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The Music and The Land - The Concert £10
2016 - CDTRAX392
Delivery UK: £2.00
Delivery International: £4.00

Featuring The Occasionals, Phil Cunningham, Martin Carthy, Ross Ainslie, Simon Thoumire, Gary West, Jane Gardner, Billy Kay, Cailean Maclean, and Janet Barbour

With the stunning photography of Cailean Maclean and over 450 of Freeland Barbour's compositions, 'The Music and the Land' is a wonderful tribute to Scotland's landscape and traditions. This sumptuous 2-volume book was published by Birlinn Ltd. in October 2015 and launched with concert/ceilidh nights at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, and The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow. This album was recorded at these nights and contains much of their magic, a chance to hear just a few of the compositions from the book, and also to hear other music from the distinguished list of performers. Everyone in the concert had made a contribution to the book in some way and this made for a wonderful atmosphere and, in the words of author James Robertson, 'a book launch like no other.'

Tracks
1. THE OCCASIONALS - The Sea Shanty Set
2. ROSS AINSLIE / FREELAND BARBOUR/GARY WEST - Laxdale Cottage / The Pitlochry Highland Games
3. BILLY KAY - Destiny
4,5,6. PHIL CUNNINGHAM / FREELAND BARBOUR / NEIL MACMILLAN The Craic at Clashmore Hall / The Drampire - Frank McConnell's Three Step / Cape Ann - Atholl Braes / The Drunken Piper
7. CAILEAN MACLEAN / FREELAND BARBOUR / JANE GARDNER - Oran Badantarbairt / Badentarbat / Northlins
8. FREELAND BARBOUR / JANE GARDNER / MAIRI CAMPBELL / ALISON SMITH - Remember Them With Gladness
9. FREELAND BARBOUR / JANE GARDNER / MAIRI CAMPBELL / ALISON SMITH / KEVIN MACLEOD - Kvalnes Reinlender
10. FREELAND BARBOUR / JANET BARBOUR - In The Lamplight
11. MARTIN CARTHY - High Germany
12. GARY WEST - Pasacorredoires de Ponteareas e Vilalba / Aires de Pontevedra
13. THE OCCASIONALS - The Whittingham Rant
14. MARTIN CARTHY - My Son John
15. ROSS AINSLIE - Lullaby For Mel / Chris Grace's Jig / Reel Of Beer
16. SIMON THOUMIRE / FREELAND BARBOUR - Chastleton Triple / Black Dog's Hornpipe
17. SIMON THOUMIRE - Joseph Boseph / Offensive Doctor Flute Pervert / The Lasses Fashion / Barney's Balmoral
18. ROSS AINSLIE - Jock Brown's 70th / Tain In The Rain/High Drive
19. FREELAND BARBOUR - With Stinging Eyes And Straining Thighs
20. THE OCCASIONALS - Kevin Macleods / The Millar Man / Conal An Dranndain / Hardie's Triumph
21. THE OCCASIONALS + GUESTS - FINALE - Sarah's Reel / Sam's Reel

"From the moment you put this recording on you're transported into the world of traditional Scots culture by one of its most able and enthusiastic exponents and swept bodily (it seems) into a night of music, dance, song, recitation, and laughter. Freeland's playing is superb - precise and controlled, and yet full of the emotion that typifies music at its best." - The Living Tradition

"...a full 70 minutes of fun and frolics. It's a hugely enjoyable listen. A final warning: listening may lead you to buy the accompanying books. I certainly did." - Stephen Dowds

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