Compass (sample track)

by Stewart Hardy and Frank McLaughlin

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Mwche (sample track from Compass)
Other tracks and full album download available from the website.
Freedom Fries (the brain)
The Clergyman’s Lament
Joy Together
Poor Wayfaring Stranger
First Day
Cherry Tree Valley
Hush Little Baby
Balquhidder Lasses
Agnus Dei

"Knock out thirteen tracks of spellbinding neo-Celtic arrangements. It worked. It was out there, but it worked... It’s definitely Celtic, but far from traditional, and so the music is able to create a driving modern energy or relax into a contemporary groove. Great for either background music or for zoning out and immersing yourself. Highly recommended."
Zach Hudson, Victory Review Acoustic Music Magazine

"Superb instrumental pieces based on Celtic and other world traditions... extraordinary... one of the most interesting duos in the British Celtic music scene.
World Music Central

"Hardy has built up an enviable international reputation for his fiddle playing, venturing easily across genre boundaries, as beautifully exemplified in the Balkan twists of ‘Mwche’ and the Middle Eastern flavour of ‘Angus Dei’... The studio work, as rich in atmosphere as in melody, displays why they are in such demand for television: close your eyes and the pictures appear."
Oz Hardwick, R2

"Compass presents a modern direction: fusion, eclecticism, post-Riverdance rhythms and instrumentation... Americana, rock and classical arrangements are carefully grafted onto themes from Celtic and English traditions. This CD... shows what can be harvested from the fertile soil of folk fusion.
Alex Monaghan


released December 1, 2009

Vocals and Clarsach - Julie-Ann Kay;
Vocals - Benny Graham;
Backing Vocals, Guitar and Whistles - Gillian MacDonald;
Fiddles, Violas and Programming - Stewart Hardy;
Guitars, Scottish Small Pipes and Programming - Frank McLaughlin;
Flute - Desi Wilkinson;
Accordion - Angus Lyon;
Cello - Penny Callow
Recorded at - Stewart’s Place
Engineered by - Stewart Hardy
Mixed and Produced by - Stewart Hardy and Frank McLaughlin
Mastered by - Jon Astley at Close to the Edge
Artwork by - Christine Jeans



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Stewart Hardy Seaton Sluice, UK

Stewart Hardy is an internationally-acclaimed performer, composer and teacher with numerous recordings and broadcast credits to his name. Based in the North East of England, his love for the traditional music of Northumberland and Scotland shines through his repertoire and influences his own compositions. ... more

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