Best of Scottish Fiddle

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The album title might be a bit of hype -- a better name would be the "best-of Scottish fiddle that we have in our catalog" -- but there's plenty of quality in the music. There's plenty from Jonny Hardie, both as part of a trio and duo and with Old Blind Dogs, who's quite sterling on a variety of styles "The Buzzard" is a standout. JCB pull out a set of jigs where fiddle and banjo duel, while Coila offer a gorgeous and unusual air with "Herr Roloff's Farewell," which adds a string quartet to bring a very different sound to Scottish music. In other words, there are several facets of Scots music represented, be it traditional or original compositions. In fact, it's hard to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The album title might be a bit of hype -- a better name would be the "best-of Scottish fiddle that we have in our catalog" -- but there's plenty of quality in the music. There's plenty from Jonny Hardie, both as part of a trio and duo and with Old Blind Dogs, who's quite sterling on a variety of styles "The Buzzard" is a standout. JCB pull out a set of jigs where fiddle and banjo duel, while Coila offer a gorgeous and unusual air with "Herr Roloff's Farewell," which adds a string quartet to bring a very different sound to Scottish music. In other words, there are several facets of Scots music represented, be it traditional or original compositions. In fact, it's hard to tell the difference, which is testament to the capabilities of the players. The Hudson Swan Band do wonderful things with "The Fledgling" but the star has to be Hardie, who's on six of the 15 tracks here. It's stirring, melodic stuff, with plenty of excellent playing, and it never disappoints. It's good enough to make your forget the title is hype.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2007
  • Label: Arc Music
  • UPC: 743037209823
  • Catalog Number: 2098
  • Sales rank: 199,795

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marc Duff Bodhran
Ross Kennedy Banjo, Bouzouki, Guitar
Gavin Marwick Fiddle, Guitar
Brian McAlpine Acoustic Guitar, Accordion, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Andy Thorburn Piano, Keyboards
Aaron Jones Bouzouki
Ian F. Benzie Guitar, Vocals
Fred Morrison Small Pipes
Annie Grace Pipe, Vocals, Human Whistle, Small Pipes
Sheumas MacNeil Piano
Jonny Hardie Bouzouki, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Archie Mcallister Fiddle
Hudson Swan Fiddle
Davy MacDonald Accordion
Charlie Harrigan Guitar
Rod Paul Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Mandola
Buzzby McMillan Vocals, Cittern
Davy Cattenach Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Lee Agnew Drums, Mouth Percussion
Lynn Morrison Piano, Vocals
Eamonn Coyne Banjo
Stevie Lawrence Bouzouki, Guitar, Percussion
Alistair McCulloch Fiddle, Human Whistle
James D. Taylor Drums
Leo McCann Button Accordion
Technical Credits
J. Scott Skinner Composer
Ross Kennedy Arranger
Gavin Marwick Arranger, Composer
Jim Sutherland Composer
Diz Heller Mastering
Jonny Hardie Arranger, Composer
Archie Mcallister Arranger
Hudson Swan Composer
Davy Cattenach Arranger
Traditional Composer
Ute Entwistle translation
Alex Stokes Cover Design
Alistair McCulloch Arranger
Jeannine Blanpain translation
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