The album has had a great review in the Living Tradition. Thanks very much guys!
“It might seem invidious to isolate any individual contributors for special praise, but I’d have to single out singer Kirsty Law, whose voice commands our attention on the opening track, her setting of an Edinburgh street cry; this sub-genre seems to be somewhat of a speciality for her, since she also turns in a sparky big-band arrangement of Caller Oysters for Oysters And Herring. Also especially compelling are the contributions of singer and guitarist Alistair Mackie, in particular his song Pillars Of Sand (inspired by the “story of a sickly girl welcoming death” as told in the Archives by Stanley Robertson) and Robbie Greig, who provides a fine setting of a song by Dòmhnall Ruadh Chòruna which reflects from the trenches of WW1 on the beauty of his native North Uist. Charlie Stewart contributes some jazzy double bass to Kirsty Law’s own composition Weathered Hands, which addresses the issue of funding cuts to coastguard services by way of a tale from the Archives told by fiddler Tom Anderson, whose ancestors were fishermen. The instrumental playing is scintillating throughout, particularly that of Elinor Evans’ clarsach (her composition Journeys In Time is inspirational) and the fiddles of Robbie Greig and Charlie Stewart; while you shouldn’t read anything negative into my neglecting to mention thus far the consistent, well-managed piano playing of Hazel Turnbull and Pàdruig Morrison.
…the actual process of listening to this enchanting disc yields much pleasure, and I’d say that the young musicians involved are unquestionably succeeding in their stated aim, to make a genuine creative contribution to the living tradition of Scottish music.” – David Kidman
See the full article here: http://www.livingtradition.co.uk/webrevs/rsh005cd.htm