We've been friends for the best part of forever and over the years we've individually made many recordings but ironically, the opportunity for us to go into the studio together never happened until now. With no reason other than the desire to at last record, we went into the Watercolour studios (where else?) and put together this eclectic collection of songs and tunes. This album is a celebration of friendship and learning. I hope you get as much enjoyment from listening as we did recording it. Brian McAlpine.
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Andy Harrison: Lead Vocals, Guitar.
Gregor Lowrey: Accordion.
Brian McAlpine: Keyboards, Vocals, Accordion, Bass.
Rory Campbell: Pipes, Whistles.
Marianne Campbell: Fiddle.
Dave Cantwell: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Harry Sullivan: Guitars.
Brian McFie: Guitars.
Annie Grace: Vocals.
'Soul with a kilt on'
This album reached the top of the Greentrax Album Chart.
This review is from Scotweb.
"Cantychiels are one mother of a band.. buy it, you're in for a treat. (Trad Music Maker) CANTYCHIELS may be a new name to the Scottish music scene but not for long - this is a band to be reckoned with! Cantychiels are; ANDY HARRISON on lead vocals and guitar; DAVE CANTWELL, ex Big Dish & The John Martyn Band on drums, percussion and backing vocals; MARIANNE CAMPBELL, Deaf Shepherd on fiddle; RORY CAMPBELL, Deaf Shepherd on pipes and whistles; BRIAN McALPINE Iron Horse, The Pearlfishers & others on keyboards, accordion, bass & acoustic guitars, percussion and voice; BRIAN W. McFIE, ex Big Dish, Hue & Cry & Stiltskin on guitars; GREGOR LOWREY, ex Fureys, Davy Arthur Band & Black Eyed Biddy on accordion; HARRY SULLIVAN on guitar; ANNIE GRACE, Iron Horse on backing vocals; plus ANYA CAMPBELL on flute and NICK TURNER, cymbal scrape. A heavy duty and impressive lineup by anybody's standards! This exceptionally talented and hugely experienced group of musicians originally came together almost by chance and then began meeting for 'a tune'. As ideas developed the Band moved into Watercolour Studios, Ardgour, and began laying down tracks for this album. The project moved along positively but was never rushed, resulting in an album of great depth and subtlety. The instrumentals are full of texture, exciting but tasteful, while the distinctive voice of Andy Harrison adds yet another dimension to this fine album.