'The Seer' - a Fèis Rois commission by Lauren MacColl. This new piece of music is inspired by the life and prophecies of renowned highland prophet The Brahan Seer. Supported by Creative Scotland. Releases in UK Sep 1st.
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Kinnaris Quintet alternates wonderfully between sweet warmth and rapturous joy. They accomplish what all good folk music aims at. It's very difficult to make an instrumental album of this length not start to all sound the same, but every track on Free One is so well constructed as to be chapters of a moving story, finally deeply satisfied by the conclusion of the title track. By jolts and false starts it alludes to brokenness without drowning in it. It's full of a realism that sees the ugliness of the real world and yet chooses joy, and this to me is what it truly means to be free. gripraven