Nuala Kennedy grew up in Dundalk, Ireland where she was a member of the ceilidh band Ceoltoiri Oga Oghrialla. In 1995 she moved to Scotland and she now lives near Kincraig in the Highlands. She is best known for her work with trio Fine Friday, with whom she has toured extensively and recorded two critically acclaimed CDs, "Gone Dancing" (2002) and "Mowing the Machair" (2004). An accomplished and versatile musician, with a wide repertoire of Scottish traditional and contemporary music...
TRUSSED up and with white crosses over their mouths, Croy-based band Campfires In Winter (formerly Overcry) look like lambs to the slaughter. While the picture may suggest they are Chemical Romance fans, the four piece have more to offer than second-rate emo angst. "This is a young Scots band with huge promise. Their alternative rock leanings hint at Editors, Muse and Pink Floyd but Campfires In Winter have a unique sound and use their own Scots accents.
John Doan, one of the few masters of the rare twenty-string harp guitar, has performed with a diverse range of artists including pop star Donovan, folk legend Burl Ives, jazz ace Larry Carlton, as a member of the New Christy Minstrels with Randy Sparks, among others and his virtuoso playing and arranging has attracted praise from no less a guitar luminary than Chet Atkins. He recently contributed a chapter to "Between the Strings - the Secret Lives of Guitars", a veritable compendium of the world's greatest guitarists with introduction by B.
"Clanadonia are a Tribal Pipes and Drums band, steeped in the Pictish/Celtic traditions of Scotland." (www.clanadonia.co.uk) A bunch of seriously windswept Scots.
They provide driving drumming and some rather lofty pipe playing!
Charlie and The Bhoys are an Irish band, based in Glasgow, Scotland. The band traces its roots some 19 years ago, when they played their first concert at the Squirrel Bar near the Gallowgate, Glasgow in 1989. They band brand themselves as the "Number 1 Celtic Band in the World" and have enjoyed a reasonable degree of success in this role, having played to audiences across the world including Glasgow, New York, Dubai and other cities in North America, Australia, Europe and all across the UK and Ireland.