‘Staran’ are a new collective featuring Kim Carnie, John Lowrie, Jack Smedley, Innes White and James Lindsay.
Their debut, self-titled release is the first collaboration from this exciting combination of musicians and sees them combine traditional tunes with original compositions and Gaelic song. Staran in Scots Gaelic, it means path, trail or stepping stones. At a time when the band were unable to travel, they sought inspiration from the present and their surroundings. Staran, meaning path, trail or stepping stones in Gaelic, reflects the themes of ‘places’ and ‘moments’ that thread through the album. The result of the collective’s inspiration is a rich and cohesive sound; atmospheric and textural with acoustic instruments at the heart of it.
With vast success as musicians individually, together Staran are set to take the Scottish folk scene by storm.
We played the track “Back To Glasgow” from their debut album on the Scottish Pirate Show 13th June 2021.
STARAN ALBUM (Preview/Buy Album on Bandcamp)
1. Dà Làimh sa Phìob
2. Back to Glasgow
3. Horò gun Togainn air Hùgan Fhathast Thu
6. Little Waves
7. Gaol a’ Chruidh
9. Settle, Honey