17 Tracks: The Two Highland Lads * Song Of The Clyde * Blaze Away * The Midges * Consider Yourself * Down In The Glen * Big Kilmarnock Bunnet * Misty Islands Of The Highlands * O Sole Mio * Tribute To The West Coast * Beautiful Dreamer * Sir Harry Lauder Medley * A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square * Sweet Violets * Java Jive * Amazing Grace * Jimmy Shand's A Legend.
A fantastic debut album from the Two Highland Lads with Leonard Brown And His All Star Band.
This album features tributes to the legends- Kenneth McKellar, Sir Harry Lauder, Robert Wilson, Sir Jimmy Shand MBE, Calum Kennedy, Francie and Josie and The Alexander Brothers MBE, delivered in style by Liam Bonthrone and Kenneth Maciver.
This excellent album was recorded and mastered at Castlesound Studios. Pencaitland.
The Two Highland Lads are part of the Leonard Brown show.
Two Highland Lads:
Scottish tenor LIAM BONTHRONE is in his final year of study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, under the tutelage of Scott Johnson. In the RCS he has been awarded the Hugh S. Roberton prize for Scottish singing (2014), and was highly commended in both the Jean Highgate Scholarship for singing (2016) and the Elgar Spedding Lieder Prize (2017)
Liam regularly attends Oxenfoord International Summer School, where he has taken part in the opera scenes course and masterclasses include Malcolm Martineau, John Treleaven, Linda Ormiston and Jamie Macdougall.
He was involved in RCS' recent productions of Die Fledermaus, Vaughan Williams' Sir John in Love and Britten’s Owen Wingrave. As a soloist, performances have included Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s The Creation and Nelson Mass and Stainer’s Crucifixion. Liam is currently a choral scholar at Paisley Abbey where he holds the Kenneth McKellar scholarship under the direction of esteemed organist and choir-master George McPhee.
He has also been a member of Edna Auld’s Jambouree Singers in Perth, for twelve years.
KENNETH MACIVER was born and raised in Perth, and it was while at primary school, he became interested in singing.
At the age of seventeen he began studying singing. Over the next few years, he won a number of prestigious awards for his fine baritone voice.
He is currently studying with the international Dutch tenor and teacher Amand Hekkers in Holland.
In 2015 Kenneth sang with the Scottish National Orchestra to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Perth Concert Hall. He had sung there 10 years earlier on the day it was first opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Kenneth has a particular interest in performing the music of Scotland as well as opera and musicals. He works regularly with tenor Liam Bonthrone and with the Leonard Brown Band.
Leonard Brown (accordion), Liam Stewart (piano), Duncan Findlay (guitar. banjo), John Sinton (double bass), Malcom Ross (drums), Kyle Rowan (bagpipes), Barberscotch - Barbershop Quartet: Matthew McKinney (tenor), Liam Bonthrone (lead), Colum Paterson (baritone), William Frost (bass).
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