Kaela Rowan

Scottish singer songwriter Kaela Rowan sings with her own combo, The Kaela Rowan Band and Shooglenifty. Kaela sings in Scots, Gaelic and English. She loves to sing puirt à beul or mouth music.


THE KAELA ROWAN BAND

KAELA ROWAN Vocals Guitar Whistles
JAMES MACKINTOSH Percussion Guitars Keyboard Programming Vocals
EWAN MACPHERSON Guitars Mandolin Jaw Harp

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AND OUR AMAZING GUEST MUSICIANS

  DAVE MILLIGAN   Piano on tracks 1 and 3   Dave is one of the most highly regarded musicians in Scotland. He is primarily a jazz pianist and improviser, but one whose musical imagination flows freely between all kinds of musical genres.   davemilligan.co.uk

DAVE MILLIGAN
Piano on tracks 1 and 3

Dave is one of the most highly regarded musicians in Scotland. He is primarily a jazz pianist and improviser, but one whose musical imagination flows freely between all kinds of musical genres.

davemilligan.co.uk

  DAYAM KHAN MANGANIYAR    Vocals on tracks 2 and 11   Dayam Khan Manganiyar sings the traditional songs of the Rajasthani desert lands. He can recall the names of his ancestors going back ten generations. Like him they are all musicians who passed their knowledge father to son.  More about Dayam

DAYAM KHAN MANGANIYAR
Vocals on tracks 2 and 11

Dayam Khan Manganiyar sings the traditional songs of the Rajasthani desert lands. He can recall the names of his ancestors going back ten generations. Like him they are all musicians who passed their knowledge father to son.
More about Dayam

  EWEN VERNAL   Bass on tracks 1, 2, 4, 8, 9 and 10   Best known as bassist for folk/crossover combo Capercaille, Ewen's versatility and adaptability over a wide range of musical styles have ensured that he is always in-demand.   capercaille.co.uk/ewen    

EWEN VERNAL
Bass on tracks 1, 2, 4, 8, 9 and 10

Best known as bassist for folk/crossover combo Capercaille, Ewen's versatility and adaptability over a wide range of musical styles have ensured that he is always in-demand.

capercaille.co.uk/ewen

 

  GRIOGAR LABHRUIDH   Small pipes on track 10. Whistles on track 11   Griogair Labhruidh aka GhettoCroft is a singer, rapper, piper, jazz guitarist and, since 2015, a full time member of Afro Celt Sound System. He is steeped in the Gaelic piping tradition of his musical ancestors.   afroceltsoundsystem.org.uk/griogair

GRIOGAR LABHRUIDH
Small pipes on track 10. Whistles on track 11

Griogair Labhruidh aka GhettoCroft is a singer, rapper, piper, jazz guitarist and, since 2015, a full time member of Afro Celt Sound System. He is steeped in the Gaelic piping tradition of his musical ancestors.

afroceltsoundsystem.org.uk/griogair

  PATSY REID   Fiddle and viola on tracks 2, 8 and 11. Cello on track 2   Probably the most 'in demand' fiddler in the UK, Patsy also expertly supplies viola and cello to  The Fruited Thorn.  Master of her own style she works with a 'who's who' of contemporary folk stars including Bella Hardy, Donald Shaw, Duncan Chisholm and Tim Edey amongst many others.   patsyreid.com

PATSY REID
Fiddle and viola on tracks 2, 8 and 11. Cello on track 2

Probably the most 'in demand' fiddler in the UK, Patsy also expertly supplies viola and cello to The Fruited Thorn. Master of her own style she works with a 'who's who' of contemporary folk stars including Bella Hardy, Donald Shaw, Duncan Chisholm and Tim Edey amongst many others.

patsyreid.com

  JARLATH HENDERSON   Uillean Pipes on tracks 3 and 5. Vocals and Whistles on track 5   Renowned primarily for his extraordinary prowess on uilleann pipes and whistles, Jarlath Henderson is fast emerging as an equally gifted vocalist. His voice combines effortlessly with Kaela's on As I Roved Out.   jarlathhenderson.co.uk

JARLATH HENDERSON
Uillean Pipes on tracks 3 and 5. Vocals and Whistles on track 5

Renowned primarily for his extraordinary prowess on uilleann pipes and whistles, Jarlath Henderson is fast emerging as an equally gifted vocalist. His voice combines effortlessly with Kaela's on As I Roved Out.

jarlathhenderson.co.uk

  JOHN MCCUSKER   Fiddle on tracks 1 and 10. Harmonium on track 9  John McCusker is one of Scotland's most accomplished fiddle players. Known for his work with the Battlefield Band and Mark Knopfler, he is also a producer of note, working with Kate Rusby and Kris Drever, among many others.   johnmccusker.co.uk

JOHN MCCUSKER
Fiddle on tracks 1 and 10. Harmonium on track 9

John McCusker is one of Scotland's most accomplished fiddle players. Known for his work with the Battlefield Band and Mark Knopfler, he is also a producer of note, working with Kate Rusby and Kris Drever, among many others.

johnmccusker.co.uk


Engineered by James Mackintosh and Calum Malcolm
Produced by James Mackintosh and Kaela Rowan
Mixed by James Mackintosh, Kaela Rowan and Quee MacArthur
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound

Cover photo by Douglas Robertson
Cover design by Somhairle Macdonald
Photo of "Poe, the Raven" by Tom Spross
Marwari Translation by Divya Bhatia and Govind Singh