Sandwood

Sandwood is now on general release, available to buy / stream / download, worldwide.

Please do visit our ‘Shop‘ where you can purchase the album in CD or download format.

Enjoy the music….

Live dates announced and Sandwood reviews….

We are delighted to announce additional tour dates as Duncan presents music from the new album in venues and festivals throughout the U.K. and beyond.  Duncan and the band look forward to performing in the north of England during June 2018 in Reeth, Ulverston and Manchester.  Please see our Live page for ticket information.

Thank you to fRoots, Songlines and The Living Tradition for the glowing reviews of Sandwood; a short synopsis is available on our ‘Reviews’ page but please do visit and enjoy these publications which provide a wealth of news and features on world music.

What the press said….
Songlines World Music Magazine:  4**** stars
The Living Tradition:  “Highland music has rarely been in better hands
fRoots:  “This is spiritual music which empathises deeply with humanity’s continuing search for transcendental beauty and enduring truth.”

New Music Commission: An Treas Suaile (The Third Wave)

14-18 NOW have unveiled their 2018 season of extraordinary arts events focusing on WW1 Centenary Art Commissions.  This programme of events features brand new artworks by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists which will be presented during the lead up to Armistice Day 2018.

As part of this significant programme of events 14-18 NOW have co-commissioned, with An Lanntair Arts Centre, Duncan Chisholm and Julie Fowlis to deliver a production marking the centenary of the sinking of HMY Iolaire.

This new work will consider this maritime disaster, the resulting tragedy of the significant loss of life to the Hebridean Islands of Lewis and Harris, as well as reflecting on the actions of John Finlay MacLeod whose selfless acts helped save dozens of lives.

This commission will premiere at An Lanntair, Stornoway on the 9/10 November 2018.  Further details of the production will be announced soon.

Duncan Chisholm to perform with The GRIT Orchestra at The Hydro, Glasgow – with a special guest appearance by Danny MacAskill.

The world premiere of Bothy Culture & Beyond; a music-vision-dance-bike spectacular featuring The GRIT Orchestra and Danny MacAskill will be performed at The Hydro, Glasgow on Saturday, January 27th as part of the Celtic Connections Festival 2018.

The GRIT Orchestra presented their unforgettable debut at the opening concert of Celtic Connections 2015.  Comprising around 80 leading folk, jazz and classical musicians, the GRIT Orchestra returns to Celtic Connections 2018 to present a grand-scale live version of Bothy Culture, the late Martyn Bennett’s second album.

It was with great pleasure that Duncan accepted the invitation to be part of this spectacular evening to pay tribute to Martyn’s incredible music and imagination.

Further details on this event are available from the Celtic Connections Festival website.

Celtic Connections 2018

To all those who have purchased tickets to join us at the Royal Concert Hall’s New Auditorium on February 4th for the sold-out premiere performance of music from Duncan’s brand new album, Sandwood, thank you for your support.

Please do visit the bursting special anniversary programme for Celtic Connections 2018 to see the wealth of live world music and song that will descend on Glasgow between the 18 January and 4 February.

Duncan will make various other appearances during the festival including performances with Julie Fowlis at City Halls on January 20th and with Blazin’ Fiddles at their own anniversary celebration at the Royal Concert Hall on February 1st.

More festival news to follow soon!!

Enjoy the music….

Duncan Chisholm on BBC Radio Scotland’s Travelling Folk

Hear about the inspiration for Sandwood and a selection of music from Duncan’s new album on BBC Radio Scotland’s Travelling Folk.  Duncan joined Bruce MacGregor, Anna Massie and Hamish Napier to play an exclusive set of festive tunes.

Duncan was invited to join the programme on Wednesday 20th December.  This programme is currently available to listen again on the BBC iPlayer.

Duncan Chisholm: The first artist announced to play at the Orkney Folk Festival 2018

Duncan has made several appearances at the Orkney Folk Festival over recent years with other musicians and bands but the 2018 festival programme includes the first presentation of music from his solo suite of recordings – including new music from his new album, Sandwood.

Keep an eye on the Orkney Folk Festival website as they release full details of the bursting festival programme for 2018.

Enjoy the music…

2018 Live Performances

Welcome to our new website!

Copperfish Records are excited to announce live performance dates for 2018.  Duncan will present his new album Sandwood in London, Edinburgh and Inverness during April 2018.  All dates are on sale now and you can purchase tickets directly via the links on our ‘Live’ page .

Duncan was invited to perform at the launch of the Celtic Connections Festival programme this week, where it was announced that the premiere performance of Sandwood will take place at the New Auditorium of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of the 2018 Festival.  Duncan’s Celtic Connections concert was one of the “hottest tickets” from the 2017 festival so, check out the festival programme now for full listings and box office details.

Enjoy the music….

IMBOLC Commission

Duncan Chisholm has been invited to compose new music which will premier at the IMBOLC International Music Festival in Derry, 2018.

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin and Acadamh Ceoil Chaoimhín Úi Dhochartaigh have commissioned three composer / performers to write new music which will be presented as part of the 2018 festival; Duncan Chisholm, Una Monaghan and Ryan Molley. More news to follow on the live presentation and ticket information.

This project has been made possible with the generous support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Enjoy the music….