22 tracks: Niel Gow’s Lament for the Death of his Second Wife * Port Atholl * I Love My Love in Secret * Lady Buccleugh’s Lament * Auld Lang Syne * A Scots Lament * Joy to The Personne of My Love * Till I Lulled Beyond Thee * The Laydie Louthians Lilte * The Isle of Rea * Sueit Smyling Katie Loues Me * She Rouid Me in her Aprone * John Come Kiss Me Noue * The Lowlands of Holland * Alace I Lie My Alon I’m Lik to Die Auld * Aderneis Lilt * Lady Cassilles Lilt * Blew Breiks * Port Joan Morrison * MacKillop’s Rant * Nine * The Healing (Pibroch for the Lute).
The music on this album is made up of original versions of tunes found in the Scottish lute and cittern manuscripts of the 17th century, arrangements of tunes from the 18th and 20th centuries, and new pieces composed in 2001. Rob is a master of the 12-course lute, cittern, mandour and oud. He is joined on some tracks by poet James Robertson and Steve Player (rattlesnake guitar). ‘dazzling virtuosity… exceptionally musical… beautifully played’ (Sounding Strings)
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