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THE combination of piper Fred Morrison and bouzouki player Jamie McMenemy was always going to be a winner and this CD proves the point in spectacular fashion. Morrison’s startling technical virtuosity is obvious but he is also a wonderfully musical player on both Highland and lowland pipes (and whistle), and retains a lyrical grace at even the most searing tempos. His compositions are equally compelling and are interspersed with well-chosen traditional material. McMenemy uses all his accumulated musical acumen in his accompaniments and Tony McManus adds guitar on a couple of tracks. A front-runner for folk disc of the year.
Friday, 20th June 2003..The Scotsman*****
|Title:||"The Earl of Seaforth's Salute", a virtuoso solo of near epic proportions..|
|Review:||.....Where the Waterboys are fey, this is robust, Morrison laying into "The Ladies from Hell' as if he really means to scare some Germans out of their trench. He can do sensitive too, especially when he lays aside the pipes for the low whistle. Tackling Highland, Lowland and Irish pipes, Morrison rounds off with "The Earl of Seaforth's Salute", a virtuoso solo of near epic proportions which showcases his abilities as a classical Highland piper............Calum Macleod|
|1/1||Jamie's Tune / Up South|
|1/2||The Mistress of the House / Jean's Reel|
|1/3||Passing Places / Universal Hall|
|1/4||The Ladies from Hell / Carlos Barral of Oviedo / Lochaber to Argyll|
|1/6||Coire Bheinn / Portobello|
|1/7||Leaving Lochmaddy / Malcolm Johnstone|
|1/8||The Lochaber Dance / Cathy Anne MacPhee of Barra|
|1/9||The Old School House / Howmore / Crossing the Ford|
|1/10||The Earl of Seaforth's Salute|
|Deliver to:||United Kingdom|