The original lineup was louise(pipes) martin(guitars) mags (bass) Pat Hacket (Rhythm guitar) and Paul Gowland (sax)
This lineup was soon to
change within just a few years with the addition of Hazel Morrison on
drums/percusion, Beth Morrison on Keyboards/accordian and Andy Mckean
This lineup was eventually
to change into what it is today and is renamed Cantara Alma but the musical
style and approach has remained.
Cantaras' debue CD "celtic
world" was recorded by martin in his home studio in Edinburgh. with
Martin creating the musical arrangements and final productions.
as it was know in its earlier days featured on 'Celtic Connections' (Radio
Scotland) and has made live appearances on WAM TV, Tartan TV, Cable TV
and Sky TV
won the Danny Kyle award at Celtic Connections festival Glasgow 2003.