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Type of music generally:

Traditional Celtic folk


Most recent release, Suilean Dubh (Dark Eyes), 1999


Early Capercaillie, other soft Celtic traditional music

Covers/own material:

Traditional songs

General comments:

Soft Celtic folk sung in Gaelic with lovely harmonies. A little sweet for many tastes but if you like lovely harmonies and gentle takes on traditional music (not new age-y, just subdued and pretty), this is for you. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

rù-rà is the only one we've heard


  • Oighreachd (Heritage)
  • rù-rà
  • Suilean Dubh (Dark Eyes)


Release info:

1995--Lochshore, KLUB Records, 9 Watt Road, Hillington, Glasgow G52 4RY, Scotland--CDLCL 1231


Available in U.K. and U.S. stores that carry independent releases

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of Celtic folk

Group members:

Sandra MacKay--vocals
Doreen MacKay--vocals
Julie Legge--fiddle, backing vocals
Malcolm Stitt--guitar, bouzouki, Highland pipes, whistles

Guest artists:

Steve Lawrence--percussion, bodran, congas
Donald Shaw (Capercaillie)--piano, keyboards, sequencing
Jason Dove--keyboards, accordion
James McIntosh--shakers, clave, bongas
Iain MacLeod--mandolin, backing vocal
Christ Stitt--bass
Fred Morrison--Highland small pipes, whistle, backing vocal

Produced by:

Donald Shaw (Capercaillie)


The second album by an upcoming Scottish band. Produced by Donald Shaw (of Capercaillie) and in the same vein as that band's earlier albums but with dual lead vocals. (

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