Album of the Week – The Canny Band: The Canny Band

Written by on July 2, 2022

The Canny Band’s debut is a heady mix of mostly self-penned tunes, embracing fast-paced reels and jigs, and slower, sensitive tracks arranged in their own distinctive style.

Sam Mabbett (Diatonic button accordion), Michael Biggins (piano) and Callum Convoy (bodhran) offer a rare fusion of instruments to create stirring and memorable sounds.

The trio’s appeal is widespread and they have stormed the Glasgow trad scene while gaining TV appearances and performing with a range of other bands.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Scott Turnbull at the SAE Institute, Glasgow and Paxton House, the album is impressing the critics with one review praising them as “Great players with standout arrangements – really fresh and exciting.”

• Album of The Week, midday Saturday, July 2, 2022: The Canny Band in conversation with Liz Clark – Auntie Liz

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