Solar Shears

Gorgeous melodies allied with killer grooves, an equal appetite for cutting edge clubland stylings and traditional dance forms – Songlines

Solar Shears was the bands first and only release on Vertical Records. Coming out in 2001 it was also the first to get a North American release.

But who is the only member of the band not in a suit?


The Hijab | Schuman’s Leap | Igor’s | August | Delighted | Maggie Ann of Clachnabrochan | Rod’s Doorway (Rod’s Doorway/The Rosehall Strap) | 29 Steps | Kinky Haroosh | Bjork’s Chauffeur (The Baker From Foz/Bjork’s Chauffeur


Fiddle: Angus R. Grant | Banjo Garry Finlayson | Mandolin Iain MacLeod | Guitar Malcolm Crosbie | Bass Conrad Ivitsky | Drums and percussion James Mackintosh