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Subj:	 Music In Scotland Newsletter - June, 2001
Date:	6/11/2001 2:32:42 PM Pacific Standard Time
From: (Jim Leighton)

Dear Fellow Celtic Music Enthusiast,



GLCD110    25 Years Of Celtic Music    CD    12.49

A great mixture of Green Linnet artistes have recorded tracks on this album
to celebrate 25 years of Celtic music, including Altan, Kevin Burke, Liz
Carroll, Martin Hayes, Manus McGuire, Kips Bay, Kornog, Patrick Street,
Tannahill Weavers, Wolfstone, Old Blind Dogs, Eileen Ivers, Deanta, Phil
Cunningham, Lunasa, Capercaillie, Silly Wizard, and many more! Green Linnet
is to Irish music what Sun Records was to rhythm and blues" New York

RS094    Bert Barron - A Piper's Legacy    Book    10.99

Clearly printed collection of assorted marches, with reels, strathspeys,
polkas, hornpipes?

RTSCD010    Brian Lamond - Out To Play    CDx2    11.39

A highly talented piper, singer and composer Brian has created an unusual
package: one CD of piping and the other of his own songs! Eight of the pipe
tunes are included in the booklet as are the words to his songs.Disc One: A
Little Ray Of Sunshine, For You And I, Question, The Streets Of Melbourne,
This Time (1.25am), Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream, Rory's Song,
Hymn, Wild One, Turning The Tide, Scotland (Fate Of Our Nation).Disc Two:
The Conundrum, Mrs H L MacDonald Of Dunach, The Piper's Bonnet, Cabar
Feidh, Mrs MacPherson Of Inveran, Sandy Cameron, The Hens March, Troy's
Wedding, Russell's Escapade, The Bairn Scarer, The Big Swindle, Eddie The
Penguin, The Deadwood Chanter, Princes Bridge, The Little Spree, The
Sleepfighter, Dancing Feet, Arlie's Big Day, Terra Incognita, Rory's Hat,
Hormonia, Maw's Wedding, Over Drumochter, In Praise Of Morag, Morag's
Jig, The Braes Of Mellinish.

HBDVD001    Bringing It All Back Home; The Influence     DVD    16.99

A great variety of Irish music from a wonderful range of Irish artistes.
This DVD includes interviews of Liam O' Flynn, Mike Scott, Bono, The
Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, Elmer Bernstein, Michael O' Suilleabhain,
Elvis Costello, Pete Seeger, The Everly Brothers and Stephen Cooney.
Special features include interactive menus, behind the scene footage
and a complete

HBCD0026    Bringing It All Back Home; The Influence     CD    13.59

For several centuries now Irish music has been on the move, carried in the
hands and voices of Irish people.  This double CD Bringing It All Back Home
attempts to chart some of its journeys; to go to some of the places reached,
and to tell the story of how it inevitably wound its way back home again.
This album features a great mix of Irish artistes including Elvis Costello,
Donal Lunny, Sean Keane, Davy Spillane, The Voice Squad, Kevin Glackin, and

SKYECD16    Chaz Stewart - The Angel Falls    CD    12.19

Swinging and sympahetic jazz-type tunes and songs performed by Chaz
(electric & acoustic guitars, piano, vocals), Blair Douglas (accordion,
organ),Andy Allan (bass guitar), Steve Lawrence (percussion),
Mary Ann Kennedy(harp, backing vocals), Eileen Hester (backing vocals)
and Nick Turner(drums tools and programming).

RTSCD002    Donald MacPhee - Competitive Highland     CD    10.69

35 tracks with various numbers of steps, and speeds, for the Highland Fling,
Sword Dance, Pas De Basques, Sean Truibhas, Scottish Lilt, Irish Jig,
Sailor's Hornpipe, Highland Laddie, Blue Bonnets, Village Maid, Scotch
Measure, Earl Of Errol, etc?

