“In traditional music, with its myriad, deceptively demanding metrical nuances, bass players with the finesse to lift and enhance - rather than weigh down and deaden - a tune or song are rare and highly prized: hence Duncan Lyall… is a very busy man”
- Sue Wilson, Sunday Herald
I'm currently the bassist for Scottish folk supergroup Treacherous Orchestra, darling of the folk scene and skilled songstress Kate Rusby, and virtuoso guitarist John Goldie.
As a session musician I have featured on over 60 albums and performed with artists such as Craig Armstrong, Roddy Woomble and Emily Smith.
"Emerging out of a susurrus of electronic sound… the sequence of several movements opened with chiming harmonics and deep, resonant bowed bass before coalescing into steady forward motion. …occasional recourse to the inevitable elaborations on jigs and reels, there were also engaging echoes of Steve Reich-style minimalism…strings and chiming piano drifted sublimely over O’Neill’s walloping bodhran and Lyall’s bass… Lyon’s gentle piano, worked itself into a dramatic climax... then bass and pummelling drums suddenly switched off, to leave a hypnotic flicker of strings and pipes, before it all gradually subsided into a warm-toned conclusion."
- **** Jim Gilchrist, Sunday Herald
Specially commissioned by Celtic Connections, Infinite Reflections is the soundtrack to an infinite number of stories. The album is available on Red Deer Records.
Production is a complex beast but at its heart is a conversation between your artistic vision and my knowledge and experience. I like to be adaptable.
• High-quality recording from project studio at home in Glasgow
• Mobile recording studio in spaces that suit artists’ needs
• Music arranging and creative direction
If you need a producer or engineer I’m happy to chat to you about your project - have a listen to the tracks here and get in touch.
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