20.5.16

Scottish Album of the Year Longlist

Eas has been longlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year and today it is
album of the day on the Say Award website where you can stream the whole
album until midnight.

www.sayaward.com

11.5.16

Crackle


Dh’ iarr thu orm teine a chuir ris a’ phiob agus rinn mi sin!
Bha mi an uairsin a’ miannachadh gum biodh do chnàmhan a’ bragail san aon doigh,
ach chuir an gaol airson m’athair stad orm.
Agus feumaidh mi a-nis falbh dhan chrìch fhradhairc airson mo theaghlaich a bhiathaidh.
Feumaidh mi falbh, agus càit’ an do thuit a’ chrioch fhradhairc?
‘S dòcha nèamh, air neo ‘s dòcha ifrinn !
Togaidh sinn oirrn’ agus thèid sinn a dh’fhaicinn.
Nì sinn ar dìcheall tilleadh, ‘s dòcha à neamh air neo ged a b’ ann a ifrinn.
Agus airson an fheadhainn eile, feumaidh iadsan a bhi a’ guidheadh,
Gus an ionnsaich iad gu bheil sinn gu lèir mar aon.
Chan e a bhi ceart neo cearr, a bhi ann neo às, math neo dona.
Tha sinn gu lèir mar aon,
Agus air an glùinean feumaidh iad a bhi a’ guidheadh….

You asked me to set fire to the pipes, so I did!
I then wanted your bones to crackle in the same way,
but the love of my father stopped me.
And now I must head to the horizon to feed my family.
I must go, and where shall the horizon fall into?
Heaven maybe, or maybe hell!
We will load up and go and see
We will endeavour to come back, our families need us to return and we will, either from
heaven or even if it is hell.
And as for those others, they will need to beg until they learn that we are all just one.
No right, no wrong, no in or not, no good or bad.
And on their knees they will need to beg….

9.3.16

European Shows Oct 2016

There are dates for Austria, Italy and Switzerland up on the Live page.

15.12.15

Album of the Year

'Eas' has been chosen as album of the year on Roddy Hart's Radio Scotland show.
You can listen in here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06s22sw

30.10.15

I'll be playing a couple of shows at next year's Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. First up on Friday 15th January is a show at the Oran Mor with the full band (Pete, Lori, Joe & Gordon), also on the bill that night are the very excellent 9Bach. Then on Saturday 23rd January i'll be playing at the 'Roaming Roots Revue: Troubadours' show at the Royal Concert Hall. This will be a solo performance alongside Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire, Kris Kristofferson, Frazey Ford, Anderson East, This Is the Kit, Blue Rose Code & Justin Currie.

26.9.15

9.9.15

"Despite a line-up of great Celtic and international bands at this fabulously put-together 
festival, Iain Morrison's short and perfect set was an outstanding highlight."     
SONGLiNES MAGAZINE



15.8.15

'EAS' Reviews

"it’s utterly compelling"
musicOMH

"a gem of a work of art" 9/10
XSNoize

"Nothing can prepare you for the otherworldly vocal harmonies and atmospheric sound of Iain Morrison. A dense folk masterpiece" 
The National

"the album adopts an almost dreamlike atmosphere throughout"  4/5
Northern Sky Magazine

"If the island's land and sea made music it would probably sound a lot like this"
Off the Croft Blog

"tremendously f*cking beautiful in so many dimensions"
Michael Chorney (producer/musician)

"imposing and significantly beguiling album"
Fatea Records

"The album opens with Suibhal (47), perhaps the most austere piece of music Morrison has ever recorded – but also the most bleakly beautiful, as low whistle rises from a level drone, and vocals and guitars repeat and loop around themselves. Past albums were good, but  Morrison’s fully evolved writing here is even better"     
The Herald

21.7.15

Glasgow Show....




















A great couple of days at the Hebridean Celtic Festival!
Thanks for having us...