Ailie Robertson is a musician in the broadest sense: composer, arranger, teacher, improviser and harp virtuoso. “Her synthesis of Irish, Scottish and contemporary harping technique into an individual style represents the realization of otherwise unimagined possibilities for the Celtic harp” (Niall Keegan, 2006). Although just 24 years old, she already has some of the most impressive credentials in the Scottish harp world.
Djivan Gasparyan, born 1928 in Solag, plays the duduk, an Armenian double reed woodwind instrument related to the oboe. Djivan Gasparyan is widely known as the "Master" of Duduk. For "Endless Vision," he collaborated with Hossein Alizadeh, a distinguished Iranian composer, Radif-preserver, researcher, teacher, and excellent tar and setar instrumentalist and improvisor, dubbed by many as an Ostad (Master) of Persian music. Endless Vision
Genres : Persian world
Released : 2005 | Label : World Village | Length : 1h00' 28''
Galway played with the Philharmonia Orchestra as it rose to prominence in the 1950s. He auditioned for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Herbert von Karajan, and was principal flute of that orchestra from 1969 to 1975. To Karajan's surprise and dismay, after a period of some disagreement, "Jimmy" Galway decided that he would leave to pursue a solo career, which he succeeded in doing admirably. He still performs regularly and is one of the world's leading classical flute players.
Emmanuel Pahud (born January 27, 1970) is a French-Swiss flute player. He started to learn the flute at the age of 6 and in 1990 graduated with the Premier Prix from the Paris Conservatoire before continuing his studies with Aurèle Nicolet. He took first prizes at the international competitions of Kobe, Duino and Geneva. At the age of 22 he was appointed principal flute of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Claudio Abbado, having previously held chairs in Basel and Munich.
Canned Heat is a blues-rock/boogie band that formed in Los Angeles in 1965. The group has been noted for its own interpretations of blues material as well as for efforts to promote the interest in this type of music and its original artists. It was launched by two blues enthusiasts, Alan Wilson (1943 – 1970) and Bob Hite (1943 – 1981), who took the name from Tommy Johnson's 1928 Canned Heat Blues, a song about an alcoholic who has desperately turned to drinking Sterno, generically called "canned heat".
Alarm Will Sound is a U.S. twenty-member contemporary-music chamber orchestra. Members of the ensemble began playing together while studying at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and have diverse experience in composition, improvisation, jazz, popular styles, early music, and various traditional musics from around the world. Alarm Will Sound's repertoire ranges from European to American works, from the arch-modernist to the pop-influenced.
London Based Act formed in 2009. They feature members of Video Club and Subliminal Girls. They produce gentle pop with an acoustic edge. Live Line Up - 2009 Nicky Biscuit - Vox / Guitars / Harmonica
Ike Tyrrell - Xaphoon / Autoharp / Backing Vox
Damian Pinsent - Bass
Kate Stevenson - Flute / Backing Vox
Fergus Clarke - Drums
Euan MacMillan - Guitar
www.myspace.com/toanwts Born out of the need to write songs with honesty...