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(June 2001) 12 tracks: Cutting the Cake * Release Da Hounds * Phat Jigs * Half Inch * Legless * Lanark * Knightmare * Rancid Maidens * Track 1 * Gambrinus * 4Foreplay * Dave’s White Astra.

New sensation Croft No Five are a dynamic combo of six young Highlanders with an up-to-the-minute approach to their Scottish traditional music. Fiddle, whistle and accordion combine with guitar, bass, drums, effects and samples to create an exhilarating high energy mix of dance and funk grooves.

The band formed in August 1998 during the Lorient Celtic Festival in France when four members of the five piece Highland contemporary Celtic band, Drizabone met Shetland drummer Paul Jennings from acclaimed North-East Scottish band, Cannach. Drizabone, who in 1997 won the prestigious BBC Radio Two Outstanding Performance award as part of the National Music for Youth Competition, had played gigs such as the Cabaret Tent at Lorient and the Queen Elizabeth and Albert Hall in London. After Paul's introduction, Croft No Five performed their first live gig at the 1998 Midwinter Festival in Aviemore, Scotland, where they supported Shooglenifty.

The band are Adam Sutherland (fiddle), John Somerville (accordion), Barry Reid (guitars), Misha Somerville (whistles), Somhairle MacDonald (bass) and Paul Jennings (drums, zendrum).

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