MP3 Tattie Jam - Jam
"Richly textured with crunchy harmony and unusual flavours, this is not M&S jam, it''s home-made in Scotland by the unique pairing of cello, frets, and voices" Scotsman
"undoubtedly one of the finest Scottish albums on the market at the moment" Netrythms
13 MP3 Songs in this album (56:00) !
Related styles: World: Celtic, Folk: Alternative Folk, Type: Acoustic
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Tattie Jam offers a distinctive brew of songs, from dark ballads and protest songs to off-the wall humour, and tunes ranging from slow airs to kinetic jigs and reels. Much of their material''s given a playful or funky contemporary twist, with contrast provided by the odd acapella song or unaccompanied tune.
Their material''s a varied but harmonious blend of reinterpreted traditional Scottish songs and tunes, and songs and tunes written by Ruaridh. Thoughtful arrangements and the fact both harmonise vocals whilst playing elements of lead, rhythm and percussion give Tattie Jam a sound that''s unmistakable, and surprises new listeners with its size and scope.
Vocals, 5-string electric cello, stomp-box, shakers
From Milngavie near Glasgow, Seylan is one of Scotland''s best-known and most accomplished traditional cellists, having collaborated with several of the country''s foremost artists. As well as Tattie Jam, she performs regularly with Alaskan harper Cheyenne Brown, with whom she released the critically acclaimed album 2:forty in 2007. She is also part of the new project, The Sugarboat Reivers.
Vocals, guitar, tenor banjo, didgeridoo, octave mandolin, stomp-box & shakers
Habitually nomadic but presently based in Helensburgh, Ruaridh is an accomplished singer and multi-instrumentalist with a highly distinctive style, as well as a prolific and prize-winning writer of both songs and traditional-style tunes.
''Richly textured with crunchy harmony and unusual flavours''
''though cheekily Scottish, it doesn''t care what the neighbours think''
Norman Chalmers, Scotland on Sunday****
''undoubtedly one of the finest Scottish albums on the market at the moment''
''an outstandingly inspired debut CD''
'' some of the most attractively funky cello playing you''re ever likely to encounter''
'' Ruaridh''s sense of rhythm... is utterly infectious ''
'' excellent solo singers, with an unerring ability to harmonise with each other ''
David Kindman, Netrythms
''thoughtfully compiled, musically exciting and above all entertaining. Bet they''re good live.''
Iain Campbell, Taplas