Mosaic sound to Hawick concert

MOSAIC and Heather Cattanach and Harris Playfair perform at the Heart of Hawick next weekend
MOSAIC and Heather Cattanach and Harris Playfair perform at the Heart of Hawick next weekend
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Kelso descends on Hawick Music Live! final concert of the season with female choir Mosaic and duo Harris Playfair and Heather Cattanach on Friday, April 26.

Mosaic makes a welcome return to the Heart of Hawick. Having been formed in 1997 by its conductor, Grace Payne, the choir’s varied and extensive repertoire will be on display in a wide-ranging programme, with items from Mendelssohn, Bobby Shafto – arranged by Jim Letham – to Celtic Shenanigans and the popular Moon River.

A Shetlander who has settled in Kelso, Harris Playfair is well known as a jazz pianist.

Over the years he has performed in just about every conceivable line-up and played most styles of music.

He teams up with fellow pianist Heather Cattanach, who is based at nearby Stichill.

Gordon Macdonald of Hawick Music Live! added: “Heather Cattanach and Harris Playfair began their piano duo career while they were both teaching at the 2008 Sunshine Coast School of Celtic Music.

“Since then they have been exploring the rich and often neglected seams of ‘four 
hands on one piano’ repertoire, while adding their own creative offerings spanning the divides between jazz, folk and classical music.

“Their programme will reflect their varied interest.

“There is something here for everybody in the popular end-of-season concert, ladies’ voices and piano in pure harmony – not to be missed.”

The concert by Hawick Music Live! begins at 7pm, but is preceded by their AGM which begins at 6.15pm.

Tickets are priced at £10 or £2 for students, from the Visit Scotland box office in the Heart of Hawick, phone 01450 360688, or pay on the door.