Kris Drever : If Wishes Were Horses

To simply call Kris Drever ‘a folksinger’ would be like saying that LAU, the acclaimed band in which he also sings and plays, is ‘a Scottish folk trio’. Both true descriptions but reductive ones that only hint at the progressive joys contained in the music of each.

Kris Drever launches into 2016 with a brand new studio album If Wishes Were Horses and a supporting tour. With it he celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter. The new album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music).

If Wishes Were Horses is a collection of semi-biographical songs covering the universal, and not so universal, themes of education, politics, sex, love, ennui, self-employment, social migration and Shetland. Drever’s recent outpouring of songs stems from a move back to the Northern Isles, Shetland this time rather than his native Orkney and the discovery of new lyrical voices to describe his life, times and wild new surroundings.

Helping Kris to realise this album are the renowned guitar genius Ian Carr, ace bassist Euan Burton and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott on drums and vocals.

Drever’s voice and guitar now form a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.


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Kris Drever : Where The World Is Thin

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180g Single LP, Gatefold Sleeve & CD.
18th December 2020

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Georgia Ruth : Fossil Scale

DIV056LP
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180g Single LP, Gatefold Sleeve & download code.
3rd February 2017

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Eleanor McEvoy : Out There

DIV010LP
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180g Single LP, Gatefold Sleeve & Hybrid SACD.
19th September 2016

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Kris Drever : Mark The Hard Earth

DIV054LP
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180g Single LP, Gatefold Sleeve & CD.
3rd May 2016

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Amy Duncan : Undercurrents

DIV053LP
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180g Single LP, Gatefold Sleeve & DL.
19th February 2016

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Eleanor McEvoy : Naked Music

DIV052LP
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180g Single LP, Gatefold Sleeve & CD.
1st February 2016

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Paper Aeroplanes : Joy

DIV050LP
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180g Gatefold LP & Download code.
6th April 2015

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Eddi Reader : Vagabond

DIV049LP
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180g Gatefold LP & CD.
23rd April 2014

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Polly Paulusma : Leaves From The Family Tree

DIV047LP
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180g Single LP & download code, Single Sleeve.
2nd September 2013

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Roddy Woomble : Listen To Keep

DIV044LP
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180g Single LP, Printed Colour Inner plus CD.
9th April 2013

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Danny & The Champions of the World : Hearts & Arrows

DIV035LP
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180g Single LP.
6th February 2012

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Carrie Rodriguez : Love And Circumstance

DIV032LP
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180g Single LP, Gatefold Sleeve.
10th November 2011

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Richmond Fontaine : The High Country

DIV031LP
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180g Single LP.
26th September 2011

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Simone & Ian Felice : Lost Tapes Volumes I & II

DIV030DLP
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180g Double LP, Gatefold Sleeve.
26th September 2011

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Joan Baez : Play Me Backwards

DIV029LP
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180g Double LP, Gatefold Sleeve.
26rd May 2011

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Fionn Regan : The Shadow Of An Empire

DIV026LP
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180g Single LP.
2nd February 2011

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Mark Olson : The Salvation Blues

DIV014LP
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180g Single LP : Gatefold Sleeve

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Dolly Varden : The Dumbest Magnets

DIV007LP
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180g Single LP : Gatefold Sleeve

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    If Wishes Were Horses

    DIV055LP
    180g Single LP with CD
    3rd May 2016

    1 I Didn’t Try Hard Enough
    2 When We Roll In The Morning
    3 Capernaum
    4 Shipwrecked
    5 If Wishes Were Horses
    6 The Longest Day
    7 When The Shouting Is Over
    8 Don’t Tell Me That (Human Nature)
    9 Hard Year
    10 Five Past Two
    11 Going To The North