CLUNIECD01    Heather Innes & Jacynth Hamill - The     CD    11.49

Scottish & Irish folk songs accompanied by guitar, whistle, keyboard,
mandola and mandocello. Dark Island, Baidin Phelemi, See That Rainbow
Shine, The Highland Widow's Lament, Tiree Love Song, Hiring Fairs Of Ulster,
Slieve Gallion Braes, Culloden, Suantrai Ar Flanaitheora, Bonnie Glenshee,
The Berryfields Of Blair, Aililiu Na Gamhna, Bressay Lullaby, Singing Bird,
Eriskay Love Lilt, The Marching Season, Indiana, Deep Peace.

WGMCD0101    Iain Strachan - Evelix    CD    11.49

Deeply meaningful easy listening! Scat and balladry with wry humour from
Iain, joined by members of Skelbo (the band which played at Madonna's
wedding) and other top musicians. Under The Northern Lights, El Mundo
Antiguo, The Marvellous Adventure Of Cabeza De Vaca, The Pop Mantra,
The Ardvasar Blacksmith, Speechless, The Banknote, De Doo Dat Do Don't
De, The American Wake, If I Could Be Bothered, The Salacious Tango,
Sharks, The Beech Tree, Walking The Dog In The Mains Of Gartly.

PRCD07    Kate Rusby - Little Lights    CD    12.29

The superb new albu from England's darling singer. Playing Of Ball, I
Courted A Sailor, Withered And Died, Merry Green Broom, Let The Cold
Wind Blow,Canaan's Land, Some Tyrant, William And Davy, Who Will Sing
Me Lullabies, Matt Hyland, My Young Man.

RS08    Learn To Play The Bagpipe: Tutor book,     Book +CD    32.99

New method by Pipe Major R.T. Shepherd of the World Champion Dysart and
Dundonald Pipe Band. Clear text, many photographs, and a CD to play the
demonstration exercises.

RS07    Learn To Play The Bagpipe:Tutor book &     Book +CD    13.99

CDTRAX212    Lynn Morrison - Cave Of Gold; Celtic     CD    11.49

This enchanting collection of lullabies drifts through mists of story, dream
and myth to a sleepy, timeless land where almost anything is possible;
including fairies casting spells and the spirit-voice of a mother
coming back to protect her children.  Lynn Morrison (ex-Iron Horse)
weaves many forgotten strands of ancient Celtic sleep-songs with more
familiar melodies - the natural rhythms and magical melodies form a warm
blanket of sound.

EUCD1644    Mackinaw - Folk Music From Quebec    CD    11.69

Award-winning group Mackinaw presents music and songs to accompany
folk dances from Quebec (French Canada).  Lively, toe-tapping music with
violins, accordion, spoons, piano, drums, bass, tap-dance and voice.

MARCD01    Maggie MacInnes - Spiorad Beatha  (The    CD    11.49

Maggie MacInnes has been singing Gaelic songs her whole life.  Performing
regularly at home and abroad she now enjoys taking her music to an
ever-widening international audience.  Maggie learned all the songs on this
recording from her mother Flora MacNeil M.B.E. Gura Mise Tha Fo Eislean,
Soraidh Bhuam Far Chuan Is Beannachd, A' Mhaighdeann Bharrach, Oran A'
Mharaiche, Is Moch An Diugh A Rinn Mi Gluasad, Laoidh Mhoire Mhaigheann,
Thug Mi Goal Do'n Fhear Bhan, Two Waulking Songs, A' Mhic Dhughaill 'Ic
Ruairidh, O Hu As Mo Run Air, Calum Beag O Thir A' Mhurain, Chan E Caoidh

