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Scotland: The Real Music from Contemporary Caledonia

  • 1. The Atlantic Reels: Mac Lain Oig's / Scot Erin Reel, The: / The Yester Man's Hand / The Old Man's Answer - Brian McNeill
    2. Norland Wind - Cilla Fisher
    3. Ruileadh Cailleach, Sheatadh Cailleach / Bird's Nest, The: / Harris Dance - Alasdair Fraser & Paul Machlis
    4. The Last Trip Home / The Luckenbooth - The Battlefield Band
    5. Flashmarket Close: / MacArther / Colonel Fraser / The Swallow's Tail - The Tannahill Weavers
    6. Garden Valley - Dougie MacLean
    7. Canan Nan Gaidheal - Catherine-Ann Macphee
    8. Silver Darlin's, The - The Battlefield Band/Alison Kinmaird
    9. Miss Wharton Duff / Mare, The: - (remix, stereo)
    10. Thaney - Malinky
    11. Slave's Lament - Chantan
    12. No Gods and Precious Few Heroes - Dick Gaughan
    13. Eynhallow Soond / The Halloween Flit - Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley
    14. Jimmy's Gone to Flanders - Jim Malcolm
    15. Two Waulking Songs - Maggie Machinnes
    16. Men O'Worth - Ed Miller
    17. Pearl, The - Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham
    18. Oor Hamlet - Adam McNaughton
    19. Da Sneck O' Da Smaalie: / Doon Fae Nort / Jenna Reid Of Quarff - Fiddlers' Bid
    20. Both Sides the Tweed - Capercaillie
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 40511

  • Credits

    Assembled by Fiona Ritchie of NPR's The Thistle and Shamrock, the Scotland: The Real Music From Contemporary Caledonia collection simply oozes class. In part it's the selection of artists, most of whom have years of proven talent behind them. But it's also the material. It's remarkable stuff, not merely the traditional tunes, but also the contemporary ones. None, however, is better than "Thaney," by Malinky, a ballad that sounds as if it should have the dust of ages on it, direct, powerful, and with the drone that characterizes so much Celtic music. Dougie Maclean is his usual excellent self, as is the rawer Dick Gaughan with his excoriating "No Gods and Precious Few Heroes." Inevitably, Robert Burns has a look-in, as well he should, when Chantan perform "Slave's Lament," one of his many excellent songs. There's simply not a bad, or even mediocre, track here. Catherine-Ann MacPhee floats in Gaelic over the harp, the Wrigley Sisters from the northerly Orkneys, and Tony Cuffe plays exquisite guitar. And, to illustrate the Scots sense of humor, Adam McNaughton contributes "Oor Hamlet," retelling the Bard's play in hilarious fashion in three minutes. A wonderful way to experience Scotland. ~ Chris Nickson

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