Glasgow’s Quick are quick by name and quick by nature – they’re not letting the newgrass grow under their feet and have, as you can see, already grabbed the prime spots in the local “Warm Bank” in advance of the winter. Jeez…food banks, warm banks…how did it come to this? But we digress – Quick have recently released their second EP, ‘Paper Planes & Picture Frames‘, from which this song is taken. ‘Limonds Wynd’ tells, Willem McKie the band’s vocalist and mandolin player explains, of “a street in the town of Ayr, which was just round the corner from my home when I lived there. It is a hazy recollection of seedy, drink-fuelled memories of walking back home through Limonds Wynd in the wee hours of the morning. The lyrics are essentially the internal conflict between your better judgment and the intrusive thoughts that rear their head at the end of a long night of over-indulging.”
Quick are now a five piece – Willem McKie – Mandolin & Vocals; Isla Callister – Fiddle; Emily Barr – Keys & Vocals; Lewis Cunningham – Double Bass; Alexander Hynes – Acoustic Guitar & Vocals. Back in 2016 when they were a three piece they played their first gig at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival where they were named winners of the Danny Kyle Open Stage 2016. The bigger band offers a bigger newgrass sound, and they have plans to release more music this month.
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