Barry Nisbet is a songwriter, fiddle player and guitarist who combines the music of his native Shetland with a style inspired by the drama of the islands, history, the sea, and his own travels and experiences. He has performed with Shetland´s ‘Rack n Ruin’, Dundee´s ‘Wire and Wool’ and France-based ‘Tildon Krautz’ and is creator of the ‘Sessions and Sail’ project that will launch on the west coast of Scotland in 2018.
With 10 tracks of all-original material, A Bright Ray of Sunshine is a collaborative album that features notable musicians from Dundee and beyond, namely:
Theo Barnard (Wire and Wool) guitar and vocals; Ade Dacre (Badly Drawn Boy) drums; Stephen Jack (Two Thieves) bass; Amira Kremers (Two Thieves) vocals; Fiona McAndrew (Metecandriu) vocals; Robbie Ward (Zen and the Art of Jollification; AMWWF) keys/whistle/bass/vocals; Robin Wynn Evans (TPot Studios) percussion.
Offering transcendental folk that blends a Scottish sound with influences ranging through jazz and psychedelia to Americana, the album was made with the assistance of a Dundee Musicians Award, and was recorded by Robin Wynn Evans at TPot Studios, Perthshire in November and December 2017.
The cover artwork is by Glasgow based artist Mick Peter.