Trevor Hunter ‘From Shetland’
With Jack Robertson on guitar and double bass, and Margaret Rutherford and Elaine Hunter on piano.
Donside Records DRCD 1028 (1991)
This one is a favourite of my wife’s and I also enjoy it, as I have been again today. Yes, the classical influences are there, but he handles it all very nicely, not sacraficing the tunes but carrying them and presenting them very well. There is one odd thing about this CD, no jigs, not a one, but plenty of variety, if some of it curious but just as enjoyable. There are a couple of shmaltzy waltzes, which we both love, and there’s a beautiful Marchen from the North Country, and something for Christmas too… (As it hasn’t yet been made, I guess I’d better make that link from here to the transcription of same…)
I’ve had this going for a good part of today and have enjoyed every minute of it… ;-)