Will McNicol & Innotet
Innotet are Seonaid Aitken, Innes Watson, Patsy Reid and Alice Allen.
Acoustic guitar with string quartet is an instrumentation multi award-winning guitarist and composer, Will McNicol, has dreamed of exploring for years. Through this collaboration with Glasgow-based fiddle player and arranger Innes Watson, those dreams have become a reality. Innotet is the quartet formed specially for this project, and is comprised of some of the finest Scottish musicians in their respective fields: Violin I: Seonaid Aitken Violin II: Innes Watson Viola: Patsy Reid Cello: Alice Allen.
The project begun with Will and Innes collaborating on the arrangement of one of Will’s solo guitar compositions, Emma (for which he won UK Acoustic Guitarist of the Year in 2011), and this received its debut performance by Will and Innotet at the prestigious Ullapool Guitar Festival in 2017. Buoyed by the overwhelming reaction this received, the group started plans for a full album which is now available for pre-order now, and will be released on March 29th this year.