New Celtic Releases from Capercaillie and Eamonn Coyne/Kris Drever

October 09, 2013

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Contact: Emily Amos (615) 320-7672
Compass Records Announces October Celtic Releases
New albums include Capercaillie’s 30th anniversary album 
At the Heart of It All, and the second collaboration from Éamonn Coyne & Kris Drever, Storymap

(Nashville, TN) Oct 8, 2013 - Compass Records has announced two new Celtic music releases for North America out October 29th - At the Heart of It All, the long-awaited 30th anniversary album from Capercaillie and Storymap, the sophomore release from talented collaborators
Éamonn Coyne ( Treacherous Orchestra, Salsa Celtica) and Kris Drever (founding member of Lau).
 
At the Heart of It All, Capercaillie’s brand-new 30th anniversary album, revisits and reinvigorates songs sourced from the rich vein of centuries old Hebridean folk songs, enriched by compelling contemporary arrangements, together with an array of special guests representing the pinnacle of today’s flourishing Scottish music scene. “We’d never really done much in the way of collaboration on previous albums, but this time it seemed like a nice way to go,” says bandmember Donald Shaw, “We didn’t want Capercaillie’s 30th anniversary being all about us and our record, but more about celebrating how Scottish and Gaelic music as a whole has expanded and progressed in that time with so many younger musicians coming through.”
Album guests include vocalists Julie Fowlis (from Disney’s Brave), Kathleen MacInnes, Darren MacLean, Sineag MacIntyre and Kris Drever ( Lau). Also, Irish banjo legend Gerry O’Connor, uilleann piper Jarlath Henderson, fiddler Aidan O’Rourke (Lau), percussionist James Mackintosh and jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith.
 
Banjoist Éamonn Coyne and vocalist/guitarist Kris Drever, praised by The Scotsman as “one of the folk scene’s most consummately attuned duos,” offer an exciting new mix of traditional and contemporary folk and song. Their striking new release Storymap beautifully balances jigs, reels, and ballads, guaranteed to inspire a whole new generation of folk fans. Special guests include vocalist Eliza Carthy on the duet “Farewell To Stromness,” fiddlers Simon Bradley and Megan Henderson, ace accordionist Alan Kelly on “Kitty O’Neil’s Champion Jig,” while Calum McIntyre (drums) and Nico Bruce (double bass) hold down the rhythm section.

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