The third recording from Scots mandolinist Kevin Macleod, of the Occasionals Ceilidh Band, features a lively collection of Scottish and Irish traditional music and also some new melodies from several contemporary composers, including himself. He is joined by three masters of the tradition; Ireland's legendary bouxouki player Alec Finn of De Dannan, Orcadian guitar supremo Kris Drever of the exciting trio Lau and Luke Plumb, the Tasmanian mandolin and bouzouki dynamo from Scottish band Shooglenifty. The four musicians unite to create an enlivening fusion of tunes from the great traditions of Scotland and Ireland. In addition to the mandolin, Kevin also plays bouzouki, cittern and various guitars on the album.
Kevin's two prevoius albums "Springwell" and "Polbain to Oranmore" with Alec Finn have attracted such favourable comments as:
"A rare fuency on the mandolin" - Simon Mayor
"From start to finish this is a sheer delight" - Scots Magazine
"A virtuosic array of delicate charms" - Sunday Herald
"...and something special is what we have here" - The Living Tradition
"Fifty minutes of near perfection" - Alex Monaghan