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A dynamic second album from the progressive instrumental band Pons Aelius.

Over the last five years the band have extensively toured the UK and Europe, delivering a live energy to stages such as Celtic Connections, Towersey Festival and Priddy Folk Festival and many more.

Pons Aelius: Jordan Aikin (great highland bagpipes, whistles), Tom Kimber (mandolin, tenor banjo), Bevan Morris (double bass), Sam Partridge (flute, whistle), Alasdair Paul (guitar, bouzouki), Callum Younger (bodhrán kit ).

"The opening set of tunes jump you straight into what Pons Aelius are about and it certainly does seem that they have got that live vibe even in the studio. The whole album is almost relentless in its energy, the energy of youth meeting head-on the clarity and surety of more seasoned players, and here both sides win, as so do we. What is more, and to a great relief for someone close to me, this is joyful music. Even if you (or rather me) just tap your feet, it is an expression of the bounce, the fun in it. You just know that they are having fun making it, and what’s more is that we are having fun listening to it. Lots of talent, lots of dynamism." Richard Holligum, folk radio.
Upcoming Gigs
  • ‚Äč22nd November 2019 - Coniston Hall, Cumbria, United Kingdom
A debut album from Scottish fiddle player, Julia Dignan.

Together with friends old and new, they capture some of Julia's favourite musical moments from the last 30 years!

A story lies behind each of the twelve tracks on the album and the accompanying sleeve notes provides an insight into the tune selection.

Julia is originally from Montrose, Angus and her debut album demontrates has a wealth of experience in performing.

The album is dedicated to Billy Craib who died suddenly in July 2019- a true legend in the world of Scottish Dance Music.

The Tea Wifie features: Julia Dignan (fiddle), Calum Wood (guitar), Colin MacKenzie (guitar), Matthew Maclennan (accordion and piano), Siannie Moodie (clarsach), Eddie Benfield (fiddle), Marcos Watt (pipe band snare drum), Johnny Dignan (bagpipes), Billy Craib (double bass) , Michael Meenan (drums), Russell Hunter (piano), Iain Macleod (mandolin), Simon Thoumire (concertina), Kevin MacKenzie (guitar), Kevin Macleod (tenor guitar and mandolin), Margaret Robertson (piano), Ian "Wallet" MacKenzie (accordion), Jason J Dove (piano and accordion), Sandy Brechin (accordion), Andrew Mill (guitar), William Oke (bass), Ross Anderson (cajon), John Martin (fiddle), David Boyter (guitar), Esther Kuck (bodhran) and Toby Shippey (snare drum).

"I first met Julia in the Edinburgh session scene just as the Nineties were kicking off. She seemed like such a wholesome, disciplined character, with her 'peaches and cream' complexion, flowing skirts and poised posture. But, as we all know looks can be deceiving! We embarked on a great few years of tunes and fun together, and there's a fantastic sense of that on this album. She's been under the radar for far too long. It's a real pleasure to listen to her play again." Eilidh Shaw 2019.
Celebrating Celtic Music and its connections to cultures across the globe. Glasgow's annual winter festival, Celtic Connections 2020 gets underway Thursday 16th January - Sunday 2rd February 2020.

The UK's premier celebration of celtic music.

"If there’s one thing that makes wintertime in Glasgow great then it’s Celtic Connections." The Guardian
A collection of Pipe tunes from three generations of pipers Roddy, Rory and Corri Campbell.

The tunes range from traditional to more modern styles.

The book was launched at Piping Live August 2019.

Spiral bound half Canadian binding.
This 3 CD set entitled The Last Dance is Runrig's final concert after 45 years in the music business.

A fantastic conclusion to a lifetime of song, celebration and performance.

On the 18th August 2018 fans came to Stirling castle from all over the world to be part of history, to say their farewells and to experience a moment that will forever remain in the ether of shared emotion.

Calum MacDonald (percussion, backing vocals), Rory MacDonald (vocals, bass, acoustic guitar), Bruce Guthro (vocals, acoustic guitar), harmonica), Iain Ba(drums), Brian hurren (keyboards, vocals, acoustic guitar, surdo drum), Malcolm Jones (guitars, accordion, surdo drum, backing vocals).

Special guests: Donnie Munro, Julie Fowlis, Duncan Chisholm, Laura McGhee, Dave Towers, Gary Innes, Glasgow Islay Gaelic choir (Conductor Kirsteen Grant).
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