Ae Spark O' Nature's Fire is taking the Scottish folk scene by storm! Deaf Shepherd's convincing turbo-charged performances are packed with simple & tastefully rendered ballads & inventive high-energy arrangements of wild reels & cracking jigs. A great album.
"Unlimited in their musical style... very impressive all round". The Living Tradition Magazine.
Gie's A Drink; The Waltzes; The Minister's Set; Logan Braes; New Pa; Finbarr; Ah Surely; Peggy Gordon; Double Pipe Set; Lost For Words At Sea; The Foreign Set.
DEAF SHEPHERD, finalists in the Belhaven Brewery sponsored 1995 Scottish Folk Group Competition, are Clare McLaughlin (fiddle), Rory Campbell (Highland & Scottish small pipes, whistles, low whistles and vocals), Angus McLaughlin (bodhran & vocals); John Morran (guitar & vocals) and Malcolm Stitt (bouzouki, guitar & Hammond organ).
Formed in 1993, this excellent young Band has gone from strength to strength and is now firmly established amongst Scotland's leading exponents in the field of traditional and Celtic influenced music. Deaf Shepherd has grown in the last three years, progressing from the local session scene, through most of the nations folk clubs and many of the major music festivals between Aberdeen and Lorient. Their convincing turbo-charged performances are packed with simple and tastefully done ballads and inventive high energy arrangements of wild reels and cracking jigs.
This, their debut album - "AE SPARK O NATURE'S FIRE" - has eight instrumental sets, consisting of traditional tunes and several new compositions by group members Rory Campbell and Malcolm Stitt in addition to other modern composers. There are also three songs, "Logan Braes", "Peggy Gordon" and the new "Lost For Words - At Sea", a joint effort by singer John Morran and friend of the Band, Brian Smith.
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