CHOSEN - EP
A collection of hope-filled and encouraging songs from the perspective of characters from the Christmas Nativity story
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Acoustic Christmas is back!
Volume II offers larger arrangements, more instruments and over an hour of soothing, acoustic, festive tunes to calm even the most chaotic of Christmas-times.
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Angus MacGregor is one half of West Yorkshire duo Cath & Angus Music and the talented guitarist has ventured out on his own once more for a second volume of exquisitely-played Christmas instrumentals. Kicking off with a breezy polyrhythmic version of "The Sussex Carol" (or "On Christmas Night" as it's sometimes known), MacGregor immediately shows a knack for reinventing well-known standards with a banjo-tinged take on "Ding Dong Merrily On High" and the ethereal German carol "Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen" working especially well as adapted and augmented pieces. Showcasing his obvious skills as an acoustic guitarist, MacGregor also offers up more literal readings of old chestnuts like "The First Nowell" and "In The Bleak Midwinter" to give a background listening feel to proceedings whilst an extended improvised set at the end betrays some ambient leanings and helps make this release a suitable aural salve to those seeking peace and reflection during the busiest time of the year.
Lins Honeyman - Cross Rhythms Radio
ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS - VOL. I
The perfect, relaxing background music to accompany your Christmas!
Seven instrumental tracks containing traditional Christmas carols arranged for acoustic guitar by Angus MacGregor.
“Halifax-based worship leaders and songwriters Cath Binns and Angus MacGregor have led gatherings around the world and have produced a number of EPs and single releases. Here they move into new territory, with a totally instrumental collection of seven songs focused on Angus playing acoustic guitar. Most of the Christmas tracks will be familiar, featuring carols such as "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "Once In Royal David's City" beautifully played alongside the less familiar such as "All Through The Night". Angus' playing is top rate and all in all 'Acoustic Christmas' is a pleasant and relaxing collection which would allow the listener to focus on the season.”
Stephen Luff - Cross Rhythms Radio
OVERWHELMED - EP
"Overwhelmed" features songs for corporate and personal worship written by Cath Binns and Angus MacGregor. The songs “Closer” and “Certain Hope” emerged from a season of change and bereavement. They acknowledge the pain of such times yet declare the comfort, hope and healing that an intimate relationship with Jesus brings. The EP is a proclamation of faith in God’s sovereignty and kindness, moving people into a deeper intimacy with Him. They are love songs to the One who loved us first.
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‘Cath and Angus are songwriters and worship leaders based in Halifax and this is their debut EP which turns out to be a beautiful little collection of songs featuring Cath's luminously clear voice. The title track is the only one on which we get a vocal contribution from Angus. The introduction to "Closer" is atmospheric and then as Cath's haunting voice takes hold the rhythm picks up and the listener is drawn into this powerful song of commitment. Cath's voice seems to hang on the air again in "You Reign" with a simple yet effective arrangement based on a rock-solid bass line from Albie Harrup and some deft acoustic guitar and keyboards from Mark Walker. "Certain Hope" is, unusually, an elegy to a deceased friend, with the clinching line "We'll be together again."‘
Stella Redburn - Cross Rhythms Radio
DESTINED FOR GLORY - SINGLE
Almost 100 primary school children from England, Poland, Germany, Ireland and Spain have collaborated to record the song “Destined For Glory”.
The song marks the end of a fantastic project involving teachers and children from various schools across Europe. The focus of the project was on the rights of a child, aiming to inform youngsters about immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, encouraging greater understanding, empathy and open hearts to those in our communities and beyond.
50% of all digital sales will go to St Augustine’s - a West Yorkshire based charity which supports refugees and families seeking asylum. "Destined For Glory" is available on iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Google Play and various other online stores.