Info on The Fair Isles from Marty Willson-Piper (May 2, 2016):

From out of nowhere we have formed yet another band, The Fair Isles, with my eldest daughter Signe Carlberger on lead vocals, Anekdoten's Nicklas Barker on 6 string acoustic and mellotron, (most recently) Atomic Swing's Daniel Bengtson on bass and faders and yours truly on acoustic 12 string and percussion.

The piece, a cover of Willow Song composed by Paul Giovanni and originally performed by Folk Rock band Magnet, is from The Wicker Man soundtrack and is promoting Macken Bryggeri's SummerIsle brew in tribute to the film. You may remember this superb piece of British cinema from 1973 starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Lindsay Kemp and Swedish beauty Britt Ekland in a disturbing crescendo that is still shocking to this day.


Video Credits

The Sacrificed Fool - Andrés Furukawa
Queen of May / Lord Summerisle - Emilie Önly
Willow / The Goat - Susanna Berglund
Librarian / The Badger - Jaana Vickhoff
The Fox - Caroline Andersson
The Rat - Malin Ottosson
The Wolf - Klara Persson
The Snake - Nina Hedman

Concept & Screenplay by Andrés Furukawa
Filming by Emilie Önly, Andrés Furukawa, Susanna Berglund & Malin Ottosson
Editing by Emilie Önly
Voice-over by Anne Anstruther
Wicker Man Replica by Tamara Rimele & Robi Kosmac
Fire Assistance by Johan Frölund

Made entirely on location in Stockholm, Sweden 2016

Song Credits

Composed by Paul Giovanni
Music by 'The Fair Isles'
Guitar & Mellotron by Nicklas Barker
Vocals by Signe Carlberger
12 String & Percussion by Marty Willson-Piper
Bass by Daniel Bengtson
Recorded and mixed at Studio Rymden by Daniel Bengtson