- The Standard on the Braes O'Mar/The Haughs O' Cromdale
- The Fiddler/The Fiddler's Jig/Jenny Dang the Weaver/The Reel of Tulloch
- Joy of My Heart
- Samuel the Weaver/The Panda/Thunderhead/The Cannongate ...
- A Night Visitor's Song
- Cullen Bay/S'Ionadh Riud a Chunnaic Mi/Alick C. MacGregor
- Braw Burn the Bridges
After two decades of touring and recording, the Tannahill Weavers show no signs of slowing down. Cullen Bay, located on the Moray Firth Coast in the North East of Scotland, is the group's eighth proper record, and does justice to the high cliffs and sweeping vistas of its namesake. Beginning with "The Standard on the Braes o' Mar," a rousing song of the Jacobites, the group plow through 11 more ballads, reels, airs, and strathspeys like a band half their age. Highland piper Iain MacInnes, whose work on the group's previous outing Dancing Feet showed a bit of trepidation, comes into his own on outstanding tracks like "The Fiddler/The Fiddler's Jig/Jenny Dang the Weaver/The Reel of Tulloch," and the atmospheric "Kintail." The boys show off their rich voices on the a cappella "Aikendrum," and the charming love story "A Night Visitor's Song," proving once again that they're not just a dance band. Cullen Bay closes with "Braw Burn the Bridges," a lovely ballad written by vocalist/guitarist Roy Gullane that laments loved ones left on distant shores, nicely putting the cork back into one of the Tannahill Weavers finest vintages.
Performance CreditsTannahill Weavers Primary Artist
Roy Gullane Guitar,Vocals
Iain MacInnes Bagpipes,Human Whistle,Scottish Small Pipes
Stuart Morrison Cittern
Phil Smillie Flute,Vocals,Human Whistle,Bodhran
John Martin Fiddle,Cello,Vocals
Wilson Bouzouki,Keyboards,Vocals,bass pedals
Technical CreditsTannahill Weavers Arranger,Producer
Peter Haigh Engineer
Iain MacInnes Arranger
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Cullen Bay based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I recently e-mailed the Tannahill Weavers and asked them if they were frustrated Jacobites (Jacobites are, or were, adherents of the Stuart dynasty,not, a crunchy cat food). Their reply was that they were frustrated millionaires!! This c.d. is one of the 'Weavers most powerful works. The way they weave the Great Highland Bagpipes into their music is a great credit to their talents. The vocal harmonies are stirring and seamless. The musicianship is unsurpassed. There is not a weak, or filler, tune on the album. I highly reccomend this album. Play it loud!!