Friday, 29 January 2016
Celtic Connections 2008
We finish Celtic Connections week by returning to the annual CD from the Sunday Herald and today we feature 2008.
2007 was greeted with a fair degree of indifference but rest assured I intend to continue right up to 2016.
Orcadian Kris Drever is a member of Lau and has also appeared as part of the Folk super trio Drever, McCusker and Woomble. However today we are featuring a solo number Steel and Stone taken from his 2006 debut album Blackwater.
Bluegrass music clearly has Celtic roots so it is apt that we feature Cherryholmes a Los Angeles based bluegrass band consisting of 6 members of the Cherryholmes family - mum, dad, 2 daughters and 2 sons.
Julie Fowlis has perhaps the most notable international profile of any Gaelic artist in no small part due to her providing and performing a couple of songs for the 2012 Pixar film Brave.
Hùg Air A' Bhonaid Mhòir however pre-dates this and comes from her 2007 album Cuilidh. It translates as Celebrate the Great Bonnett.
2009 to follow in due course.
Kris Drever - Steel and Stone
Cherryholmes - You Don't Know What Love Is
Julie Fowlis - Hùg Air A' Bhonaid Mhòir