W = the premiere in February of the new i violin concerto, ‘The Celtic’, it is a I I j reputation that is rapidly growing. His A L first BT Scottish Ensemble piece, ‘The Four Elements’, was popular with " critics and the public alike and the concerto, written for violinist Clio Gould, promises to be equally a, , ? successful. . " V ' Describing it, Heath says, ‘lt’s all in a Celtic style - I suppose you could say it’s my own stuff mixed with ' Capercaillie and Clannad.’ Like the baroque concertos the Scottish Ensemble originally made its name with, there are three movements, fast- 3 slow-fast. ‘The first is an upbeat ; ceilidh, then there’s a slow air, . “Lament For Collessie”, which is where we stayed when I first came up here,’ he says. The final movement is ‘The Cooper 0f Clapham’, a 70th i birthday tribute to the maker of i Heath’s (and James Galway’s) flutes. Another Fife reference there, of course, but, says Heath, ‘The trouble was I didn’t like the usual “Wee ; Cooper 0’ Fife” tune. Then my landlord 1 found me a 17th century one and i that’s what I’ve used. It ends up sounding like Capercaillie meets Before last year, the name Dave Heath Rave“ Apart "am the one authentic “'35 "0‘ "‘3‘ lawn?" "0’"! 0' the tune, the rest is all original material. border. But srnce his appointment as this very obvious” Came, there’s "‘9 "'3‘ composer '“ res'dence to the nothing subtle about it and it hits you

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reputation with audiences throughout

Scotland. With commissions extending

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Orchestra of Scotland is next and H124. m it an}; more.’ 'l'he \thole mentality used i ' to he that not many people \tonld listen to it or like it. lndic‘x inst a ditlerent EM feels ‘that my own playing, and i ' i especially my singing, has improved 2 n i 100 per cent in the past year. My g _ [tip 0/ '17“; 1m,“- mitt-J : whole approach to music is much ; 'rhe (lL‘tllll xingie. ‘.-\lice In Vain

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. play again in the early 805, including a I , . My . . stint as harmonica man with Tam j Mdbbmt Spud“ {,0 ‘That’s the brilliant thing White, but is now concentrating on his frontwoman LOUISC about indie _ u _ “is crossing own band, The Blues Cruisers, which E W .

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last year. The shift was not entirely humour as well.’ (Kenny Mathieson)

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