Playing tracks by
Vashti Bunyan, Joanna Newsom, Iain Archer, Devendra banhart, King Creosote and more.
Traveling the Northern extremities of the globe and plagued by a lost past, Arran Arctic and the crew of his ramshackle ocean vessel were set upon by a merciless storm. Losing all control of the aging metal giant, the ship was blown off course and dashed against the craggy rocks of Northern Scotland.
Upon awakening he raised his battered head to find his shipmates lost. He had drifted down the Eastern coast to gaze for the first time upon the damp streets of Edinburgh.
Taking refuge in an abandoned lighthouse, Arctic stumbled upon another world of musicians, artists and noise-makers. Turning towards the North and armed with a renewed back-to-basics approach to his music, Arctic knew he would have to negotiate this sprawling labyrinth and wondered when he would next set sail.
Arran put this "Simple Folk Mix" for Folk Radio UK...You can hear Arran on our Frukie Channel