The Willow Trio
At A Glance
Clarsach trio from Glasgow
- Sophie Rocks
- Sam MacAdam
- Romy Wymer
The Willow Trio are a traditional/folk trio from Glasgow featuring the clarsach playing of Sophie Rocks, Sam MacAdam and Romy Wymer. The trio perform original material as well as classical and traditional arrangements. The trio have recorded at Solas Sounds and Dystopia.
Their 2023 album Eala Shàilein / The Swan of Salen is a reworking of Eala Shàilein as an intermingling with Swan Lake. A dance element was created by Ballet Folk, which is used as a projection behind the musicians for live performances. David Mead of Seeing Dance described the music as 'conveying beautifully the feelings of love, tension and heartache in the story in a marvellously sympathetic, often delicate coming together of the Tchaikovsky with traditional Scottish tunes and themes. It is beautiful to listen to.'.
...truly exquisite debut album - World Music Central
...a joyous capturing of sound which I cannot recommend highly enough. - The Music Files
Eala Shailein is a really versatile & lovelily flowing selection of highly crafted, well-wrought musical pieces. - Mumble Music
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|2021||A'Ghille dhuinn is toigh leam thu||Single|
|2023||Puirt à Beul||Album|
|2023||Eala Shàilein / The Swan of Salen||Album|
- The Willow Trio. 'About'. https://www.thewillowtrio.co.uk/about.
- The Willow Trio. 'Oystercatchers'. https://thewillowtrio.bandcamp.com/album/oystercatchers.
- The Willow Trio. 'Eala Shàilein / The Swan of Salen'. https://thewillowtrio.bandcamp.com/album/eala-sh-ilein-the-swan-of-salen.
- Seeing Dance. 'A Scottish ‘Swan Lake’: The Swan of Salen by Ballet Folk and The Willow Trio'. https://www.seeingdance.com/ballet-folk-swan-of-salen-230606/.