The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 13 October is “Wooden Flute & Fiddle” by Calum Stewart & Lauren MacColl.
The and will be released date on 22 October 2012.
Calum and Lauren are steeped in the traditions of the easterly coast of the north of Scotland , their native Moray and Black Isle areas. Their shared influences encompass Gaelic vocal music, traditional music from home and Ireland, Cape Breton and Brittany, and music from their talented contemporaries.
Lauren MacColl is regarded as one of the finest fiddlers of her generation, a previous , and youngest winner of Instrumentalist of the Year at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards and BBC Young Folk Award. She has been leading her band The MacCollective since winning the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2004. Her solo album, Strewn with Ribbons, is a past Album of the Week and was named Classic Album at Celtic Connections.
Calum Stewart is at the forefront of Scottish flute playing, displaying exemplary technique and emotion in his playing, and is now based in the thriving flute scene of Brittany. He is a founder member of the Gaelic band Manran, and his explorations of world music have seen him collaborate with the likes of Nitan Sawhney and Heikki Bourgault.