Saturday 26 May : 7.30pm
Tickets : £10
Upbeat Scottish traditional folk band with an international flavour.
Chaotica is an upbeat Scottish traditional folk band with an international flavour.
Miguel is from New Mexico, Dick from Cornwall, Maggie is Aberdonian and brothers George and Stuart grew up in Tarves, Aberdeenshire. Their concerts have tremendous variety with driving tune sets, soulful slow airs, songs and good craic.
The band has performed at festivals in Portsoy, Pitmedden, Tarves and Stonehaven as well as at folk clubs and ceilidhs.
Chaotica have a deep love and enthusiasm for the music, which comes across on stage. They are always well received wherever they appear. Not an average band; they slip in a few surprises!
Presented by The Swallow Theatre Association
Part of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival Fringe
Meet The Band
Miguel has immersed himself in the Scottish music tradition since coming to live in Scotland 35 years ago. He plays wooden flute, silver flute and whistles. Playing in folk bands for over 25 years he has been known on occasion to venture into Northern and Latin Soul. He has a special talent for stunning harmony lines which keep the music fresh.
George and Stuart have been playing publicly since their pre-teens. Both are championship fiddlers who have won many trophies with George being the reigning Glenfiddich Champion. He also guested at the 2017 Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival. As they are brothers there is a bit of edge between them and on stage they trade off each other. They form the fiddle heart of the group.
Maggie and Dick are the band’s singers as well as playing respectively harp and bodhran, guitar and cittern. 30 years ago they teamed up to sing together and later formed a successful ceilidh band. Their rhythm section drives the tune sets.