Alison Kinnaird - The Scottish Harp

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Released in 1988, 'The Scottish Harp' is a compilation of recordings featuring Alison Kinnaird, widely recognised as one of the foremost exponents of traditional Scottish harp music. The album is composed of  tracks taken from Alison's previous three releases ('The Harp Key', 'The Harper's Gallery' & 'The Harper's Land') plus three extra tracks.

Alison Kinnaird's records were the first to bring attention to the repertoire of the Scottish harp and to give the instrument a solo rather than an accompanying role. She continues to stress the importance of playing 'harp tunes' rather than simply playing tunes on a harp. A must for all those interested in the harp and for those looking for music that has charm and beauty.

"A joy to listen to"

Track list:

1. Rory Dall's Port
2. Grantown-on-Spey (Baile Nan Granndach)
3. Bas Alastruim (The Death of Alasdair) / McAllistruims March
4. Ellen's Dreams
5. Carrill's Lament
6. The Keiking Glasse
7. The Braidwood Waits
8. The Kid On The Mountain
9. McLouds Salute
10. Cumh Easbig Earraghaal (The Bishop of Argyle's Lament)
11. Port Atholl
12. Cro Cinn t-Saile / The Kilbarchan Weaver
13. The Conundrum
14. Lady Livingstone / Dunkeld Steeple
15. Balfour Village / Shapinsay Polka
16. Ring of Crystal, Ring of Stone

Artists on this album:
Alison Kinnaird

Further Information:
Released in 1988

Temple Records Catalogue Number: COMD 2005

Produced by Robin Morton

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