Gaelic in the Bow

By Alex Francis MacKay

  1. Jeannie Caruthers
    Lady Madelina Sinclair
    Mr. Compton Of Compton Hall
  2. Miss Mariane Oliphant
    Lady Charlotte Campbell
    Munlochy Bridge
    Lady Rothes
  3. Glengrant
    Mr. Eager’s
    Thrum’s Cairn
    The Yetts Of Muckart
  4. Memories Of Joe MacInnis
    The Marquis Of Lorn
    Lassie, Look Before You
    The Lasses Of Stewarton
    Geordie MacLeish
  5. Watson’s Class
    Gan Ainm
    Struan Robertson’s Rant
    Keep It Up
  6. The Prince Of Whales
    Rosin The Bow
    Graham’s Highland Fling
  7. Professor Blackie
    Milton Duff
    Clach Na Cudain
    Geordie MacLeish
    The Pitnacree Ferryman
  8. Sandlaw’s Welcome
    Hoch Hey Johnnie Lad
    The Bog O’ Gight
    The Lea Rig
    Bonnie Nellie
    Pretty Marion
  9. The Maids Of Arrochar
    Lady Muir MacKenzie’s Favourite
  10. Dr. MacLeod Of Almwick
    Lord Blantyre
    The Reel Of Cluny
  11. Miss Fores Of Pitsligo
    Miss Grace Menzies
    Mrs. Charles Stewart
    The Whigs Of Fife
    Miss Susan Gordon
  12. Mrs. James Christie
    Mrs. Henry Lumsden Of Tillwhilly
    Lady Elizabeth Lindsay
    Miss Watt
    Miss Menzie Of Menzies
  13. The Concert
    Niel Gow’s
    Largo Law
    Miss Compton Of Compton Hall
    Raigmore House

Two comments

Re: Gaelic in the Bow

This is a great recording, the second CD by old-style Cape Breton fiddler Alex Francis MacKay, released in 2005. Unlike his first CD, “A Lifelong Home” (1997), all of these medleys were recorded spontaneously at different points in time, not rehearsed, but simply sharing tunes he liked to play. It does feature the ever-tasteful accompaniment of Gordon MacLean on piano. Although he plays a bit out of tune (he was in his 80s at the time of recording, I believe), I love this recording, partially for the phenomenal tune choices and partly for that certain spirit and accent apparent in his playing.

Re: Gaelic in the Bow

Right on, there, Daniel Parker.