Glenfinnan musician’s sea-inspired composition hailed as ‘beguiling’

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There have been glowing reviews for the special musical composition created by Glenfinnan’s Ingrid Henderson, for Scottish Natural Heritage’s new initiative – Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.

Accompanied by stunning animation by Cat Bruce and visuals from Somhairle MacDonald, Message in a Bottle/Brath ‘sa Bhuideal premiered at Celtic Connections’ Coastal Connections Day in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday before touring festivals around Scotland.

Ingrid Henderson, pictured on the shore of Loch Shiel close to her home at Glenfinnan. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos NO F04 Ingrid Henderson 02
Ingrid Henderson, pictured on the shore of Loch Shiel close to her home at Glenfinnan. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos
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If you missed the launch at Celtic Connections never fear as the title track featuring Ingrid’s music – as part of what The Scotsman newspaper’s reviewer Jim Gilchrist called a ‘beguiling’ multimedia experience – is right here.

As well as Ingrid, the piece also features musicians Megan Robertson Henderson, Anna B Massie and Conal McDonagh.

It was recorded at the Old Laundry Studio in Glenfinnan by Ingrid’s husband and fellow Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band stalwart, Iain MacFarlane, and mastered by Gordon Gunn.