Edge of the Wild – Judy Fairbairns
Judy Fairbairns is a published writer and artist based in the Inner Hebridean islands of Scotland. In Edge of the Wild, her debut album produced in collaboration with Wild Biscuit, Judy takes inspiration from her highly praised 2013 memoir Island Wife (Two Roads) to create a personal, uncompromising yet instantly relatable collection of songs reflecting her own view of life on the Atlantic shore.
All songs written by Judy Fairbairns
Recorded/Mixed/Produced by Wild Biscuit
Instrumentation: John Saich
Mastering: Geoff Allan, CaVa Sound, Glasgow
Photography: Mags Trenouth Russell
Design: Calum Hadden, Birnam CD
Together – Wild Biscuit
Available on iTunes
Originally recorded a few years ago, Together is the digital download single from our soon to be released EP Ribbons of Tradition. It features a beautiful guest vocal in Irish Gaelic by Petrea Cooney and the inestimable piano playing of Marc Fallon. The cover is by Scottish artist Ishy Walters – see the web link below for more about Ishy’s unique and fascinating artwork.
Vocal – Mags Trenouth Russell
Guitars, synths and drum programming – John Saich
Guest vocal – Petrea Cooney
Piano – Marc Fallon
Artwork by Ishy Walters www.ishywalters.com
Recorded and mixed by Wild Biscuit
Mastered by Geoff Allan at CAVA, Glasgow
The depth of feeling her voice imparts to her words reflects their stories… sorrowful, joyful, contemplative, observant… stories you will want to share and long to hear more than once. FolkWords, June 01, 2016
…slick keyboards and samples that could grace any sophisticated pop album. Add Paterson’s rich yet pure vocals and thoughts of Norah Jones, Julia Fordham and the like spring to mind. R2 (3 stars)
The musicianship is second to none, the production is faultless and Angela’s singing would not be out of place among The Corrs. Sound Of Scotland, The Scots Magazine
The material is alive and bustles with the interplay of different ideas, influences and stylistic flourishes… reminiscent of Oi Va Voi’s recent debut Laughter Through Tears – and that’s recommendation indeed.
Sunday Herald Review (4 stars)
As current producers move on from spicing their efforts with influences from the early 80s synth era, perhaps we will see a return to the smooth eclectic sounds typified by Wild Biscuit and the door will open for their Celtic soundscapes to have a commercial impact. Recommended!
Musicians Union Magazine