A Thousand Miles Away

By Filska

  1. Coolies
    Miss Lyall
    Paddy Fahy’s
  2. Tom’s Return
    In The Gun Room
    The Humours Of Ballyloughlin
  3. A Thousand Miles Away
  4. Lay Dee At Dee
    Sleeo Soond Ida Moarnin’
    Robbie Paterson’s
    Da Herrin’
  5. Bethany’s
  6. Sun, Moon And Stars
  7. Gan Ainm
    Gordon The Golfer
    Celtic Steps
  8. The Quarff Lasses
    Beth’s Tune
    The 2nd Of May
    Bobby Crowe Of Balmullo
    Da Sooth End
  9. The West Shores Of Quarff
  10. Repeal The Poll Tax
    Auld Wheel
    Hjeltefjord
  11. Da Unst Bridal

Two comments

Filska are a young talented group from Shetland. The band comprises of three girls and one guy, and they are all multi talented and play at least two instruments each. The instrumental tunes are full of style, and the songs are fantastic.
As you can tell, I really like them, and I hope you all will too!

Filska - A Thousand Miles Away

2003 album.

Available on Bandcamp:
https://footstompinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-thousand-miles-away

They are/were:
- Jenna Reid: (fiddle/accordion/vocals)
- Gemma Wilson: (fiddle/vocals)
- Bethany Reid: (piano/fiddle/vocals)
- Andrew Tulloch (guitar/vocals)

And were joined by:
- Mark Hodgson (double bass; all tracks except 9 & 11)
- Martin O’Neill (bodhran; track 1)
- String Quartet (track 9): Vicky Fifield (violin), Emma Smith (violin), Vicky Matthews (cello), and, Beth Symmons (double bass)

Tune & song composer information from Mainly Norfolk (https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/records/jennaandbethanyreid.html):
- Tracks 1ac, 2c, & 7a: Irish trad.
- Track 1b: Scottish trad.
- Track 2a: Bethany Reid
- Track 2b: Iain Hardy
- Track 3: Andrew Tulloch
- Tracks 4ab, & 11: Shetland trad.
- Tracks 4cd, 5, 7b, 8c, & 9: Jenna Reid
- Tracks 6 & 8a: Joyce Reid
- Track 7c: Neil Adams
- Track 8b: Gemma Wilson
- Tracks 8cd: Willie Hunter Jnr
- Track 10a: Sandy Mathers
- Track 10b: James Scott Skinner
- Track 10c: Margaret Scollay