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alasdair roberts, howie reeve, sarah kenchington and the one ensemble bringing scottish sounds to montreal

Almost a couple of weeks since arriving home, and I’m beginning to digest the impact my experiences in Montreal have had on me.

Primarily, I’m reinvigorated towards the fundamental power and value of musical expression. Suoni Per Il Popolo epitomises such an ethos. It is not, in any way, a trend driven festival. There is simply a basic belief in the life affirming essentialness of music and creative endeavour, and, as part of such, I had a ball…

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In order to transport her instruments to Montreal, Sarah Kenchington had to re-build them so that they would fit into a travel case smaller than the British Airways maximum luggage dimensions.

Here she is testing out her new instruments with Daniel Padden at Kinning Park Complex in Glasgow.