute player Rob McKillop, and Martin Bennet who became a legend in Scottish music before his untimely death.  Linsey was one of eight UK ‘cellists invited to play at the London Royal School of Music Centenary Concert in Royal Albert Hall London. As part of that her musical vocabulary grew and extended to all genres of music and by 2009 she had become a founder member of Scotland’s Cross Border Band led by the legendary Erne Parkin. In spring 2010 Linsey Aitken on cello and vocals joined The Ideal Band, taking over from Seylan Baxter. Subsequently Linsey and Ken commenced touring as a duo throughout UK, Europe and USA. In 2014 she created The Loch Lomond Ukulele Orchestra and took over as Musical Director of the Bb’s community choir.

Ken Campbell  Is a Scottish singer/songwriter with a well-established pedigree over 30 years, with five albums to date, festivals, concerts, TV and radio throughout Europe and beyond. Starting with Glasgow band ‘Molendinar, in 1980 Ken and Chris Miller performed at Lorient lnterceltic Festival in France. Arfolk, the same label that the ‘Battlefield Band’ recorded their first album with in similar circumstances, offered Chris and Ken a contract as a duo. Immediately offered gigs round the UK, they sent a demo to Topic Records in London and in 1981 ‘The Pipers Maggot’ was released as companion album to Dick Gaughan’s classic album ‘Handful of Earth’.   Ken and Chris, then joined by Alasdair Robertson, called the new trio  ‘The ldeal Band’  after Scotland’s famous ‘Bob Smith’s Ideal Band’ of the 1930’s. He subsequently performed alongside Hamish Moore and Mairi Campbell in Barga Italy in 2008, and in 2009 got the ‘‘The ldeal Band’’ on the road again with a wealth of new songs, northumbrian pipes were brought back in, more touring followed, an album was released on Fellside and Dr John Barrow at Stoneyport Associates, took them under his personal wing arranging concerts and tours. In spring 2010 Linsey Aitken on cello and vocals joined The Ideal Band, and a new six track CD and videos were released in January 2011. Subsequently Linsey and Ken commenced touring as a duo, with a new CD recorded at Watercolour Music in Scotland released in 2014.

I am requesting a $15.00 donation with all proceeds going to Linsey & Ken. For information and reservations email wjwagman@dcn.org or call (530) 753-3472.

 
 

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