Scottish folk duo perform Friday concert |

Scottish folk duo perform Friday concert

The highly regarded Scottish folk duo, Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell, will perform one of the best Songbooks in contemporary Scots acoustic music Friday at the North Columbia Schoolhouse on the San Juan Ridge.

Hailing from Loch Lomond, Aitken and Campbell are currently touring the West Coast — including a recent performance at Freight and Salvage — with music from a newly recorded album, “Kith and Kin.” The duo incorporates lyrics, vocal harmonies, cello, guitar, Northumbrian pipes, piano, and laud into their performances with influences ranging from Celtic traditional music and contemporary song writing to classical, baroque and orchestral.

Last year they drove 2,000 miles non-stop and had two days off at the end in San Francisco. This year they are enjoying more time to visit some of the friends they made last year while on tour. “What an incredible country you live in,” said Campbell. “Such wonderful hospitality and interesting people — each with a story — as well as fascinating places and things to see.”

Prior to the Friday evening show at the Schoolhouse, Aitken and Campbell will be performing live in the KVMR studio during Laurie DesJardins’s radio show sometime between 10 a.m. and noon.

Aitken is a highly regarded cellist and vocalist crossing genres from classical to folk. Inspired by German cellist May Libersohn of the Scottish National Orchestra, she has studied cello and piano under leading international musicians, including cellist Anna Shuttleworth, harpsichord maestro Alan Cuckston, and virtuoso pianist Gusztav Fenyo.

Campbell is a singer-songwriter with a well-established pedigree. He has recorded five albums to date and has appeared in festivals, concerts, TV and radio throughout Europe, the U.S. and beyond.

Tickets for this performance are $15 advance and NCSCC members, $20 door. $8 kids (5 to 12) and available at BriarPatch Co-op, Yabobo, and Mother Truckers and on the North Columbia Schoolhouse website. For more information, visit or http://www.northcolumbiaschool

The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center on the San Juan Ridge, 17894 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City, CA, 95959.

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