The Cast came into being when Mairi and Dave joined forces after meeting each other in the burgeoning traditional music and dance scene in Edinburgh. They have since performed extensively throughout the UK and Ireland, in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and North America, and have also featured on many BBC Radio Scotland broadcasts.
In 1999 The Cast performed their classic rendition of Auld Lang Syne (as recorded on The Winnowing album) on the US TV special Kennedy Center Honors. The programme honoured fellow Scot Sean Connery, and among the many prestigious guests attending this annual holiday event were The President and Mrs Clinton.
Mairi and Dave have a deep love of traditional music of all kinds, but reserve a particular place for the work of Robert Burns, the fiddle music of Scotland and Scotland’s rich ballad heritage. They are polished, relaxed and engaging performers, with a deep knowledge of their material and its sources.
12 tracks: Giant * Broom O’ The Cowdenknowes / Tha Mi Tinn * Aviemore / Ca’ The Stirks Frae Oot The Corn / The Drummer / The Argyle Bowling Green * Hall Of Mirrors * Lullabye For A Very New Baby * Memories Of Father Angus MacDonnell * The Duke Of Gordon’s Birthday / The London Lasses / Da Eye Wifie / The Fyrish Reel * The Piper And The Maker * Eventide * Basker’s Delight / Mrs McGhee / The Black Hoe * The Auld Refrain * John Anderson, My Jo.