ON STAGE

SCENIC RIM AM CONCERT SERIES 2020

SCOTLAND THE BRAVE - Rebecca Wright & Donald McKay

WHEN

TIME

Friday 6 November

10am Morning Tea | 11am Concert start

WHERE

The Centre Beaudesert

COST

$16; Groups 10+ $12.50

BOOKINGS

Online, at the Box Office, or by phoning 07 5540 5050

SCOTLAND THE BRAVE - Rebecca Wright & Donald McKay

Rebecca Wright and Donald McKay’s music has been likened to that of a good Scotch whisky: delightfully smooth, full of character and highly addictive. Watch a YouTube video of one of their performances.

Rebecca Wright is well-known on the Australian folk circuit for her gracefully grounded solo performances, inspired songwriting and sensitive cello playing. Since bursting onto the Brisbane folk scene at just age 16, she has played at countless festivals and folk clubs. In 2008, Rebecca met Donald while touring in the UK as guest cello-singer with Aussie group Cloudstreet, and soon found herself living in Scotland, immersed in traditional Scottish music and culture.

Born and bred in the lowland hills west of Glasgow, Donald has been singing traditional Scots songs for as long as he can remember. An active participant in his local folk club since the age of 17, he has spent the last two decades honing his skills as a singer, guitarist and bodhran player. 

Since joining their songs and lives together, Rebecca and Donald have toured in Scotland, New Zealand and Australia, with highlights including Woodford, National, Cygnet, Newstead Live!, Palm Creek and Wintermoon Festivals. Together they have released two albums, “Over Burns And Braes” (2016) and “Joys that Never Weary” (2012). They also perform with their Scottish dance band, The Ceilidh Clan, and are founding members of QTrad (Queensland Traditional Arts Group).

With voices that can instantly transport you to another place and time, Donald’s traditional and original songs from his native Scotland are beautifully complemented by Rebecca’s insightful Australian originals and thoughtful selection of contemporary gems.

 

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