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Iain Morrison

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- Iain is from an Island off the north west coast of Scotland called Lewis.
- He currently lives near Glasgow.
- He recently appeared on the BBC’s Transatlantic Sessions singing Broken Off Car Door, A Lewis Summer and Fire in my Hands alongside the likes of Bela Fleck, Danny Thompson and Jerry Douglas.
- He has released 4 albums on his own label:
Empty Beer Bottles and Peatfire Smoke (2004),
Skimming Stones…Sinking Boats (2008),
Trust the Sea to Guide me (2010),
Haunted Bird with the poet/storyteller Daibhidh Martin (2011)

- He can play a number of instruments including various types of pipes. At a young age he grew to love the classical music of the highland pipes (piobaireachd) which was taught to him by his father using a technique called canntaireachd! In 2010 he was commissioned to write songs based on these ancient melodies by the Celtic Connections festival. The piece he wrote received a 5 star review from the Scotsman newspaper. These songs are yet to be recorded.
- He was the writer and singer with the Scottish indie band Crash My Model Car. They were signed to V2. The band broke up in 2009.
- In his small house there are too many instruments and not enough chairs!

‘These were songs you instantly wanted to hear all over again’
5/5 – THE SCOTSMAN

‘Iain Morrison’s music is an enigmatic and truly original mix of creative elements which, beyond its immediate sonorous beauty, has a depth of startlingly imaginative, even surreal, observation’
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‘Highly Recommended’ - The LIST

‘Morrison is from the Outer Hebrides and his atmospheric songs are awash with the bleak beauty of the region. A remarkable slice of rural folk’ R2 Magazine

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