Tag Archives: contemporary

Treacherous Orchestra – Origins (CD)

A turbo-charged twelve-piece plus guests supergroup comprising some of Scotland’s finest young          instrumentalists. An album of rousing, high energy fusion work from the vibrant Scottish folk scene, influenced by rock as well as traditional Celtic styles. Many of the group are also gifted composers, producers and engineers in their own right and 90% of the […]

Martyn Bennett – Aye (CD)

One of the most influential figures on the modern Folk scene, Martyn Bennett’s extraordinary music lives on. Fine examples of his experiments with traditional and world music, rave culture, remixing and much more besides from this great Scots piper, who sadly passed away far too young. A very informative accompanying booklet is included, giving an […]

John McKissock – The Naked Mandolin (CD)

An album of new compositions for mandolin, charting the emotions of a man emigrating, leaving for a new life in a new land. The pieces were written in Viladrau, Catalonia through the course of 2011 and are recorded “naked” – just John, his mandolin and a microphone. John is intending to develop this work with […]

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 […]

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, […]

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), […]