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Sleep Sound is out now and I am delighted to say it has been getting some great reviews and radio play including BBC Radio Scotland (Travelling Folk), BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal, BBC 6 Music (Cerys on 6, Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone, Gideon Cole), Mark Coles 'The Shed', Genevieve Tudor's Sunday Folk, and National Swedish Radio station Sveriges Radio. It has also been featured on Folk Radio Uk as 'Album of the Month', and the fRoots ***** playlist (May issue), and download cd (June issue).
Here's some of the reviews:
"...it's in turns beautiful, invigorating, meditative and best of all, a suite that at the end of its perfect 38 minutes feels like only half of that has passed and you want to play it all over again..." Ian Anderson, fRoots Magazine, May 2014
"....blissful, utterly beautiful, breathtaking...a sign of a wonderful genre bursting melting pot in current Scottish music.." Simon Holland, Feature for Folk Radio Uk. Read full interview and article at www.folkradio.co.uk"
" ....beguiling, atmospheric....the album maintains inventiveness and imagination right through to the end.." Alan Wilkinson, Northern Sky.
" a beautiful album, fit to bursting point with talent and beauty, a great accomplishment.." Paul Rawcliffe, Bright Young Folk
"..manages to keep to the right side of accessible whilst also being challenging and engaging...Sleep Sound is a dream from start to finish." Jonathan Roscoe, Shire Folk
" Thoughtfully conceived, eclectic and entrancing modern music.." Kevin T Ward, Living Tradition (June Magazine)
Release date 31st March 2014
New music by Fiona Rutherford. Originally a New Voices commission at Celtic Connections, 'Sleep Sound' is a collection of pieces inspired by the theme of sleep and dreams. The recording features some of Scotland's finest musicians in both the traditional music and contemporary fields, and is produced by the renowned Calum Malcolm.
The recording is supported by Creative Scotland, Musicians Benevolent Fund (Emerging Excellence), and The Hope Scott Trust.
The musicians featured are:
Anna-Wendy Stevenson (Fiddle)
Shona Mooney (Fiddle)
Mairi Campbell (Viola & Vocals)
Su-a Lee (Cello)
Amy Duncan (Double Bass, Vocals)
Rachel Newton (Harp, Vocals)
Lauren Mackie (Piano)
Fiona Rutherford (Harp)
Made In Scotland Showcase 2014
Fiona is delighted to be included in the Showcase Scotland music shows this year at the Fringe. This will allow her to give three more performances of Sleep Sound at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Details to be confirmed. For more info about Made In Scotland check www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com
12th Jan, 2014 Preview Album Launch Gig for 'Sleep Sound'. 4pm, The Glad Cafe, Glasgow.
16th Feb, 2014 Fundraising Concert for Esme Macintyre, Kinross, Time tbc
20th Feb, 2014 Amy Duncan & Friends, 8pm, The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
7th March, 2014 Amy Duncan Band, 7pm, Loud & Clear, Edinburgh
2nd-4th April, 2014 - Eastern Canadian Music Alliance with Amy Duncan. Details tbc, Canada.
8th April, 2014 Premiere performance of new commission with Drake Music Scotland at www.harpfestival.co.uk
3rd May, 2014 Flowers of Edinburgh, with Amy Duncan. Teviot Hall, Edinburgh. Time tbc.
7th June, 2014 Amy Duncan Band, The Glad Cafe, Glasgow. Time tbc
15th June, 2014 Amy Duncan Band, Lyth Arts Centre, Wick.
21st June, 2014 Amy Duncan Band, The Mash House, Edinburgh.
4th July, 2014 Amy Duncan Band, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen.
24th July, 2014 Amy Duncan Band, The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool.
26th July, 2014 Amy Duncan Band, Isle of Coll.
29th July, 2014 Amy Duncan Band, An Tobar, Mull.
12th-18th August, 2014 - Three performance of 'Sleep Sound' as part of 'Made In Scotland 2014', Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Details tbc.
22nd August, 2014 Performance of new composition with Drake Music Scotland, St Andrew & St Georges Church, Edinburgh.
13th Sept, 2014 Amy Duncan Band, Findhorn Arts Cente.
26th Sept, 2014. Amy Duncan Band, Stirling. Details tbc.