CD A0140: Live in Scotland

Live in Scotland by The Unusual Suspects

CD cover: Live in Scotland by The Unusual SuspectsIt's big, bold, brassy, and adventurous... This whirlwind of sound takes Scottish music to unimagined heights! Is this the best live folk orchestra Scotland ever saw? What a statement [The Unusual Suspects] make with this album!
THE LIVING TRADITION

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Track Listing & Audio Samples

1 THE BIG SET
• Wee Michael's March (J. McCusker)
• The Balnain Reel (C. Hewat)
• The Slot (D. Milligan)
• Willie's Auld Trews (trad)
• Peter Mann's Reel (K. Tickell)
• The Pirriwig (trad)
• Trip To Windsor (D. R. MacDonald)
8.53
2 DONALD MacGILLAVRY (trad)
5.02
3 BULGARIAN CEILIDH
• Bulgarian Red (C. McKerron)
• Waves Of Rush (A. O'Rourke)
• Wes & Maggie's Ceilidh Croft (L. McCann)
5.20
4 SAE WILL WE YET (words: W. Watson, music: trad)
5.27
5 SOLO (P. Bancroft/E. Vernal)
3.42
6 BASS STRATHSPEY SET
• The Bass Strathspey (C. Hewat)
• The Twisted Bridge (trad)
• The Sidestep (C. Steele)
• Lexie MacAskill (J. MacAskill)
7.30
7 FIDDLE FRENZY
• The 70th Year (C. McKerron)
• Tam The Banjo (E. Shaw)
• Mince In A Basket (C. McLaughlin)
5.34
8 COLD BLOW
• Cold Blow (trad)
• There's Time To Wait (R. Campbell)
4.31
9 INTRO
• Intro (C. Hewat/D.Milligan)
• Donald MacLeod's Reel (trad)
• The Islay Ranters (C. McKerron)
5.05
10 BOX SET
• The Heights Of Cassino (D. McRae)
• Grindaboo (D. Riddle)
• Jock The Box - Jig & Reel (F. MacDonald)
6.42
11 FOLLOW THE HERON (K. Polwart)
3.41
12 ENCORE
• The Famous Baravan (G. Duncan)
• The Old Woman's Dance (D. Macleod)
• Donald Willie and His Dog (D. Morrison)
4.21
 
Total running time:
64.53

 

CD Credits

Credits

All tracks arranged by Corrina Hewat and David Milligan
except tracks 1, 3, 7, 10 and 12 arranged by Corrina Hewat, David Milligan and Rick Taylor
© 2004 PRS/MCPS and track 5, an improvisation by Phil Bancroft and Ewen Vernal

Musical Directors:
Corrina Hewat (harp & vocal)
David Milligan (piano)

For list of musicians open the Artist Information and Contact Details panel below

Recorded live at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness and Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, February 2004
Location recording: Dave Gray
Live engineer: Cammy Young
Mixed by Corrina Hewat, David Milligan and Dave Gray at the Sound Cafe, Ninemileburn, Penicuik
Mastered by Geoff Allan at CAVA Studios, Glasgow
Produced by Corrina Hewat and David Milligan
Design/Layout: The 16K Design Works
Original photos by Louis De Carlo

Album Information

Instruments: 22 piece Band
Genre: Scottish / Celtic
Format: CD
Our Ref: A0140
MCPS: FSR1727
Label: Foot Stomping Records
Year: 2004
Origin: UK

Artist Information and Contact Details

The Unusual SuspectsThe Unusual Suspects is the brain-child of it's musical directors Corrina Hewat & David Milligan. They first came up with the idea almost a decade ago, but it wasn't until Glasgow's Celtic Connections Festival director Colin Hynd offered them a platform to put their 'folk-orchestra theory' into practise, that this monster band became a reality. On a Sunday afternoon, late in January 2003, thirty-two of Scotlands finest and most dynamic musicians took to the stage of the main auditorium in Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall as part of the 10th Celtic Connections Festival.

The concert was hailed as the crowning glory of that year's festival, and in 2004 The Unusual Suspects made a triumphant return appearance at Celtic Connections. The 2004 festival concert was followedby a UK tour organised by Folkworks, a wonderful organisation based in the north east of England, dedicated to promoting and furthering traditional & contemporary folk music. Due to touring logistics, a mere 22-piece(!) version of the band went on the road, and played to critical acclaim and nightly standing ovations the length of the country, from London to Inverness.

Photo courtesy of BBC

 


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Corrina Hewat - Recordings and Sheet Music

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