Violinist, Nicola Benedetti is an enthusiastic musical ambassador for Scotland and with all eyes on Scotland for the Commonwealth Games and the referendum on Scottish independence, Benedetti has recorded a traditional Scottish folk tune for her new album, which also features Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy.
This behind-the-scenes film shows her rehearsing with some of Scotland’s leading folk musicians – Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain and folk singer Julie Fowlis – and having to learn bowing techniques to cope with the lightning-fast folk tunes. It’s tiring but she admits to being exhilarated to be part of an ongoing celebration of Scottish music. ‘I’m taking away a sense of togetherness,’ she says.
The album is released on July 7 2014. Sign up to download My Love is Like a Red Red Rose taken from Nicola’s album Homecoming – A Scottish Fantasy