Sing by Jennifer Licko: The Sunny Side of Celtic Music.

https://youtu.be/zcLoqXUFkhs   The Appalachian elements in her songs provide the balance to the misty and often mystical atmosphere of Scottish traditional music. That is why her latest offering "Sing" shines a musical light on every corner like a summer morning. Sing evokes a feeling that is at home with Reggae, Ska and Bluegrass. Her previous effort, A …

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The Lush and Vibrant “The Promise” by Caitlin Grey is Here!

I am enjoying the new album of Caitlin Grey called The Promise. One thing I noticed upon playing this album for the first time is her beautiful and supple voice. It has the ease of a folk singer and the refined muscle of a classically trained vocalist. She uses these influences seamlessly in this new album, consisting …

The Gloaming: Vinyl has arrived ….. sounds beautiful !!

Yeah for people out there who think that analog is the only type of sound that matters then you are in luck. One of the most influential Irish groups, The Gloaming, have the vinyl version of their album. This is depressing because it makes me want to save money so I can get my own …

Fiona J Mackenzie and The Kilmarnock Edition (Interview)

  Generally we have an idea in our heads of what sort of ‘feel’ we can imagine for a song but sometimes it ends up being totally different to the first template! For instance, in ‘Gazz’,  that developed from Roberto playing a riff on the upright bass then each of us just joining in with …

Urstan!Mairi Morrison and Alasdair Roberts

Urstan-A gaelic term, specific to the Isles of Lewis, for a baby's head-wetting. Urstan feels at home with rainy afternoons and hot chocolate. The music has that festive appeal amidst the meditative flavour that is traditional Scottish music. Listening to the first track  Mìle Marbhphaisg air a’ Ghaol will tell you that the people behind this album put …