Various Artists - Magic & Mystery

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An album of graceful and majestic instrumental music from Scotland and Ireland, the epicentre of the Celtic nations, performed by masters in the field. This sampler album features carefully chosen selections from the superb Temple Records back catalogue and is notable for the sheer quality of the material and musicanship.

Artists featured on Magic and Mystery include: Battlefield Band, Alan Reid, Alison Kinnaird (harp), John McCusker (fiddle), Mac-talla (Gaelic song), Dougie Pincock (smallpipes/flute/whistle), Ann Heymann (wire-strung harp), Pipe Major Robert Mathieson (Highland bagpipes), Josie McDermott (flute), Brian McNeill (fiddle/guitar), Gordon Mooney (smallpipes), Máire Ní Chathasaigh (harp), Eric Rigler (Uillean pipes - notably featured in the film Braveheart), and many other great traditional musicians.

"...a delight from start to finish...congratulations to Robin Morton for a thoughtfully and tastefully put-together selection of tunes that really do merit the title 'majestic' "
The Living Tradition

"...perfect for chilling out... I would recommend this as an introduction to the quieter more melodic music that emanates from the Celtic nations"

Track list:
2. HERITAGE: Fornethy House
3. ANN HEYMANN: Lady Iveagh
4. Battlefield Band: Togail Curs Air Leodhas (Setting A Course For Lewis)
5. JOHN McCUSKER: Air For Jakes
6. JOSIE McDERMOTT: An Cailin Rua
7. SHOTTS & DYKEHEAD CALEDONIA PIPE BAND: Táimse Im, Chodladh (I Am Asleep Do Not Waken Me)
8. ALISON KINNAIRD: The Braidwood Waits / Peace And Plenty
9. BRIAN McNEILL: Miss Hamilton
10. BATTLEFIELD BAND: She's Late But She's Timely
11. GORDON MOONEY: Hollin Green Hollin / Thomas The Rhymer / Young Benjie / Tam Lin
12. MAIRE NI CHATHASAIGH: Planxty Sudley
13. MAC-TALLA: Mrs Jamiesons Favourite
14. ALISON KINNAIRD: The Crags of Ailsa / Staffa's Shore
15. ERIC RIGLER: A Stor Mo Chroi (Love Of My Heart)
16. JOHN McCUSKER: Brigid's Waltz

Artists on this album:
Battlefield Band
Alan Reid
Alison Kinnaird 
John McCusker
Dougie Pincock
Ann Heymann
Pipe Major Robert Mathieson
Josie McDermott
Brian McNeill
Gordon Mooney
Máire Ní Chathasaighh
Eric Rigler
& many more

Further Information:
Label: Temple Records 
Released: 1997

Temple Records Catalogue Number: COMD 2062

Produced by Robin Morton

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