“Glasgow” – Findlay Napier’s new album

“Glasgow” – Findlay Napier’s new album

Following huge acclaim for his 2015 solo debut release VIP: Very Interesting Persons, Findlay Napier again unites superb songwriting, magpie-minded imagination and compellingly vivid vocals on his new album called ‘Glasgow’.

On the Celtic Fusion programme on Tuesday 10 October, Bob McWilliam will be playing a selection of tracks from this new CD which is officially released on 13 October 2017.

A characteristically wry, yet lyrical, offbeat, yet heartfelt paean to his adopted home town of Glasgow, marking 20 years since Findlay arrived from his Highland birthplace on Speyside.  The album features freshly-penned, instantly memorable originals, alongside classic and contemporary gems from the city’s rich ballad canon.

Continuing their fruitful collaboration on VIP, revered UK songsmith Boo Hewerdine reprises his roles as producer and co-writer.

From modern-day vignettes like opener ‘Young Goths In The Necropolis’ – its bittersweet emotional charge evoking a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright – to the tenderly imagined love-story of ‘The Locarno, Sauchiehall St 1928’, reminiscent of the late great Michael Marra, whose wonderfully whimsical ‘King Kong’s Visit to Glasgow’ is also covered, the album’s musical map spans shipyards and late-night chippies, wily street veterans and warring football fans, patron saints and musical icons.

Celtic Fusion, Tuesday 10 October, 8.00-10.00pm and Saturday, 14 October, 5.00-7.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

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