Of the many “Celtic rock” bands out there these days, Wolfstone has always been one for my favorites. Wolfstone fiddler Duncan Chisholm has a new record out that has just won the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards Album of the Year. Duncan kindly sent me a copy of “Farrar” (Copperfish Records: CPFCD003) and I’ve got a couple of MP3 samples here for you.
This is a sensitive, introspective record that features Duncan’s full and emotional fiddle tone front and center. It runs the gamut from trad to classical, and takes inspiration from jazz and world sounds, but never loses sight of its Scottish roots. This is his third solo outing, and among others, he enlisted the amazing talents of Kris Drever and Phil Cunningham on arrangements and various instrumentation. “Farrar” is an exquisite example of Scottish fiddling at its best. Buy it here or on iTunes.
The samples here are tunes that were penned by Duncan Chisholm. (Well, he wrote the first tune in the 303 set.) Enjoy!