Tag Archives: whistle

Transatlantic Sessions (Series Two) (DVD)

Folk and Roots musicians come together in what have been called ‘the greatest backporch shows ever’. Shetland fiddle virtuoso Aly Bain and dobro ace Jerry Douglas host a Highland gathering of the cream of Nashville, Irish and Scottish talent. The release of this complete ‘missing’ television series – originally produced in 1998 by Pelicula Films […]

Lorne MacDougall – Hello World (CD)

Traditional and contemporary tunes and styles. Two-time BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Of The Year finalist, piper Lorne MacDougall was brought up in Carradale, Kintyre. On leaving school he studied for a BA in Scottish Traditional Music at the Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama in Glasgow, graduating with honours in 2005. Lorne […]

Gavin Pennycook – Celtic Nyckelharpa (CD)

Probably the first full CD of Celtic music played on the Swedish keyed fiddle, the nyckelharpa. The nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle) dates back to at least the 1400s. It was once played across Scandinavia and northern continental Europe, but only survived until modern times in Sweden. Since coming close to extinction in the early 1900s, it […]

The Shee – Decadence (CD)

The Shee are an exceptional all-female band showcasing three powerful vocalists and an astonishing level of instrumental prowess.  Their diverse range of individual musical influences combine to produce an adventurous brew of Folk, Scots, Gaelic and Bluegrass. Decadence is the second album from the group. Their debut album A Different Season was followed by nominations […]

Mr McFall’s Chamber – Birds And Beasts (Music by Martyn Bennett and Fraser Fifield) (CD)

(May 2010) 9 tracks: (62 mins): Cuillin Part 2 (Martyn Bennett) * The Miller (Martyn Bennett) * Swallowtail (Martyn Bennett) * Aye (Martyn Bennett) * Peewits (Martyn Bennett) * Kilchoan Ferry (Fraser Fifield) * The Beast (Fraser Fifield) * Knive In Hens (Martyn Bennett) * Piece For String Quartet, Percussion and Scottish Smallpipes in C […]