Ye Banks and Braes

Songs and Music
of Robert Burns
Ross Sutter and Laura MacKenzie launched this duo album to an enthusiastic audience in 2010. Featuring two voices with guitar, wooden flutes, Scottish smallpipes, Border half-long bagpipes, whistles, concertina, guitar and bodhran, it delivers their selection of favorite songs and song melodies from the works of the beloved Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796).


"Two of my favorite artists have tried their hand at a collection of Burns and have created one of the loveliest CDs I've ever heard. Ross Sutter and Laura MacKenzie have joined forces on this recording Ye Banks and Braes - Songs and Music of Robert Burns and I'm so glad they did. Ross has a lovely strong voice and plays very solid guitar. Laura has a sweet voice which goes well with her sweet nature, plus she's a very talented multi-instrumentalist, holding forth on wooden flute, Scottish small pipes, Border half-long bagpipes, whistle and concertina. Ross is the creator of one of my favorite kid's CDs Mama Will You Buy Me a Banana. Kids love that CD, and it doesn't drive adults crazy either. Laura has a list of wonder CDs to her credit including The Pinery that she teamed up with Daithi Sproule to record. Together these two great artists have created a monument to Burns' genius. Their treatment is gentle and precise and just bloody lovely." — Jack Baker, Irish American News