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Fiona Mackenzie - Elevate - The Sunday Post


24 February 2008
The Sunday Post
Rob Scott

Fiona Mackenzie is a major talent from Lewis, whose album "Elevate" (Linn) reveals her roots in Gaelic traditional music as well as a variety of other influences. It's a delight to listen to.
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