In 2014, Simon Gall (Salsa Celtica) and Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) created Clype, a new project fusing sounds and styles from around the globe, borrowing from Scottish folk traditions as well as from the rhythms of Latin America and harmonic ideas of jazz.
Since releasing the album in July 2015, Clype has been nominated for 'Album of the Year' at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards and has been played on some of the UK’s most best-known radio shows. The album was also selected as ‘Album of the Month’ on Celtic Music Radio, Folk Radio UK, FolkWords and was ‘Album of the Week’ on BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal. More recently, the album made Folk Radio UK's "Best Folk Albums of 2015".
"I urge you to give a listen to Clype. This is music firmly rooted in the North East of Scotland, but which pulls in influences from all over the world. Simon Gall and Jonny Hardie create music which is eclectic, original, accomplished and challenging."
"Distinctive and Engaging....it's genius"