Listen to our feature programme presented by Ross Macfadyen with interviews from the band on Saturday 17 December from 12 noon and 12 midnight and on Monday 19 December from 6.00pm.
Eclipse is Matt Wilkie and his twin sisters Nell Malyszka and Trish Keil.
They were born and raised in Edinburgh where the trio performed throughout Scotland. In 1975 they moved to the United States of America where they performed acoustic music along the east coast.
In 1986 Andy Lafreniere joined the band bringing his experience as an acoustic and electric guitarist as well as his skills as a composer and arranger. The group then evolved into a seven piece band playing a variety of popular music of the 1970s and 1980s.
With this new Christmas recording they are now going back to their roots by performing original acoustic and traditional music. All members of Eclipse now make Connecticut their home. Andy and Nell are co-directors of the Suzuki Talent Educational School of Sandy Hook, Connecticut where they teach early music programmes as well as lessons in piano and classical guitar.
Trish also teaches in the early music programme. Matt runs a successful contracting business called Scotia Contracts at Southbury, Connecticut, USA.
Album of the Week, Saturdays at 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday at 6.00pm and also on Catch Up anytime.
Eclipse performing live on Saturday Night (left) at the Newton Meeting House for Kevin’s Community Center, Free Medical Clinic.