It's becoming something of a tradition in itself for the Highlands-based musical creations commissioned annually by the Blas festival to be reprised at Celtic Connections, with Lewis-born Gaelic singer Margaret Stewart's 2012 celebration of Highland nuptial customs, past and present, continuing this fruitful pattern. Also featuring Allan Henderson (fiddle/piano), Ingrid Henderson (clarsach/piano), Iain MacFarlane (fiddle/accordion) and Angus Nicolson (pipes/whistles), the songs and tunes include both traditional and modern material, together with Stewart's first ever original compositions. Narrative links, visual projections and specially-shot film complement the music, thematically charting a courtship's progress to its consummation.
Label: Greentrax Recordings Ltd
Bio: Margaret Stewart, from the Isle of Lewis, voted ‘Gaelic Singer of the Year’ in 2008. has a long established reputation as one of the finest traditional singers in Scotland today.
Her singing style is firmly rooted in the traditional, melismatic style of her home island, and her reputation as a...See Full Bio