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- Button Boxes and Moothies – A Free Reed Convention in Aberdeen - The Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen (11/Nov/2011 00:00)
Inspired by his exposure to Appalachian music and dance whilst performing at the 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ian travelled extensively to The Blue Ridge Mountains in 2005 & 2006 to immerse himself in the music and culture of the old-time community. WESTRINGING resounds with that influence, on many newly composed melodies as well as tunes [...]
As you listen to Eadarainn you will also get a sense of what a great character Rona Lightfoot is. Rona’s most immediate musical in influences were her mother Kate, who was one of the most remarkable singers and tradition bearers of her age and Eairdsidh Raghnaill, her father, a piper and seanachaidh of renown. Rona [...]
Junction Pool are a collection of twelve young musicians from the Scottish Borders brought together by Harris Playfair who is also Musical Director and pianist with the band. Junction Pool energetically merges musical styles in an uplifting fusion of folk, jazz and funk. Junction Pool are: Harris Playfair: keyboards, grand piano James Thomson: pipes, whistles, vocals Jamie Young: Pipes vocals, [...]
This unique and exciting album showcases emigrant songs presented in a variety of styles and both older and more recently composed songs depicting the experiences of Highland emigrants over the past 300 years. 18th & 19th Century emigrants had no other way of telling their stories other than in song and story and “A Good [...]
Fiona is keen that this album will appeal to all ages and tastes in music, not just those with an interest in Gaelic or traditional music. Whether your taste is for classcial carols; Ciuin an Oidhche (Silent Night), Anns an Dubhlachd Gheamhraidh (In The Bleak Midwinter), Country & Western, traditional Gaelic carols or rock, there [...]