The new release from Brian McNill – ‘The Road Never Questions’ – The Best of Brian McNeill – Volume 1 is Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 21 July 2012.
Liz Clark talks to Brian about his new CD and the story so far, this year Brian celebrates his 40 years as one of Scotland’s most acclaimed artists, a Falkirk lad. From early days with The Battlefield Band which he founded in 1969 and Clan Alba.
His stunning solo career and collaborations and tours with Iain Mackintosh, Dick Gaughan, McNeill Lynch & Lupari, Martin Hayes and Fest of Fiddles, to name but a few! He is an author: The Busker, To Answer the Peacock, No Easy Eden and a new one in the pipeline! To his Shows:- The Baltic Tae Byzantium, Back O’ The North Wind. As well as being Head of Scottish Music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music And Drama for 6 years, a composer / songwriter and multi- instrumentalist , has 8 albums out in his own right and 2 with Iain Mackintosh, now brings out Volume 1 of The Best of Brian McNeill.
Brian was also honoured last month by his home town of Falkirk when lyrics from his ‘The Lads o’ the Fair were etched in Caithness stone overlooking the town, he also played at the opening ceremony of the revamped Lionthorn Greenspace at the Policy Bing in Falkirk www.brianmcneill.co.uk
Album of the Week, Saturday at 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday at 6.00pm and Catch Up anytime.