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J A Connor – Mysterious Lady no1 on Celtic Radio USA

October 12, 2011

A track I produced earlier this year  for Jim Connor has reached no1 in the Celtic Radio Charts in the USA being the most requested track. Jim sang a great lead vocal on the track which he wrote himself. The track also features Border Pipes by Matt Seattle. http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/mysterious-lady-single/id435120793 Advertisements

Jim Connor Album Production – Singer/Songwriter

May 12, 2011

Jim Connor – Singer/Songwriter I’ve been in the process since late last year of working with songwriter Jim Connor from the West of Scotland on his album of Americana/Celtic flavoured songs. It’s been a job for the Offbeat Rhythm Section supplying the backing (i.e. yours truly) and although it’s not generally a style I’m familiar […]

Classical Brit Award – Spirit Of The Glen -best album of 2009

June 14, 2009

It was fantastic to be part of the team that recorded Spirit Of The Glen – Journey – for Universal Music Group. recorded mainly at Heartbeat Studio, the album was also party recorded in Basra, Iraq last August/September. Competition for the Brit Award included Katherine Jenkins, Mike Oldfield, The Male Fron Choir, Andrea Bocceli and […]

Spirit Of The Glen II

August 15, 2008

The recording for Spirit Of The Glen has now been completed. Producer of the project, Jon Cohen, arrived last Friday for the set up at Heartbeat Studios. I took my Apple G5 and Cinema Screen, Mackie Controller, Emagic Midi and Metric Halo sound unit along to the studio for the recording and engineered the session. […]

New album for Universal Music Group – Recording The Pipes

August 2, 2008

Following the amazing success of Spirit Of The Glen by The Royal Scots Dragoons and the Czech Film Orchestra, once again I’ve been asked to organise the studio and engineer the follow up album for The Universal Music Group which begins on August 8th. Spirit Of The Glen reached the coveted Christmas No 1 slot […]

Brit Award Nomination-Spirit Of The Glen

April 7, 2008

The album Spirit Of The Glen is in the final running for the NS&I Album of The Year at the 2008 Classical Brit Awards. To vote for the album please visit this link http://www.classicalbrits.co.uk/voting/

10 weeks at no1 for Spirit Of The Glen

February 26, 2008

Recent message from Derek (Pipe Major) of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Hi Iain, Sorry for the delay in my reply we are currently in America and here until 20th March, 66 shows in 70 days from one side of the country to the other. It was great that we stayed at No1 in the […]

Spirit Of The Glen..Xmas no1-UK classical charts

December 22, 2007

The album by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, produced by Jon Cohen and Engineered by Iain McKinna has reached no1 in the UK Classical Charts.

Spirit Of The Glen enters top 20

December 4, 2007

After a week of being released on Universal Records the ‘Spirit Of The Glen’ album has entered the UK Classical charts at no2 and the UK album charts at no 17. The album was produced by Jon Cohen and the pipes/drums and whistles were recorded by Iain at Edinburgh’s Heartbeat Studios in August this year.

Spirit Of The Glen

November 13, 2007

The album I worked on for Universal Records has been named as Spirit Of The Glen and last night the album was officially launched at Edinburgh Castle. The album which features the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards is set for release on November 26th. Pipe Major Potter, who has previously worked with Mark Knopfler, Mike Oldfield […]