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. Their first album has garnered rave reviews and was nominated for album of the year at the Scottish Trad Awards. This is exciting and inventive music from two of Scotland’s finest musicians.
"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"
"Some of the smartest, sharpest songwriting you could wish for."
Folk Radio UK
"Inventive combination of ideas and influences, fresh melodies and stimulating lyrical depth"
Bright Young Folk
"The blend of heritage and innovation works to perfection...There’s a meditative magic at work"
“This is really exciting…it’s a brilliant album”
Celtic Music Radio
"Creative and Stretching, this is a very sophisticated and stylish piece of work"
Shire Folk Magazine
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