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Firecracker Recordings to issue new compilation

The Edinburgh label have collaborated with Forestry Commission Scotland for the double LP Mac-talla Nan Creag which is due for release next month.

It’s working out to be quite an interesting year of album projects for Lindsay Todd’s Firecracker Recordings with the recent arrival of a fine second long player from Linkwood soon to be joined by a double vinyl reissue of Lnrdcroy’s amazing Much Less Normal tape. With that latter album currently in production and due imminently, Firecracker have now revealed details of a most intriguing creative collaboration involving some of the label’s artists and the Forestry Commission Scotland organisation. Scheduled to arrive on double LP format under the Gaelic title Mac-talla Nan Creag, the 15-track compilation features musical input from Lord Of The Isles, Other Lands, House Of Traps and local Edinburgh folk artist Wounded Knee.

Firecracker boss Lindsay Todd told us via email the project involved “lots of time spent at the sites that included burial chambers, cup and ring markings and bronze age brochs on the west coast of Scotland”. The tracklisting provided by the label doesn’t specify who is exactly involved in each track but Todd added the compilation saw the artists combine “traditional instruments such as harps and shruti box with modern hardware and field recordings”. A weighty 37-minute preview of the album below should further outline what to expect from the project.

Firecracker plan to release Mac-talla Nan Creag in mid-April.


A1. NR 8720 9577
A2. Where The Corries Hold The Snow
A3. Cup & Ring Cycle
A4. NM 8222 0270
A5. Dearg agus Dearg
B1. Eternaldawnandgloaming
B2. NG 9098 2006
B3. 3rd Pass
B4. Invocation
B5. Thrum
C1. NO 6594 9300
C2. Grugaigian Chant
C3. Five Sisters
C4. NG 8668 2508
D1. Caisteal Grugaig