Sleeve by John Haxby

Even In the Rain

Released January 2002

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Sleeve Notes

The new album is released on the band's own label, called 'Deaf Shepherd'. Bonus track - 'Lost for Words at Sea' with Sam Brown on lead vocals. Also live video footage at the Edinburgh Festival 2001 plus exclusive interviews with the band!

The band's 3rd CD has been eagerly awaited and they are at their most sparkling. The new CD displays the musical maturity the band has achieved and explores new territory whilst maintaining their passion for the tradition.

Sleeve by John Haxby

Synergy

Released December 1997

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Mojo Magazine - "Something stirs in that strange beast folk rock. Storming out of Scotland, Deaf Shepherd, all bagpipey rock 'n' reel are gobbling up bookings at this year's festivals.."

Alastair Clark (5th December 1997) - BEST OF THE WEEK ***** - "Bravely swimming against the powerful crossover tide, and avoiding those tempting rock-pools on the way, this young band deliver a magnificent blast of fresh, invigorating Scottish music, with Rory Campbell’s brilliant, unbridled Highland bagpipes leading the charge... The ensembles are a glorious blaze of sound, the sheer swing and vigour of the Highland pipes propelling the band along on bare, string-driven rhythm patterns. Campbell switches to breathy whistle on some tracks, and still the itching, propulsive surge is there. Amazing... "

 

Sleeve by John Haxby

Ae Spark o Nature's Fire

Released December 1995

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John O’Regan (Broadcaster and Freelance Journalist, Ireland) 1996 - "Deaf Shepherd are one of the hottest new bands out of Scotland. They combine the hell for leather attack of the Tannahill Weavers crossed with the Bothy Band. Sets like “Gies a Drink” and “The Minister’s Set” provide their ace cards in abundance; a fiery fiddle and pipes front line is given sterling support by guitar, bouzouki and bodhran. Vocally the contrast is made with quieter songs such as “Peggy Gordon”, “Logan Braes” and the gorgeous “Lost for Words at Sea”. Fiery, committed and brimming with energy, Deaf Shepherd lead the way for the new Scots roots bands to follow. Superb. "