LONGLIST 2018

Blue Rose Code
— The Water of Leith

  • Label: Navigator Records
  • Released: 27 October 2017

Underlining the sense of movement and place in Ross’s work and The Water Of Leith is rooted in his return to his Scottish homeland. There, he reconnected with the stellar musicians who were to become an integral part of the new album’s sound: award-winning singer Julie Fowlis, celebrated Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes, BBC Folk Award Winner, Ross Ainslie, 2017’s Scottish Jazz Awards’ winner Konrad Wiszniewski, leading violinist Seonaid Aitken. Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman features on the opening track.