Scottish folk singer, song-writer and guitarist Shelagh MacDonald, who released two critically acclaimed albums before her abrupt and mysterious disappearance in 1971, almost as mysteriously reappeared a couple of years ago and the Mill Sessions was hugely honoured to have her for a session very early on in that process of making her return to the world of performing.
On her albums, she was backed up by many notables within the English folk-rock scene, including Richard Thompson, Dave Mattacks, Danny Thompson, Keith Tippett, Keith Christmas, the Fotheringay rhythm section, as well as Ian Whiteman, Roger Powell and Michael Evans, then members of Mighty Baby. The years have not diminished her – her voice is deeper and even more beautiful – her musicianship as true and delightful as ever. Add to all that a warm, generous and lovely person and you know that when you are in her company you are in for a real treat.
Shelagh says: “Looking forward to April when Nigel H Seymour and I will be doing some concerts in Scotland ....... unfortunately none of the venues appear to be in close proximity to any distilleries, but you can’t have everything, can you. HOWEVER, what we can guarantee is the first public performance of Nigel’s ode to Scotland which, in our humble opinion, should be Scotland’s new national anthem!”