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Michael Robinson and Vicki Parrish have been performing together as The Standing Stones since 1991. Their approach to the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland is based on studies with leading performers of today, and also on research into the performance styles of past centuries. Singing in Gaelic and English, and performing on an amazing variety of traditional instruments, they share with the audience the history and folklore behind the music. (www.standingstones.com)

Michael Robinson and Vicki Parrish have been performing together as The Standing Stones since 1991. Their approach to the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland is based on studies with leading performers of today, and also on research into the performance styles of past centuries. The Standing Stones play an amazing variety of traditional instruments, including Celtic harp, Irish flute, fiddle and the "big fiddle" (the cello played in the Scottish tradition), and sing in English, Irish and Scottish Gaelic. They also love to share the history and folklore behind the music with their audiences. (www.standingstones.com)

Michael Robinson and Vicki Parrish have been performing together as The Standing Stones since 1991. Their approach to the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland is based on studies with leading performers of today, and also on research into the performance styles of past centuries. Their vast repertoire of songs and tunes extends back to the Middle Ages. The Standing Stones play an amazing variety of traditional instruments, including Celtic harp, Irish flute, fiddle and the "big fiddle" (the cello played in the Scottish tradition), and sing in English, Irish and Scottish Gaelic. They also love to share with their audiences the history and folklore behind the music, which is also featured on their award-winning website, www.standingstones.com.


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Brief reviews:

Well researched and nicely performed.

Max Ferguson
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

By looking to the past The Standing Stones have released a CD that is informative, educational and entertaining. The songs and music run the gamut of the Gaelic diaspora.

Celtic Heritage Magazine

It's a beauty! Multi-instrumentalists, vocalists all at once, I'm impressed.

Jürgen Kramer
Radio ZuSa, Lüneburg, Germany

... They've seen the trend in Celtic music drift away from the traditional into Celtic Rock or take on an airy New Age sound. All well and good but, if anything, it only confirms their stand as advocates for the traditional. ...

San José Mercury News


An impressive collection of traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Newfoundland, and the Orkney Islands, with a lovely air and a set of snappy reels by duo member Michael Robinson. Of special interest are the songs sung in Gaelic, as both Vicki Parrish and Michael have studied Irish extensively. Vicki's vocals are reminiscent of Maire Brennan's of Clannad - strong, warm, and lyrical. An array of instruments are used on this album, giving the listener the feel of being welcomed to a ceilidh!


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