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The very talented Ailie Robertson is not only a triple Mod Gold Medalist harp player underlining her traditional credentials but also one of the young harp players pushing the repertoire of the instrument in new and exciting directions.
Ailie Robertson's CD is a mix of traditional Scottish and Irish, and original material, and also features an excellent group of musicians in the shape of Paul Jennings (cajon and percussion), Duncan Lyall (bass), Ewan Robertson (guitar) and James Ross (piano and harmonium) The album was produced by Mary Ann Kennedy. Buy the CD below or get an immediate download of First Things First. (via Amazon)
|Title:||Innovative, assured and beautiful|
|Source:||Scotland on Sunday|
|Review:||These innovative, assured and beautiful arrangements place the young Edinburgh harpist at the forefront of the current evolutionary surge in Scottish musical technique and accomplishment. It's not just the molten fingering in the flying, percussively driven reels and dance grooves, or the relaxed precision in clever variations of traditional pipe tunes. But it's especially in the slow and medium tempos, as in the re-paced 'Favourite Dram' with James Ross's arresting piano chords, that her harp exerts its undeniable and inexorable tug at the heart strings....Norman Chalmers. www.scotsman.com|
|1/1||The Exploding Bow|
|1/3||Ho Ro Mo Bhobag an Dram|
|1/4||Donald, Willie and his Dog|
|1/6||Marry Me Now|
|1/7||The Humours of Scariff|
|1/9||Sands of Hosta|
|1/11||The Angels Share|
|Deliver to:||United Kingdom|