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The Bubblyjock Collective

The Bubblyjock Collective, formed in 2023, is an ensemble dedicated to promoting and performing music by composers born or based in Scotland. The collective has three main aims:

  • to revive forgotten and neglected works from archives

  • to commission new works from Scottish composers

  • to tell the story of art music in Scotland: the composers, the pieces, and the performers!

We focus primarily on music written by composers from the 19th-century to the present day, such as Ronald Stevenson, Ronald Center, Maire Dare, Isobel Dunlop, Claire Liddell, Erik Chisholm, and Buxton Orr (to name but a few!

Roo and Neil

Roo and I have been playing together since we were 14 years old. We have a musical connection that makes it enormous fun to play together, experimenting, improvising, and playing with sound. In 2022 we released and toured our debut album HOMELANDS around Scotland, and now regularly perform together at festivals, gigs, and in community music settings. 

Storytelling Collaborations

For a number of years I have been working with alongside storytellers working in Scotland to create storytelling and music collaborative performances. These include Svend-Erik Engh, Alice Fernbank, Claire Hewitt, and Shona Cowie. Over time I became increasingly interested and involved in the storytelling, and now incoporate this into my own performances. Svend and I have created and performed three shows together at the Edinburgh Fringe and Scottish International Storytelling Festival: Wolves Within, Walk the Oars and Three Rivers Rising (with Claire Hewitt). And most recently, With the Devil's Assistance, a storytelling show by Shona Cowie and myself, was warmly received bu audiences and reviewers at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022. 

Find out more about:

Svend and Neil 

Svend and Alice

Shona Cowie

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With the Devil's Assistance : Shona Cowie and Neil Sutcliffe. Photo by Elly Lucas (2022)

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