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Calum Stewart & Lauren Maccoll
Wooden Flute & Fiddle
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Lauren MacColl is considered one of Scotland’s most expressive fiddle players. Her performances are emotive, engaging and informed by an equal helping of tradition and technique.
“The opening medley swiftly established many key hallmarks of MacColl’s playing: its wealth of dynamic variety and colour, the fluid agility and full-bodied weight of her bowing, her authoritative balance of fire and lyricism, vivacity and elegance.” (The Scotsman)
THIS prosaically titled but utterly delightful album features an instrumental combination we associate more with Irish music, with fiddler Lauren MacColl and flautist Calum Stewart in beautifully poised partnership – as the album’s subtitle suggests, “one breath – one bow”. These players truly know the measure of their music, skipping along elegantly together, with some nicely tempered accompaniments from Éamon Doorley on bouzouki and Andy May on harmonium. There is drive and exhilaration aplenty, without tempi ever being allowed to get out of hand ,and there is a fine old Scots feel to much of the repertoire, as well as some notable original material, including MacColl’s airy, Galician-sounding The Crow Road Croft.
Disk 1 : Eoghainn Ian Alasdair, The Gordons, Alzen, Rise Ye Lazy Fellow, Stoidhle Neill Ghobha, Crow Road Croft, Aileen's, Tomnahurich, Boys of the '25, A Highland Lamentation