Marigold is a new 11 track album celebrating The Fire's home on the California Coast. It features traditional tunes from Scotland and new compositions by all three band members. The Fire showcases their stylistic expertise, technical prowess, and musical passion on this album with tracks ranging from the heartfelt traditional slow air “Mrs. Jamieson’s Favourite” to Hendey’s original “California Highway 1” and Brewer’s epic composition “The ‘Scotch Paisano’ Suite.”
The music of Radiance draws from a variety of Scottish fiddle manuscripts, bagpipe music collections, and the pen of all three band members. From a scotch-measure published in the first printed collection of Scottish fiddle tunes in 1700, to a bagpipe anthem, to medleys of contemporary original tunes, Radiance showcases The Fire's passionate mastery of the Scottish music tradition.
"The Fire have produced a fine album that deserves to take its place at the top end of any Celtic music chart. Radiance is an album of brilliantly played, highly enjoyable Scottish traditional music at its finest and I heartily recommend it."
- Hughie McNeill, Blues and Roots Radio, Canada/UK/Australia
The Radiance Collection of Scottish Tunes
Compiled in the traditional style, The Radiance Collection includes the sheet music to every tune on the album Radiance, complete with accompanimant chords. Additionally, The Fire has included exclusive stories detailing the inspiration for their own compositions and arrangements, as well as a complete list of other traditional music collections referenced.