KEVIN MACLEOD (TENOR GUITAR, MANDOLIN, CITTERN, FENDER SLIDE & BOUZOUKI), ALI BEAG MACLEOD (ACCORDION), ALASDAIR FRASER (BAGPIPES & WHISTLE), WILL MACLEAN (TRUMP) Traditional Highland music is performed here by four Coigach locals from the north shore of Lochbroom in the far North West Highlands of Scotland. Their lively tunes are played here on bagpipes, accordion, resonator tenor guitars, mandolin and trump (jaw's harp), and this fine recording makes a great memento of the music and landscape of Coigach.
The brand new recording by Kevin, released on 26th July 2014. You can purchase a cd using the website here, or go to iTunes for a download option. Also, you can hear several tracks off the cd in the short film to the right entitled "Highland Strands"
"Music like this is ceaselessly uplifting – listen to ‘Highland Strands’ - I’m certain you’ll agree." - Dan Holland, folkwords.com 6th August 2014
"This is an altogether lovely CD" - Rod Stradling, mustrad.org 5th August 2014
"Bright of string, warm of heart .... this album is a dead straight and joyous celebration of largely Highland music" **** 4 Stars, Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman 16th August 2014
".... the tone of backroom session intimacy blended with care and fidelity ...." - Rob Adams, Sunday Herald 7th September 2014
Kevin Macleod plays Scottish traditional music on mandolin, bouzouki, cittern and resonator tenor guitars. He is accompanied here on his 4th solo recording “Highland Strands” by longstanding friends Luke Plumb (Shooglenifty) on bouzouki & mandolin, Alec Finn (De Danann) on bouzouki, fiddler John Martin (Ossian, Easy Club, Tannahill Weavers), guitarist Matheu Watson, mandolinist Tim Jones & flautist Phil Smillie (Tannahill Weavers).
Together they perform Scottish marches, reels, & retreats from the ancient repertoire of the great Highland bagpipe, jigs, waltzes, and airs from Ireland and America and new tunes by Ian Hardie, Andy Statman, Freeland Barbour, Ali 'Beag' MacLeod and Allan MacDonald. This is lively, upbeat, acoustic music rooted in the traditional folk music of Scotland, performed with vivacity and spirit by masters of the tradition.