When I saw Anna play at the final of the 2003 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award I knew I was watching a star in the making. Before she had even played a note she had the audience laughing and after she had finished her 15 minute performance the audience were in raptures. So I've been looking forward to this CD for a while to see if Anna could keep up the momentum of that great night. Well I'm happy to say that Anna has exceeded herself. Anna (fiddle, guitar, banjo) has brought together another two musicians -Mairearad Green (accordion, bagpipes) and Jenn Butterworth (guitar, vocals) to form a great trio with real depth. All musicians are young but show a maturity in their playing that is more common amongst older players. The material is a range of traditional and original tunes with a couple of songs that fit in very nicely. Anna also plays a few solo tracks. The opening track on the CD blows you away when Anna accompanies herself playing DR MacDonald's reel 'Trip to Windsor.' This album is the start of a bright career in traditional music so buy this CD and be excited.
released January 21, 2014
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