Canadian Indie/Scottish/Folk rock world-fusion band based in Toronto, Canada.
Trevor Lewington – vocals, guitar, octave mandolin, banjo
Brian Buchanan – vocals, fiddle, keyboards, guitar, mandolin, accordion, banjo
Craig Downie – bagpipes, harmonica, whistle, trumpet, vocals
Mark Abraham – bass, vocals, ukelele
Bruce McCarthy – drums, percussion
Brian Buchanan almost died on White Lake.
The singer-fiddler-keyboardist for Enter The Haggis went out into the middle of the lake to finish up some lyrics during the recording of the band’s sixth studio album, the aptly named Whitelake, and tipped the canoe half a kilometer from shore. The ice had melted only a week before, and he was fully clothed and without a life jacket. Remarkably, he managed to swim the canoe to the far side of the lake but faced the added challenge of a three-kilometer walk, shivering through the dark woods on the way back to the band’s cottage / recording studio. “If I’d died, there’s no doubt it would have been called a suicide,” laughs Brian, tentatively. “I had just finished recording the vocals for a song called “The Flood”, which talks about life being out of control and water rising up around you.” Thankfully, the 29-year-old from Guelph, Ontario survived to tell the tale as the band releases its anticipated new album, the follow-up to 2008’s Gutter Anthems, which hit #2 on the iTunes World Music charts.