The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 31 May is the new CD from The Last Ones Left who are a Glasgow based group performing their own distinctive brand of folk music.
Ross Macfadyen talks to members of the band about their music and their new album Spaces in Between.
The band features Josephine Anthony on vocals and guitar, Craig Whitehill on guitar and Kathryn O’Neil on fiddle.
Josephine writes the band’s original material. She grew up in a musical family and takes a great deal of inspiration from her roots in the Aberdeenshire countryside. She is intrigued by old songs and stories, and by the traces of past lives hidden in museum shelves, historic places and ancient landscapes.
Craig and Josephine started out playing as a duo in 2003. They bumped into Kathryn at the Moniaive Folk Festival in 2009 and promptly brought her into the fold.
The band is always very happy to have their sound compared to the likes of Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, Bert Jansch and Joni Mitchell. However, they believe strongly in putting their own distinctive take on everything they do.
Their new CD Spaces in Between can be bought online here.
The band’s next gig is on Saturday 6 June 2014 as part of Friends of the River Kelvin Gala at Ha’penny Bridge House, Botanic Gardens in Glasgow’s west-end. Ha’Penny Bridge House is just outside the west end of the Botanic Gardens, off Ford Road, or can be reached by crossing the Botanic Gardens Bridge and turning left along the walkway. Enter from Kirklee Road or Great Western Road.
Album of the Week, Saturday 31 May at 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 2 June at 7.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.