& Young Champions

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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.

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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
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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
'A great album by great musicians present and future.' FOLK BUZZ

Track List:
For full song texts, click on a song title
1. March & Reel: 2.50 Aly Bain (fiddle) & Violet Tulloch (piano)
Dr. Donaldson/ The Anvil
2. Slow Air: 4.43 Aly, Scott Williams (flute) & Violet
The Ross Memorial Hospital
3. Clarsach Duet: 3.20 Gail Ross & Vicki Ferguson
Buain an Rainich/ Brochan Lom/
The Cockle Gatherers
4. March, Strathspey & Reel: 3.22 Bruce Lindsay (accordion) & Violet
Balkan Hills/ The Duke of Gordon/
The Deil and the Dirk
5. Song: The Pear Tree 2.39 Scott Gardiner
6. March, Strathspey & Reel: 4.09 Russell Kostulin (fiddle) & Violet
Mr. Michie/ J. F. Dickie’s Delight/ J. F. Dickie’s Reel
7. Gaelic song: 3.24 Vicki Ferguson (clarsach and voice)
An Ataireachd Ard
8. March, Strathspey & Reel: 3.54 Scott Williams (whistle) & Violet
Brig. Gen. Ronald Cheape of Tiroran/ Aspen Bank/ Major David Manson
9. Slow Air & Reels: 4.47 Simon Thoumire (concertina)
Ardgualich/ High Road to Linton/ Dookin for Apples
10/11. Cajun Waltz, French/Canadian Reel & American Reel: 4.33 Aly, Russell Kostulin & Violet
Heaven’s Gate/ Le Grande Chaine/ Waiting for the Federals
12. March, Strathspey, Reel & Jigs: 5.35 Martyn Bennett (chamber pipes)
The Conundrum/ Mrs. Stewart of Grandtully/ The Morning Dew/ The Blarney Pilgrim/ Langstrom’s Pony
13. Slow Air: 2.56 Angie Smith (fiddle) & Violet
Helen Robertson
14. Song: 3.34 Scott Gardiner
The Humble Tattie
15. Slow Air: 2.31 Gail Ross (clarsach)
Ballachulish Glen
16. Waltz, March & Reel: 2.03 Bruce Lindsay (accordion) & Violet
Leaving Lismor/ Heights of Dargai/ The Kilt is my Delight
17. Song: 3.54 Nicole Robertson
A Wee Burr stuck tae ma Apron
18/19. Fiddle Solo: 4.51 Aly Bain
Midnight on the Water/ Bonaparte’s Retreat
20/21. Slow Air: 2.49 Aly, Angie Smith & Violet
Music of Spey
22/23. March & Reels: 3.53 Aly Bain & Violet Tulloch
The Sixereen/ The Barrowburn Reel/ Fairy Dance
24. Finale: 4.50 Aly Bain & Young Champions
Margaret’s Waltz/ Laird o Drumblair/ Deil among the Tailors

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