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Divide and Conquer

Item posted: Saturday 29th March , 2008



Divide and conquer
By SUSAN MANSFIELD, THE SCOTSMAN
JAN 24th 2008

Three of Celtic Connections' bright stars started out in the same band. They tell SUSAN MANSFIELD about how Fine Friday helped shape their music.

ABOUT seven years ago, a promising trio of young musicians met at the Friday-night folk sessions in Sandy Bell's Bar in Edinburgh. They became Fine Friday, a vibrant young traditional band with a special, foot-tapping sound. They produced two acclaimed albums, Gone Dancing and Mowing the Machair, and toured in Europe and Australia, before they took the decision to go their separate ways in late 2005. Now, all three musicians