WMSF6039-2    Monarch Of The Glen    CD    12.49

Music from the BBC TV Series Monarch Of The Glen composed by Simon
Brint, played on piano, guitar, violin, flute, sax, drums, Celtic harp,
bagpipes with a few singing tracks. Monarch Theme, Mystical Gerald,
Jetski Incident, Loch Mist, Glen Bogle Jig, Glen Bogle Aire, Tell Her
You Love Her, Big Eric, Mr Brown, Bonnie's Lament, The Poachers Moonlight,
Atholl Highlanders March, The Hill Race, Molly's Tune, Justine's Farewell,
Gay Diddley, Tosh's Annie, Julverset, The Carles With The Breeks,
Fleming's Race, Archie's Tune, Searching For Duncan, The Duke & Duchess
Of Edinburgh, The Train To Glen Bogle, Edith Rankin, Kilfidder, The Sally
Gardens, Glen Bogle Aire 2, Duncan Driving, The Clans Clash, Archie's
Tune, Chieftains Challenge, Katrina At Last, The Flying Fish, Acoustic

GLCD1214    Old Blind Dogs - Fit?    CD    12.69

Superb North-east quintet.  'Fit?' means 'What?' in Doric, the dialect of
North East Scotland.  Old Blind Dogs are Rory Campbell, Jonny Hardie, Paul
Jennings, Buzzby McMillan and the great vocals of Jim Malcolm. Is There For
Honest Poverty, Come A' Ye Kincardine Lads, Much Better Now, Tramps
And Hawkers, Country Girl, Sky City, Reres Hill, The Rejected Suitor, Awa'
Whigs Awa', Cuilfhionn, Black Haired Lad, Tatties And Herrin'.

CEFCD180    Paddy Glackin & Michael O Domhnaill -     CD    12.29

Fiddle, guitar and song from two of the most respected Irish musicians. With
an incredible line-up of backing musicians including Philip Begley, Noel
Paddy Keenan, Triona Ni Domhnaill, Mairtin O' Connor and more? Elizabeth
Kelly's Delight, The Bonny Banks Of Loch Lomond, John Kelly's Concertina
Reel, The Green Fields Of Amerikay, The Lone Bush, Brid Bhan, Australian
Waters, I'd Rather Be Married Then Left, Fear An Bhata, Gol Na mBan San
Ar, The Golden Keyboard.

RS084    Pipe Majors John & David Barnes - The     Book    10.99

Original pipe tunes by two top pipers. Not so much solo tunes, but those
which thanks to a simple melodic structure are suited to ensemble playing.

SWK301    Portobello Ceilidh Band - Spider Stomp    CD    11.49

Swinging Ceilidh music with a few songs.  The Portobello Ceilidh Band are
Wilma Henderson (bodhran), Rodger McAndrew (accordion), Laurie Crump
(fiddle), Roy Henderson (acoustic guitar), Robert Googs Williamson (electric
guitar). Deba (Gay Gordons), Calliope, Circus (Britannia Two-step), Stack Of
Wheat (Canadian Barn Dance), Cammy's Waltz, Freedom Come Aa Ye, Eva
Three Step, Strip The Willow, Pete's Waltz, Cam Ye O'er By France, Haggis
(Canadian Barn Dance), Virginia Reel.

RTSCD004    Queensland Police Pipe Band -     CD    10.99

Commissioner Jim O' Sullivan, Galician Pastiche, 6/8 Marches, Time, Celtique
Baroque, Jigs And Slow Air, Pipe Chyme, Medley Selection, Oktoberfest, The
Unjust Incarceration.

RR017    Runrig - Book Of Golden Stories    CDsingle    5.99

CD Single taken from The Stamping Ground, containing Book Of Golden
Stories and Big Songs Of Hope And Cheer 2.

RR016    Runrig - The Stamping Ground    CD    12.69

Latest CD from the top Gaelic folk-rock band.  Strong songs, powerful music.
Book Of Golden Stories, The Stamping Ground, An Sabhal Aig Neill, Wall Of
China, One Man, The Engine Room, One Thing, The Ship, The Summer
Walkers, Running To The Light, Oran Ailein, Leaving Strathconon, Big Songs
Of Hope And Cheer, Oran.

WMSF6007-2    Siân James - Birdman    CD    11.89

Music from the BBC TV Series Birdman. Siân James plays the harp and sings
in both English and Welsh.

