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Archie Fisher

Archie Fisher (born 1939) is a Scottish folk singer and a member of the The Fisher Family, a group of respected traditional and contemporary folk-singers. Archie Fisher was born in Glasgow on 23 October 1939. His sisters Ray and Cilla Fisher, are also singers. In 1960 he moved to Edinburgh and appeared regularly at a folk club called "The Howff" run by Roy Guest. In 1962 Ray and Archie released a single on the Topic label, "Far Over the Forth". They appeared on the BBC programme 'Hootenanny'.

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Tony McManus

To find a unique voice on so ubiquitous an instrument as the acoustic guitar is quite an achievement: to do so within a centuries old idiom where the instrument has no real history is truly remarkable. In little over ten years as a professional musician Tony McManus has come to be recognised throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art.

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Syren

There are at least three groups known as Syren. 1. Syren is a band featuring members; Luiz Syren Vox (Atlantida and 3LP), Alex Macedo Guitar (Atlantida), Dennis Pombo Guitar (Imago Mortis ), Bruno Coe - Bass (Imago Mortis) and Flávio Pascarillo Drums (Tribuzy and Nordheim). 2. Syren is a pair of Canadian sisters, Fae and Melody, who sing Celtic songs and their own compositions backed up by pennywistles, bodhrans, and acoustic guitars.

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Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan, Máire Ní Bhraonáin, better known as Máire Brennan or incorrectly/phonetically as Moya Brennan (born 4 August 1952, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland), is a Grammy Award-nominated Celtic Folk singer. She began her singing career when her family formed the band Clannad in 1970. Brennan grew up as the eldest in a very musical family in a remote parish in the northwest of Ireland, a place where the Irish language and tradition was and still is very much alive.

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Blowzabella

Blowzabella produce an inimitable, driving drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. Originally formed in 1978 they have played everywhere from the main stage at Glastonbury Festival to the outer reaches of Brazil and West Africa and innumerable places in between. They compose their own music which is influenced by British and European traditional dance music. Many bands across Europe who experiment with the boundaries of folk music cite Blowzabella as a major influence.

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Mediæval Bæbes

The Mediæval Bæbes are an English ensemble of female musicians founded by Miranda Sex Garden member Katharine Blake in London in 1996, featuring some of her MSG cohorts as well as other friends who share her love of medieval music. The lineup often rotates from album to album, and ranges from 6to 12 members. The Bæbes's first album, Salva Nos (1997), shot straight to No 2 in the classical charts, a silver disc. Subsequent albums include Worldes Blysse (which went straight to No 1), Undrentide, (co-produced by John Cale), The Rose, and the Christmas-themed album Mistletoe & Wine.

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