Kilmarnock Edition

Kilmarnock Edition

 Dingwall, Scotland, GBR
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Its not all tartan!! Fresh from setting Folk Alliance International on fire in Toronto,this is a Scottish band like no other - "one of the most exciting & eclectic sounds to come out of Scotland in recent years"Dark,gorgeous vocals with haunting Gaelic/Scots/Italian lilts & funky reggae/jazz grooves

Biography

Kilmarnock Edition first came together as 5 winners of the prestigious Burnsong International Songwriting Competition of 2009, which culminated in them performing at the Scottish Parliament. Since then, the 5 have gelled together to form one of Scotland/s most exciting, inclusive and eclectic sounds. A subtle - and at times, not so subtle- blend of Scots and Gaelic vocals, with a little English allowed in from time to time, with an entrancing blend of other world folksy roots sounds.Think Gaelic Jazz- the Gazz, think Reggae and Scots.... Some of Scotlands best contemporary singer songwriters, singing and writings songs of a new Scotland, with a new Scottish music....
Greentrax managing director Ian Green , signed the band on the spot having only heard a rough rehearsal- he knew he was onto something unique...
Band members are -
Lisa Rigby
Yvonne Lyon
Fiona J Mackenzie
Roberto Cassani
Alex Hodgson
Percussion from Stu Clark

The band have been gigging hard 2012 and recently wowed Glasgow audiences at the premier Celtic Connections Festival. They have just returned from showcasing for Scotland at Folk Alliance in Toronto ,where they had audiences up on their feet, enraptured by their infectious, happy sounds of 'life zest' and passion for their songs.

"Folk inflected pop and pop inflected folk" - fRoots

"One of the best things I heard at Folk Alliance"

"When walking past a room I heard an amazing song pouring out. The people in the room were dancing wildly to the Scottish folk-rockers Kilmarnock Edition playing their hearts out to a song called “Sunshine�. It is one of those rare songs that grabs you immediately, sounding something like Stevie Winwood would have if he grew up in Detroit in the 1960s. M Sangiacomo - Cleveland.com (Folk Alliance 2013)

Lyrics

Pay It Forward

Written By: Kilmarnock Edition

Little Bit of Pay It Forward

Youth gone mad, and the world goes spare
People pulling out their hair
It s a sorry state of affairs
And they say nobody gives a monkeys
But behind the big headlines
Down your street you’ll always find
People willing to be kind
With a little bit of Pay It Forward

Chorus
If they’re hungry give them half
Run your beloved a big bubble bath
Even making someone laugh
With a little bit of Pay It Forward
It brings a sparkle tae yer een
Put a little wiggle in yer jeans
You will feel like Kings and Queens
With a little bit of Pay It Forward

Give away a parking space
Smile back to a friendly face
Cuddles always have a place
With a little bit of Pay It Forward
Meet the postie with a grin
Take the cat out of the bin
play a reel on the violin?
Give a little bit of Pay It Forward

Don’t you throw so much away
You don’t have to get straight A’s
Love will always find a way
With a little bit of Pay It Forward
It brings a sparkle tae yer een
Put a little wiggle in yer jeans
You will feel like Kings and Queens
With a little bit of Pay It Forward

Shock your ma and clean your room
Get acquainted with the broom
Help to keep the burden doon
With a little bit of Pay It Forward
Clean the cludgie dust the mat
Feed the budgie then the cat
You can feel right proud of that
With a little bit of PIF

Don’t you throw so much away
You don’t have to get straight A’s
Love will always find a way
With a little bit of Pay It Forward
It brings a sparkle tae yer een
Put a little wiggle in yer jeans
You will feel like Kings and Queens
With a little bit of Pay It Forward

Bidh cairdeas bith-bhuan
Bidh cearcall, bi luach(friendship will be everlasting, there will be a circle, there will be worth)
Kindness gi’en for a’ tae share
Could fill a hame for ivver mair’

If they’re hungry give them half
Run your beloved a big bubble bath
Even making someone laugh
With a little bit of Pay It Forward
It brings a sparkle tae yer een
Put a little wiggle in yer jeans
You will feel like Kings and Queens
With a little bit of Pay It Forward

Send a card to Auntie Jean
Stuck away in Milton Keynes
Help to boost her self esteem
With a little bit of Pay It Forward
Give a wave and say hello
Tie a parcel with a bow
Give old Billies grass a mow
It’s a little bit of Pay It Forward

