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Kevin Macleod - Highland Strands

By Mandolin Cafe
August 1, 2014 - 3:15 pm

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Kevin Macleod - Highland Strands

Kevin Macleod - Highland Strands

On his 4th solo recording Highland Strands, Kevin Macleod plays Scottish traditional music on mandolin, bouzouki, cittern and resonator tenor guitars.

He is accompanied here by longstanding friends Luke Plumb (Shooglenifty) on bouzouki & mandolin, Alec Finn (De Danann) on bouzouki, fiddler John Martin (Ossian, Easy Club, Tannahill Weavers), guitarist Matheu Watson, mandolinist Tim Jones & flautist Phil Smillie (Tannahill Weavers).

Together they perform Scottish marches, reels, & retreats from the ancient repertoire of the great Highland bagpipe, jigs, waltzes, and airs from Ireland and America and new tunes by Ian Hardie, Andy Statman, Freeland Barbour, Ali 'Beag' MacLeod and Allan MacDonald.

This is lively, upbeat, acoustic music rooted in the traditional folk music of Scotland, performed with vivacity and spirit by masters of the tradition.

David Glen's Old Pipe Reels

From Highland Strand, listen to the track David Glen's Old Pipe Reels.

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Ron McMillan
August 02, 2014 12:57 AM
This should be wonderful listening for people who love Scottish traditional music. The personnel involved come from some of Europe's top traditional bands.
kmmando
August 05, 2014 05:56 AM
Thank you Ron, you can find out more on my new website, where there are galleries of film videos and photographs too. And you can get full cd copies from me that way too, signed as well, if required. Cheers, Kevin

http://www.kevinmacleod.co.uk
Ron McMillan
August 05, 2014 08:34 AM
Hi Kevin,

Since the Edinburgh folk scene is not huge, I'm guessing you must know Nigel Richard, bagpipe maker and folkie. I met him out here in Thailand last year. His chorro (or whatever it was) created a stir in the blues bars where he was hanging out with mandolin blues player (and Cafe member) Bert Deivert.
kmmando
August 05, 2014 11:56 AM
Yes Ron you are right, he's an old pal, a great fellow, tremendous pipe maker and musician. That would have been a great session! My cousin lives permanently in Changmai. Maybe I'll visit him one day, and we can catch a tune too! Best wishes, Kevin
Ron McMillan
August 06, 2014 06:41 AM
Quote from kmmando: Yes Ron you are right, he's an old pal, a great fellow, tremendous pipe maker and musician. That would have been a great session! My cousin lives permanently in Changmai. Maybe I'll visit him one day, and we can catch a tune too! Best wishes, Kevin End Quote

If you ever do get out here, be sure to drop me a line in advance.

ron
kmmando
August 19, 2014 06:52 PM
It's a long way, but never say never!

http://www.kevinmacleod.co.uk
Jim Nollman
August 20, 2014 12:38 PM
Kevin, that is one sweet as honey, clear-as-a-bell sounding mandolin on the tune "David Glen's Pipe Reel. What is it? I'm also curious about what strings you had on it. The tune is also quite glorious. I think I will learn it.
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