"A native of Wick in the far north of Scotland and current Texas resident, Hugh Morrison is a master three-row button-accordion player, a listener never gets bored. Indeed, on many tunes his independent hand techniques are so well honed that you quickly forget you are listening to a single musician, and not a full band. Highly recommended."
Born in 73, in the town of Wick, Caithness, in the far north of Scotland, Morrison has a sensational traditional sound that leaves his audiences mesmerized and dazzled with his skill to play with ease. Now residing in Texas he has just released the Album "Far From Home" (2005) that features a mix of Celtic music recorded in collaboration with some of Texas' finest musicians.
Currently Hugh plays a Hohner Shand Morino and a 2 row B/C Castagnari button accordion. The single row melodeon he started on, which he still plays is also a Hohner. These days Hugh plays at a good number of Scottish Highland Games and Celtic Festivals around North America when his schedule allows him to.
He currently plays with the Houston-based progressive edgy Celtic group, Murder the Stout. Young box player Hugh Morrison may now be based in Texas but he hasn't forgotten his Celtic roots, as is proven by his neat playing and deft touches on this album of mainly Scottish sets.
Hugh played with the Tain Scottish Dance Band and soon established himself as a great exponent of the three-row button key accordion, which he plays here. With a good selection of dance tunes,
Follow a troubadour as he travels through the hills of Yarrows during the battles between the Irish and English, in this Celtic tune. It is a song of reflection and recollection of better times. Male Vocals, European, Scotland
Hugh slows it down here, but continues to the song with a good set of moods and clearly switches from button to button. It is really a good set of Irish Hornpipes to get your feet tapping. Instrumental, European, Scotland
Medium tempo, traditional sounding Celtic track that features a bright accordion with piano, accordion, and drum accompaniment. The drums put a strong rhythmic emphasis on the down-beat. Instrumental, European, Scotland
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