Harry MacFadyen
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Harry MacFadyen

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"Harry MacFadyen"

The Spirit of Scotland
Harry MacFadyen
The Acoustic Music Centre is a hidden gem of the Fringe, with a line
up filled to bursting with the cream of local and international folk
music. Taking the eight o'clock slot at this year's 2008 festival is Harry
MacFayden who delivers a charming performance of traditional Scottish
and Irish folk, played to us on guitar, mandolin and bagpipes and sung
with a richly expressive voice. Interspersed with anecdotes and
peppered with between-song jokes, his show is likely to please anyone
of a folk-orientated nature. This was a heartfelt and enjoyable performance.
- 3 Weeks Edinburgh Fringe Festival


Discography

MacFadyen's Return
Where Are They Now
Fields Of Athenry
Where Are They Now
Spirit Of Scotland
The Nursery Rhyme

MacFadyen's Return has streaming for radio

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I was born to travelling itinerant parents into a world of moves and various schools and when I left school in 1969 with a half decent education by the standards of the day I joined the army and spent 24 years clawing my way to the top untill I got commissioned in 1991.
My father was a great musician and taught me how to play the Mandolin at 8 years old. I picked up the guitar at 11 and Bagpipes at the age of 38.
I sarted writing songs on my return to Scotland in 2002 and my inspirations generally come to me in a flash early in the morning and I have been known to start writing before I've even got dressed so that I dont forget the idea.
I consider myself to be an entertainer first and foremost and the music just flows whatever the mood dictates.
I've not really been influenced by any one person or band and I suppose my main influence were just all the songs we used to hear as kids at family gatherings and school concerts.