At First Light are a traditional Irish music group. They comprise the talents of world renowned Uilleann Piper John McSherry and young fiddle player Dónal O'Connor. Combined with the sublime talent of Francis McIlduff from the famous McPeake clann, the power, clarity and sheer joy of Alan Burke formerly of the band Afterhours and 'Asturien Traditional Musician of the Year 2006' Rubén Bada. http://www.atfirstlight.net
Based on his musical interests and abilities, singer-songwriter-ethnomusicologist Tim Eriksen might have been born in a splintery wooden crib during the Revolutionary War, in a backwoods North Carolina church, in a hut along the Ganges, maybe even in the CBGBs bathroom. But no, the late-30s Eriksen was born in Massachusetts and grew up surrounded by the sound of his parents singing and by
Born in Perthshire, Scotland, Andy grew up in a family noted for its fine traditional singing. He first drew the attention of the music world with his work as lead singer and instrumentalist for Silly Wizard, with whom he toured until their break-up in 1988. It was while Andy was in the Wizards that he gained much recognition for his beautiful interpretations of the traditional songs of Scotland and Ireland and also became known as a master of songwriting in the traditional style.
This is a great 30s-era Jazz band. Listening to this band would be like listening to Al Bowlly singing with Ray Noble and His Orchestra if only high-definition recording equipment had been around 70+ years ago. I've read somewhere that Her Majesty is not displeased whenever she hears the Pasadena Roof Orchestra. The band's website is www.pasadena.co.uk
The Treacherous Orchestra are a generation of Scotland's finest musicians. Formed originally to play the Celtic Connections Festival Club, Glasgow, UK in 2004 the personnel are known for playing in most of Scotland's well known Folk/World acts. Featuring: John Somerville (Box Club, Rule of Three) on accordion; Kevin O' Neill (Samling) on flute & whistles; Bo Jingham (of Alvie Estate) on flute & whistles; Adam Sutherland (Peatbog Faeries) on fiddle; Innes Watson (Rule of Three) on fiddle & vocals; Ali Hutton (Old Blind Dogs) on pipes and whistles; Ross Ainslie (Salsa Celtica...
Broom Bezzums – Mark Bloomer & Andrew Cadie
Broom Bezzums is a folk duo with a fast-growing following of dedicated fans. They delight in a whirlwind of strong musical performances and engaging, cheeky off-the-cuff patter.
With a repertoire of critically-acclaimed original compositions, northern English folksongs and instrumentals, Broom Bezzums offer emotive ‘fiddle-singing’, ballsy guitar, lyrical mandolin and fiddle. Andrew even pumps up his pipes from time to time. They round it all off with robust, soulful vocals.