If you’re wondering what happened to the smiling young girl who used to win all the fiddle competitiions – well now you know. This is Carmen’s debut album and contains a mixture of Scottish, Irish and self-penned tunes played in both traditional and contemporary styles. A close relation of the great Jeannie Robertson and her daughter Lizzie Higgins, Carmen went on to play with Shetland fiddle band Rock, Salt and Nails before becoming a founder member of Aberdeen band, The Old Blind Dogs. As you would expect for someone with Carmen’s pedigree, her astonishing talent shines through in every track. A great album for fiddle lovers.
Tunes - The Red Crow, The Red Box, Fiddler’s Bid, The Dean Brig O’ Edinburgh, Jenny’s Chickens, Regis, Jenny Picking Cockles, The Rambling Pitchfork, Roslyn Castle, The Dubliners’ Hornpipe, The Earl’s Chair, The Swedish Jig, Music for a Found Harmonium, Leaving, The Reel Reprise