Now that I'm starting to play mandolin, I'm on the hunt for inspiring mandolin recordings. This brought to mind Luke Plumb, the forward-thinking mandolin player for the Scottish band Shooglenifty. I have a couple of Shooglenifty's CDs from a few years back, but the last time I looked for any of Luke's solo work the only things I could find would have had to have been shipped from overseas. Nothing was streaming or downloadable through the usual sources.
When I searched again today I was pleased to see that this has changed. Some time in the last year perhaps, Shooglenifty created a Bandcamp page where you can stream and download not only several of their more recent albums, but multiple side project releases as well, including Luke Plumb's A Splendid Notion and Wintering Out albums.
Stream A Splendid Notion here.
Stream Wintering Out here.
Fiddler Aonghas R. Grant also has a solo album on the Bandcamp page (The Hills of Glengarry), if you're up for a wee bit of Scottish fiddle music.