Old Woman's Lullaby, a traditional Scottish melody from the bagpipe piobaireachd tradition, arranged by Fraser and Lolanders, recorded in Rotterdam, June '19.
Field of Hope
Field of Hope 3:010:00/3:01
Pleased to present this new track, recorded at home during this first period of being at home all the time! (April 2020)
The first melody, Breizh, I've played for many years and was written by Fred Morrison, the acclaimed Scottish piper. The second tune I've known for a long time too, a tale of revenge from a age long gone. A Flame of Wrath for Squinting Patrick was composed by Donald Mor Macrimmon.
Hope you enjoy the music!
... 2020 began with the experience of hearing my composition, Secret Histories, performed by the Grit Orchestra, part of the opening concert of Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall. Quite a thing. The orchestra went on to perform at Glasgow's Barrowlands a couple of nights later, reprising the much loved repertoire of the late Martyn Bennett.
A variety of interesting encounters followed: meeting and improvising with Routes Quartet, a day with students at Newcastle University, a run of gigs with the Tannahill Weavers, followed most recently with an enjoyable gigs at the Traverse Theatre with guitarist, Graeme Stephen and in Leith with Don Patterson's Quartet... the journey continues, the music gets better... Hope to see you along the way before too long if you're reading!
photo of Grit Ochestra by, ABCassidy Photography