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FIONA J MACKENZIE
Fiona’s brand new album ‘Archipelago’ is officially launched on 1st July 2012 on the Greentrax label. An archipelago is a ‘string of islands’ and this album is a unique presentation of songs of the Scottish islands, from North to South. There are songs in Gaelic, in Scots and in the extinct language of ‘Norn’- the language of the Shetland Isles. Fiona has an impressive list of guests on this album, all of whom are either from the islands, have close links to the islands or are fellow Greentrax artists- Barbara Dickson, well known fiddler from Arran, Gillian Frame, Greentrax favourites Mairi Campbell and Dave Francis (The Cast), Lewis composer Iain Mackinnon, clàrsach player Mairi Chaimbeul from Skye, fellow ‘Kilmarnock Edition’ and Greentrax artist, Alex Hodgson and Inverness singer Morven Macleod whose family come from Raasay. Haunting backing vocals and shruti box are contributed by Greenock singer songwriter Yvonne Lyon, also a member of Kilmarnock Edition with Fiona and Alex.
A unique album with some unique sounds, thoughtfully and skilfully produced by David Lyon a and recorded in Foundry Music Lab, Motherwell. The stunning artwork depicting St Kilda, was produced exclusively for Fiona by Lewis artist Jenny Hallahan.
Fiona writing on Canna
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