HOOT, harp and flute duo bring together Helen MacLeod and Emma Wilkins, the previous recipients of the 2008-2010 Enterprise Music Scotland Residency Project, an in-depth development programme for emerging Scottish-based chamber groups.
Hoot have recently completed their final Scottish Residency Tour, having delighted audiences across the country with their eclectic mix of music.
In November 2010 they premiered their new commission; ‘Fantasie, Danse, Ceremonie’ by Helen Grime, one of Scotland’s finest composers, at the Sound Festival in Aberdeen, bringing a new and exciting approach to the flute and harp repertoire.
In conjunction with the EMS residency project, HOOT released their first album “The Garden of Adonis” at the 2010 Edinburgh International Harp Festival, to great critical acclaim.
Recent successes include a prestigious Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians Award leading to HOOT’s second Scottish tour, most notably performing in Orkney’s St Magnus Cathedral.
As versatile musicians, individually they have performed with groups ranging from all of Scotland’s professional orchestras to Belle and Sebastian and Texas.
The combination of their dynamic repertoire and their passion and flair, guarantee audiences a truly thrilling and inspiring performance.
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“composer Eddie McGuire was absolutely correct when he speculated HOOT would suit the reverberant acoustic of Oran Mor, they did rather more than that…..they created an intimate salon feel, rather different from the usual rush hour concerts.” – Keith Bruce, the Herald
“Emma Wilkins and Helen MacLeod showed just how much professionalism and personality the process (of the EMS residency project) had taught them” – Keith Bruce, The Herald ****