‘Some Other Lands’ Adam Sutherland – Celtic Music Radio’s Album Of The Week 3 rd March 2018
Was launched at Celtic Connections on 2 nd February 2018 to a sell out crowd!
Adam Sutherland comes from Errogie on the south shores of Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. He is a fiddle players extraordinaire , exceptionally talented composers and, ‘drenched with talent’.
A much sought after artist – has played with / been part of The Treacherous Orchestra, Session A9, Peatbog Faeries, Babelfish, Croft no. Five – and of course Fire In The Bog – to name but a few. Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, USA, Canada (Canadian Celtic Music Top-Ten with Flook’s version of ‘The Road to Errogie’), Korea, Australia, New Zealand and who knows where else!. Was voted Scottish Trad Awards ‘Composer of the Year’ 2017 This is his second album – his debut album ‘Squall’ 2015.
‘Some Other Lands’ more information from Skye Records
‘Some Other Lands is the much-anticipated new album from leading fiddle player Adam Sutherland. His much-awaited second album was released at Celtic Connections on Friday 2nd February 2018.
Some other Land is full to the brim with self-penned tunes, with the majority of them written out of dreams. Waking in the middle of the night with a brand new tune in his head is a recent phenomenon for Adam and it has happened so regularly over the past year that it has become the undeniable theme of this new release. Adam, who is originally from Errogie – situated on South side of Loch Ness, plays with an array of high profile bands including Croft No. 5, Treacherous Orchestra and Session A9. For his latest release Adam has drawn together a genre-spanning quintet to showcase his all-new original compositions. Solidly under-pinned by John Paul Speirs and Iain Copeland on bass and drums, Adam’s melodies are aided in texture by John Somerville on accordion, Marc Clement on guitar and Hamish Napier on keys.
Adam Sutherland on his latest album: “It was about a year ago that melody started coming to me in my dreams. ‘Some Other Land’ refers to this place of dreams and the album is made up mostly of tunes that have come to me in my sleep, during the rapid eye movement stage. Others were inspired by waking life, for example the moody ‘Dusk on Loch Ness’ (hyperlink to wav file) is a portrait of the end of the day, sighing trees, lengthening shadows and the onset of the night in the place I grew up. I am really excited to share this new album with the world, I am fascinated and so in love with melody – which is perhaps why it has started filling my dreams! I love composing new tunes in a modern but identifiably Scottish accent and I think this really comes across in this album.”
, Adam’s unique arrangements on Some Other Land deftly weave together strands from diverse genres into a work featuring frenetic Scottish reels, through subtly Balkan diversions to poignant slow airs all grounded on emotive, soulful melodies.’
- The Wizard
- Lupins in the Lairig – Calum and LBs – Katie Knights Daughter
- Emmas Waltz – Mairi Duncan of Errogie
- The Lada – The North-Sider
- Tune for Hayley
- Somhairle Dubh – Allan Thornton frae Sydes Brae
- Kevin Henderson
- Sushi 7/8
- The Broken Man and the Banker
- Dusk on Loch Ness
Also available through Skye Records
16 Mar Adam Sutherland Band at Resolis Memorial Hall
17 Mar Adam Sutherland Band at the Ceilidh Place Venue, Ullapool
Though correct at time of printing, please check Artists website for any changes, amendments or alterations
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