The Routes Quartet bring their Strings ensemble to the perfect setting of Studio2 Parr Street for what is set to be a wonderful evening of music marrying Scottish folk and classical traditions into one magnificent sound.
Review courtesy of Tim Carroll at FOLKWORDS
‘Creating something new in terms of style, approach and instrumentation and integrating it to any genre could be considered something of a long shot. Taking the string quartet into the realms of folk music with its wide acceptance of innovation might be less of a gamble but it’s still a bold step.
Then again, listen to the gorgeous mélange of music created by The Routes Quartet with their debut album ‘Windrose’ and it becomes the most sound and obvious decision to make … not only because the blend works so well but mainly because The Routes Quartet do it supremely well. A talent for creative composition, saturated with traditional jigs, reels and marches, fused to a classic string quartet, allied to a wealth of tradition … ‘Windrose’ is the result.’