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Fred's natural flair and immaculate technique, along with his sincere approach, combine to create a unique and rousing performance. His playing has been described as 'almost shocking in its subtlety and brilliance'. The Scotsman. On 'The Sound of the Sun', many of the compositions are his own. He combines poignant slow airs with a strong emphasis on the old Hebridean stepdance style.
"Strathspey's and reels in Fred's step dance style burst with energy drive and enthusiasm. This is music to boogie to, not to analyse. Strathspeys such as Munlochly Bridge and Bogan Lochan and Reels such as The Grey Bob and The Smith of Chilliechassie are delivered in a powerful rhythmic style which climax in a glorious fusion of flying fingers and driving rhythm. This is no better illustrated than on track seven which ends with a quite awesome rendition of G.S. MacLennan's Alick C MacGregor."........... from a review by Chris macKenzie in The Living Tradition
|Title:||Pipers (indeed all traditional musicians) should buy a copy and listen carefully to it. Not to copy blandly from it, but to understand the message contained within it.|
|Source:||Chris MacKenzie...The Living Tradition|
|Review:||...Pipers (indeed all traditional musicians) should buy a copy and listen carefully to it. Not to copy blandly from it, but to understand the message contained within it. Music should be a living entity and not be preserved in aspic, every musician should strive to make the tune their own each time they play it. Fred does just that and for that he should be thanked. The fact that the music he produces is cracking to listen too is our added bonus. We may just be witnessing the birth (or is it rebirth) of piping for the new Millennium.
|Title:||FRED MORRISON. THE SOUND OF THE SUN|
|Name:||Michael + Susan Smith|
|Review:||Wonderful, magical, what a talent this man has, made the hair on the back of my neck stand up and my skin crawl. Progressive piping at the top of the league. Cant wait for more releases to be available. Lang may yer lum reek Fred!|
|1/3||The Wedding Reel|
|1/4||The Sound of the Sun|
|1/7||Alick C MacGregor|
|Deliver to:||United Kingdom|