One of the outstanding Gaelic singing talents to emerge in recent years, Sineag Macintyre was just out of her teens when she won the Traditional Gold Medal at the Royal National Mòd.
Born in Kilphedar in South Uist, a township noted for a particularly rich and thriving singing tradition, Sineag grew up surrounded by the Gaelic language and took to singing naturally. Her recently released debut album, Lòn Bàn is rooted in her native island and confirms the character that her teachers Kenna Campbell, Mairi MacInnes and Calum Ross have added to Sineag’s innate ability. She’s joined here by Ewan MacPherson, Mhairi Hall, Iain MacDonald, Angus Nicolson, Sarah Hoy, Gillie Mackenzie, Katie Shaw, and Kathleen MacInnes.
Tim Edey is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer who has been gaining an increasing following since winning the BBC Radio Folk Awards prize for Musician of the Year in 2012 (alongside Best Duo for his collaboration with Brendan Power). “Tim Edey is brilliant – in every which way. As a guitarist he has few peers. As a box player he’s a magician. As a character he’s off the scale.” – fRoots.