BEFORE THE RUIN is the result of three of Scotland’s best current writers and performers getting together with limited time and resources (seven afternoons and then demoed on a laptop). Regardless of whether folk is all the rage at the moment or not, BEFORE THE RUIN is perfect for those who admire the well-written song. Roddy Woomble (best known as the lead singer
An array of stellar guests from both the folk and rock spheres contribute to the album, including Radiohead drummer Philip Selway, Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake (vocals) and Francis MacDonald (drums), Capercaillie bandmates Donald Shaw (keyboards), Mike McGoldrick (flute/whistles) and Ewen Vernal (bass), plus Irish singer Heidi Talbot.
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