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.





So you're published! great.....
I once wrote a poem, 
it was called 'My name is Lyndsay',
written about my friend Lyndsay!
It was never published, I must find it,
now that Lyndsay is gone. 


New Year's Day..

I'll be playing Edinburgh on New Year's Day! 
Edinburgh's Old Town
Joining me onstage will be Lori Watson (fiddle/voice). 
More info here:



Playing Live

Saturday 1st Nov.
FACLAN Hebridean Book Festival
An Lanntair 
Isle of Lewis
with B.L.O.T. from Delhi, India



New Album Sessions Part 1

Work has begun on a new album...



I've made it home! A truly beautiful experience! Thanks to the An Lanntair Arts Theatre 
for having me along, to Catherine for being a great organiser/tour guide, all the amazing 
Indian artists I got a chance to meet and play with and all the kind folk who said hello and 
made me feel very welcome! I'm away to lie down in a darkened room for a few days!