I tuned in to watch the third night of Celtic Connections online last night. It’s all going very well! The visuals are beautiful and the sound fantastic. I love watching and listening to duos – it’s a format where you can hear everything your partner is playing and react to them. Chris Stout and Catriona McKay are the perfect duo. They’ve been playing together for a long time now and you hear that understanding in their music. Tonight they performed brand new music alongside film from visual artist Somhairle MacDonald. This piece was a journey. Framed by Somhairle’s dramatic seascape Chris and Catriona blended the music with the background and created something beautiful. The music was completely new and hadn’t been performed before but you wouldn’t think it. The phrase “effortless mastery” comes to mind when watching and listening to this. Well done Celtic Connections for bringing this to our screens.