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Featured Artist: Gary Innes - Imminent
A creative third solo album from Gary Innes, musician, composer and popular presenter of BBC Radio Scotland's music programme, Take the Floor.

This album release includes three self-penned songs and tunes that accentuates his talents as a composer.

With support from an impressive line-up of Scottish talent... 'Swan Song' features the unique vocals of Karen Matheson, 'Dream Fields' Ross Wilson (Blue Rose Code) and 'Starlight' Gary himself sings.

An accordionist and 2017’s MG Alba Scots Trad Awards Instrumentalist of the Year winner, Gary is one of the founding members of award-winning Scottish supergroup Mànran.

"It's always so nice to have the music that you've written be recorded onto an album and shared. Having a 12-year gap between my first album How's the Craic and my second album ERA allowed me to take the time not only to write new material but also to think about what I wanted from a solo album. Each tune and song on Imminent is a window into my life at the moment and I have written about what is really important to me. All of the music and lyrics hold their own character and story and of course the title relates to the imminent arrival of our first born so it really is a very personal collection of work." Gary Innes.

"The title relates to the imminent arrival of Gary and his wife's first child this spring. The album weaves in and out of melodies and tracks that have been written and composed by Gary himself – a multitude of self-penned work that clearly resonate with Gary as he explores the joy and happiness that life brings with it, as well as the trials and tribulations that are so often interwoven." Kenny Smith, Scottish Field.
"Swan Song is not only beautiful, you would after all not expect anything less from the two performers involved, but it is majestically haunting, it is a rare piece of music that attempts and succeeds in capturing the image of honour, whilst at all times framing the sympathy required of the pain faced of those not ready to attend their final moments." Liverpool Sound and Vision.
Scottish Accordion Champion Brandon McPhee is on the road again with firstly his tribute theatre show called 'The Jimmy Shand Story' followed by The Brandon McPhee Experience theatre show in April.
Tour Dates March and April 2019
The Jimmy Shand Story
  • Friday 22nd March - Queens Hall. Hexham.
  • Saturday 23rd March - The Pomegranate Theatre, Corporation Street, Chesterfield.
  • Sunday 24th March - Princess Theatre Hunstanton, 13 The Green, Hunstanton.
The Brandon McPhee Experience
  • Thursday 4th April - Carnegie Hall, East Port, Dumfermline.
  • Friday 5th April - Palace Theatre, 9 Green Street, Kilmarnock
  • Saturday 6th April - Howden Park Centre, Livingston, West Lothian.
A double CD featuring the group Golden Bough who present a mix of lively Celtic Music, soft ballads, traditional instrumentals and original songs.

The group has achieved international popularity and acclaim following their appearances at folk festivals and concerts, on radio and TV throughout Europe and the US.

The CD booklet provides the lyrics for all the songs.

Released 2018 Arc Music Productions.
An exceptional collection of songs from some of finest singer/songwriters from Ireland.
Featuring: Dolores Keane, Mick Hanly, Barrowside, Peter O'Malley, Arty McGlynn, Nollaig Casey, Johnny Duhan, Jim Fitzpatrick, Keiran Halpin.

Together they capture the magical culture of the beautiful Emerald Isle.

The selected songs on this album showcases what today's Irish songwriters are producing.

Artist biographies plus complete lyrics in the booklet.

Released 2018 Arc Music Productions
"Being so much on the road there is always a song to sing and a tale to tell." Nathan Carter

A few upcoming dates :
  • Thursday 14th March-- The Capitol, Horsham, West Sussex.
  • Friday 15th March - Palace Theatre, Redditch.
  • Saturday 16th March - The Regent Centre, Christchurch, Dorset.
  • Sunday 17th March - London Palladium, London.
  • Friday 29th March - Waterfront, Belfast ***SOLD OUT***
  • Saturday 30th March - Waterfront, Belfast.
  • Wednesday 10th April - Perth Concert Hall, Perth.
  • Thursday 11th April - Music Hall, Aberdeen***SOLD OUT***
  • Friday 12th April - Corn Exchange, Edinburgh.
  • Saturday 13th April - The Albert Hall, Stirling
  • Sunday 14th April - Motherwell Concert Hall, Motherwell.
 Skipinnish Upcoming Events

  • Saturday 6th April 2019, Zaisersweiher, Germany.
  • Saturday 25th May 2019, Usher Hall, Edinburgh.
  • Saturday 8th June 2019, The Sage Gateshead.
  • Friday 5th July 2019, The Big Top, Bught Park, Inverness
  • Saturday 3rd August 2019, Neckar Festival 2019, Germany

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