Once heard, never forgotten, Kaela Rowan’s voice has come a long way since her teens singing in folk bands and playing sessions and festivals around her native Highlands. Citing an eclectic range ofearly influences, John Martyn, Planxty and Joni Mitchell, amongst others, Kaela has since forged her own unique path throughout the Scottish music scene.
As lead singer with influential Scottish group Mouth Music Kaela recorded three albums and toured globally playing prestigious headline slots at Womad, Glastonbury, and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations amongst others.
Much in demand for her beautiful voice, we are delighted that Kaela is featured on our new album The Untied Knot and is able to join us for many of our live performances.
Ross Ainslie is probably Scotland’s most sought-after piper. He has played with everyone from legendary Scottish singer/songwriter Dougie Maclean to Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, and his reputation continues to grow.
Currently Ross supplies pipes and whistles for Scottish/Latin fusion outfit Salsa Celtica, dynamic 13-piece supergroup Treacherous Orchestra, and the outstanding bi-partisan quartet India Alba. He is also half of the acclaimed piping duo Ross and Jarlath with Uilleann piper Jarlath Henderson.
With so much going on, and going for him, we are honoured that Ross is supplying whistles and pipes for our new album The Untied Knot, and are looking forward to him joining us on stage in the coming year when schedules allow.