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Reviews


“The Margaret S Tait Project builds a musical bridge between memory and motherlandand it’s a powerful document.” ★★★★
New Internationalist Magazine, December 2016

"This is a truly beautiful piece of art." ★★★★ Songlines Magazine

“Atmospherically filmic” ★★★★ The Scotsman

"It's vividly evocative: "Sydney the Pilot" has the poignant quality of an old photograph, and the lovely slow twirl of Bichan's melody to "Quoyburray" is like handwriting."
★★★ The Independent

"Sketching with sound in a way that is truly cinematic...stately chamber music, evoking travel and turmoil with savage beauty." ★★★★★ Northern Sky

"Here's a record to wrong-foot expectations! Captivating." ★★★★ R2

“Powerful and evocative” ★★★★ Sunday Express

"Wistful and heartfelt." ★★★ The Guardian


"Bichan’s vividly expressive and evocative chamber-folk score underpinned a wonderfully engaging, absorbing illumination of past lives and family ties."
Sue Wilson, The Scotsman, 25th May 2015
('Out of My Own Light' at Orkney Folk Festival, May 2015)


"Your sense of composition and willingness to learn and share the best of the new traditional tunes sets you in the top ranks of living fiddlers. When you play sweetly and slowly, emotions carry to the crowd and they can feel it in that deep innate place. Your straight time reels and jigs are perky and toe tappers. Your wicked crooked timing tunes are teasingly complex and expertly presented. Keep up all the great things you are doing!"
Tark Hamilton, Deep Cove Folk Club, BC, Canada


"Sickeningly talented and mad as brushes. A potent combination."
Kevin Macleod, speaking of Fara


"'Rhena's 80th', a gritty, crooked tune written by fiddler Louise Bichan worms its way into your brain and makes you hit the replay button."
Elaine Bradtke, The Living Tradition



Discography

Louise Bichan Out of My Own Light 2016

Fara EP 2014

All at Sea music written by Richy Carey 2013

Rachel Sermanni Underneath Mountains (Middle of Nowhere) 2012

Rachel Sermanni Egshells single (Middle of Nowhere) 2012

Rachel Sermanni Blackcurrents (Middle of Nowhere) 2012

French Wives Dreams of the Inbetween (Elecrtic Honey) 2012

Rachel Sermanni Bothy Sessions (Middle of Nowhere) 2011

Skalder Cora 2009

Hadhirgaan Keep it Up 2003

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