Saltfishforty are Douglas Montgomery (fiddle/viola) and Brian Cromarty (guitar/mandola/vocals).
Combining the traditional music of Orkney with original compositions, they will be releasing their third album, Netherbow, in August. The album is this week’s Album of the Week!
In 2004 the duo were nominated in the ‘up and coming artist of the year’ category at the BBC Scottish Traditional Music Awards. Their reputation as a fresh and dynamic live act has seen them established on the Scottish festival scene, and taken them to festivals in Spain, France, England, Ireland, Belgium, Norway, USA and Canada, including two trips to the Cannes film festival, a week in Austin, Texas and an appearance at the 2008 Celtic Colours festival in Cape Breton.
Ross Macfadyen spoke to Brian & Douglas before their recent Oran Mor gig. You can hear the programme at 12 noon on Saturday and 6pm on Monday.
Also listen in on Saturday at 10pm to hear their gig with Spiers & Boden recorded live at Oran Mor on Monday 5th July.
Saltfishforty’s new album is not released until August….we’ll let you know then how to get a copy.
For now why not visit their website?