The Scottish Diaspora - The Music And The Song

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(February 2014)

39 tracks

CD 1:
Scots Abroad (The McCalmans) * Muir And The Master Builder (Dick Gaughan) * Tha Mi Sgith 'n Fhogar Seo (Margaret Stewart) * Dance Called America (Donnie Munro) * An Till Mise Chaoidh (Joan Mackenzie) * Elijah Craig (Robin Laing) * Land O' The Leal (Jean Redpath) * The Ballad Of New Scotland (Alan Mills) * The Maple Leaf (Alan Mills) * The Scarborough Settler's Lament (Stan Rogers) * Oran A Mhetaghama (Margaret Stewart) * North-West Passage (The McCalmans) * Carry Me Across The Ocean (Mairi MacInnes) * A Glencoe Dance Set (Natalie MacMaster) * Bu Deonach Leam Tilleadh (Catherine-Ann MacPhee) * Strangers To The Pine (Donnie Munro) * Illean Bithibh Sunndach (Fiona J. Mackenzie) * Na h’Eilthirich - The Emigrants (Allan MacDonald).

CD 2:
Ewen And The Gold (Brian McNeill) * Slan Le Leodhas Nam Beann Fuar (Murdo MacDonald) * My Last Farewell To Stirling (Bruce And Walker) * Cuma Do Na Fearaibh (Margaret Stewart) * Shelter (Coreen Scott) * Waljim Bat Matilda (Ali Mills) * Oran Cuantireach (Fiona J. Mackenzie) * The Commonwealth Suite (Rua With Jimmy Young) * Indigo Blue (Robin Laing) * Purano Sei Diner Katha (Dr. Mungalampalli Balamurali Krishna And Suchitra Mitra) * Auld Lang Syne (The Cast) * Mary Slessor (Alison McMorland And Kirsty Potts) * The Holland Trade (Brian McNeill) * General Tam Dalyell (Robin Laing) * Le Campagne Di Braga (Hamish Moore and Choirs) * Ged Tha Mi Gun Chrodh Gun Aighean (Margaret Stewart) * Yo Me Voy / Maggie's Pancakes (Salsa Celtica) * River Of Steel (Siobhan Miller) * The Corby Song (George Archibald And Charlie Milne) * Connolly Was There (Dick
Gaughan) * The Rovin' Dies Hard (Brian McNeill).

A unique double CD with a diverse mix of 39 tracks selected from the Greentrax back-catalogue.

Includes licensed tracks along with others specially recorded for this album and matching many of the tapestry panels.

This double album is a companion to the latest tapestry The Scottish Diaspora designed by the quite remarkable artist Andrew Crummy and stitched by numerous volunteers.

A compilation album engineered by Ian Green with a stellar cast of superb performers.

Previously, Greentrax released ‘The Battle of Prestonpans 1745’ album (CDTRAX356) as a companion to the Prestonpans Tapestry which is currently on exhibition alongside the Bayeux Tapestry in France; and 'The Music and Song of The Great Tapestry of Scotland' (CDTRAX372D) in association with The Great Tapestry of Scotland Trust.

Scotland's diaspora across the world was predominantly created by warriors, traders, missionaries, medical experts and farmers. And of course there were also large groups that were driven off the Highlands by landlords or by the rigours of unemployment to seek jobs and new homes. Their descendents today number 30 million and more, not counting England where the impact has been enormous.

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