Chris Stout and Catriona McKay
Posted on: 15/03/2017

“Clear and strong…always a startling freshness and spontaneity at work…virtuosic and physically engaging.” ***** The Glasgow Herald

“Sonically exquisite”  The Guardian

“Unimpeachable”  The Irish Times

“This music is Breathtaking” fROOTS

It’s hard to believe there’s only two people on stage as Catriona McKay and Chris Stout weave their way between glorious soundscapes and music of breathtaking simplicity.

Chris and Catriona have taken these most traditional of instruments and catapulted them into the contemporary world of music making.

They have excited audiences all over the world with their own unique brand of music inspired by the traditions of their native Shetland Islands and Scotland.

However, this music knows no boundaries. They have performed, recorded and collaborated with musicians from Japan to Brazil, Alaska to Australia. The duo have performed on the biggest stages with Symphony Orchestras such as The Trondheim Symphony and the Russian Philharmonic.

Recent collaborations closer to home include a critically acclaimed album with Irish singing legend Seamus Begley and Scottish singer-songwriter King Creosote, world renowned pianist Barry Douglas and world renowned composer Sally Beamish who offered to compose a concerto for the duo. The resulting ‘Seavaigers’ was described in the Scotsman as “thrilling… lyricism and fire… delicate restraint and furious gusto… music that wore its ambition and complexity brilliantly, lightly creating a seamless mesh between folk and contemporary classical stylings.”.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 Concessions. Tickets can be bought in advance from George or Clair Annan, or at Lunan’s Newsagents and The Hub in Alyth.

Those travelling from further afield can reserve tickets to be collected on the night by sending an email to or calling George on 07702 780489.

This event has been programmed to co-incide with the inaugural Alyth Creates Festival.