Shona Moony - CD reviews (3 stars)

Shona Moony

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Heartsease (Footstompin’ Records)

FOLK

Fiddler Shona Mooney emerged as the eventual winner of the Young Scots Trad Musician 2006 final at Celtic Connections in January, and this debut recording on Simon Thoumire’s Footstompin’ label is part of her prize. The music is steeped in the traditions of her native Borders, but with the contemporary veneer that is now pervasive on the Scottish folk scene.

It is a strong debut from a confident and expressive young musician, ably supported by Ali Vass’ excellent work on piano, Ian Stephenson on guitar, David de la Haye on electric bass and electronics, and Capercaillie’s James MacKintosh on drums.

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