Far From Home is the first ever album of Scottish only tunes played in the flatpicking style on the guitar and showcases just what a powerful instrument it can be when playing jigs, reels and slow airs. The tunes come from the treasure trove of Scotland’s musical heritage.
John Carnie is a guitarist and singer who plays Scottish traditional music on guitar. He is also known for his blues guitar playing and singing and mixing of the two genres. He is the author of the Scottish Traditional Guitar Tutor Book.
The CD covers the entire spectrum of Scottish fiddle and traditional tunes and adds a jazzy and bluesy twist to many of the compositions. Featuring John Carnie on guitar and mandolin and with support from Dave Moir on guitar, Spider Mackenzie on blues harmonica and Brian Shiels ( ex Martin Taylor and Eric Bibb) on Double Bass
“It is a box of delights … a treat for all fans of the acoustic guitar”
BBC Radio Scotland
“An exposition of fleet-fingered flatpicking”
Scotland on Sunday
“Wonderful clean flatpicking… an excellent player”
BBC Radio Wales
RTE Radio 1
“Far from Home is a delight”
BBC Radio nan Gael
“Swings like a cat”
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