Scotland the Real: Music from Contemporary Caledonia

“An authentic celebration”

This disc features the very best of a vibrant generation of singers, songwriters, composers, and musicians who through their own voices, tunes, and interpretations are writing the next chapter in a tradition that stretches back centuries. Fiona Ritchie worked on this release in conjunction with Scotland’s year at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2003, and it has been a best seller ever since.

Booklet includes extensive notes and lyrics.

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1. The Atlantic Reels: Mac Iain Oig's/The Scot Erin Reel/Yester Man's Hand/The Old Man's Answer - Brian McNeill
2. Norland Wind - Cilla Fisher
3. Ruileadh Cailleach, Sheatadh Cailleach/The Bird's Nest/Harris Dance - Alasdair Fraser & Paul Machlis
4. The Last Trip Home/The Luckenbooth - Battlefield Band
5. Flashmarket Close/MacArthur/Colonel Fraser/The Swallow's Tail - The Tannahill Weavers
6. Garden Valley - Dougie Maclean
7. Canan Nan Gaidheal (The Language of the Gael) - Catherine-Ann Macphee
8. The Silver Darlins - Battlefield Band with Alison Kinnaird
9. Miss Wharton Duff/The Mare - Tony Cuffe
10. Thaney - Malinky
11. Slave's Lament - Chantan
12. No Gods and Precious Few Heroes - Dick Gaughan
13. Eynhallow Soond/The Halloween Flit - Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley
14. Jimmy's Gone to Flanders - Jim Malcolm
15. Two Waulking Songs - Maggie Macinnes
16. Men o'Worth - Ed Miller
17. The Pearl - Aly Bain & Phil
18. Oor Hamlet - Adam Mcnaughtan
19. Da Sneck o' Da Smaalie/Doon Fae Nort/Jenna Reid of Quarff - Fiddler's Bid
20. Both Sides the Tweed - Capercallie