Sleeping with your boots on.
The album launch will take place in the relaxed surroundings of the revamped Bein na callich (now Cafe Sia) cafe in Broadford on Sat the 22nd of March 7.30 for 8 p.m.(£5 entry)
Sleeping with your boots on.
The project Sleeping with Your Boots On was launched with a performance at the Danny Kyle show as part of Celtic Connections. The new album will be released in mid February available locally on Skye and Lochalsh, and on amazon and itunes. (link when available)
For a taster of the Album please have a listen:
SLEEPING WITH YOUR BOOTS ON
‘This debut album is a gentle, absorbing album which will draw the listener in to its ambience immediately, and will go well with feet up in front of the fire on a winters night. The songs are largely self penned, mixed with some well known traditional covers –‘Gloomy Winters Noo Awa’ and’ Farewell to Fuinery’ and an interesting take on Colin Hay s ‘Wayfairing Son’s’.
The album was recorded on Skye, and mixed and mastered at Watercolour Studios near Corran, and features thoughtful instrumentation from Andrew Macpherson, Murdo Cameron and Simon Moran (of Deoch n Dorus and the Angus Nicolson Trio), who with other contributors, support these strong songs of west coast life, with subtle texture. This very listenable album will captivate from beginning to end.’
Artists contributing to the album
Andrew Macpherson (Skye) is well known throughout the traditional music circuit in Scotland, but is most familiar as percussionist and whistle player in Deoch n Dorus and the Angus Nicolson Trio.
Simon Moran (Jura) is also well established as a West Coast musician and is fiddle player with award winning celidh band Deoch n Dorus.
Murdo Cameron (Glenelg) is a member of the Angus Nicolson Trio and the Caste Ewe Celidh Band of Glenelg.
Duncan Overmeer (kyle of Lochalsh) is fast becoming an established singer songwriter round the highlands and has recently released a first Solo album The Rumour Mill.
Sally Fraser (Kyle of Lochalsh)is a popular singer in the Lochalsh area and presently is writing material for a forthcoming project.
Calum Nisbet (Skye) has been drummer for a number of rock bands throughout the Skye and Lochalsh area most notably with the Kings of Haakon.
Elidh Martin of Breakish Skye Is a classical cellist now based in Holland. She plays all round Europe and has been playing in recent years with the Netherlands National Orchestra.
The physical album also largely features some of the pictures and paintings of artist and musician James Adams, which reflected the feel of the album, predominantly with the album front cover picture called ‘Dreaming with your Boots On’.
The answer could be yes.
The song yes also written by Donald Livingstone and Ruaraidh Macpherson of Breakish is now available to view on You tube and to stream on soundcloud. The song has been entered for the ‘song for independence ‘ run by the National Collective.
Performing throughout the Highlands.
Donald can be seen performing throughout the year at various venues throughout the highlands and islands
Johnny Foxes, Hootenanays,Gellions, Market Bar – Inverness
Low Flyer – Benbecula
Saucy Marys, King Haakon, The Isles – Skye
Morags Lodge – Fort Augustus
- plus many others from Thurso down to Glasgow throughout the year.
Take a listen to the many varied styles of Doc Livingstone, old and new.
Check out the recent projects for Donald Livingstone
The long and winding road of a travelling musician. Check out the musical journey undertaken by Doc Livingstone.
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