CDTRAX219    Slainte Mhath - Slainte Mhath    CD    11.49

Slainte Mhath are a very exciting band from Cape Breton, Canada, consisting
of Lisa Gallant (bodhran, fiddle, step-dancing), Boyd MacNeil (octave
mandolin, fiddle, banjo, percussion), Ryan MacNeil (keyboards, percussion),
Bruce MacPhee (Highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, reel pipes) and
Brian Talbot (drums, percussion).  Although the individual members are
young, the band have been around since 1996, has toured the U.K. and
Europe and appeared at many premier festivals, including Celtic Connections.
Wild reels and jigs, led by pipes and fiddle and accompanied by

TML14-0896CD    Tanglefoot - The Music In The Wood    CD    11.99

Powerful album with a strong sense of humour from this Canadian band.
Rootsy bluesy folk ballads and songs from various parts of Canada.

RS038    Tayside Police Pipe Band - Not For Faint     Book    10.99

Tremendous collection of tunes composed by recent and current band
members. Tunes range from relatively easy to decidedly  fiendish!  Airs,
marches, jigs and reels, and a free-form harmony Bossa Nova!

EUCD1395    The Scots Guards - Pipes And Drums    CD    11.69

The Scots Guards were officially formed in 1642.  The first piper in the
regiment was in 1670, with a company piper 'paid for by its captain'.  The
piping continued and now the Scots Guards are one of the top pipe bands.
Traditional and more contemporary tune sets.

GSCD01    The Wrigley Sisters - Skyran    CD    11.49

A wonderful collection of Orkney tunes old and new from this superb
fiddle-guitar duo. Jaunty jazzy numbers, strathspeys, waltzes and plangent
airs. Orcadia, Orkneyites, Newark Bay, The Broonie O' Copinsay, Sleepy
Laddie, The Dingeshowe Dancers, Miss Eilidh Shaw, Thoumires Trendy
Treads, Utiseta, Stronsay Waltz, North Ron' Reel, South Ron' Reel, The Auld
Bow, The Deerness Mermaid, The Watchman's Polka, The Whorl Reels, The
Fairy Ring, The Trowie Dart, The Hen-pen-dirlo, Orca.

LTCD1005    Tom Spiers - Allan Water    CD    11.49

Part of the Tradition Bearers series.  Tom is the fiddler and singer with the
Aberdeenshire band The Gaugers.  "Singing to one's own accompaniment is
not at all unusual but self-accompaniment on the fiddle - normally a melody
instrument - is comprehensively rare.  Tom's style has echoes in American
old time fiddlers with plenty of double stopping and rhythmic drive.  His sound
though is firmly rooted in the North East of Scotland."   Pete Heywood (Living
Tradition). Rhynie, Pills Of White Mercury, The Sailor Deceived, I'm A Workin
Chap, Depression, Binnoi#rie, Rollin In The Dew, Ythanside, The Wedding Of
Lachie McGraw, The Jauntin Car, Aqua Vitae, Absence, He'll Nae Tak Liver,
Bonnie Udny, Allan Water.

WMEF0053-2    We Dreamed Our Dreams; A Celebration     CD    9.69

A special collection ofIrish classics featuring Finbar Furey, Dick Farrelly,
Victor Herbert, Vic Mutch, Charles Stanford and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

WEF1NTSC    Where Eagles Fly: Drifting Away/The     VideoUS    13.09

Acclaimed video of the Torridon/Applecross/Loch Maree area from the air,
and the Cairngorm Mountains. With songs by Moira Kerr.

WEF2NTSC    Where Eagles Fly: Land Of My Mountain     VideoUS    13.09

Outstanding video of the Ben Nevis area, Lochaber; with the Great Marquis
steam locomotive running from Fort William to Mallaig. Also of the
area between Loch Maree and Kylesku in Sutherland. Songs by Moira Kerr.

WEF3NTSC    Where Eagles Fly: Skye High/Sands Of     VideoUS    13.09

The magical Isle Of Skye viewed from the air - misty Cuillins and historical
castles. Also video of the far north-west of Scotland, and the bird
sanctuary island of Handa. Songs by Moira Kerr.


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