Tag Archives: instrumental

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 […]

Clyde Valley Stompers – Collection 1956 To 1961 (2CD)

Goodtime popular jazz. This double CD contains all the recordings from 1956 to 1961, including one previously unreleased track. The band formed in 1952 and made their first recording in 1956. They were hugely popular, recording on Decca’s Scottish Beltona label, then Pye with Lonnie Donegan producing. They had a hit with “Salty Dog” in […]

Ronnie Ross – The Land That I Love (CD)

Ronnie Ross has been working in Scottish entertainment since the 1960s and is an excellent all round entertainer. He sings, plays keyboards, accordion and guitar, while his backing musicians provide guitar, banjo, mandolin, bagpipes, drums and backing vocals. He works the hotel and club circuit in the Highlands of Scotland. Well known and much loved […]

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 […]