Album of The Week

This three-piece band from Skye sensitively craft music that embraces an inventive mix of early and contemporary Scottish and Scandinavian styles. Inspired by the landscape and the connection with the sea the trio undertake an intriguing exploration of drone music with the ring of the sympathetic strings of the nyckelharpa, the drones of the pipes […]

There is a spritely and engaging range of tracks on the latest album from the Glasgow-based collective, Starry Skies. With confidence and ease they deliver up-tempo classic rock, power pop and folk pop plus gentle ballads in an irresistible mix. Warren McIntyre – as always – is in fine voice no matter the material or […]

Dublin-born folk singer and songwriter Enda Reilly had a clear vision for his latest release – he wanted to deliver a “simple album of undeniably great songs” sung and recorded with guitar or acapella. Many of Whisperings’ tracks are Irish and Scottish favourites with important connections for everyone across the Atlantic. Heart-tugging songs such as […]

This is an album of great charm centred around love, community and connection. The Wilderness Yet bring deeply personal links to their music while exploring the world’s stories, seasons and sorrows, grounded in our relationship with the natural world. Rosie Hodgson – voice, banjo; Rowan Piggott – voice, fiddles, double bass; Philippe Barnes – voice, […]

The Irish-Italian band’s latest release, FROM NOW ON, is an eleven-track delight bursting with traditional and original Irish music. It has one original song, Road to Rome, and the special guest is the uilleann piper, Martino Vacca from the band Fullset. The Willos’ international project was born in Siena, Italy in 2001 and the current […]

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 […]

Two shining lights on the thriving Celtic music scene, Manx Gaelic singer, Ruth Keggin and Scottish harpist, Rachel Hair, have collaborated to create this thoughtful, sensitive album. Lossan – a Manx Gaelic word with meanings including light, glimmer, sheen and flame – is the first ever duo harp and Manx Gaelic vocal album to be […]

Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Ivan Drever’s role in the Scottish music scene for three decades is well recorded through records and live appearances. The Orcadian’s new 12-track album, Decade, is the latest instalment in a glowing, stylish career in which he has worked solo and with bands such as Celtic rockers, Wolfstone, as chief songwriter. Ivan […]

Compelling contemporary roots adorn Beelines, Robin Miller’s debut album to make it a thing of beauty. It features thirteen tracks of deft, melody-driven fingerpicking that hint at the holy trinity of 60s’ British fingerstyle guitar playing by the likes of Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, John Renbourn. Robin, originally from Islay in the Hebrides, in the […]

Multi award-winning Scottish supergroup Mànran “loved every minute of making” their latest album, ‘Ùrar.’ And they “really hope” everyone will “enjoy it just as much.” Given the favourable reaction to it, the internationally-renowned seven-piece can deservedly relax as Ùrar – the title translates from Gaelic as “flourishing” – is receiving widespread acclaim for its carefully-crafted […]

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