Clype is an exciting new duo comprised of pianist and singer-songwriter Simon Gall of Salsa Celtica and fidler Jonny Hardie of Old Blind Dogs. They both hail from the North East of Scotland and their music fuses the sounds and styles from the Scottish folk traditions as well as the ‘rhythms of Latin America and harmonic ideas of jazz’. If that’s not enough to tickle your taste buds then I don’t know what will, but dont take my word for it, have a listen to Now My Home, our chosen Song of the Day which also features the low whistle of Ross Ainslie.
We’re not alone in our praises. The legendary Richard Thompson, who as a lad was exposed to his father’s jazz and traditional Scottish music record collection, had this to say:
I urge you to give a listen to Clype. This is music firmly rooted in the North East of Scotland, but which pulls in influences from all over the world. Simon Gall and Jonny Hardie create music which is eclectic, original, accomplished and challenging.
This is the sort of music that puts a spring in your step!
Don’t miss their Album Launch on 23 July 7.30pm at The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (free entry).
Find out more here: http://www.clypemusic.com/