Force 6 (Increasing Gale 9)

By Windy Gyle Band

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Windy Gyle Band

A very nice showcase of tunes in, or in the idiom of, the Northumbrian tradition. I intend to return to this thread to give fuller details concerning contacts, tune attributions and so on.

Windy Gyle Band

This is a get-together of musicians in North-East England, led by veteran Northumbrian Pipes revivalist Anthony Robb.

The players on this album are:

Anthony Robb (pipes, fiddle
Heather Robb (pipes, fiddle)
Nikki Williamson (fiddle, pipes)
Ged Lawson (guitar, pipes)
Alice Burn (pipes)
Paul Knox (fiddle, pipes)

- Plus guests:

Jimmy Little (mouth organ)
Ruth Ball (fiddle)
Emily Hoile (clarsach, harp)

The following tunes are, or may well be, recent compositions regarding which composers’ rights should be respected:

Money For Nothing (N. Williamson)
Ashleigh’s Hornpipe (P. A. V. Knox)
The Swan (C. McKay)
The Tea Jig (E. Hoile)
The Roaring Barmaid (A. Sullivan)
Dunstanburgh Castle (W. Miller)
Alistair J. Sim (W. Taylor)*
Da Road To Houll (T. Anderson)*
Flaming Umbrella (N. Williamson)
Jock Wilson Of Fenton (B. Anderson)
The Patchwork Polka (I. Peterson)
Robertson’s Reel (T. Anderson)*
Willy Taylor’s Fiddle (I. Robertson)
The Boreal Owl (P.Cranford)
Trip To Brittany (M.McGoldrick)
Valley Of The Moon (A. Frazer)
Buttered Parsnips (N. Williamson)
Dr. Robb’s Dancing Feet (S. Hardy)
Amber Lay-by (N.Williamson)
Bill Sutherland (A. Rennie)*
Young Scotty (C. Sherrit)
The Quarryman (C.Sherrit)
The Lemonville Jig (J.C.Hayes)

*I include these tunes by the late Tom Anderson, Willy Taylor and - more distantly in time - Adam Rennie, because I do not know whether or not their compositions are in the public domain for recording purposes, and thought it best to stay on the safe side.

Should you wish to buy a copy of this album or find out more about the Windy Gyle Band, contact one or other of the following e-mail addresses:

…As for the album title, I assume it refers to the six regulars having their impact increased by the three guests!

Great album

Lots of great music here. It’s in constant rotation on my ipod. Their first recording is great too.