Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach make music on the piano and fiddle. They are Scottish folk musicians, creating music filled with spontaneity, sensitivity and freedom. Inspiration comes from their past and surroundings, feeding music that’s rooted in tradition, whilst stretching its possibilities through improvisation and imagination.
Following the release of their debut album Waves Rise From Quiet Water, the duo reached the finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Notable performances include a live BBC Radio 2 broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall, Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, as well as making music for theatre in Findhorn Bay Festival’s original production The Buke Of The Howlat.
Outwith their duo, Charlie and Joe are members of Tannara, The Iona Fyfe Band, Westward the Light.
Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach release Air Iomall (pronounced ‘air im-al’ and Scottish Gaelic for “On the Edge”) on August 9, a suite of new music born from a journey to now uninhabited islands deep in the North Atlantic – some of Scotland’s most remote and remarkable places. The album will be available on all major streaming platforms, CD and vinyl.
Grey and Peach travelled aboard the Dutch tall ship Wylde Swan with filmmaker Hamish MacLeod, who documented the trip for the accompanying Air Iomall film, and wrote music inspired by the histories, people, and landscapes of these mysterious, wild locations.
The film follows the duo on this once in a lifetime experience, providing a visually stunning, sensitive insight into these under-documented and enigmatic landscapes. It culminates with a concert of their new music on St Kilda – the most remote part of the UK, on the 88th anniversary of the evacuation of its native population. That live performance is captured in its entirety on the album.
Pre-orders open on June 11: www.cgjpmusic.bandcamp.com