Bellevue Rendezvous’ first recording Tangents includes audience favourites Tolka Polka, Lat Til Far and the Serbian Set.
“Now here’s an interesting trio that’s going to turn a few heads. Gavin Marwick has been around for quite a number of leading bands. Here he seems – like Aly Bain before him – to be transforming himself from fiddler into Scottish violinist. By that I mean that the emphasis of his playing has gradually changed to give more attention to expressive tone and emotion
rather than fiddle pyrotechnics.Not that the Bellevues are playing a Scottish repertoire; far from it. We are told that most of the tunes have been brought back from the St.Chartier Festival by Ruth Morris. Her playing of the nyckelharpa brings a powerful middle to the band’s sound and she and Gavin play together with a fine empathy, and wherever the origins of these pan-European tunes, they all take on something of a Caledonian feel in the hands of these two. The third contributor is Cameron Robson who is the ideal accompanist of bouzouki and guitar on this evidence – always lifting the music and never intruding. Self-produced debut albums don’t get much better than this.”- fROOTS
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