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'The voice on this guy will blow you away!' (Soundsauce.net) Andrew McFayden is a teacher, artist, singer, songwriter, linguist, and musician. He draws on his varying experiences and more when creating his musical works. Andrew has been singing professionally since 2003 in many concerts, functions, and cultural events in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia. He did a concert tour of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in the summer of 2008 to promote his latest release, 'Open Eyes, Open Mind'. He teaches the language and song locally, and also serves as the British Columbia Regional Director for the Atlantic Gaelic Academy. Andrew recorded and released this, his first album, in 2004, to much praise. He released his second album, 'Suilean Fosgailte, Fuasgladh Cinn' (Open Eyes, Open Mind) in December, 2007 to a packed house in Prince George, BC. He did most of the recording for Open Eyes, Open Mind at the award-winning Lakewind Sound Studio in Nova Scotia. Though this album is traditional in focus to pay tribute to the traditional singers who taught him, Andrew's musical influences vary wildly from Gaelic traditional music, Celtic instrumental fiddle and bagpipe styles, jazz, blues, rock, pop, hip hop, and ambient. Most of these are reflected in his new album. His artistic influences range from Mary Jane Lamond, and Julie Fowlis to the Barra MacNeils, Runrig, Capercaillie, and the late Martyn Bennett. Get a copy of this album today and experience the song of the Gaels!