- RELEASE DATE /July 1, 2006
- CATALOG /White
- LABEL /Independent
- FORMAT /Digital / CD
Bruce Coughlan – vocals, guitar, tenor banjo, whistle & bodhran
Laurence Knight – electric bass, vocals
Nolan Murray – mandolin, fiddle, viola & 5-string banjo
Eric Reed – guitar, mandolin, accordion & vocals
Produced by Bruce Coughlan
Engineered & mixed by Eric Reed
Executive producer, Laurence Knight
Demos recorded at Cherryland, Maple Ridge, BC
Recorded & mixed at N.A.L. Studios, North Vancouver, BC
Mastered by Jamie Sitar at Suite Sound, Vancouver, BC
Artwork by Bruce Coughlan
Special thanks to Hok Nissen, Jim & Sue Smith, Brent Knudsen
I’ve always felt a strong affinity for Scottish music. The intensity, expressiveness, and wild beauty flow throughout its timeless words and melodies has inspired and shaped my musical perspective since before I can remember.
From my parents’ old Andy Stewart (The Scottish Soldier) recordings, to the time I discovered The Corries, Archie Fisher, The Tannahill Weavers, Silly Wizard, et al. I wasn’t fully aware of the extent of their influence, until Tiller’s Folly was invited to visit the Northeast of Scotland in the summer of 2004. There, surrounded by a collection of the finest Celtic musicians in the world, we watched, and listened, jammed, performed, and socialized to our heart’s content.
Naturally, we were anxious to lend our own perspective to this vibrant music. This “coming together” of influences is essentially the inspiration behind Buchan Bluegrass. We sincerely hope you enjoy this recording as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it.
Bruce Coughlan 2005