Arnish Light

Arnish Light

by The Tannahill Weavers


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The 16th album from this distinguished Scottish folk group is, thankfully, more of what one has long come to expect: expertly rendered medleys of instrumental dance tunes alternating with songs that feature the band's trademark richly arranged harmonies. As usual, listeners will enjoy the instrumental sets to the extent that they enjoy the sound of the highland pipes, which are featured prominently in the arrangements; the band's new piper, a young virtuoso named Colin Melville, is a brilliant player, and he brings both tremendous chops and inventive taste to tunes like "Arnish Light" and "Fear a'Choire" and to a drop-dead gorgeous set of jigs that includes Phil Smillie's lovely "The Bell Rock," "The Fittie Boatman," and "Bessie Brown." But as always, the album's real highlights are the vocal numbers -- traditional songs like "Lassie Wi' the Lintwhite Locks" and "Ower the Hills and Faur Awa'" and bandleader Roy Gullane's lovely original composition "The Rose Amang the Thorn." This is yet another solid contribution to the Tannies' brilliant catalog.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2003
Label: Green Linnet
UPC: 0048248122627
catalogNumber: 481226
Rank: 32792

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tannahill Weavers   Primary Artist
Roy Gullane   Guitar,Vocals
Stuart Morrison   Guitar,Mandola
Phil Smillie   Flute,Vocals,Human Whistle,Djembe,Bodhran
Ian Willis   Percussion
Wilson   Bouzouki,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Duncan J. Nicholson   uillean pipes
Grant Milne   Percussion
John Neil Martin   Fiddle,Mandolin,Cello,Viola,Mandola
Colin Melville   Bagpipes,Guitar,Keyboards,Human Whistle,Djembe,Scottish Small Pipes

Technical Credits

Tannahill Weavers   Producer
Roy Gullane   Composer
Phil Smillie   Composer
Brad Wrolstad   Graphic Design
Peter MacLeod   Composer
Maggie Smillie   Liner Notes
Grant Milne   Pro-Tools
Traditional   Composer

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