An Tobar Summer Sessions: Macmaster/Hay

11 Jul 2021

Both Scottish music legends, Mary Macmaster and Donald Hay combine as a hypnotic, original and incredibly groovy duo.

Featuring Camac electro harp and drums their songs range from deep compositions of their own to dark and ancient Gaelic texts. Mary is well known from her work over the years with Sileas, The Poozies and Clan Alba alongside Dick Gaughan and Mary also featured, with Donald, on the album If On A Winter's Night by Sting which took them to Il Palagio, Sting's Italian home, for recording sessions.

Donald is an original member of the mighty Mystery Juice (with Dervaig's own Tim Matthew) and holds down the best for the internationally successful Old Blind Dogs. He is also known for his great work with Shooglenifty and The Unusual Suspects among many other bands. 

The duo's live set at An Tobar was part of a creative week in the studio in Tobermory. Massive thanks to Ester for looking after everyone.

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