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Subj: Music In Scotland Newsletter - February, 2002
Date: 2/10/2002 4:00:56 PM Eastern Standard Time

From: (Jim Leighton)

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LOUGH008CD Boys Of The Lough - Lonesome Blues And Dancing Shoes CD 12.79  
Cathal McConnell (flute, whistles, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandoline, accordion), Brendan Begley (accordion, melodeon, vocals) and Malcolm Stitt (guitar, bouzouki). <P>A selection of traditional Irish sets and songs with a jaunty feel to offset the underlying nostalgia. <P>Farewell Lovely Nancy, The Curragh Races Polka, How Are You Kitty, Slan Cois Maigh,  Walk On The Shore, Brother Gildas, The Curragh Of Kildare, The Minstrel's Fancy, I Drew My Ship Into Harbour, The Melodeon Reel, Da bhFaighainn Mo Rogha Do Thriur Acu, The Favourite Waltz.

SKYECD19 Cliar & Guests - Lasair DhèCD 12.89  
A glorious collection of Gaelic spiritual music encompassing many aspects of religious song.  Precentor-led with congregational response, Massed Gaelic choir, Cliar, solo voice and guitar, gentle contemporary group - all in praise of the Lord.  Athchuinge, Solus M'Aigh, Triall Chaluim Chille, Cearcall A' Chuain, Do Làmh A Chrìosda, Cia Domhain Gràdh An Athar Dhuinn and 11 psalms.

PPCD001 Coinneach - Protected? CD 11.99  
Energetic contemporary group from Ross-shire.  Very lively and strong fiddle playing from Rachael Parker, cracking vocals from Davy Cowan and great backing from Fraser Donaldson and Graeme Hose.  Strong song-writing, deep emotional concerns, lots of late nights. Not traditional but very Scottish.  Protected, Millionaire, Confused, It's Called Love, Backstreet Lovers, Closer Now, Man Overboard, I Thought I Was You, Today Not Today Not Today, Ned's Parade, Welcome To Destruction, 3AM, Dancehall Paranoia.

DSMCD001 David South & His Scottish Dance Band - Kardinia Capers CD 12.29  
A jaunty CD of Scottish country dance music from Down Under.  Two accordions, piano, bass and drums provide a grand traditional sound for some well-known dances, some new dances with instructions given, and three medleys, all wound down with a waltz to finish. David South (1st & 2nd accordion), Duncan Smith (piano & bass keyboard) and Jonathan Jones (drums).  Set Of Hornpipes (8x32), Spiffin, Jan Wilson's Strathspey, Demonstration Medley #1, The Wee Cooper Of Fife, Red House, Demonstration Medley #2, Cairn Edward, Cauld Comfort, Monadh Liath, The Travelling
 Dancers, Demonstration #3, Waltz.

R2CD2008 Kirsten Easdale - Be Not Afraid CD 11.99  
Kirsten brings the power of her pen to join with the power of her voice on this soothing album, where one of her own lyrics has been recorded along with such much-loved songs as The Sacred Heart, My Ain Countrie and Lord Of The Dance. A very gentle album of Celtic religious song , with viola, mandocello, guitar and pipes supporting and blending with Kirsten's pure-toned voice. Bright Blue Rose, Laoidh Chaluim Chille, Be Thou My Vision, Mallaig Sprinkling Song, Light Of Light, My Ain Countrie, Abide With Me, Lord Of The Dance, Be Not Afraid, I Know That My Redeemer Lives, Christ Has My Heart Ay,The Sacred Heart, Carol Of The Bagpipers, The Lord's Prayer.

CDTRAX220 Pipedown - The First Measure CD 11.99  
This four-piece instrumental band are Lee Moore (Highland & small pipes, whistles), Axel Campbell (mandolin, mandola), Steve Reid (guitar) and Steve Fivey (percussion).  A great selection of tunes from the winners of the Danny Kyle Award at Celtic connections 2001.  The hypnotic rhythms and seductively seditious syncopations will command interest and fascination even from those who shrink from the 'pipes 'n' kilts' bagpipes.  This is respectful, irreverent, and hauntingly mesmerisingly brilliant.  The Rebel, The Boys Of Balivanich, Reels, The Old Hag, The Ass In The Graveyard, In With The Bricks, Hornpipes, Conrad The Bulgarian, The Spice Of Life, The Ivy Leaf, The Silver Mower, Ian McGee's Romanian Boots.

