Last midwinter, a group of musicians led by actor Kevin McKidd ('Brave', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Rome', 'Trainspotting') and best friend James D. Reid, came together in a sprawling old house on the banks of the River Spey, in the Scottish Highlands. Over the course of one intense week, with a diverse cast of players and vocalists, which included many old friends, they recorded over two dozen traditional Scottish folk songs.
All the tracks were recorded 'old school', as live performances in singular continuous takes, so as to capture the mood of the moment and the spontaneous atmosphere of the sessions. The resulting album, entitled The Speyside Sessions, is 'a fresh take on the traditional music form, with the ability to transport the listener and rouse emotion'. It was released June 15th, with all profits going to the charity, Save The Children.
The album is out now, available at iTunes, Amazon, 7Digital and many other fine retailers of digital music. But we’d love it if you bought it direct from us on our website, maximizing the amount we keep for Save the Children!
|©scottish-folk-music.com 2011 Web design by - Alan Copeland|