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Adam Sutherland

Squall 
Released 2015

Adam has released his debut solo cd ‘Squall’ on his own record Label ‘Errogie Records’. You can of course buy this cd from Skye records as our very own Iain Copeland appears on the cd.

From Adam’s press release:-

“I have spent my whole fifteen year career entertaining people with my fiddle. That’s what I do. My music making has always had an air of spontaneity. I react to whoever is in the room or in the crowd at the time, and I just find it very hard to re-create that in the clinical atmosphere of recording studio. It’s so lonely in there on your own !”
Hence the need felt by Adam to record an album which he feels is a fair representation of his craft – entertaining folk in the here and now.
No overdubs, edits or autotune here. This will be real.

“I don’t know what it will sound like until it it happens. I mean, we (the band) will be playing arrangements of all my tunes and all that but I really have no idea how it’ll sound. That’s quite a lot of pressure, but I love the thought of it, in a kind of scary, ‘do or die’ way.”

The band is Marc Clement on guitar, Iain Copeland on drums, and John Spiers on acoustic and electric bass. The music will consist entirely of Adam’s own brand new tunes.

Aged 33, Adam has been a huge creative energy in some of the biggest and best live acts in Scottish folk music over the last decade or so. The Peatbog Faeries, Session A9 and The Treacherous Orchestra are only some examples of these. Adam is also one of Scotland’s most highly respected tune composers. Aged nineteen he penned arguably the most popular melody to emerge from Scotland in the last 15 years. ‘The Road to Errogie’ has been recorded by some of the giants of trad-music including Frankie Gavin, Mike Mcgoldrick, Sharon Shannon and Flook and is played in traditional sessions world-wide. Just punch the title into youtube to see clips uploaded by enthusiasts from the USA to Korea. Adam has also composed many other melodies that are now considered to be part of the tradition.

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