Mata Macdonald was born and raised in my hometown of Stornoway.

His music is a blend of Americana, Country, and Folk, as well as Celtic influences. The majority of his songs are inspired by the people and the culture in which he was brought up in.

Mata has been writing songs since he was 15 years old, however it’s only now that he has appeared from the woodwork, thanks to some recording time at the wee recording studios, run by Keith Morrison.

This recording time had brought forth a new 5 song EP called Hebricana which was launched this week.

Available on iTunes now. Go forth, support a fine local musician and enjoy the music.

Meantime here’s one of his tracks not on the EP…