february, 2018

wed28feb7:30 pmFeaturedBlue Rose CodeLive Music7:30 pm The Aros Centre

Event Details

Wednesday 28 February, 7.30pm

The much anticipated album, The Water Of Leith is due to be released on 27 October 2017 from the acclaimed Scottish songwriter, Blue Rose Code (Ross Wilson).

In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone. As BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Mary-Anne Kennedy said recently, “Blue Rose Code is one of those rare artists whose work makes you sit up and listen”.

A committed enthusiast and creative whirling dervish, Wilson has seen the past few years produce his most exciting work including the album ‘THE BALLAD OF PECKHAM RYE’, which was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards. ‘…AND LO! THE BIRD IS ON THE WING’ followed up as a second album. The album was coupled with an extensive tour ending with a sell out Celtic Connections show.

Previous albums have featured such luminaries as Ewan McGregor, Danny Thompson, Karine Palwort and the late John Wetton and this album will be no exception, featuring Julie Fowlis, Kathleen McInnes and the incredible vocal talents of Beth Nielsen Chapman.

Centred around Wilson’s own homecoming to his native Scotland, the album explores the variety of journeys that life has to offer. As Wilson explains;

“It speaks to the journey home, my journey home, the man that I am today, so changed from the wee boy that ran away. I’ve found a peace that I left looking for, back on the same cobbled streets, looking at my life through a fresh pair of glasses. Controversially for a songwriter, it seems, I am contented, happier than I’ve ever been. Given up all hope of a better past, I’m rejoicing living in this beautiful series of moments.

The Water leads me back to the Shore and, from there, who knows? What I have learnt, however, is there is nothing wrong with right now.”

“Seriously, can’t recommend Blue Rose Code enough, cannot stop listening.” EWAN McGREGOR

“The boy’s a genius.” IAN RANKIN

“Every gig is different with Ross. A great gift of a man.” RICKY ROSS

“Blue Rose Code is a very important emerging singer/songwriter.” BOB HARRIS

“Truly special and beautiful.” EDITH BOWMAN

“Shouting for Ross all the way. Another enormous fan here lucky enough to have been close to your songwriting/guitaring gift and graft.” DANNY THOMPSON

“Ross has an incredible gift.” THE MCCRARY SISTERS

“This is simply beautiful, I am a folk convert.” EMMA FREUD

“The day that ‘Solid Air’ and ‘Astral Weeks’ combined.” RODDY HART

‘Wilson’s songwriting is fantastically varied, and as witty and knowing on the one hand as it can be heartbreaking and sentimental on the other.’  THE HERALD

“An affirmation of love that links human relationships with the natural world. As sublimely paced as Astral Weeks-era Van Morrison.” FOLK RADIO UK

Blue Rose Code Website • Blue Rose Code Facebook • Kris Drever Twitter

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(Wednesday) 7:30 pm


The Aros Centre

Viewfield Road, Portree