Recorded by the twelve members of the band in Watercolour Studios last year, The Thread is a true representation of the band’s international influences, and their poetic endeavour to interpret the works and philosophies of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns.
The Thread is the first studio album by Band Of Burns, releasing two years after their critically acclaimed album Live From Union Chapel.
The messages of equality, love, and common human objectives championed by Burns were the higher links beyond music, the thread that bound the musicians together. This binding Thread inspired the title of the album.
Comprising thirteen tracks, the music is a mixture of the band’s own interpretations of Burns songs and poems, some of which have been set to music for the first time, as well as a few original songs inspired by the ideologies that Burns upheld.
Built by twelve established internationally touring musicians, The Thread will take you on a winding journey from the driving high energy of The Langan Band and Honeyfeet, and through the exotic middle-eastern time signatures of The Odd Beats. You’ll be transported around the intricate traditional English and Irish tunes of Mikey Kenney, and held in a melting pot of traditional Scottish music from 58* North, finished with the sumptuous vocal harmonies from balladeers Adam Beattie, Dominie Hooper, and BBC Folk Award Nominee Ríoghnach Connolly.
Artists’ website: https://www.bandofburns.com/
‘Green Grow The Rashes’ – live: