Ben Walker first picked up a guitar at age 12 and he never put it down. He picked up other insruments along the way, like the piano, dobro, mandolin, bass, and a myriad of others. His musical influences range from delta blues to be-bop jazz to OLD country (accent on OLD).
“A sharing of gold is but brief, but a sharing of song lasts long.”
- Gaelic Proverb Mary Jane Lamond is a sharer of songs, stories and spirit. This sharing has garnered Mary Jane numerous JUNO and East Coast Music award nominations, critical acclaim, and a worldwide audience. Her latest recording, SEINN, is released on September 18. It reflects the great love and respect that Mary Jane and Wendy have for Nova Scotia tradition, and for each other.
Mànran are a band from Scotland, formed in 2010. Their music features guitar, accordion, fiddle, Highland pipes, Uilleann pipes, flute and drums, and songs in Gaelic.
The band members are Norrie MacIver, Gary Innes, Ewen Henderson, Calum Stewart, Ross Saunders and Scott Mackay.
Mànran released their first single, "Latha Math", in January 2011. http://manran.co.uk
From Applecross in the West Highlands of Scotland, Derek produces a blend of Funk, Blues and Afrobeat with a twist of Celtic flavour including occasional Gaelic content. Loaded with driving fretless bass rhythms and lots of guitar. Listen to '10 Out Of Illusion' for a view from the croft as told in the dawn of the 21st century.
Alasdair White born in 1983 on the Isle of Lewis is already well known as Battlefield Band’s virtuoso fiddle player joining the band in 2001. In these past years, his musicianship and tune making have had a great influence on the bands repertoire and continuing success, and playing with Battlefield Band has given him that wider audience that his music deserves. Having been highly regarded and talked about since his early teens, An Clàr Geal is his first solo album in 2006
Blackwater may refer to at least 3 artists:
1) a French group of Celtic music caracterized for its energic sound and accurate control over the instruments. See http://www.lesonotone.com/blackwater/ and http://www.myspace.com/blackwateririshconnection. 2) a deathmetal band from the cold north. Inspired by bands like Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, Bloodbath, Behemoth etc... 3) A London-based classic rock band comprising Tommy Balaam (vocals/guitar), George McKenzie (Guitar), Rory Murphy (Vocals/bass) and Bryce Dunn (Drums).
Mark Radcliffe hailed her voice and songs as “enchanting, beguiling and as fascinating as songs by Kate Bush and Björk” and KT Tunstall described her voice as "formidable and amazingly rhythmic". The elfin figure they are describing is Julie Fowlis, a talented singer and instrumentalist from Scotland. She is the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2008 and in a few short years has taken the music scene by storm...