Orkney

Orkney

Various Artists

No of discs:
1
Stock Status
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genres
Released:
12/05/2014
Format:
Compact Disc

CD £11.99

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A selection of the ground-breaking field recordings of instrumental music in Orkney made by Peter Kennedy in 1955.

The BBC, for whom Peter Kennedy was working part-time in 1955, had more or less left Orkney alone in its recording activity, except for some recordings about local customs and beliefs made on location in 1954. At the time, Orkney was seen as being at the extreme edge of Great Britain, and was virgin territory for a music collector such as Peter, who travelled there in 1955, recording singers and musicians in informal circumstances, amassing a wealth of songs, dances and some speech excerpts that still exist.

This CD presents a representative selection of the instrumental pieces from that treasure trove of traditional music.

Catalogue number: TSCD678
Barcode: 0714822067829
Number of items: 1
Packaging Type: Jewel Case
Imported: No
Weight: 164g
Dimensions (L × W × H): 130mm × 15mm × 145mm
Song Title Time
1 The Greeny Hill March - The Garson Trio -
2 King William's March - The Garson Trio -
3 The Victoria Waltz - The Garson Trio -
4 Napoleon Crossing The Rhine - John Fraser -
5 Jig: Rory O'More - John Fraser -
6 The Foursome Reel - John Fraser -
7 Two Wedding Marches - John Fraser -
8 Scapa Flow - The Anderson Brothers' Band -
9 Untitled Waltz - Billy & Jimmy Meil -
10 Hornpipes: Byrne's; The Elk's Festival - The Orkney Strathspey & Reel Society -
11 Polkas: Untitled; Untitled - The Orkney Strathspey & Reel Society -
12 Jigs (Two Quadrille Tunes) - Peter Pratt -
13 Miss Brown's Hornpipe - Peter Pratt -
14 The Morning Star - Peter Pratt -
15 Strathspey: Kitty My Navel - Peter Pratt -
16 Barndance: Paddy Carter - Peter Pratt -
17 Bob Johnstone's Strathspey & Reel - Bill Grieve -
18 Deerness Quadrille Tune - Tom Thomson -
19 The Venus Polka - The Garson Trio -
20 Jigs: Off She Goes; Dumfries House; Unidentified - The Garson Trio -
21 The Red House - Jim Leslie -
22 The House on the Hill - Jim Leslie -
23 The Glimps Holm March - Ronnie Aim -
24 Untitled March - Ronnie Aim -
25 The Grand March - The Orkney Strathspey & Reel Society -
26 Strathspey: Smith's a Gallant Fireman - John Burgess, Mary Omand & Tom Thomson -
27 Two Quicksteps: Unidentified; Patience Quadrille - John Burgess, Mary Omand & Tom Thomson -
28 The Grand March (No.2) - John Burgess, Mary Omand & Tom Thomson -
29 Strathspey: Archie o' Lamb Holm; Pipe March: Unidentified - Peter Pratt -
30 The Bride's Reel - Peter Pratt -
31 Tune for the Quadrille (The Rose Tree) - Peter Pratt -
32 Strathspeys: Moneymusk; The Iron Man - The Garson Trio -
33 March: The House of Skene; Strathspeys: The Four Stringer; MacDonald Black - The Garson Trio -