Ceòl, bàrdachd & òrain / Music, poetry & song: Hamish Napier

Hamish Napier is originally from Strathspey. For over a decade has been an integral part of Glasgow’s vibrant folk music scene as a pianist, flautist, step dancer and music tutor. He recently returned home, composing two solo albums The River (2016) and The Railway (2018) in celebration of this place.

Here he shares some new material he has been working on, including a new poem ‘The Stalk’ about his experience as a ghillie with Iain MacFarlane in Glenfinnan and a tune he composed for Duncan Chisholms’ album Sandwood (2018) called ‘Bagh Seannabhad.’

This was recorded at the evening cèilidh for the High LAND/FEARANN event in Abriachan in June 2018.