Mac Ìle - The Music Of Fraser Shaw

By The Islay Sessioners

  1. The Machrie
    Force 10
  2. Strings & Blowy Things
    Turas Fhriseil A Ghlaschu
  3. A Bottle Of Vodka, Twenty Marlboro Reds And £50 Cashback, Please!
  4. Abandon Ship
  5. Grahame Allison’s Welcome To Traditional Music
    Angus MacKenzie’s
  6. Clachan Uaine
  7. Murmuration
  8. Slumberland’s
  9. Memories Of Fraser Shaw
    Get Her Goin’
    The Coast Of Austria
  10. Air Chall
  11. In Friendship’s Name
  12. The C-Side

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Re: Mac Ìle - The Music Of Fraser Shaw

This CD was put together by a group of friends of the late, great, Fraser Shaw to celebrate his music and friendship. Most of the tunes are composed by Fraser, with almost all of the remainder by his friends. They first performed this music on Islay to play a special memorial concert at the Islay Sessions festival, and subsequently as "The Islay Sessioners" in January 2016 at Celtic Connections. They include some of the best musicians currently playing in Scotland.

The CD has been released by The Fraser Shaw Trust, a charity set up in Fraser’s honour to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis, especially in Argyll, Scotland, and can be purchased from:

Needless to say this is a really excellent production with many tunes that have now seamlessly entered the tradition.

The Islay Sessioners are:
Adam Sutherland – fiddle
Eilidh Shaw – fiddle
Gráinne Brady – fiddle
Lori Watson – fiddle/vocals
Innes Watson – fiddle/guitar/vocals
Angus MacKenzie – highland pipes/border pipes/whistles
Calum MacCrimmon – highland pipes/whistles/vocals
Kevin O’Neill – flute
John Somerville – piano accordion
Laura-Beth Salter – mandolin/vocals
Ross Martin – guitar
Jenn Butterworth – guitar/vocals
Tina Jordan Rees – piano
Duncan Lyall – double bass/electric bass/vocals
Kathleen Graham – vocals
Mhairi Hall – piano
Ross Couper – fiddle