Tir A’Mhurainn - Land Of The Bent Grass

By James MacLean

  1. Dreaming Of Islay
    Battle Of The Somme
    Archie Mackinlay
  2. Dr E.G. Mackinnon
    Clan MacColl
  3. Eilean Beag Donn A’chuain
    Caledonian Canal
    Cecily Ross
  4. Rev Georgie Baxendale
    Gan Ainm
    Duchess Of Edinburgh
    Highland Wedding
  5. Nuair Bha Mi Og
    Joan Garner Of Calgary
    The Market Place Of Inverness
    Gan Ainm
    Captain McKay
  6. PM Jim Christie Of Wick
    Dornie Ferry
    Creagorry Blend
  7. Mala Chaol ‘s Baul Tana
    Cailleach An Dudain
    Brae Riach
  8. An T-alltan Dubh
    Hi Ho Hirum
    The Pipers Controversy
  9. Cearcall A Chuain
    The Peat Gatherers
    Lady Carmichael
    Gan Ainm
    Molly On The Shore
  10. Dr Alistair C MacLaren
    Highland Harry
    Smth Of Chillechassie
  11. Fair Maid Of Barra
  12. David Derek Thomson Woodrow
    Royal Scottish Pipers Society
  13. Mairi Mhin Mheal Shuileach
    Donald Cameron’s Pipes
    MacNeil Of Ugadale
  14. Sine Bhan
    Alex MacDonald
    Tam O’Rourke
  15. Cille Bridghte Mo Graidh
    Memorial Bells Of Inveraray
    Gan Ainm
    Gan Ainm
  16. Failte Rudha Bhatarnis
    Mrs Pat Steel Of Bornish
    Donald MacLeod Of Portnahaven

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Land of the Bent Grass

The title is in reference to South Uist from where the artist hails with Gaelic being his native language. There the artist received piping tuition from Fred Morrison Snr before joining the T.A. where he played under P/M John Burgess MBE, FSA after which he became a police officer and played with the Strathclyde Police during their winning streak. From there he tutoured both at the College of Piping and the Piping Centre.

The artist composed the tunes Rev George Baxendale, Joan Garner of Calgary, David Derek Thomson Woodrow, and Donald MacLeod of Portnahaven featured in tracks 4, 5, 12 and 16 respectively.