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The Lost Summer

"One of the very best practitioners of bow and strings" Seuras Og, At the Barrier

“From stately to poignant to capering to charmingly easygoing” Megan Westberg, Strings Magazine

"taking trad material to new places" Stuart Munro, Boston Globe

"captures the beauty of Scotland sonically" Len Holton, From Albion and Beyond

“sophisticated” ★★★★ Jon Bennett, RnR Magazine

"demon fiddling" Ian Anderson, Podwireless

"curious and playful" Cindy Howes, Folk Alley

"grittily majestic groove" Sean Smith, Boston Irish Reporter

"glorious" Jonathan Aird, Americana UK

"lilting" Michael Witthaus, The Hippo

"crackin’, fantastic stuff” Tim Walker, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

"beautiful" Anna Massie, BBC Radio Scotland

"tasty fiddling" Dai Jeffries, Folking

"wonderful" Nick McMaster, Radio Lewes

"a fine set" ★★★ Tim Cumming, Songlines

“terrific” Stephen Ottner, FolkAce, Kennet Radio

"The fiddle rocks low, and the mandolin laps like surf on the shore" Katherine Abbott, The Berkshire Eagle

“outstanding, fabulous” Gareth Patterson, Both Sides the Tweed Folk Show

Out of My Own Light

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

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

"Abstract, emotive and atmospheric"  Jim McCourt, The Living Tradition

“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

"a stand out talent" Darol Anger

"dexterous and, big-toned" Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman

"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

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