Pekko Kappi and Alasdair Roberts play Edinburgh's Roxy Art House
- The List
- 10 June 2010
This article is from 2010.
If you feel like your life has been lacking in folk/drone crossovers recently – and let’s be honest, we could all use a bit more of that - there’s a treat in store. Finnish improv artist Pekko Kappi plays the jouhikko (pictured), an archaic bowed horse-hair lyre, and coaxes out grainy drones in soft, locomotive rhythms that complement his sometimes mournfully melodic, sometimes low and chanting vocals. Folk troubadour Alasdair Roberts will also take to the stage, adding some mythic Scots balladry to the proceedings.