Breabach piper and flautist, James Duncan Mackenzie, from the Isle of Lewis, tours his second solo album, Sròmos, a collection of newly composed melodies.
Sròmos is named after an abandoned settlement on the banks of Loch Seaforth on Lewis, which was one of many townships cleared in the 19th century to prioritise land for sheep farming and deer forest. The album consists entirely of self-penned melodies, led by wooden flutes and Highland pipes, with accompaniment from an array of acoustic and electric instruments.
Savannah Donohoe is a renowned Irish flute player from county Cavan and Danny Kyle award recipient for 2018. She has a strong musical background touring extensively in China and Germany and with Comhaltas Macalla na hÉireann. Donohoe is a member of up and coming Scottish folk band, The Hur.
«Traditional stylings with an unprecedented youthful spin» — Fionnuala Jones (Newstalk)