Album of The Week – ‘Lend Your Garden’ Avocet 23rd May 2020
Listen again to Auntie Liz in conversation with Iona about Avocet’s album ‘Lend Your Garden’
Iona Zajac – Vocals, Harp/ Sam Grassie – Guitar/Herbie Loening – Double Bass
Also on the album – Bart Schatteleijn for mastering, Guillermo Martín Viana (Percussion) and Ignacio Santoro (Double Bass) David Bowden.
Marieke McKenna’s support and guidance – Also Photo by David Sinclair.
‘Lend Your Garden’ is Avocet’s first full album a pre release on 1st May 2020 on Bndcamp
– Bandcamp have waived their fee today, meaning that artists will receive all the money that is made from any sales during these difficult times – well done Bandcamp
Physical CD’s are also available to order on the Bandcamp page. Turnaround is 2-3 weeks ! The album will be available on all other streaming platforms at the end of May via Mink Records
Avocet stated ‘We are very proud of this album, it took a whole lot of work and love’. Sam Uel“Iona single-handedly carried a harp, 2 guitars and a chronic fatigue ridden Samuel onto a ferry across the stormy sea to the Netherlands all for your listening pleasure! Come to think of it she also carried me around 12 cities on our first tour. If it wasn’t for Iona there would be nout to look back on during my ill health. (Cheers)”
Avocet is a musical trio from Scotland, based in Glasgow. Drawing inspiration from both the psychedelic folk scene alive in Britain during the 1960’s and 70’s, and free form blues, they create their own compositions on harp, guitar, double bass and vocals. Their music has been compared to that of artists like like Nick Drake, Pentangle, and John Martyn.
They signed to Mike Records in2017 who recorded and released their singles – recorded Abbey Road Institute in Amsterdam. Avocet have performed on BBC Scotland, and at an array of festivals and venues including Celtic Connections and Eden Festival. They were the Danny Kyle Celtic Connections Award winners in 2017. They have also performed The Hug and Pint, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Teviot, Nova Scotia Folk Club, Fyne Festival and Sofar Sounds Edinburgh.
Building a wide spectrum and staunch fan base built up over the past three years the release of their full album can only add to their growing fans and admiration for their work
‘A must album for everyone’s collection ‘
Lend Your Garden Album Tracks
- See Me To The Wind
- If Only
- Lend Your Garden
- So Recently
- First Light
- Too Early
- Cheeks Like Jelly
- Angie’s Cradle
- Steal From The Road
- Cheating Monday