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BBC Sound of 2010: Stornoway

Fifteen of the best rising music stars have been announced as the longlist for the BBC's Sound of 2010.




Watch Stornoway on the BBC Introducing stage at Radio 1's Big Weekend

To have one set of brothers in a band is nothing new, but Oxford five-piece Stornoway contain two sets. Crafting hearty bloke-folk using banjos, violins and brass, they headlined the BBC Introducing stage at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in May.

Having come together at Oxford University, one of their number has a PhD in duck ecology while another has a masters degree in Russian literature. They also once released a single called The Good Fish Guide to encourage people to eat fish ethically, with all profits going to the Marine Conservation Society.

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