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Mick West - Sark o' Snaw: Mick is known as one of Scotland's finest traditional-style singers and this excellent album produced by Fraser Fifield should enhance his reputation even more! He has an honest Scots voice and an ability to interpret the songs so well the listener is captivated by the stories within them. A stellar cast of supporting musicians including Stevie Lawrence, Frank McLaughlin, Ali Hutton, Mario Caribe and Fraser Fifield plus great CD sleevenotes on the history of the songs. While Mick West has performed on the international stage, in his home town of Glasgow, he is a key figure on the traditional music scene working tirelessly at putting on events and keeping folk music on the map.
Mick West (vocals, guitar) with The Mick West Band: Fraser Fifield (whistle, saxophone, percussion), Frank MacLaughlin (guitar), Ali Hutton (pipes, whistle, bodhran, guitar) and Stevie Lawrence (bouzouki). Other featured musicians on the album include Graeme Stephen (electric guitar, acoustic guitar), Kerry Fettes (vocals), Mario Caribe (double bass), Torlhild Ostad (vocals) and Lillebjorn Nilsen (Hardanger fiddle).
|Source:||Scotland on Sunday|
|Review:||This masterful album of traditional songs was created over hundreds of years, by many thousands of individuals, and their spirit remains palpable in West's deeply moving and authentically Scots voice. Each of these 11 evergreen songs is given a carefully wrought, modernist accompaniment that dramatises the ballads (Chylde Owlett), conjures mystery (Well Below The Valley) or remains simple and demurely touching (Kelvin's Purling Stream). Go listen to it...NC|
|1/1||The Gairdner Chiel|
|1/4||Kelvin's Purling Stream|
|1/5||Kringsatt Av Fiender (Face The Foe)|
|1/6||My Last Farewell To Stirling|
|1/7||The Well Below The Valley|
|1/9||When A Man's In Love|
|1/11||The Rambling Sailor|
|Deliver to:||United Kingdom|