LUATH952 Robin Laing - The Whisky Muse CD 14.69  
A tremendous book, the introduction stuffed full of facts on the history, making and consuming of whisky, brought to life by an energetic literary style. The body of the book contains songs and poems covering the various social - and anti-social - aspects of whisky. Burns, McGonagall, MacDiarmid, McNeill and Trad gather with others in recognition, and appreciation, of our national drink. 224 pages.

CHOC001CD Shine - Sugarcane CD 11.99  
Alyth McCormack, Corrina Hewat and Mary MacMaster join forces on this superb contemporary album of Gaelic singing, both solo and in harmony, backed by the gentle sound of the harp.  Atmospheric, hypnotising. Seinn, Alasdair Og, Sugarcane, Small Wars, Braighe Loch Iall, Tocher, Heidi/Bothan, Fields Of Gold, Who Are You, Gloomy Winter, Be Siud, Ruidhleadh, Gloomy December, Happed In Mist.

WRIGHT01CD Skara - Through Celtic Eyes CD 11.99  
Wild and lively, heavy contemporary village hall sound.  Some self-penned songs, some well-loved tunes.  Travellin' Through Scotland, Celtic Eyes, Kate Martin's Waltz, Another Rainy Day, The Caithness Shore, Margaret's Waltz, Wild Mountain Thyme, The Eagles Glen, The Islands, Not Too Late, Snowfall.

MOICD022 The Corries - Live From Scotland Vol. 3 & 4 CD 12.39  
During the 1970's, at the height of their long and successful career, The Corries embarked on a series of concerts throughout Scotland. This 2CD set has been digitally re-mastered from the original masters created from these live concerts.  Portree Kid, Sherramuir Fight, Jamie Raeburn, Chevalier's Muster Roll, Shoals O' Herring, Massacre Of Glencoe, The Friday Game, Battle Of Prestonpans, Weep Ye By Atholl, The Rattling Bog, The Haughs O' Cromdale, Blues For Hughie, Hush Hush, Willie's Gone Tae Melville Castle, South Australia, Lowlands O' Holland, Bannockburn, The Rigs O' Rye, There Was A Lad, Battle O' Harlaw, Earl Of Moray, Killiecrankie.

SURCD026 The Future Sound Of GaeldomCD 13.29  
Contemporary Celtic sounds from the top artistes.  Scottish traditional music limbos its way through rock, salsa, European and acid styles to emerge unscathed⦠despite the angle of the kilt!  Not for the traditional traditionalist..! Capercaillie In Exile, Michael McGoldrick James Brown's March, Tartan Amoebas New Day Dawning, Mouth Music 'S Muladach Mi, Big Sky Las Temporadas, Shooglenifty Schuman's Leap, Nusa S'Fhada Bhuainn Anna, Croft  No. 5 Track 1, Paul Mounsey Reel Slow, Alyth McCormack Hi Horo, Peatbog Faeries Macedonian Woman's Rant, Salsa Celtica Yo Mi Voy, Keltik Elektrik New Mullindhu, Martyn Bennett & Martin Low This Sky Thunders, Karen Matheson 

CDTRAX226 Tony McManus - Ceol More CD 11.99  
An eagerly anticipated album from one of today's most gifted and groundbreaking guitarists.  Tony is accompanied by Capercaillie's Ewen Vernel on bass and Salsa Celtica's Guy Nicolson on tablas.  Tony's playing imports a sensuous richness to the tune sets, his superb interpretations bring a new life to the old familiar tunes and establish a classic standard on the less familiar. Gentle, provoking, supreme.  Sliabh Gal Cua, Kishor's Tune, Lady Ann Montgomery's Reel, Eilish Brogan, Paddy Fahey's, The Lament For The Viscount Of Dundee, Dr MacPhail's Reel, Goodbye Pork Pie 
Hat, The King Of The Pipers, Exile, La Rêve Du Queteux Tremblay, Pierre's Right Arm, An Droichead Bheag, The Chandelier, Ye Banks And Braes, The Old Bush, Suite De Ridées, Shalom Aleichem.

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