The Early 1990s:
A more contemporary sound
1993 Ivor left Shetland. When considering who should replace
him the main concern was to find a good guitarist as it
was felt that Davie and Peter could still do the singing.
The boys eventually decided to ask Andrew Tulloch (Violet's
boy), to join them. Andrew had only recently become interested
in traditional music, having mostly played in rock bands,
but he readily accepted the offer and so a new member
entered the frame bringing with him some new ideas. Andrew
was a prolific songwriter, and these skills led to the
band taking a more contemporary direction with their music.
Andrew’s song-writing meant that the band had to
learn lots of new material. Steven, who was living in
Unst (Shetland’s most northerly island) and who
had work commitments, was finding it difficult to rehearse
with the band and thought it would be a good time for
HOM BRU to find a new fiddler.
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