(October 2012) 10 tracks: Late to Slumber, Early to Rise / The Highlandman Kissed His Mother / Eoghainn Ian Alasdair * The Gordons / Lynseys / Jig * Alzen * Rise Ye Lazy Fellow * Stoidhle Neill Ghobha / Mrs.McGhie's Reel / The Old Reel * Crow Road Croft * Aileen's Slow Jig / The Old Road North * Tomnahurich / Trad.Reel * Dave 'Normaway' MacDonald's Wedding Reel / The Road to West Mabou / Boys of the '25 * A Highland Lamentation.

This is the first duo album from Calum and Lauren, two extremely talented musicians and results in a blend that is truly special.

Calum and Lauren come from Moray and the Black Isle areas in the north east of Scotland.

Their musical influences include Gaelic vocal music, traditional music from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Brittany along with music from their contemporaries in the music scene.

Lauren is regarded as one of Scotland's most expressive, captivating and inspired fiddle players.

She initially learned her music in school and through the Feisean movement in Ross-shire and she now teaches fiddle playing, ensemble work and music theory across the country. She set up the Black Isle Fiddle Weekend, a hugely successful festival for adult learners in Cromarty, each July.

Lauren won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award as a soloist and was also winner of Instrumentalist Of The Year 2009 at The Scottish Traditional Music Awards.

Calum is a leading instrumentalist in contemporary traditional, British Isles, European and World music. Brought up in Morayshire, his roots were in traditional Scottish music, but he has worked with many musicians from different genres and has established his own inimitable style, the sound of his Wooden Flute being central to this.

Calum was Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalist in 2007.

On this CD Lauren uses various tunings on a Cain And Mann 1996 fiddle. Calum plays the old simple system Wooden Flute and a 1933 Rudall Carte And Co. no. 7548 with Tobias Mancke headjoint.

Calum Stewart (wooden flute), Lauren MacColl (fiddles, viola), Andy May (harmonium), Eamonn Doorley (bouzouki).

“Calum is a musician who manages to combine the search for fresh, new and innovative music with a deep commitment to tradition.” Rab Adams

“MacColl’s playing ......her authoritative balance of fire and lyricism, vivacity and elegance.” (The Scotsman)

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