Saltus

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    Fetch
    - To go to another place to get something or someone and bring it, him, or her back.
    - The length of water over which a given wind has blown, a long fetch creates a high energy wave.

    Over the last 20 years I have been lucky enough to play with a wide range of folk musicians from all over the world, but especially Europe. It has been an inspiring journey learning from some of the finest players in a variety of culturally rich countries.

    From the Celtic and Anglo Nations across to Scandinavia, my musical travels have led me to write this collection of tunes reflecting those experiences.

    I am not from a family of tradition bearers, but my forebears hail from all over the British Isles and music is in my bones. I have a genuine love for it, along with a mongrel's freedom which allows me to jump headlong into new cultures and get involved, learning many of the nuances in traditional styles from the generous musicians I have met.

    FETCH is the culmination of all those experiences, with a few good friends from along the way, each one of them a respected musician in their own right. This is also a way to say thanks and perhaps a chance to give something back. In these uncertain times it feels good to be part of such a vibrant culture so full of bright energy.

    This has been a very hands-on project, I wrote 95% of the music on this album, produced and recorded in Scotland and Norway, designed the cover art and booked the tour.”

    Ewan MacPherson (Eng) - Mandolin, Mandola, Banjo, Jaw Harp, 6 & 12 String Guitars, Harmonium

    Aaron Jones (Eng) - Bouzouki & Cittern

    Alasdair White (Sco) - Fiddle

    Ben Farmer (Eng) - Melodeon & Accordion

    Callum Convoy (Sco) - Bodhran

    Chris Wright (Sco) - Cittern & Octave Mandolin

    Fin Moore (Sco) - Border Pipes & Small Pipes

    Hannah Read (Sco) - Fiddle

    Lauren MacColl (Sco) - Fiddle & Viola

    Magnus Lundmark (Swe) - Percussion

    Sarah Hoy (Sco) - Fiddle

    Sigrid Moldestad (Nor) - Hardanger Fiddle

    This project would not have been possible without the support of Creative Scotland.

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Saltus is a latin word for wooded place, I live in a wooded place and this track was recorded in Bergen, Norway a place full of wonderful trees.

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from Fetch!, track released November 18, 2016
Composed by Ewan MacPherson
Featuring Sigrid Moldestad on Hardanger fiddle and Magnus Lundmark on percussion

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Ewan MacPherson Edinburgh, UK

As a multi-instrumentalist Ewan is a recognised figure on the vibrant Scottish music scene.

He has taken stages around the world with a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk/roots artists, was nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2014 MG Alba Trad Music Awards.

in addition to his own projects, he is currently a member of Salt House & renowned acid-croft band Shooglenifty.
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