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04 McDougall’s Gathering 7:44 min – track sample


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04 McDougall’s Gathering 7:44 min

McDougall’s Gathering is an old Scottish Piobaireach so called because tunes in this tradition were originally composed for Great Highland pipes. In the 18th and 19th Centuries AD, musicians adapted them for violin and viola. This style has been re-introduced by American viola player Bonnie Rideout. Her powerful evocative playing is enhanced to a remarkable degree by the backing of Irish and Scottish bronze horns, interacting with the tones of the strings to create overtones of an almost magical quality.

Bonnie Rideout – viola
Simon O’Dwyer – dord íseal, two tracks of dord ard and two tracks of adharc
John Purser – arrangement
Harry Bradshaw – post mastering

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