Alison Kinnaird - The Harper's Gallery (Vinyl and Download Only)
Alison Kinnaird has long been established as a leading exponent of Scottish harp music. Released in 1980, this is her second album, and is the follow up to her acclaimed debut recording 'The Harp Key'. Her first album, which was entirely instrumental, uncovered much music which had previously been locked away in collections for a century or more. This record continues and expands on the process, but also features Alison's voice; singing songs which cover a broad spectrum on the Scottish tradition, from border ballads to Gaelic song.
We have an extremely limited quantity of this album on vinyl, which we've unearthed from our stockroom. It was never released on CD but three of the tracks appeared on 'The Scottish Harp', a compilation of recordings featuring Alison.
Side A: 01. The Keiking Glasse 02. Though I go to my Bed 03. True Tammas 04. Drops of Brandy / Brose and Butter 05. Lude's Supper 06. The Sheiling on the Braes of Rannoch 07. Twisting the Hayrope Side B: 01. Lament for William Chisholm 02. Lament for Rory's Sister 03. The Conundrum 04. McLoud's Salute 05. O Domine Deus / Sae Mirrie as we have Bein 06. Carrill's Lament 07. Lament for Owen Roe
Artists on this album:
Lucy Carolan (Harpsichord)
Brian McNeill (Fiddle and Viola)
Duncan MacGillivray (Whistle and Great Highland Bagpipe)
Robin Morton (Concertina and Bodhran)
Temple Records Catalogue Number:
TP 003 (Vinyl) / TP003DD (Download)
Produced and recorded by Robin Morton at Temple Records Studio