Calum wrote this first tune in defiance of Google’s relentless efforts to provide superior helpfulness to humans. This is followed by an old waulking song that Megan picked up from Kenna Campbell, about a man speaking fondly of his love and his regret that he must leave with the militia.
from Frenzy of the Meeting,
released October 26, 2018
Google This (Calum MacCrimmon)
Mo Nighean Donn Hò Gù (Trad. Arr. Breabach)
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Kinnaris Quintet alternates wonderfully between sweet warmth and rapturous joy. They accomplish what all good folk music aims at. It's very difficult to make an instrumental album of this length not start to all sound the same, but every track on Free One is so well constructed as to be chapters of a moving story, finally deeply satisfied by the conclusion of the title track. By jolts and false starts it alludes to brokenness without drowning in it. It's full of a realism that sees the ugliness of the real world and yet chooses joy, and this to me is what it truly means to be free. gripraven