Scottish Pipe Band of the Year 2005 - Scots Trad Music Awards
(August 2005) 22 tracks: Pipe Major Tom MacAllister Snr: The Rowan Tree * Solo Piper Tom MacAllister Snr: Slow Air * Pipe Major John K MacAllister: Farewell My Nut Brown Maiden * Pipe Major Tom MacAllister Jnr: The Hills of Alva * Pipe Major Tom MacAllister Jnr: Glasgow Week in Hamburg * Pipe Major Tom MacAllister Jnr: Cullen Bay * Pipe Major Tom MacAllister Jnr: Carradale Bay * Pipe Major Tom MacAllister Jnr: Morrison Avenue * 9 / 10 Drummers Alex Duthart / Jim Kilpatrick: The Shotts Fanfare * Pipe Major Tom MacAllister Jnr: Flora Duncan * Pipe Major Robert Mathieson: Calypso Reel * Solo Piper Robert Mathieson: I am Sleeping * Pipe Major Robert Mathieson: Salute to James Henderson * Pipe Major Robert Mathieson: The First Fifty * Pipe Major Robert Mathieson: The First One Hundred / The Curlew / Caber Feidh / The Bells of Dunblane * Pipe Major Robert Mathieson: The House of Edgar / Susan MacLeod / The Devil Staircase * House of Edgar Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band recorded live at Celtic Connections, The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow - Pipe Major Robert Mathieson: The Cleveland Tie-break / The Saltire Tartan / Peurt a Beul / The Whirlie Beat / Birlin Sporrans * Solo Piper Pipe Major Robert Mathieson:Farewell and Remember Me / Irish Hornpipe / Humours of Cork / Partners in Time * Pipe Major Robert Mathieson: The King and the Swan / Laura’s Lucky Day / Inspector Campbell of Ness * Pipe Solo: Douglas Murray: The Mad Hornpipe / Mojo’s Jig * Pipe Major Robert Mathieson: The Silver Thistle / The Wise Maiden / The Whirlie Beat / The Magpie * Pipe Major Robert Mathieson: Gaelic Air / Alasdairs Reel / Alasdairs Big Reel.
This is a truly unique collection of recordings tracing the musical history of the Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band. It includes private archive recordings from band members' official RSPBA Championship recordings, as well as live concert recordings.
The Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band started in 1910 and still features highly on the Championship circuit. Generations of playing and voices can be heard on this recording, taking the listener on a musical journey through time. Performers from each decade take us up to the fully developed modern-day pipe band on the concert and competition platforms.
This unique recording was collated and arranged by Pipe Major Robert Mathieson, and was produced by P/M Malcolm M Mackenzie. Close liaison with Robin Rankin at CaVa Recording Studios has produced this historic CD which should be most sought after worldwide.
With commentary by Kirsty MacIntyre, Alex Duthart, Jim Kilpatrick MBE, Tom MacAllister Jnr and Robert Mathieson.
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