The four-piece are the latest product of Shetland’s thriving folk scene, comprising of some of the isle’s most prodigious talents and offering a mix of trad and contemporary tunes and songs in their own unique style. Unlike their fiddling contemporaries, it is banjo, mandolin and guitar that take the lead with strong Irish and Americana influence added to their Scottish and Shetland heritage.
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WHYTE infuse original and traditional Gaelic song with the newest techniques in electronica. The duo comprises electronic composer, musician and Scottish Album of the Year-longlisted Ross Whyte (Aberdeenshire) and Gaelic singer, songwriter, twice-nominated Hands Up for Trad Gaelic Singer of the Year and Scottish Government Gaelic Ambassador of the Year 2019–20 Alasdair C. Whyte (Muile/Mull).
Wildings are Jennifer Austin (piano), Fiona MacAskill (fiddle) and Sarah Hayes (flute, singing). Multi-layered strings and flutes, fresh reworkings of traditional song, a sprinkling of gothic piano, contemplative, filmic soundscapes, the humour and verve of a dance band; Wildings’ ambitious, heartfelt arrangements draw the ear to a new detail with each listen.
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