(March 2013) 14 tracks: Introduction: Mason's Apron / Cunningham's Fancy * Traditional Jigs: Brides Jig / The Changeling / Thief Of Lochaber * Lo Delo Delo: Lo Delo Delo / The Eagle's Whistle / The Wise Maiden / Lo Delo Delo * Juvenile Showcase: Rainbow Country / The Ness Pipers / Sleepy Maggie / The Prince Of Wales * Retreat March: Christine MacNeill Of Barra/ My Own Land/ Far O'er Struy * MSR: Abercairney Highlanders / Susan MacLeod / John Morrison Of Assynt House * Mhairi Bhan Og * Salute To DM Tom Brown * Johnny's Gig Set: The Lewis Jig / The Gold Ring * Now Westlin' Winds * Medley: Campbell's Tartan Army / The Boys Of The Lough / Seonaidh's Tune / The York Reel / Glasgow Police Pipers * Urlar: Urlar / Sailing Solo On The Minnow / Aube Mauve * Journey To The Centre Of The Celts * Slow Air And Hornpipes: Angus Ramsay's Lullaby / Dr MacInnes's Fancy / Tatumtitabra.
This CD was recorded live at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, in celebration of 40 years of this top class band.
The Grade One band was delighted to take centre stage at the renowned 'Pre-Worlds' Concert hosted by the Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band. A perfect way to celebrate and commemorate the band's 40th Anniversary year.
The result an exciting and diverse show full of high quality music.
Since its promotion to the top grade in 1980, the Bathgate, Scotland-based band has maintained a strong position in Grade One, annually hitting a large percentage of the prize-lists at RSPBA major championships.
Boghall and Bathgate continues to grow in strength with their youth policy in teaching piping and drumming to the youngsters of the local area and beyond.
The organisation is world renowned for its highly successful Juvenile bands and the amount of time and effort invested by the experienced players in tutoring the kids in both piping and drumming.
The CD "Forte", Latin for strong is in reference to the continued stength of their organization.
Pipe Corps: Pipe Major Ross Walker, Pipe Sergeant Ross Harvey, Mark Bennett, Paul Brown, Ian Bowden, Emma Buchanan, Gavin Burns, David Burnside, Jamie Cranston, Douglas Gilmour, Donald Grant, Liam Kernaghan, Alvis Kerr, Fraser MacIntosh, Alexander Scougall, Iain Simpson, Jonathan Simpson, Craig Sturrock, Ewan Sturrock, Malcolm Swan, Andrew Timmons, Grant Walker.
Bass Section: Darren Owenson, Stephen McQuillan, Lewis Thorpe, Joanna Fairnbairn, Stewart Williamson, Emma Bell, Ross Bingham, Robert Van Gorp, Fiona Morris, Amanda Cook.
Snare Drummers: Leading Drummer Gordon Brown, Alan Irvine, Sandra Brown, Olav Goud, Gavin Orr, Ewan MacAllister, Craig Brown, Craig Inglis, Gleren Meneghin, Ian Tobin, Ross Walker, Scott Birrell.
Extra Guest fanfare Drummers: Tom Brown, Craig Turpie, Maik Reckziegel, Trevor Buckley, Boghall Juvenile Band.
Additional Musicians: Stevie Lawrence (guitar, bouzouki), Douglas Millar (keyboards), Marissa Waite (bodhran), Rory Butler ( vocals, guitar).
"If I were asked for one word to describe last night’s 'Forte' concert by the Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band it would be this – class. From start to finish the whole event was carried off with a panache and discipline worthy of a West End show." Rab Wallace.
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