Ciaran’s guest ‘castaway’ today, Sunday 15 April will be the legendary Scottish musician/producer Stevie Lawrence. He will also be joined in the studio by his regular musical partner, the fiddler Fiona Cuthill.
Stevie Lawrence was initially involved in rock bands from schooldays and was active in the Glasgow pub-rock scene before turning to acoustic and roots music in the early 1980s.
Having worked with folk band Cruachan for six years playing festivals and folk clubs all over Scotland, Stevie then joined the ranks of Iron Horse, recording three albums with the band during a three year stint as well as touring all over the UK and Europe, and as far afield as Egypt.
After leaving Iron Horse, Stevie carved a career as session musician and producer and has worked with a diverse range of artists including Canterach, Gaelic singer and piper Anna Murray, Tannas, Mick West, John Wright, Carol Kidd, Lena Martell, Donnie Munro, Pete Seeger, Laura McGhee, Josh White Jr., Shane McGowan, Maddy Prior, Dascha (German Pop Idol finalist) and Red Hot Chilli Pipers.
Fiona and Stevie’s musical partnership blossomed from a shared love of traditional and rock music. They are currently members of Scottish-based band Rallion but have also recorded and performed together with various ensembles from the
early music of Whirligig, the modern Celtic sound of Canterach to the progressive rock of Abel Ganz. Their debut CD ‘A Cruel Kindness’ was a Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week when released in 2011. Add to all this, Stevie has a day job at the University of Glasgow in studio and sound engineering.
Ciaran Dorris Sunday Session, 15 April 2012 5.00-7.00pm.