“Comprised of Erland And The Carnival members Gawain Erland Cooper and Simon Tong, with vocals by Yorkshire singer Hannah Peel, the Magnetic North formed after Orkney native Cooper found a 1930s tourism guide to Orkney of the same title. He then had a vivid dream in which he was (stick with us) visited by the ghost of Betty Corrigall, an Orcadian girl who died in the 1770s. Cooper woke the next morning with a list of track names, each a location on Orkney.”
The Guardian – Sat 7th April 2012
This New CD featuring the Stromabank Pub Choir on a few tracks (incl ‘Bay of Skaill‘) which were recorded at the Hoy Kirk is released on 7th May 2012. The Stromabank Pub Choir will be performing with the Magnetic North at the St Magnus Festival in June.