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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
After a brief experiment with electric instruments, the Tannies returned to a primarily acoustic approach on this album. As always, it's the singing that sets them apart most decisively from the competition: songs like "The Scottish Settler's Lament," "The n' Heilandman" and the album's title track practically shimmer with the band's dense harmonies. Enjoyment of the instrumentals will hinge mainly on one's appreciation for the highland pipes, which are generally the core of the sound, though Phil Smillie's flute and whistle playing are also frequently out in front. Bandleader Roy Gullane is a fine songwriter, and contributes both the title track and "Bustles and Bows," a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
After a brief experiment with electric instruments, the Tannies returned to a primarily acoustic approach on this album. As always, it's the singing that sets them apart most decisively from the competition: songs like "The Scottish Settler's Lament," "The n' Heilandman" and the album's title track practically shimmer with the band's dense harmonies. Enjoyment of the instrumentals will hinge mainly on one's appreciation for the highland pipes, which are generally the core of the sound, though Phil Smillie's flute and whistle playing are also frequently out in front. Bandleader Roy Gullane is a fine songwriter, and contributes both the title track and "Bustles and Bows," a song decrying the whaling industry.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/5/1993
  • Label: Green Linnet
  • UPC: 048248106726
  • Catalog Number: 481067
  • Sales rank: 245,661

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Tannahill Weavers Primary Artist
Dougie MacLean Fiddle
Roy Gullane Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Ross Kennedy Bouzouki, Fiddle, Vocals
Iain MacInnes Pipe, Vocals, Whistle (Instrument), War Pipes
Phil Smillie Flute, Vocals, Whistle (Instrument), Pan Flute/Pan Pipes
Technical Credits
Iain MacInnes Contributor
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