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Malinky, Flower & Iron
"Firmly established among Scotland's top traditional groups" (Scotland's Sunday Herald), Malinky have set themselves apart from the pack with their fierce commitment to traditional Scottish song. Fronted by the remarkable singing of Fiona Hunter, the young quintet has been hailed as "one of the liveliest interpreters of the Scottish tradition" by Songlines UK. With three lauded albums on Scotland's premier folk label Greentrax, Malinky make their American debut with Flower & Iron, a new album of classic ballads and darkly atmospheric tales. The twelve tracks feature powerful traditional songs, arresting, edgy arrangements, as well as select covers and dazzling instrumentals. The album also features Dougie Maclean on didgeree doo. Called "one of the best bands on the scene" (Rambles.net), the all-acoustic ensemble features fiddle, flutes, bouzouki and guitar plus a wealth of vocal talent. Singer Fiona Hunter is a stunning new presence, with a cool lyrical poise recalling Capercaillie's Karen Matheson at times, and at others the majesty of Sandy Denny. With the additional exceptional lead singing of Steve Byrne and Mark Dunlop, and the entire group contributing backing vocals, the richness and breadth of Malinky's Scottish song palette is second to none.