13 tracks: The Tarbolton Lassies * Sandwood Down To Kyle * Whaur Will Ye Gang * The Flower O Them Aw * The Bride’s Reel / Little Donald’s Wife * Farewell To Glasgow * The Earl O’ Moray * The Birkin Tree * Tiree Love Song * Craigellachie Lasses / Pate Birnie’s Wife * The Shipyard Apprentice * Peggy Bann * Mrs Jamieson’s Favourite.
Ross Kennedy has been a professional folk musician for over 25 years. He has toured, recorded and played with Scottish legends The Tannahill Weavers and was also the founding member of great bands such as The Iron Horse, The Jura Ceilidh Band and Canterach.
Ross also had a very successful and long association with fiddler Archie MacAllister, and has gone on to play in many other duos and trios in his long and varied career. He now devotes his time to the exciting pipes, fiddle and song group Canterach. This is his first solo album.
Ross has a strong, melodic singing voice coupled with a powerful and sensitive guitar accompaniment and is one of the select band of folk musicians who have successfully translated the traditional tunes of the fiddle and pipes to the acoustic guitar.
Ross also enjoys playing bouzouki and mandolin and occasionally dabbles with the fiddle. He has taught Celtic flatpicking guitar at home and abroad and has produced/played on over 40 studio albums with many acclaimed musicians from the traditional music world.
His music has taken him to many different countries around the globe and his love of performing is evident when he is singing the traditional ballads of Scotland, flatpicking a reel or jig, or singing one of the renowned songs of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns.
With Lorne MacDougall (whistle, pipes), Alison Smith (fiddle) and Steve Lawrence (bouzouki, percussion).