I have long admired the warm and forthright playing of Melbourne-based Scottish fiddler Colin MacLeod .
His playing combines his Hebridean roots with the repertoire of central and eastern Scotland
This recording with Rory MacLeod is an unadorned delight, just fiddle and guitar, with Rory taking a guitar solo on The Seagull.
Rory Sinclair (guitar) and Colin MacLeod (fiddle) first found musical lilt in their native homeland of Scotland. This experience was enhanced and further shaped by periods of life spent in Germany (Rory) and South Africa (Colin) before the chance encounter at the Australian National Folk Festival in Canberra 2004. This CD covers the lovely range of good traditional Scottish fiddling (with a guitar solo from Rory on The Seagull). Great tunes, from strathspeys to reels to hornpipes and marches and a beautiful slow air John Roy Lyall
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I agree - this is a wonderful recording. Wonderful choice of tunes - beautifully put together into sets. Colin is one of my favorite fiddlers - such a distinctive voice - and Rory’s very tasteful backing is perfect. Rory also demonstrates his amazing fingering picking style on a couple of tunes.
The is a CD that you keep coming back to - and will have fiddle players wanting to learn some of these great tunes.
And he’s coming to Perth to do a concert this coming Thursday night - he’ll have to make do with me for accompanist this time as Rory isn’t coming.