Norman Paterson is inspired by a life well lived, the characters who made an impact, thoughtful observations, and experiences that were special and remained firmly embedded as cherished memories. This is the stuff that stirs, particularly for those born an islander, who understands what it is to be torn. As Stornoway-born Norman Paterson looks back to contemplate some of the most memorable, whether highs or lows, and weave in some precious discoveries, there is a gentle poignancy that threads these songs together.
A Danny Kyle Open Stage Finalist at Celtic Connections 2023, ecologist and singer-songwriter Will Boyd-Wallis is equally at home playing his well-travelled ‘guitalele’ by the campfire or as Greenshanks on the stage. He uses rich open tunings on acoustic guitar, to perfectly balance his warm, soulful vocals.