Bruce Guthro – Celtic Crossing (CD)

Bruce Guthro - Celtic Crossing (CD)

Bruce Guthro - Celtic Crossing (CD)

Charismatic front man of the Scottish band Runrig, Canadian born Bruce’s music is based on Celtic rock inspired by the Scottish highlands.

The album was recorded in Ireland, with half the songs written by Bruce, along with a few classic folk songs from Nova Scotia.

“Farewell Nova Scotia” can almost be described as his home country’s national anthem.

Bruce Guthro (lead vocals), Liam Bradley (drums, percussion), Graham Henderson (keyboards, mandolin, bass), John McSherry (uileann pipes, whistles), Donal Lunny (bouzoukis, guitars), Fiona MacGillivray (backing vocals), Dylan Guthro (bass), Dave Gunning (backing vocals, guitars), Aaron Lewis (backing vocals), Mairtin O’Connor (accordion), Blair Douglas (accordion).

“It could be his voice. It could be his lyrics. Or perhaps it’s both, but something about Bruce Guthro’s songs burrows into your soul and doesn’t let go.” (Dave Stobbe, reporter, Rocky Mountain Outlook)

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Bruce Guthro – Celtic Crossing (CD)

Eddi Reader – Live In Japan (CD)

Recorded live at Billboard Live, Japan, in September 2011, showing off Eddi’s superb vocals and brilliant backing group.

Eddi Reader - Live In Japan (CD)

Eddi Reader - Live In Japan (CD)

Includes favourites like Perfect and It’s Magic, finishing off with a Japanese children’s song, sung a cappella with the audience.

Since the early 1980s, Eddi Reader has helped to define the landscape in which folk artists and singer songwriters navigate. Her incomparable voice and positive outlook have been a much loved fixture in the British music scene since her band Fairground Attraction hit the charts with the song Perfect in 1988.

Eddi’s backing group: Roy Dodds, John Douglas, Boo Hewerdine, Alan Kelly and Kevin McGuire.

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Eddi Reader – Live In Japan (CD)

Simon Bradley Trio – Grogarry Lodge (CD)

Simon Bradley Trio - Grogarry Lodge (CD)

Simon Bradley Trio - Grogarry Lodge (CD)

The music was all written by Simon over the last twenty years, reflecting his time in Donegal, Manchester, Edinburgh, Asturias and Uist.

The CD was recorded over four days in May 2011 at Grogarry Lodge in South Uist. One of the tracks was recorded at a concert given during these four days.

Simon Bradley (fiddle, viola, mandolin), Anna Wendy Stevenson (fiddle, viola), Matheu Watson (guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle).

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Simon Bradley Trio – Grogarry Lodge (CD)

Annie Grace – The Bell (CD)

Annie Grace - The Bell (CD)

Annie Grace - The Bell (CD)

Hints of jazz and blues are melded with contemporary songs in the folk vein.

The multi-instrumentalist and superb singer Annie Grace has lots of experience through her work with The Iron Horse, The Unusual Suspects, Scottish Women and others.

Annie Grace (lead vocals, pipes, whistle), Jonny Hardie (guitar, fiddle, viola, vocals), Aaron Jones (guizouki, guitar, vocals), Aly Macrae (guitar, ukulele, harmonium, piano, banjax, euphonium, saw, fiddle, vocals), Nigel Hitchcock (alto sax), Kevin McGuire (double bass).

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Annie Grace – The Bell (CD)

Isobel Ann Martin – Duslach Is Or – Dust And Gold (CD)

Isobel Ann Martin - Duslach Is Or - Dust And Gold (CD)

Isobel Ann Martin - Duslach Is Or - Dust And Gold (CD)

Debut album from the Lewis born winner of the Traditional Gold Medal at the 2005 National Mod, Scotland’s Premier Gaelic Festival.

Distinct and versatile vocals on both traditional and self-penned contemporary Gaelic songs.

Isobel Ann Martin (vocals), Peter Young (percussion), Dow Tomlin (bass), Bob Williams (guitar), Calum Martin (guitar, vocals), Blair Douglas (accordion, organ, piano), Fraser Fifield (whistle), Jason Roller (fiddle, guitar), Scott Neubert (guitar, mandola, bazouki), Jeff Taylor (piano, organ, whistle), Malcolm Jones (guitar, accordion), Catherine Joan MacDonald (vocals).

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Isobel Ann Martin – Duslach Is Or – Dust And Gold (CD)

Hullion – A Score And More (CD)

Hullion - A Score And More (CD)

Hullion - A Score And More (CD)

The Orkney band’s fiddle and mandolin led tunes and dialect songs are as distinctive as ever, and bound to delight their many fans.

Twenty years and four albums on Hullion still enjoy playing together, albeit with a few changes in line-up.

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Hullion – A Score And More (CD)