The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 1 December 2012 is the debut CD from Clackmannan singer-songwriter Andrew Huggan and is called ‘Travels’.
Andrew Huggan talks to Alan Grant about his debut CD Travels, the songs and his background in music.
Following a successful crowdfunding campaign early 2012, Travels was born. Andrew utilised all of the skills he had learned through the past 10 years and recorded the album at his home as well as designing all of the artwork.
Travels contains eight of his self-penned songs as well as two arrangements of tradtional songs “The Galway Shawl” and “Johnny O Braidislee”.
Andrew Huggan is from Clackmannanshire in central Scotland at the foot of the Ochil Hills. Although he can trace his earliest musical influences back to none other than The Singing Kettle, Andrew first tried to learn to play the keyboard after discovering the music of Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Mike Oldfield. It was the latter’s album Voyager that led to Andrew developing an interest in Scottish folk and Celtic bands, such as Wolfstone and Runrig.
Album of the Week, Saturdays 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 3 December 2012 at 6.00pm and Catch Up anytime.