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...

5.7.15

NEW ALBUM

'EAS' is now available from my online shop in various formats and bundles:

Immediate download of 'Eas' in the file format of your choice, from mp3. to various lossless formats (£7.00) To buy click HERE.

CD of 'Eas' in a digipack featuring the beautiful artwork of Catherine MacLean (£10 + p&p)
It comes with an instant download of the album in the file format of your choice.
To buy click HERE.

180g Vinyl LP of 'Eas' (£15 + p&p)
It comes with an instant download of the album in the file format of your choice.
To buy click HERE.

Limited edition 'Too Long in this Condition' T-Shirt. Lovely quality. Grey or Plum. (£14 + p&p)
It comes with an instant download of the 'Too Long in this Condition' track.
To buy click HERE.

BUNDLES:
Immediate download of 'Eas' + 'Too Long in this Condition' T-Shirt (£18 + p&p)
To buy click HERE.

CD of 'Eas' + 'Too Long in this Condition' T-Shirt (£21 + p&p)
It comes with an instant download of the album in the file format of your choice.
To buy click HERE.

180g Vinyl LP of 'Eas' + 'Too Long in this Condition' T-Shirt (£26 + p&p)
It comes with an instant download of the album in the file format of your choice.
To buy click HERE.

Or head on over to the ONLINE SHOP

18.6.15

Eas

The new album from Iain is called 'Eas'. Here are a few words about it:












This is his 6th solo album.

It is never easy for a son to follow in the footsteps of a famous father, so Iain Jnr chose not to. He gave up the world of solo piping and went on his own musical journey. But what he was taught in his formative years is deep within him and this album is a definite attempt at some kind of filtering of the music of his hinterland. There is also a story present, sometimes a rocky one, of a father and son's relationship formed through a rich tradition and an art form that is deeply important to their culture and to both of them personally. There is a mixture of all these elements in this album and Iain Morrison is an artist who is following his own path, wherever that may take him.

Each track on 'Eas' is based on 'piobaireachd', the classical music of the highland bagpipes. Piobaireachd also known as 'Ceol Mor' (The Big Music) would have been usually taught using a technique called 'canntaireachd', which is a form of singing. Rather than playing the music on the actual instrument when teaching, you can communicate the subtleties & nuances a lot easier using the voice as an instrument. Iain's father is Iain M. Morrison, one of the world’s leading voices and tutors in the world of piobaireachd. Iain Snr was taught 'Ceol Mor' by the legendary Donald Macleod who also hails from the Isle of Lewis. On track 7 'Too Long in This Condition' you can hear the voice of Donald Macleod and also the canntaireachd of Iain Snr.

Eas is the gaelic word for cascade or waterfall.