Young Scottish Pipers

Young Scottish Pipers

     
 

This album offers quite an education in pipe playing. Not only does it show that there's a whole generation of talented and imaginative pipers in Scotland, it shows that they each have their own distinctive styles -- a fact that might come as a surprise to those who think of the pipes as a noise. In fact, there's a lot of subtlety in the playing, whether very… See more details below

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This album offers quite an education in pipe playing. Not only does it show that there's a whole generation of talented and imaginative pipers in Scotland, it shows that they each have their own distinctive styles -- a fact that might come as a surprise to those who think of the pipes as a noise. In fact, there's a lot of subtlety in the playing, whether very traditionally rooted, as with Rory Campbell or Fred Morrison or in a more contemporary, smoother style, such as that of Anna Murray. Young Scottish Pipers is also a record that shows the range of pipes -- border, uilleann, highland, and beyond. All the players are standouts, but Murray's playing is especially attractive and mellifluous, and there's a commercial side to her cuts, especially "The Hazy Day" set. Definitely an artist to seek out in the future, one with a large vision and the ability to make it real. But most of those here show great potential, like Canterach, whose jigs stir both the heart and the feet. In short, there's all manner of pipe playing here, of the highest standard, and enough variety of style to satisfy anyone. If these are the people coming up in the pipe-playing world, then the instrument is in safe hands for the future.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/2006
Label:
Arc Music
UPC:
0743037199926
catalogNumber:
1999
Rank:
309058

Tracks

  1. Asturian Set: Lachie and the Tractor/Careau Llaniscu/Cutting Down ...
  2. The Battle of Brocklamont
  3. Sandy Cameron's: Duntroon/Sandy Cameron's
  4. Slieve Russel/Donald Cameron's Powder Horn  - Anna Murray
  5. Hector's (Jigs): Rachel & Rosslyns Jig/Hector's Jig/James ...
  6. Coire Bheinn
  7. The Hazy Day/Zeto the Bubbleman/The Last Tango in Harris  - Anna Murray
  8. McGregor's Jigs: P.M. Jimmy McGregor/James MacLellan's ...
  9. Unst (Airs): Cael E'sin Don Ti' Sin/Unst Bridal March
  10. Fields of Bells
  11. Strathspey & Reels: Chùir I Glùn Air A' Bhodaich/Thoir A-Null ...  - Anna Murray
  12. The Whisky Boeys (Jigs): Train to Glasgow/Alan the Chanter/The Whisky ...
  13. Breton Set: Torre de Hercules/Breton Andro (Nouvelle Suite d'An ...)
  14. An Cu Dhu  - Chris Armstrong

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anne Murray   Flute
Marc Duff   Human Whistle,Bodhran
Ross Kennedy   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Iain MacInnes   Bagpipes
Malcolm Stitt   Bouzouki,Guitar
Mick West   Darbouka
Rory Campbell   Bagpipes,Human Whistle,Small Pipes,Low Whistle
Fred Morrison   Border Pipes
Rod Paul   Banjo,Mandolin
Tommy Couper   Bagpipes
Kenny Fraser   Fiddle
Will Lamb   Bouzouki
Wilf Taylor   Percussion
Ruaridh Campbell   Fiddle
Duncan Lyall   Upright Bass
Alistair McCulloch   Fiddle
Ross Martin   Guitar

Technical Credits

Anne Murray   Arranger
Angus Macdonald   Composer
Gordon Duncan   Composer
Ross Kennedy   Arranger
Diz Heller   Liner Notes,Mastering
Rory Campbell   Composer
Fred Morrison   Arranger
Armando Fernandez   Composer
Anna Mhoireach   Composer
Barbara Gray   Composer
Tommy Couper   Arranger,Composer
Traditional   Composer
Alex Stokes   Cover Design
Duncan Johnstone   Composer
Donald MacLeod   Composer

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