Session A9 announce their new album

Session A9
Photograph by Dale Smith

“Scottish Supergroup” Session A9 are previous winners of “Best Live Act” at MG Alba’s Scottish Traditional Music Awards. They are now delighted to be releasing their new CD, The Magic Roundabout.

After many musical get-togethers and sessions up and down the A9, they started performing together as Session A9 over 20 years ago. The band members come from all over Scotland, as far up as Wick and then Shetland. They have performed at most of the UK festivals throughout the years, including Celtic Connections, Hebridean Celtic Festival, Shetland Folk Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Glastonbury and many others. They have also played throughout Europe including Tonder Festival and Lórient Festival and Ortiguera and have also toured the USA.

Each member of Session A9 can also be seen performing on stage with many of traditional music’s most respected bands, including Capercaillie, The Treacherous Orchestra, The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, as well as their own individual ensembles.

Fiddle players Kevin Henderson, Adam Sutherland, Gordon Gunn and Charlie Mckerron are joined as always by David “Chimp” Robertson on percussion, Marc Clement on guitar and vocals and Brian McAlpine on piano.

The Magic Roundabout was recorded at The House of Newe in Strathdon, an amazing location for creativity. The album was recorded and engineered by Marc Clement, arranged and produced by Session A9. It is an album of eight tracks made up of mostly self-penned compositions. It includes songs written by the amazing Tom Waits and Robbie Robertson.

“We are excited to bring the CD out after such a long break. The world went crazy for a wee while and we think this recording brings a new energy and positivity. It is still very much recognisable as Session A9 of old, but with new twists and amazing new tunes, we really hope everyone will love it as much as we do”, says Charlie Mckerron.

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