Colin Grant-Adams

Colin Grant-Adams: Rubies & Diamonds

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Artist: Colin Grant-Adams
Title: Rubies & Diamonds
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

The CD, "Rubies and Diamonds" is a collection of some memorable jewels. The arrangements sparkle with the rich expressive energy and passion projected with each instrument (Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar), all played by the masterful talented Colin Grant-Adams. Internationally renowned Vocalist / Guitarist performing artist, Colin Grant-Adams Rubies and Diamonds CD, every song a gem. Songs from his new release Rubies and Diamonds, songs like "Come by The Hills", "Drumossie Moor". Irish influenced "Farewell to Carlingford" and "Spanish Lady", a touch of Bluegrass, "Blueridge Mountain Blues" and "Rubies and Diamonds". Hailing from Oban, Scotland, Colin Grant-Adams is the most sought after Scottish/Celtic entertainer, guitarist and one of the premier solo Scottish balladeers, on the Scottish festival circuit today. Grant-Adams is well known for his energetic and driving rhythm guitar and the stirring claw hammer style of the banjo ...and his wonderful ability to charm any crowd. Grant-Adams weaves a magical blend of wit and gentle humor into his performances. The CD Rubies And Diamonds is an exciting blend of original, traditional, contemporary Celtic (Scottish and Irish) and Appalachian-influenced music. Roy Williamson's "Flower of Scotland" a favorite request, which is often presented at the openings of events as one of Scotland's Anthems, Colin's impressive, vivacious voice echoes through the crowds with this one. "Ghosts of Culloden" paints a vivid picture of the haunting stirring moor battlefield, depicting the emotion and story behind the song. "Rubies and Diamonds" is about life on the road, traveling from town to town, trying to make it back home in the rain, and all you see are the lights of a truck in front like rubies in the dark, and the lights of the cars in the other lane sparkling like diamonds in the rain. On the funny and lighter side, especially for the ones that have attended or are familiar with Scottish Highland Festivals and Games, a song "A Tribute to a Scottish Spouse."(Words by Bob Edgar of Oregon Music Colin Grant-Adams) Colin Grant-Adams has been touring in the United States the last 13 years and played festivals/Concerts all over the United States, and has shared stages with artist such as Glengarry Bhoys, Seven Nations, Natalie Mac Master, Makem and Spain Brothers just to name a few. If you are a fan of John Denver, Tommy Makem, or Eric Bogle, you're sure to enjoy this performance by Colin Grant-Adams. Grant-Adams has produced ten recordings, Come by the Hills, Glencoe, Old Friends Across the Sea, Scotland - Land of My Father, Scottish American, Traditional and Original Songs of Scotland, This Land Called Scotland, Colin Grant-Adams and His Guitar, A Toast To Scotland and his latest CD Rubies and Diamonds . Grant-Adams has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, and concerts all over the United States, plus at the acclaimed Carnegie Hall, NYC. Colin has been one of the featured entertainers at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Scottish Games (NC) for the last 14 years and has performed all over the USA i.e., Celtic Nations Festival, LA, Louisville Irish Festival, Northwest Pacific Scottish Highland Games (Enumclaw, WA. ); Ligonier Highland Games, PA; San Diego, CA; Sacramento, CA ; Carnegie Hall, NY, NY; WorkPlay Theater, Birmingham, AL; Station Inn, Nashville, TN; Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN; Seven Feathers Casino, Canyonville, OR; Whipple Fine Arts Center, OR; Euclid Performing Arts Center, OH ; International Bluegrass Museum, KY; The State Theater, KY; and The Folklore Society of Greater Washington, DC .

Tracks:
1.1 Come By the Hills
1.2 Bonnie Mary Jane
1.3 Highland Redneck
1.4 The Ballad of Saint Ann's
1.5 Loch Lomond / I'll Fly Away
1.6 The Cliffs of Dooneen
1.7 A Tribute to a Scottish Spouse
1.8 Blueridge Mountain Blues
1.9 Drumoose Moor
1.10 Ghosts of Culloden
1.11 Farewell to Carlingford
1.12 Rubies and Diamonds
1.13 Blood in the Ground
1.14 The Spanish Lady
1.15 Flower of Scotland

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