‘Sandwood’ Duncan Chisholm – CMR’s Album of The Week 17 March 2018
Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland’s most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers. Born and brought up near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, Duncan has spent most of his life developing his unique musical voice. Fiddle playing at its best, Duncan’s feather-light handling of dynamics and ornamentation, allied with his pure-distilled tone, lend his characteristic spine-tingling magic to his music.
From his solo career, in Scotland super group Wolfstone, to collaborations with Julie Fowlis and Ivan Dreaver to guest appearances on CD’s with – Donnie Munro / Runrig/ Coast and Beth Neilsen Chapman to name but a few!
Award winner with Album of The year in 2008 with Farrar and 2014 with Live at Celtic Connections as well as musician of the year 2012
“My creative world widens with each passing year and the possibilities for self-expression are limitless. Enjoy the music.” Duncan Chisholm.”
“Duncan’s latest studio album from one of Scotland’s most admired fiddle players and composers draws its inspiration from a single location in Sutherland, the furthest northwest part of mainland Scotland. Sandwood Bay is remote, at least by UK standards. Most visitors don’t even venture down the dead-end road to the fishing harbour of Kinlochbervie, much less the extra 3 miles to where the tarmac peters out. There to be faced with an hour and a half hike, picking a path between the bogs and the sandstone hills, traversing the low hummocks of gneiss, before reaching the bay. But Duncan Chisholm did, numerous times, describing it as “the finest and least accessible beach in Scotland”. Over the two years it took for him to produce this album, experiencing the bay in all seasons and weathers, the place provided endless inspiration. Inspiration to compose magnificently atmospheric pieces but also to enthuse ten of Scotland’s finest musicians, ensuring their participation, some just in the recording, others also contributing to the compositions”
- 1The Pilgrimage
- The Light Of Tuscany
- Haze Across The Sun
- A Precious Place
- Dizzy Blue
- The White Bird
- Islands On The Edge
- Snow On High Ground
- The Burial Clouds
- Perfect Storm
- North To Cape Wrath – The Dark Reel
- Bagh Seannabhad.
Duncan’s Previous solo releases:-
Live at Celtic Connections 2013
The Door of Saints 2001
April – Sandwood Concerts :-
Thurs 19 – Cecil Sharp House – London
Sat 28 – The Queen’s Hall – Edinburgh
Sun 29 – Eden Court – Inverness
Though correct at time of printing, please check Artists website for any changes, amendments or alterations
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