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CMR’s Album of The Week 17th Nov – Gráinne Brady – ‘The Road Across The Hills’

CMR’s Album of The Week 17 th Nov – Gráinne Brady – ‘The Road Across The Hills’
The much-anticipated debut album from Irish-Scottish composer Gráinne Brady, entitled The Road Across the Hills, will be released on February 22 2019.
Musicians on album :- Gráinne Brady /  Su-a Lee / Megan Henderson / Innes White / Andrew Waite /Steve Forman / Feargus Hetherington.

Originally from Co. Cavan in Ireland, Gráinne has been writing music for over 10 years and has steadily built a career at the heart of the Scottish traditional music scene as a well-respected musician and composer. She currently plays with MG Alba Scots Trad Awards nominees Top Floor Taiversstring group The Routes Quartet, and Gaeilge/Gàidhlig supergroup LAS.

Recorded in Spring 2018, The Road Across the Hills was tracked, mixed and produced by award-winning musician and composer Mike Vass, and features household names from across Scotland’s traditional and classical music scene: Su-a LeeMegan HendersonInnes WhiteAndrew WaiteSteve Forman and Feargus Hetherington.

Exploring themes of immigration and extreme poverty, Gráinne took inspiration from the work of Irish poet and writerPatrick MacGill – the music for the album acts as a soundtrack to Patrick MacGill’s ‘Children of the Dead End’.

Trac List

1. The Glen
2. The Road Across the Hills
3. Fields of Renfrewshire
4. Norah Ryan
5. Moleskin Joe
6. The Navvy of Kinlochleven
7. Winter
8. The Search
9. Flower of Danaveen
10.  The Woe of It

17 Nov – Edinburgh Fiddle Fest at The Plesance with the Routes Quartet

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