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A band which renowned singer-songwriter Dougie Maclean once described as “the best…to come out of Scotland in a hundred years” are back at An Lanntair arts centre at the weekend for what promises to be another scintillating live performance.

Saturday evening (April 13) will be a celebration of Session A9’s long awaited CD, 'The Magic Roundabout' which was released at Celtic Connections 2024. 

Voted ‘Best Live Act 2012’ at at MG Alba’s Scottish Traditional Music Awards, the band features Kevin Henderson, Adam Sutherland, Charlie Mckerron and Gordon Gunn on fiddles, David 'Chimp' Robertson on percussion, Marc Clement on guitar and vocals, and Brian McAlpine on keyboards.

The band say they are excited to come back to An Lanntair and to bring their new music to Stornoway.  “This will be a great night. We can’t wait to get out on tour again and perform our new sets to a live audience, it's the best feeling ever,” said Charlie.

After many musical get-togethers and sessions up and down the A9, the band started performing together as Session A9 around 20 years ago. They have since performed at most of the UK festivals, including Celtic Connections, HebCelt, Shetland Folk Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Glastonbury and many more.

'The Magic Roundabout' was recorded at The House of Newe in Strathdon, and is an album of eight tracks, made up of mostly self-penned compositions but also includes songs written by top-drawer artists Tom Waits and Robbie Robertson.

You can still book tickets at www.lanntair.com