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north east scotland's festival of new music

Two Wings + Arborea + The Kitchen Cynics

Two Wings

Expect vocals spanning Kate Bush, Grace Slick and Stevie Nicks, guitar solos spanning Richard Thompson, Peter Green and Lindsey Buckingham, harmonies a la Crosby, Stills and Nash and Wings, and a rhythm section which may be the missing link between Steeleye Span and Led Zeppelin.

Borne of a song-writing collaboration between singer/multi-instrumentalist/visual artist Hanna Tuulikki (Nalle, Scatter, The Family Elan) and guitarist/singer Ben Reynolds (Baby Dee, Trembling Bells, Alasdair Roberts, Tompkins Square Records), Two Wings draws upon both musicians' thematic fixation with love, death, spirituality, as well as a passion for the song-writing craft in its myriad forms – from its roots in folk tradition, forward to the advent of rock n roll and beyond.

Two Wings' line-up is completed by vocalist Lucy Duncombe, bassist Kenny Wilson and drummer David Hayward. In this form (with the addition of a brass section) the band have recorded an album produced with John Cavanagh, songs from which are available for listening here -


Alt Folk Rock duo from Maine. Formed in the summer of 2005 by husband and wife team Buck and Shanti Curran, their music follows in the progressive folk rock tradition of artists Led Zeppelin, Tim Buckley, Chris Whitley, and The Doors. Buck plays guitar, slide guitars, bowed strings, flutes, banjo, and vocals. Shanti provides lead vocals, banjo, ukulele, bowed strings, harmonium, and percussion. Arborea is often joined by Helena Espvall on cello. Their songs are, as described by George Parsons of Dream Magazine,” Low key intimate spellcasting affairs; the fact that they are a couple might help to explain the seamless organic blending of their music together. Conjuring truly transportational magic out of the simplest ingredients. Their songs might be a hundreds of years old, and there's little here to lock them into any moment other than forever”. Since 2006 Maine based Alt Folk duo Arborea has released 3 CD's, performed shows and festivals in the U.S., U.K, and Europe...including a session for the BBC World on 3 program in London in 2009. Their 4th album 'Red Planet' will be released on April 26th by the Oregon label Strange Attractors Audio House. Equal parts psychedelic and backwater folk, inspired by Smithsonian field recordings, Arborea succeeds in creating a new folk form of breathtaking originality.

The Kitchen Cynics

"The Kitchen Cynics isn't so much a band to enjoy, as a member of the family you haven't visited for a while. The charming, eccentric cousin you are amused, beguiled and often moved by. Don't wait to visit so long next time."


Thursday 23 June 2011, 8.00 pm

The Tunnels, Carnegie's Brae, Aberdeen, AB10 1BF

Tickets: £6+bf in advance, £8 on the door
Available from One-Up Records, Belmont Street, Aberdeen. Phone (01224) 642662 or