|Artist Name||Kenneth I MacKenzie|
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Extract from Press Release by Innes and Campbell Communications
"Multi-instrumentalist and composer Kenneth I MacKenzie has announced the release of a new Scottish traditional music album inspired by the history and landscape of the Highlands.
Out on Friday 11 February 2022, Glendrian takes its listeners on a journey through north-west Scotland, from Sanna to Uist.
The album’s title track takes its name from a depopulated settlement in Ardnamurchan – a peninsula in Lochaber and area with family connections for Kenny. The lament’s poignant pipes reflect the hardship and poverty people experienced in Glendrian living off the land and the sea.
Elsewhere, slow low whistle tunes pay tribute to some of the names and faces of the Highlands and Islands, including Lexie a’chook, named after Lexie McNiven, daughter of ‘Norman the cook’ from Isle of Berneray on North Uist, and Marie MacKenzie’s Welcome to Caberfeidh, which was composed by Kenny for his wife Marie after her first visit to his family house in Sanna.
The vast majority of tunes on Glendrian were composed by Kenny, while respected composer and musical director Will Marshall lent his valued creative input on the arrangements. The album boasts a stellar bill of Scottish folk talent, with Kenny’s whistle, Highland pipes, digital chanter and harmonica and Will’s piano and accordion accompanied by Marie Fielding on fiddle, Tom Oakes on guitar and flute and Rory Grindlay on drums".
Recorded/engineered by Garry Boyle, Slateroom Studio Pencaitland,
|Label Name||Caberfeidh Music|
|Album link 1||bandcamp.com|