Album of The Week

Classical, folk and jazz duo, Roo and Neil will launch their debut album ‘Homelands’ at Singl-end Café and Bakehouse in Glasgow this week (Friday 27th May.) The event is part of Scotland on Tour, the exciting initiative to support the recovery of Scotland’s live music industry. Glasgow-based Roo Geddes and Neil Sutcliffe create original music […]

On this carefully-crafted debut album, Dorset singer-songwriter Emma Gale has created an Americana record that is both nostalgic and hopeful. There is a deft mix of upbeat tracks and slowed down ballads that carry beautiful storylines in a truthful and observational style that lie at the heart of her approach to writing. Emma first started […]

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 […]

Multi-award-winning Scottish folksinger, songwriter and storyteller, Karine Polwart and pianist and composer, Dave Milligan’s ‘Still As Your Sleeping’ release is an intimate and elegant collaborative album. Recorded in Pencaitland, East Lothian, during summer 2021, it is threaded through with images of stillness and flux, leaving and returning, and pivots of change. Karine says that “one […]

This week’s Album of the Week – When Feathers Appear by Catriona McKay & Alistair MacDonald – is described by its creators as “slow music to submerge yourself in, exhilarating sounds for embracing the storm, music of love, loss and transformation.” Catriona, who plays Scottish harp with Alistair providing live electronics, were missing making new […]

Rest In Blue is the latest album from Gerry Rafferty – and it has been released 10 years after his death. Thanks to the determination of his daughter, Martha Rafferty, this terrific collection of 14 songs can now be heard, reminding everyone of the singer/songwriter talent the man from Paisley clearly was. Many of the […]

Scottish composer, producer and session musician, Duncan Lyall is a trail blazer whose innovative work has won him many admirers. His latest album release, Milestone – a suite of music that was commissioned for the world-renowned Celtic Connections Festival in 2019 in Glasgow – has been praised for its progressive and contemporary styles. Duncan is heavily […]

Singer/songwriter Diana Schad has been creating music for as long as she can remember – and her debut album, Lulladi amply demonstrates the depths of her talents. The album – with Diana providing all the piano and vocals – flows warmly and vividly with songs drawn from her life experiences, and a follow-up record is […]


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