The Archive Project began in summer 2012, giving 7 young musicians from the Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin the chance to explore the sound and photographic archives at the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh. The aim was to find inspiration among the thousands of field recordings housed in the Archives: Scots songs, Gaelic songs, stories, recollections, poetry, fiddle tunes, piobaireachd, canntaireachd and much more, creating inventive new music.
All proceeds go towards supporting Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin's work.
released November 10, 2013
Elinor Evans: clarsach
Hazel Turnbull: piano
Robbie Greig: fiddle, guitar, tenor guitar, vocals
Charlie Stewart: fiddle and double bass
Kirsty Law: vocals
Alastair Mackie: vocals and guitar
Pàdruig Morrison: piano and accordion
Mike Vass, Matheu Watson, Euan Burton, Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin Big Band: Maggie Ashmole, Euan Brownlie, Ellen Francis, Joe Hathway, Eilidh Hunter, Kim Hunter, Laura MacLeod, Samuel MacLeod, Holly McLeod, Angus Phillips, Eleanor Schyma, Kirsten Simpson, Iona Steadman, Jamie Steele, Maggie Wilson.
Design by Jo Myerscough
Artwork by Conrad Molleson
Produced by Mike Vass
© 2013 Rusty Squash Horn Records