Killiecrankie by Schiehallion is a delight. This one's the real right-old Scottish-style, complete with fiery battle songs like "Battle of Prestonpans." Lead vocalist Kenny Jamieson has a wonderful burr to his voice -- traditionalists will love it. Whether self-accompanied by guitar, as on his soulful version of "Star of the County Down," or adding Angus Battison's mandola on "The Road to Dundee," or pure a cappella with "Bogie's Bonnie Belle (Live)," Schiehallion delivers a rich, full sound. Definitely and strongly recommended, with follow-up releases much hoped for. Those who don't have this album in their Celtic collection already should definitely go over to MP3.com at http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/127/schiehallion.html and get it.
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