Label: Peatbog Records
Format: 6 page Digipak & Download
Catalogue number: CDBOG006
Bar code: 5060131890296
Distribution: Proper Music Distribution & Highlander Music
Date Released: 8th August, 2011
With their unique approach to the Scottish tradition, Peatbog Faeries play to audiences all over the world. This album takes them in a new direction and could be long time producer Calum McLean’s finest hour. As McLean said himself ‘this album has been the best musical experience of my life’. New members have provided fresh impetus to the direction and creativity of the band:
Fiddle player Peter Tickell brings a youthful enthusiasm. He has developed experimental techniques in the use of fiddle effects while remaining rooted in his tradition. Peter currently also plays in Sting’s band. Drummer Stu Haikney brings a vast store of experience to the band and incorporates sampling into his live playing.
The band prioritised live takes as the starting point for the album bringing the sound closer to the thrill of their “on stage” performances. The band began the process, in their studio, in Orbost, Skye before doing final takes in the studios of Cumbernauld College. The band loved working with the students there and “handpicked” four of them to take part in the engineering process under the beady eye of Calum Mclean.
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