Inge Thomson's Ffatri Vox

Reardon Smith Theatre


Inge Thomson premiered her new work, Ffatri Vox, exclusively at Festival of Voice. Inge is probably best known as the innovative multi-instrumental sidekick to Karine Polwart. When left to her own devices, the Fair Isle born songstress is busy creating sonic other-worlds of shocking beauty. Her recent project Da Fishing Hands earned her a composer of the year nomination in the BBC MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.

In addition to her own set, Inge premiered her new work, Ffatri Vox. The work is influenced by and includes some ‘Voices from the Factory Floor’ – an amazing collection of accounts by factory workers between 1945 – 1975 collated by Archif Menywod Cymru / Women’s Archive of Wales. Alongside Inge’s regular musical partner, Fraser Fifield (whistles, kaval, sax and effects), they were joined on stage by Julie Murphy (voice) and Tom Cook (electronics and live manipulation).


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‘… intoxicating, unusual, moving and beautiful’ Martin Simpson