The guest ‘castaway’ on the Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session this Sunday, 2 December is Kate Reid of The Midden and Celtic Music Radio presenter.
The Midden are Kate, Meggan and Hazel Reid, three singer-songwriter sisters who grew up in Alford in Aberdeenshire.
Multi-instrumentalists all three, means that guitar, violin, cello, whistles, bass, piano and sometimes even accordion provide the backdrop for their three unique voices. Three-part harmony is a focal point of the band’s distinctive sound. Each sister writes her own songs and together the band has arranged many of their favourite Scottish traditionals and folk songs. They also play tunes, mainly reels.
The Midden formed officially in 2001 at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival and went on to win Best Newcomer at the Danny Kyle Open Stage in 2002. They turned down a record deal with a leading Scottish folk label in their first year to go down the ‘DIY’ route and have brought out three successful albums on their own small independent label, Midden Records.
Kate Reid joins Ciaran to chat about her music, life and much this Sunday at 5.00pm.
Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, 2 December 2012 at 5.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.