14 tracks: Way Out to Hope Street * Walking the Plank * Donostia * Year’s Turning * Mignight on Raasay * The Braemar Cappuccino * Dizzy * Stoney Run * The Lupine * Dark Jewel * Tathaich Nam Fonn (A Song-Haunted Place) * The Skyedance Reels (Ruilleadh Cailleach * The Bird’s Nest * Harris Dance) * Skerray * Reel de Flores * Bannockburn
Brought together by Alasdair Fraser during the recording of his acclaimed album Dawn Dance, this is the debut recording from Skyedance. Virtuosity meets vision as the six members unite their considerable creative spirits in original compositions which push the Scottish tradition, from exquisitely expressive airs to rampaging reels. Alasdair Fraser (fiddle, viola), Eric Rigler (great Highland bagpipe, uilleann pipes, Scottish small pipes), Chris Norman (wooden flute, piccolo), Paul Machlis (piano, organ, keyboards), Mick Linden (fretless bass) and Peter Maund (percussion). ‘The sound of expertise - a sound to behold ... fiddle, pipes, flute and bass working tightly together, with lyrical rippling piano and the most considerate and imaginative of percussionists’ (The Glasgow Herald)
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