Ross Couper and Tom Oakes
Kingskerswell Parish Church, Newton Abbot.
Ross Couper from Voe in Shetland and Tom Oakes from Totnes in Devon are a fiddle and guitar duo deeply rooted in the traditions of Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia but with a vital modernity that chronicles their many musical journeys so far. Expect a highly dynamic mixture of power and fragility combined with a warmth and humour that have drawn in audiences around the world. Ross’ explosive fiddle playing lies at the heart of some of the mighty Peatbog Faeries. Tom Oakes is a multi award winning guitarist and flautist who as well as being a founder member of the genre defying Auvo Quartet is also known for his work as a solo flautist and in his power trio OBT. Their debut album ‘Fiddle and Guitar’ was released at Celtic Connections last year and was shortlisted for ‘Album of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2017.
‘Gleaming with musicianship. Exquisite’ – **** The Guardian