Chorus
Don’t you throw so much away
You don’t have to get straight A’s
Love will always find a way
With a little bit of Pay It Forward
It brings a sparkle tae yer een
Put a little wiggle in yer jeans
You will feel like Kings and Queens
With a little bit of Pay It Forward

The Gazz- Chaidh Mi Sios ( I went down)

Written By: F Mackenzie/R Cassani

Chaidh mi sìos
Le balach buidhe bòidheach
( I went down, with a beautiful yellow haired lad)

Chaidh mi sìos dhan abhainn gorm- I went down to the blue river
Chaidh mi sìos dhan uisge blàth- I went down to the warm waters
Chaidh mi sìos dhan abhainn gorm
Le balach buidhe bòidheach
I went down to the blue river
I went down to the warm waters
I went down to the blue river
With a beautiful yellow haired lad)
Thuirt e riums gur dìleas e
Thuirt e riums gun tigeadh e
Thuirt e riums gur dileas e
Balach cho buidhe cho bòidheach
He said to me that he was faithful
He said to me that he would come
He said to me that he was faithful.
Beautiful yellow haired lad

Gaol is gràdh ort, thuirt e riums – I love you, he said to me
Gaol is gràdh ort, mo luaidh thu – I love you, you are my love
Gaol is gràdh ort, thuirt e riums
Am balach cho buidhe cho bòidheach
I love you, he said to me
I love you, you are my love
I love you, he said to me
The beautiful yellow haired lad
Bidh mi ann gu brath thuirt e
Bidh mi ann gu siorraidh leat
Bidh mi ann gu brath thuirt e
Ach dh’fhalbh e ri te eile
I will be here for ever he said
I will be here forever with you
I will be here for ever he said
But he left with another woman

Women o The Earth

Written By: L Rigby

Moving green and brown and red
The women o the earth
With Ancient knowledge in my head
The women o the earth
With steel in my mettle
And oak in my bones
Be with me my sisters
Any where I roam

O, the Women o the earth

It’s the roots of the tree
The women o the earth
As high as mountains
As deep as sea
The women o the earth
Burning like fire
As hard as the stone
Be with me sisters
And anywhere’s my home

Come sit with me by brothers
For you are at my side
I’ll make the moonshine
If you make the sunrise
My heart is buoyed by courage
Lifting from your eyes….

Find Your Smile

Written By: F Mackenzie

I opened up the book
With pages blue and green
He said “Why don’t you take a look
At whats hidden and what is seen.
She’s only a day away
Ten thousand breaths or more
You know what not to say
Just open up that door”

“Go find your smile”
That’s what she needs to hear
“Go find your smile
With hearts forever near
Go find your smile
It’s not so far away.
You’ll find your smile
Some golden azure day”

Fa’ kent fan you wir wee
Wi pigtails in yer hair
Ye’d sit upoan ma knee
A daddy’s lass fine , rare
Ye’r gan’ a wa fae me
Tae shores o sandy hue
A better life tae see
Than the ane you’re in ay’ noo.

“Ging fin’ yer smile”
That’s fit yae need tae hear
“Ging fin’ yer smile
Wi herts that are aye near
Ging fin’ yer smile
It’s nae sae far awa.
You’ll fin’ yer smile
On a day nae black ava

Air fail il eile
Air fail il eile
Air fail il eile e hug oirean o
X 2

O till, mo nighean dhonn
Le ròsan air do ghruaidh
Cha chluinnear am fonn
Do ghuth, cho brèagha, a luaidh
Mo shoraidh slàn, a ghaoil
Thall thairis na mìltean mil’
Bheir gaol taobh eile dhen t-saoghal
Le pogan air do bhil’

O faigh do ghàir’
Se sin bhios na do chluais
O faigh do ghàir’
Le cridh’ cho dlùth a luaidh
O faigh do ghàir’
Chan eil e fad air falbh
Gheibh thus’ do ghàir
Ach chi mi sin nad dhealbh

“Go find your smile”
That’s what she needs to hear
“Go find your smile
With hearts forever near
Go find your smile
It’s not so far away.
You’ll find your smile
Some golden azure day”

Air fail etc to fade away…?

Discography

Debut album 'Pay It Forward' released on the Greentrax label in August 2012.

Set List

6 vocals
keys
upright bass
shruti box
percussion
2 guitars
Cajon