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Folk Music of Scotland

Folk Music of Scotland

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Celtic Airs & Ballads
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Ref: CDG1018

19 tracks
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This album and its companion volumes present some of Britain's finest folk musicians performing a selection of songs and instrumental music from the British folk tradition.

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Folk Music of Scotland

1 My love she's but a lassie yet/The Atholl Highlanders
2 Miss Macleod's Reel
3 My fair and rare one
4 My love/Jimmy Allen
5 Tam lin
6 Trooper and Maid
7 East neuk o'Fife
8 Captain Keeler
9 Drops of brandy
10 The bonny banks of Fordie
11 The white cockade
12 I wish I were where Helen lies
13 Bernard's well/Braes of Auchertyre/Madam McKeany's
Scottish measure
14 Westlin' Winds
15 Da slocket licht
16 Jock o'Hazeldean
17 Heather down the moor
18 Mingulay boat song
19 Tibby Fowler

This album and its companion volumes (Folk Music of England CCLCDG1016, Folk Music of Ireland CCLCDG1017, Folk Music of Wales CCLCDG1019) present some of Britain's finest folk musicians performing a selection of songs and instrumental music from the British folk tradition. These recordings have the air of spontaneous, impromptu performance, a coming together to make music which is one of the hallmarks of the folk music scene. It is as if the recording engineers were allowed to eavesdrop on the music making - and captured frozen improvisations. The variety of sound on these albums is remarkable and the number of instruments and voices involved produces some remarkable programmes. But don't be fooled by the apparent ease - these musicians work hard, rehearsing and arranging behind the scenes (or discreetly working and honing their style during a jam session in a quiet town or country pub). The result is carefully crafted music which honours and past but which, like all living things, moves on and develops. Next time they play and sing the results will be different. The old folk melodies of the British Isles are honoured and respected, are treated as raw material for high quality music making.

Folk Music from Scotland presents some of the finest music from the Northernmost part of the British Isles. Songs of nature and dancing predominate, but there are Celtic tales of magic and mystery such as Tam lin, dreamy sounds such as the Mingulary Boat Song and the down to earth humour of Tibby Fowler.


Ian Giles
Ian Page
Jon Banks
John Spiers
Sarah Stowe
Matthew Spring
Sharon Lindo

The Amber Quartet
Ian Giles drum
Paul Sartin fiddle
John Spiers melodeon
Benji Kirkpatrick bouzouki

Dr Faustus
Paul Sartin fiddle
Tim van Eyken guitar
Robert Harbron concertina
Benji Kirkpatrick guitar

Jon Banks dulcimer & mandolin
Ben Grove mandolin
Hilary Perona-Wright guitar
Nigel Perona-Wright flute & recorder

All arrangements by courtesy of the performers.

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