Banks of Ness, Traditional
Eurojig by Fraya Thomsen
Arranged by The Duplets.
Brought up in the Highlands of Scotland, Gillian Fleetwood and Fraya Thomsen first met in musical workshops at Balnain House, Inverness. Both went on to study in Glasgow where their friendship and musical partnership continued to develop and resulted in the formation of The Duplets, who debuted with a sell-out concert at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival in 2005. They have since played, and often taught, at many other festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, Celtic Connections, the Green Man Festival, the West End Festival, Blas, National Celtic Festival (Australia) Folk Alliance International (USA) , Harfentreffen (Germany), Rio Harp Festival (Brazil), Mexico City Harp Festival and the Dinan Harp Gathering.
In 2009 their drive and enthusiasm to perform and promote their music took them to the finals of the Prince’s Trust Award for Young Highland Entrepreneur of the Year. They have been hailed as “leading lights of Scottish music” in Scotland on Sunday.
“**** Proselytisers of the Scottish folk harp revival…” Scotland on Sunday.
Artist website: http://theduplets.com
Single title: The Banks of Ness / EuroJig
Album title: Leverage
Release Date: 01/04/2012
Single artist: The Duplets
Single duration: 3:01
Record Label: Pond Chicken Music
Catalogue No: CHIK002
Writers: Fraya Thomsen and Gillian Fleetwood
Publishers: Pond Chicken Music