Favourite BB recording
This was probably my favourite BB recording of all. line up then included Brian Mcneill, Allan Reid, Ged Foley, and Duncan McGillivary.
“The Keelman ower the Land”- on “Home Is Where The Van Is”
Has to be one of the loveliest Northumbrian tunes, treated marvellously on this album by Ged Foley and the band, who’ve added a fourth part to the original 3-part tune to great advantage. Northumbrian music’s a very mixed bag - diverse influences, a lot of also-rans and curiosities, but every so often among old tunes and new ones something of extraordinary beauty turns up. Kathryn Tickell’s contributed here. I think the “Keelman” is in the second Northumbrian Pipers’ Society tune book, but am not sure.