Welcome to Dun Vegas
|Welcome To Dun Vegas|
|Studio album by Peatbog Faeries|
|Released||24 April 2003|
|Genre||Celtic fusion, alternative rock|
|Peatbog Faeries chronology|
Welcome To Dun Vegas is the third album by Scottish Celtic fusion group Peatbog Faeries, recorded in a cottage on the banks of Pool Roag, near Dunvegan, on the Isle of Skye, and released in 2003 on the band's own Peatbog Records label. The album was seen as an experimental work, like their previous album Faerie Stories. The album was composed and created by Peter Morrison (pipes, whistles), Innes Hutton (Bass guitar), Thomas Salter (Electric/ Acoustic guitar), Leighton Jones (keyboards) Roddy Neilson (fiddle) & Iain Copeland (percussion).
The album also saw the first appearance of vocals on a Peatbog Faeries album, although a small amount is featured.
The opening page of the booklet gives the album an alternative name, More Faerie Stories.
Release, background and reception
The album was released in 2003 by Peatbog Faerie's own label Peatbog Recordings as the first album on the label.
The vocal band The Veganites make guest appearances on the songs "Skeabost Monsoon" and "A Taste of Rum". Peatbog Faeries would later do a track, "Vegaintes", for Croftwork.
The album has been well received. Jane Brace of Living Tradition reviewed the album, noting "This album from the Isle of Skye sextet (their third after Mellowish [Mellowosity] and Faerie Stories) fuses their own brand of Hebridean music magic with the sounds of Africa - and is the first Peatbog album to feature vocal tracks, albeit in an inimitable way! The Faeries openly admit the album was recorded during a whiskey-enhanced protracted stay in a Skye cottage near Dunvegan. They set up a recording studio there for three months and Welcome to Dun Vegas − a play on Dunvegan − is the stimulating result".
Tafetta Punk reviewed the album for www.rootsreview.co.uk. "Personally I adore this album. It reeks openly of that fun and even smacks of a little whiskey (shh!). A good time was apparently had by all in this recording, and it comes highly recommended by me. It's fabulous."
- Wacko King Hako (5:52)
- Fear Eile (4:32)
- Phat Controller / The Red Bee (4:53)
- Ironing Maiden (4:22)
- Welcome To Dun Vegas (5:34)
- Shifting Peat and Feet (3:55)
- Gibbering Smit (4:34)
- Morning Dew (5:47)
- Teuchstar (5:11)
- Skeabost Monsoon (4:13)
- A Taste Of Rum (4:31)
- "Larry Kirwan's Celtic Invasion". Valley Entertainment. Retrieved 6 March 2013.