Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies is a piper whose name has become a legend in his own lifetime, both in his native Scotland and his adopted country, the United States.
He can win on the competition platform with a solid display of sheer skill in the traditional interpretation of the classics, ceÚl beag and ceÚl mÚr alike. He can also charm a cŤilidh audience with a demonstration of virtuosity and brilliance in the less formal type of music with its intricate and demanding technique.
This CD illustrates that it is still possible to captivate an audience with a program of good tunes played well and interpreted sympathetically. Experienced pipers will find much to enjoy; younger players will find a standard worth striving to reach.
1)The Inverness Gathering / The Cameron Quickstep / The Cameron Quickstep-Hornpipe
2) In Memory of Herbie MacLeod / The Editorís Strathspey / The Dusky Meadow / Hey Johnnie / Alex Currieís Strathspey / Le Petit Cheval Rouge /
West Mabou Reel / Kelsae Brig / The Stone Frigate
3) Dickie MacPherson MacDonald / J. Scott Skinnerís Welcome to Inverness
4) Crann-tŗra / Munlochy Bridge / John MacLean (Johnny Red- Rory, Washabuck, Cape Breton) / Seallaibh Curaigh EÚghainn (Look at Euanís Coracle) / CÚta MÚr Ealasaid (Elizabethís Big Coat)
5) Cabar FŤidh Gu Brŗth / John MacDonaldís Welcome to South Uist
Inveraray Castle / The Smith of Chilliechassie
6) The Heroes of St. Valery / My Home Town
7) The Earl of Seaforthís Salute
8) Alex MacEachern / Strathearn / This is How the Ladies Dance / The Fiddler / Culderís Rant / Mary Gray / Captain Forbes / John Keith Laing
9) Islayís Charms / Dr Iain MacAonghais / Mrs MacPherson of Inveran
10) Lochbroom / The Bays of Harris / A Mhoire Mhžn-Gheal
11) Lady Madelina Sinclair / Mrs. Alexander Campbell / Wisemanís Exercise / The Strathspey King / The Reel King / The Morning Dew / Rakish Paddy / Kail & Pudding
12) Chaneil mo leannan ann an seo / Chaneil mo leannan ann an seo /
Atlantic Bridge / The Horse with a Heart / Humours of Clonmult / Bealach na Ba / Chasing the Ferry