Various Artists - A Celebration of Scottish Music
This compilation celebrates the musical heritage of Scotland, played by some of the best musicians and singers in this field. These artists don't view their tradition as something of the past, but as a vibrant, contemporary music, as relevant today as it ever was, and this is evidenced by the way the album holds up so well decades after release.
This release was named after a concert of the same title, which was held in Edinburgh in 1986 to celebrate the hosting of the Commonwealth games, and features many of the artists who appeared in that show.
The artists featured are: Battlefield Band, Alison Kinnaird (clarsach), Cilla Fisher (Lowland singer), Christine Primrose (Gaelic singer), Hamish Moore (Lowland pipes), Jim Johnstone and his Band (Scottish dance band) and Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band.
"Definitely not just another Scottish fiddlers or pipers record. Here we present a broad sweep of Scottish traditional music played by the best musicians and singers in the field"
"The selection of music covers a wide range, and is unlikely to leave anyone disappointed. Splendid stuff, and highly recommended"
1. BATTLEFIELD BAND
Music In Trust / Frideray / The Duchess of Gordon / The Silver Darlins / Anster Market / The Sweet Maid of Mull / MacLeod of Mull
2. CILLA FISHER, HAMISH MOORE & ALAN REID
Bonnie Susie Clelland
3. ALISON KINNAIRD & BRIAN McNEILL
Lamentation For James Moray of Abercarney
4. CHRISTINE PRIMROSE
Bheir Mo Shoraidh Thar Ghunnaidh / Heman Dubh
5. SHOTTS & DYKEHEAD CALEDONIA PIPE BAND
Troys Wedding / The Eavesdropper / Frahers Jig
6. CILLA FISHER
Far Over The Forth
7. ALISON KINNAIRD
Blar Sliabh An t-Siorraidh / The Battle of Sheriffmuir
8. CHRISTINE PRIMROSE & ALISON KINNAIRD
9. JIM JOHNSTONE & HIS BAND
Willa Fjord / The New High Level / Mrs Norman MacKeigan / Morags Reel
10. CHRISTINE PRIMROSE & DOUGIE PINCOCK
N Ath Bhanais Bhios Agam / Loudens Bonnie Woods And Braes
11. HAMISH MOORE
The Fair Maid Of Barra / Drops Of Brandy
12. JIM JOHNSTONE & HIS BAND
Gordon B Cosh / Christie MacLeod / Donachd Head / Jamie Rae
13. BATTLEFIELD BAND & SHOTTS & DYKEHEAD CALEDONIA PIPE BAND
The Seagull / Dr John MacInnes Fancy / Sandys New Chanter
Artists on this album:
Jim Johnstone and his Band
Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band
Released in 1988
Temple Records Catalogue Number:
CD - COMD 2003
Download - DD 2003
Vinyl - LP 2003 (TP 028)
Produced by Robin Morton