Were there ever three musicians better placed to perform the full broad and colourful sweep of European Folk Music?
We don’t think so!
As it’s something that appeals in the same way to each of them, Firelight Trio are able to stoke the inner glow as they lead you on an exhilarating journey, and trip the light fantastic in a dance of nations from Scotland’s glens and isles to France’s majestic countryside, through the glorious Balkan heritage, and Scandinavian Polska tradition, to top it all off in great spirit spicing up the musical smorgasbord with lashings of irresistible klezmer.
If multi-instrumentalist RUTH MORRIS isn’t on playing duties with various different outfits, it’s likely you’ll find her lingering in the wings as a musician on set at a big TV drama production. Most recent work includes the HBO series ‘Outlander’, and playing nyckelharpa on the soundtrack of the Netflix film ‘Outlaw King’. Partner of respected fiddler and creative force Gavin Marwick (see below) she is also a member of his Journeyman Project, Bellevue Rendezvous, The Galloway Agreement and her own ceilidh band, Whirligig. She has toured extensively.
GAVIN MARWICK is as busy as any musician could ever hope to be, and has performed around the world. As well as appearing with many different bands over the years, including those mentioned above, he has also played with Iron Horse, Cantrip, Up In The Air and Ceilidh Minogue. Session work included stints with The Unusual Suspects, Session A9, Wolfstone, Shooglenifty, Arz Nevez (BRZ), Malinky and Sogdiana (UZB) among others. A prolific composer, he has self-published some 200 of his tunes in a collection called ‘Horizons.’
PHIL ALEXANDER is perhaps best known as leader of Scotland’s top world-folk outfit, Moishe’s Bagel, and has collaborated with an impressive list of musicians including the jazz tango trio Tangalgo, McFall’s Chamber, harpist Catriona McKay, folksingers Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy and their daughter Eliza, and many more. He was a central part of the internationally-acclaimed Salsa Celtica, and has written a book about klezmer music in Berlin (Oxford University Press, 2021), which Songlines magazine described as “vivid and fascinating.”