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A Highland Journey vol 2 - Music In The Glen


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  • Model: TN1932-G
  • Shipping Weight: 0.125kg
  • 10 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Greentrax

This recording follows along similar lines to the hugely popular album A Highland Journey In Music From Scotland. Released in 2005, this has been the most successful album in the Celtic Collections Series and is one of the best sellers overall in the Greentrax catalogue.

Review by Grem Devlin
Before you jump on me, I’d like to say that starting the album title with a lower case ‘a’ isn’t a typo – it’s really written that way (just for the record) – apart from on the associated press release… The music’s rather good though – a fine selection of traditional Scottish tunes, performed with customary gusto by Pete Clark (fiddle), Marc Duff (whistles and recorder) and the producer, Jack Evans, on guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and whistle. Various country and farmyard noises off stage accompany the introductions to the tracks in order to reinforce the highland credentials. The person adding the pretty lame tambourine to The Banks Of The Spey is not credited, but I guess they’d prefer to remain anonymous. When tracks work well, they truly fly – Glemoriston is stunning, although the sounds at the end purporting to be Loch Ness are more reminiscent of a flushing loo… I also love the Skye medley, including the only non-trad tune – Jack Evans’ The Fairy Glen, which is delightful. Mind you, if one of the intentions is to accompany persons on a trip around the Highlands, at barely 47 minutes long it would scarcely take you 15 miles past the traffic jams at Perth – maybe a case for releasing it bundled with Volume 1 – might get you past Crieff anyway. Most of the killer tracks are those that are fiddle led – culminating with the final brilliant medley (The Caledonian March/Music In The Glen) which alone makes this one worth a punt – just wish that the album were a tad longer, and that they’d considered kicking the sound effects into the long heather.

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 06 May, 2014.