A "genre-bending" musical duo will play the Tolmen Centre in Constantine later this month.

Twelfth Day has been challenging its broad spectrum of listeners with its genre-bending music for almost a decade.

Though Catriona Price’s violin and Esther Swift’s pedal harp, Twelfth Day draws from a more expansive palette than the number of instruments might suggest, leaving a lasting impact on the listener.

Though Twelfth Day wear their rich and varied experience with pride – their folk roots, their classical training – they are more than a simple product, an exponent, of their practice. It is their inherent curiosity, their need to understand through experimentation, that compels them to reach for new ways and means.

Their new album Face To Face picks up where Cracks In The Room (2017) left off, exploring issues such as gender roles, power balance and the challenges of working in the arts as a young woman; the threat of climate change and society’s reluctance to act; and the struggles of mental health.

Multi vocal harmonies, layered strings and recording sessions at Scotland’s famous Castlesound Studios and the Reid Concert Hall in Edinburgh has resulted in a varied and innovative compendium of songs which will inevitably draw comparisons to Hannah Peel, Stealing Sheep, Haiku Salut, Lisa Knapp and Bjork.

Previous releases consist of tunes and songs inspired by the Scottish folk tradition and Robert Burns in particular (Northern Quarter, 2010), an exchange with Gaelic singer, Joy Dunlop (Fiere, 2012), and Speak From The Start (2013), their bright, considered interpretations of Morrissey, Blondie and Kanye West, amongst others.

2015’s Shell Story continued with the theme of unexpected covers and reinterpretations, whilst The Devil Makes Three (2014) and Cracks In The Room (2017) bring us closer to today’s output: original material in the best sense of the phrase – ‘original’, because it sounds as though it has landed in our ears unprecedented and unannounced, and ‘material’ because of its textured layers of depth.

With the soul of this project being its musician-led approach, Catriona and Esther explore the power of collaboration, with their aim to create a network of like-minded musicians across continents, dedicated to learning from and celebrating traditions, whilst also pushing the boundaries of innovation.

And this project’s focus on cultural wealth in a money-driven world is at the heart of Twelfth Day's approach to all their music making.

The duo will play the Tolmen Centre on Saturday, November 23. Tickets are £11, book online on the centre's website.