11 Tracks: Lath' A' Siubhal Sleibhe Dhombh (On A day As I Traversed The Mountain) * When You've Hooked Him Hold Him Fast (Set) * Lament For King George V * Oran An Aoig (The Song Of Death) * Are You Always Pleased (Set) * Lament For Alexander Grant (Battan) * Huldrelatt Fra Vang * Scott Skinner's Welcome To Inverness / Donald MacLean * Morning Prayer * A Young Lady's Panegyrik On Her Lover (Set) * Cumha Mhic A H-Arasaig (MacIntosh's Lament Pibroch).
A versatile, free-thinking, impassioned performer, Sarah-Jane's unique style blends the lyricism of traditional music with the emotive rawness of improvisation.
A tradition-bearer of the old Highland style of fiddling, she was taught by the late, great Donald Riddell (1908-1992), who learnt his fiddling from a relative of hers, Alexander Grant of Battangorm (1856-1942). She is now based in Norway and holds a masters degree in Norwegian traditional music and free improvisation from The Norwegian State Academy of Music.
Sarah-Jane's extremely diverse skills on fiddle, viola and Hardanger fiddle have led her to perform at rock, jazz, folk, country, contemporary, noise/experimental festivals worldwide with artists as diverse as fiddle-quartet RANT, Julie Fowlis, Quatuor Bozzini, and top Norwegian pop band Highasakite.