Mairearad Green ft King Creosote – Star of Hope
Watch the accompanying clip for Star of Hope, the lead single from Green's forthcoming album, Summer Isles
Achiltibuie multi-instrumentalist Mairearad Green teams up with Fife folk supremo Kenny Anderson – AKA King Creosote – to present the beguiling lead track from her forthcoming LP Summer Isles (released on 26 February via Buie Records).
"His voice is so perfect for the song," says Green. "Since recording it, I've also played pipes on his forthcoming album, so the collaboration continues."
"On hearing the results of my input on Mairearad Green's Star of Hope," Anderson remarks, "I feel as though I answered a personal ad that read: 'Virtuoso bagpiper/accordionist from the Summer Isles seeks middle-aged alt. folk singer to collaborate on an original song that he might well wish he could poach for his own album.'"
Green is set to embark on a UK tour; you can catch her on the following dates:
27 Feb – Coda Music – Edinburgh (solo Summer Isles performance)
10 Mar – Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
11 Mar – Hudingdon Hall, Worcester
15 Mar – The Apex, Bury St Edmonds
2 Apr – Summer Isles Album Launch – Coigach Community Hall, Achiltibuie – Tickets
3 April – Summer Isles Ullapool Launch – The Macphail Centre – Tickets
15 Apr – Downend Folk Club, Downend
23 Apr – Finzean Hall, Finzean, Aberdeenshire
26 Apr – Perth Folk Club, Perth
28 Apr - The Barn, Baston