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Piping the Fish

by Cantrip

High energy, innovative approach to traditional Scottish music.
Genre: World: Celtic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The 11/16th Hour / Piping the Fish / Hogtie's Reel
7:19 $1.29
2. Take Me to Venlo / Am Mathan Crùbach
5:59 $1.29
3. War Hent Kerrigouarc'h / the Bear Dance
5:03 $1.29
4. The Bonniest Lass
3:21 $1.29
5. The Embezzler / Albaterua / Fionn the Hunter / the Braes of Melnish
6:24 $1.29
6. Òran Na Maighdeann-Mhàra
4:17 $1.29
7. The Queen of Argyll
4:38 $1.29
8. Finnish Tune / L'ogre Aux Quatres Bras / Fear Nam Meur Sleamhna
4:27 $1.29
9. MacKinnon's Brook - Mrs. Stewart of Grantully / Kissin' Is Best of A' / Dr. Ross's 50th Welcome to the Argyllshire Gathering
5:07 $1.29
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Album Notes
“Cantrip must have one of the strongest group personalities on the folk circuit. Their presentation is all energy as they channel modern swoops & slides of sound into the traditional repertoire. Their music comes from wild landscapes & wild places of the spirit.” -- The Orcadian

Jon Bews - vocals, fiddle
Dan Houghton - vocals, pipes & whistles, wooden flute, bouzouki, guitar
Eric McDonald - vocals, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki

Cantrip is a trio of Scottish traditional musicians that has been stunning audiences on several sides of the Atlantic for over a decade with its driving blend of fiddle, bagpipes and guitar. The name is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of mischief and it aptly describes the unexpected twists and turns in their musical arrangements, likewise the compelling potency of their musicianship. From the strong base of its Celtic roots their music branches out into, and takes influences from, the music of other European cultures. Originally formed as a quartet in Edinburgh, eleven years of evolution has yielded an extensively diverse and still growing catalogue. Weaving together songs and tunes, both traditional and contemporary, Cantrip takes an audience on a cultural journey, putting their own spin on each style.

Since its inception Cantrip has performed at festivals, clubs, bars, weddings, funerals, stonings and various other events and venues in Breizh, the People’s Republic of Vermont, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of Maine, the Territory of Tennessee, the Dominion of Virginia. the Dutchy of New York, the Principality of Massachusettes, The Kingdom of the Angle, Le Royaume des Francs, Poblacht na hÉireann and, of course, Alba bheadarach (Scotland). The band released its first album "Silver" on the Footstompin’ label in 2001. In 2005 the long awaited second album Boneshaker issued forth on the Mischief label, followed by "Piping the Fish" in 2008. After a period of hiatus in which some children were born and continents were left for other ones, Cantrip was joined by guitarist and mandolinist Eric McDonald, and is now in the process of preparing for their highly anticipated fourth album. Look for Cantrip wherever there is excitement, music, love and liquor.



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