(March 2013) 18 tracks: Lord Galloway's Lamentation (Ceolbeg) * Slow Air For Margaret (Gordon Gunn) * Wendel's Wedding (The Whistlebinkies) * The Swan LK243 (Fiddlers' Bid) * Anton Of Nenu (Xose Muñiz and Simon Bradley) * The Burning Bing (Wendy Stewart) * Mrs Hamilton Of Pitcaithland (Hamish Moore) * Cairn Water (Ceolbeg) * Liathach (Ian Hardie) * Denny's Air (Jimmy Young) * The Love O' Da Isles (Willie Hunter and Violet Tulloch) * Lament For The Small Isles (Lorne MacDougall) * Jean Yelland (The Cast) * Achmore Loch / The Hills Of Kintail (The Whistlebinkies) * Ye Banks And Braes (Tony McManus) * Chi Mi'n Gheamhraidh (Gary West) * Vatersay Bay (Iain MacInnes) * Leaving Lerwick Harbour (Fiddlers' Bid).
An outstanding album of slow airs and reflective melodies by many of Scotland's finest artistes.
The music features almost all of Scotland's traditional instruments including the clarsach, concertina, fiddle, guitar, Highland bagpipe, Scottish small pipes, piano, whistles and even a track with the Gaita Asturian (Asturian bagpipe).
Greentrax Recordings received many requests for an album exclusively of slow airs and reflective melodies. Their back-catalogue was carefully searched and after much deliberation this selection made.
The album features well-known groups as Ceolbeg, Fiddlers' Bid, The Cast and The Whistlebinkies; duos consisting of Xose Munoz and Simon Bradley, Willie Hunter and Violet Tulloch; and soloists Wendy Stewart, Gordon Gunn, Ian Hardie, Hamish Moore, Tony McManus, Iain MacInnes, Lorne MacDougall, Gary West and Jimmy Young. All musicians excellent exponents of their craft.
A collection to relax and enjoy!
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