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Angus Nicolson Trio: Sealladh Àrd

Sealladh Àrd

The latest album from the Angus Nicolson Trio - Skye's Angus Nicolson and Andrew MacPherson and Glenelg born Murdo Cameron.

Description

Following their well-received debut album, Lassies that baffle us, we are delighted to bring you the new album - Sealladh Àrd - from the Angus Nicolson Trio.

Sealladh Àrd was the home of a great friend of the members of the trio, the late Ivan MacDonald, and there is a tune dedicated to Ivan on the album.  The lovely painting on the cover is by Ivan's sister.

NOTES ON DOWNLOADS

  • Tracks and whole albums cannot be downloaded directly to portable devices incapable of unzipping compressed files
  • Individual tracks are downloadable as high quality mp3 files
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Biography

The Angus Nicolson trio are:

Angus Nicolson from Sleat in Skye. Both his grandfathers were pipers, one from Skye and one from South Uist. His father and uncle were pipers and his mother a Gaelic singer. He started playing at 10 and his teachers were Iain MacFadyen and later Iain Macdonald. He had a successful time in junior competitions, winning the under 18 section at Northern Meeting 2002 and also the under 18 Young Piper of the Year. As well as his teachers, Angus credits his father, Donnie, Angus MacColl, Gordon Duncan and John McSherry and many others as inspiring influences.

Andrew MacPherson from another musical family based in Portree. Andrew began playing drums in the Skye Pipe Band at the age of 9 and went on to study for a degree in traditional music at RSAMD in Glasgow. Well schooled in the various genres of traditional music, he also plays pipes and whistles. He credits as influences the John Elllis Cèilidh Band and legendary piper Donald MacLeod. He is a member of cèilidh band Deoch ’n Dorus and a teacher who enjoys playing and learning. Although deeply rooted in tradition, Andrew is keen to experience new musical and performance styles.

Murdo Cameron is from Glenelg, the youngest of the band members and a remarkably accomplished player both on guitar and accordion. A chain of family members going back generations on his mother’s side were and still are Gaelic singers and Psalm precentors. His elder brother, Iain, plays the accordion and Murdo started learning at the age of five, jealous of his big brother’s accordion lessons. He learned privately from Ross MacPherson and Ally Mackenzie and continued at school with Blair Douglas. He lists his influences on ‘box’ as Angus Lyon and Martin Green and on guitar Ewan Robertson, Matheu Watson and Kris Drever. Murdo is also a member of Dàimh and Fras.

Angus Nicolson Trio: Sealladh Àrd

Sealladh Àrd

Clàr ùr bhon Triùir aig Aonghas MacNeacail - Aonghas fhèin cuide ri Anndra Mac a' Phearsain, cuideachd às an Eilean Sgithenach, agus Murchadh Camshron à Gleann Eilg.

Description

An dèidh dhaibh a' chiad chlàr aca fhoillseachadh, Lassies that baffle us, tha sinne gu math toilichte clàr ùr a chur air beulaibh an t-sluaigh - Sealladh Àrd - bhon chòmhlan de thriùir aig Aonghas MacNeacail.

'S e dachaigh deagh charaid de bhuill a' chòmhlain - Ivan Dòmhnallach nach maireann - a tha ann an Sealladh Àrd agus tha port mar chuimhneachan air Ivan air a' chlàr. Chaidh an dealbh air aghaidh a' chlàir a pheantadh le piuthair Ivan.

Biography

Track Listing

  1. The Road to Laggan [4.15]
  2. Eb Jigs [4.01]
  3. Coll and Emily's [5.06]
  4. Hornpipes [4.33]
  5. The Wedding Jigs [3.24]
  6. Ivan's Waltz [3.56]
  7. Roderick MacDonald [3.52]
  8. Strathspeys and Reels [4.17]
  9. Meg MacRae [5.06]
  10. The Primrose Lass [3.44]