A highly innovative and quite stunning album by Ian Bruce that follows on from his
Alloway Tales album of Burns work and of course his contributions to Fred Freeman?s
collected works. Robert Burns is a heroic figure for what he did in the 18th Century
to rescue Scottish traditional tunes and song, to rework, improve and provide lyrics
for so many that would simply have disappeared. Following the surge of Burns songs
that inevitably appeared during 2009 ? 250 years on from Burns? birth, often performed
with little originality-
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HITS AND PIECES (3 Disc Set -
(The First 30 Years)
LUMS CD 0111
This package slipped quietly into being last Thursday-
There?s a bit of everything in here and yet I believe it all balances up well. My own songs, some collaborations, some works by my other folkies big and not so. There?s Scottish traditional material laced with Robert Burns.
If ever you liked any of my work, there?s probably quite a lot in here for you.
So there it is. Jokingly called Hits and Pieces (The First Thirty Years) I?d have to emulate Pete Seeger to manage a Volume Two of such an epic..
This whole package sells for £20.00.
I hope you like the concept enough to give it a go.
Thanks to everyone who has supported me so well over those 30 years.
LUMS CD 0112
Here?s the new CD from Ian Bruce and Victor Besch. If you liked the last one.....Well Frankly it?s totally different. A real mixture of styles. Anything from modern Scottish Bagpipe tunes by Vic to firt collaborations between the two. Sometimes resulting in Reggae tinges. A coup[le more songs from the Ian Bruce/Charlie Milne school and talking of schools (what a neat link) some songs written by Ian and a couple of batches of Dumfries and Galloway Schoolkids during the height of the Rivers and Burns project.So much going on here but according to those who have heard it so far, it all works so well together. We?d like to think they?re right.