TOP Shetland musician Andrew Gifford has a new band, Adopted as Holograph, in which he pursues his passion for double bass rather than the frantic fiddling he does with Fiddler’s Bid.
The Glasgow-based acoustic trio have already been attracting some big names to listen to their demos on their Myspace.com webpage, including folk star Kris Drever, his band Lau and Orkney’s The Chair.
Another new website of interest is that of former Shetland drummer and percussionist Paul Jennings who is now a well-known name on the Scottish folk music scene.
He is set to play at Celtic Connections in Glasgow next month with two bands, Finlay Napier and the Bar Room Mountaineers and The Treacherous Orchestra, which features a host of well-known young Scottish musicians and Eamonn Coyne from Ireland.
The website www.pauljenningsmusic.com marks the start of an exciting year for Paul who is a member of Irish dance theatre show TAPEIRE which features the fastest dancer on earth, James Devine.
He has already toured the US and Europe, including a three-week review on Broadway, and will head to Australia, New Zealand and Europe in the summer.
In recent years he has performed with acts including Old Blind Dogs, Croft No. Five, Peatbog Faeries, Julie Fowlis, Jenna Reid and Capercaillie.