January 1, 2012 12:07

'Grey's Anatomy', 'Trainspotting' star Kevin McKidd recording folk album

Actor has been working with musicians in his native Scotland

'Grey's Anatomy', 'Trainspotting' star Kevin McKidd recording folk album

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Grey's Anatomy star Kevin McKidd has revealed he is recording a folk album in his native Scotland.

The actor, who found fame in gritty 1996 film drama Trainspotting, tweeted that he was in the north-east of the country recording with "friends and musicians".

He explained:

It is a week long recording of local musicians from my home area, all old Scottish songs . Done in hopefully a new way.


He added that the "Speyside vaults" sessions had been hampered by having a "raw sore throat".

McKidd has previously admitted he was a "frustrated musician", telling the Sunday Mirror: "I annoy my family by playing guitar in the house. I used to be into acoustic stuff but my son Joseph is learning drums, so now I have an electric guitar and we play Metallica."

McKidd has previously performed in a musical episode of Grey's Anatomy, in which he plays war veteran Dr Owen Hunt.

His film career has included roles in Hideous Kinky, Nicholas Nickleby and Made Of Emergency, while he's also appeared in TV shows Father Ted, Rome and Journeyman.

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