Celtic Connections // Flew The Arrow
Flew The Arrow is the spiritual guise of Lee McGilvray, hailing from a small town on the West coast of Scotland and now residing in Glasgow where he has grown his reputation as an original alternative and contemporary folk singer/songwriter over the past three years.
Lee independently released his debut EP “If You’d Only Care To Listen” in 2016 and since has made his mark performing at festivals around the central belt, whilst honing his craft and building his network of listeners in the city. Having signed to 23rd Precinct Music Publishing in 2018, Flew The Arrow began 2019 performing for the Celtic Connections Hazy Recollections and Danny Kyle stages, followed by a signing to Electric Honey Records, which gave birth to his Double A-Side Single release in March (Come The Wind, Come The Rain/Trail Of Thought).
This was but the very start of a full EP set to release in December titled ‘Trossach’, and a new chapter in the flight of the Arrow as he expands his sound on record and on stage with a full band creating a soundscape of Cello, Fiddle and Flute that truly bring his songs to life, giving insight into the direction of his song-craft and touching on influence from traditional sounds.
“Melding fleeting fingerstyle melodies through an array of pleasant open tunings, accompanied by his poetic lyrics and powerful voice, that collate to for a warm sense of original acoustic songwriting that is yet to be discovered.”
“Flew The Arrow fills the room with warm timbres of his acoustic guitar and a soft voice that bristles just lightly with an Ayrshire twang, crafting earnest narratives of love an loss from romantic landscapes, who’s imagery weaves through each song like a subtle an haunting poem. His presence cuts a friendly, laid back intimacy, introducing each song with genuine enthusiasm.” – Rave Child
Broadcast / 28.01.2020