Iain Morrison & Daibhidh Martin

Iain Morrison & Daibhidh Martin

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Iain Morrison and Daibhidh Martin were born and brought up on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, and have written songs together for the last decade in a diverse range of critically vaunted projects considered by many to be at the forefront of Scotland's burgeoning new trad and alt.folk music scene.
Iain is the winner of the Scots Trad Music Award 'Composer Of The Year' 2010.

Biography

The debut collaborative album from Iain Morrison & Daibhidh Martin. Haunted Bird’s soundscape remains rich in roots, warm and glowing, with the songs sparsely crafted and open, cast around unforgettable, natural melodies. Surreal fables, myths, micro-fiction and fragments of balanced and crafted words that chart their brief moments of intense life. Their songs reflect an on-going journey; a shared upbringing on an island with everything but isolation: vast land and seascapes; the bite of the elements; the abundance of light and darkness and the array of off-beat characters they’ve met on the way.

Iain is the winner of the Scots Trad Music Award 'Composer Of The Year' 2010.

Iain Morrison is one of Scotland’s most inventive and acclaimed contemporary musicians; a piper from the Gaelic tradition; a guitarist and composer with a golden ear for strong melody, and an engaging, expressive singing voice.
Iain's projects have included bands as diverse as Glasgow indie favs' Crash My Model Car to the highly acclaimed 2010 Celtic Connections commission 'Ceol Mor / Little Music', about which The Scotsman said: 'Morrison concocted a spellbinding admixture of rock, folk and even classical stylings, by turns heart-rending and uplifting, at once timeless and modern...these were songs you instantly wanted to hear all over again.' 5/5

Daibhidh Martin writes poems and stories in short forms: a flow of iconic sometimes surreal fables, myths, micro-fiction and fragments of balanced and crafted words that chart the brief moments of intense life. Daibhidh has been a major part of many of Iain's critically acclaimed projects during which, the partnership that has now produced 'Haunted Bird', has come into sharp and vital focus.

Haunted Bird features two tracks with acclaimed US alt folk singer-songwriter, Anais Mitchell.

Discography

'Haunted Bird' Album Release March 2011
'The Sky Throws You' 3-track Single release June 2011
'Drops of Grace'
'The Sky Throws You Re-mix'