& Young Champions
Aly Bain's brilliant fiddle playing has won him wide acclaim and brought new audiences to traditional music. Tracks include an opening set Dr. Donaldson composed by Aly Bain's fellow Shetlander Ronnie Cooper, several Scottish folk songs The Pear Tree and A Wee Burr Stuck tae Ma Apron, a Gaelic song An Ataireachd Ard from Vicki Ferguson with clarsach accompaniment, a set of tunes from Martyn Bennett on cauldwind pipes and finishing with Margaret's Waltz made famous by Aly in earlier recordings.
Aly Bain, Russell Kostulin & Violet Tulloch: Heaven's Gate &c
Aly & Young Champions: Margaret's Waltz &c
Heaven's Gate/ Le Grande Chaine/ Waiting For The Federals
or Margaret's Waltz/ Laird O Drumblair/ Deil Among The Tailors
on springthyme/ soundcloud
The album was recorded live during a week long tour by Aly with some of the finest of Scotland's younger generation of musicians and singers, travelling from Arbroath to Glasgow, Strathdon to Thurso and down the west coast to Ballachulish and Oban -- to packed houses all the way. Some of the best times were those spent by the Young Champions playing tunes together and with Aly on the coach on the long road north. A new tune was even composed for Hamish the driver!
'Some beathtaking stuff.' FOLK WRITE