Dance music from a bothy: Makeness on the Lost Map label

Fans of Pic­tish Trail will no doubt be aware of the artist and his band’s adopt­ed home of Eigg, a remote Hebridean island. John­ny Lynch (aka Pic­tish Trail) invites and encour­ages artists to share in this stark and wild land­scape, away from the stress­es of city life, and equal­ly share in the abil­i­ty to be…

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Pictish Trail head out on tour

Pic­tish Trail have plen­ty of tour dates lined up for this year, includ­ing some fes­ti­val appear­ances – Green Man fes­ti­val fea­tures, as always. Walk the Line and Lost Map present: Ley­line Shows in South West of Eng­land with sup­port from Lost Map artist Bas Jan, plus a DJ set by Guto Pryce of Super Furry…

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New release: Pictish Trail ‘Natural Successor’

There’s a fab­u­lous wild ener­gy about the new Pic­tish Trail sin­gle Nat­ur­al Suc­ces­sor, bring­ing its joy­ous aban­don­ment from the rugged land­scapes of the remote isle of Eigg to fes­ti­val crowds this late sum­mer and beyond. Get out there, recon­nect with your soul and dance. The stomp­ing five min­utes-long track announces itself with a steady drum­beat before…

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Best albums of 2019

These are the 2019 albums that I have on restric­t­ed-play mode, in case I over­do it. These are best played when you’re on your own. No dis­trac­tions and no play­ing them as mood music in the back­ground – who wants some ran­dom per­son to sud­den­ly start talk­ing to you just as you get to the…

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Green Man festival review 2018

Some­thing was def­i­nite­ly miss­ing from Green Man fes­ti­val 2018 – that wet stuff falling from the sky which churns the Bre­con Bea­cons mud to a smelly mush. Instead, this year’s fes­ti­val was blessed by sun and waft­ing clouds; so it was off with the cagoules and on with the fan­cy dress… and the fine weather…

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Lost Map: Pictish Trail Daylight Music at Union Chapel

The Day­light Music ses­sions at Union Chapel in Isling­ton are gen­tle, pay-what-you-like lunchtime con­certs with tea and cake. There are around 30 ses­sions per year. This Sat­ur­day was the turn of artists on the Lost Map record label run from the remote Hebridean island of Eigg by John­ny Lynch, who per­forms as Pic­tish Trail. Lynch and…

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