Heather Cartwright & Josiah Duhlstine / Alba Challah / Tripple (Celtic Connections on Campus ’23)

Celtic Connections on Campus is brought to you live from Glasgow Caledonian University as part of Celtic Connections in association with Celtic Music Radio and TRADtv.

From Monday 23 to Friday 27th January 2023 we will showcase some of the brightest up-and-coming talent from across Scotland both in front of the mic and behind the scenes.

Today we feature:

Heather Cartwright & Josiah Duhlstine
Recently having graduated with a first in Traditional music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland,
Heather Cartwright is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from Cumbria, based in Glasgow. She
began playing finger-style acoustic guitar in her teens and her style has since evolved, inspired by
Glasgow’s traditional music scene. Heather has studied with Will McNicol, Jenn Butterworth, Ali Hutton and Innes Watson. Since graduating, Heather has been performing regularly with Scots singer,
Beth Malcolm, toured Austria with Hannah Rarity, and performed as a solo artist at folk
clubs and festivals in Scotland. Josiah and Heather first met at the RCS in 2018 when they both started their undergraduate degrees. The two got to know each other through spontaneous jam
sessions in Heather’s kitchen and they have been playing and performing together
consistently since – https://www.instagram.com/heathercartwrightmusic/

Alba Challah
A new world music/Klezmer band formed of current/recent graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The group was formed with a common goal of both pushing the boundaries of performance, especially in the classical music world, and exploring the music that exists outside of the world of classical music. Alongside playing music from various styles and cultures, the band members
also create their own arrangements which involve fusing classical music with
other traditional music, such as Klezmer, in an effort to reimagine the repertoire we are familiar with and create something unique and exciting.

Cait, Annie and Jill; sisters and mum. Tripple have a huge love of the traditional music and songs of
Scotland and enjoy arranging them in a contemporary way. Using interesting harmonies and finely tuned dynamics, we love bringing the old songs, and their stories, to life. We sing mainly in
Scots, Doric and (questionable) Gaelic. Tripple is an old Scots word describing both a step dance and the swell of the tide. Tripple have had an exciting summer touring festivals in Holland, Germany and Brittany, and are delighted to be back for another year at Celtic Connections on Campus.

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