Saturday 7th March 2020   |   1:30pm

Live music at Sharmanka: PEFKIN

Programmed by John Cavanagh  |

Our March show marks ten years of live performance events at Sharmanka with Pefkin the alter-ego of Gayle Brogan, Ayrshire-based creator of slowly-unfolding, ritualistic psychedelic hymnals that draw heavily on the landscape and natural world. She uses layers of vocals, violin, analogue synth and zither, has received comparisons to Coil, Popul Vuh and Nico and is also a member of Burd Ellen, Meadowsilver and Barrett's Dottled Beauty.

Gayle is celebrating 20 years of recording under the name Pefkin during which time she has released 15 albums, including the latest 'Celestial Navigations' on Belgian label Morc. It covers such subjects as an extinct wading bird, Arctic explorer John Rae, the Northern Lights, Inuit creation myth and, of course, crows.

This will be her album launch and precursor to a short tour with the wonderful Luki, who played at Sharmanka last spring. She will be bringing and playing 'Aeolian Chimes', a sculpture made by Stromness-based metalworker Fiona Sanderson, created from a handthrown copper bowl and clock chimes - ideal to be heard amidst Eduard Bersudsky’s marvellous mechanical sculptures.

Expect longform drone that will deliver you into the heart of the aurora!

Donations will be collected from audience members after the show has concluded.


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