Spirit of the Quaich

A selection of pieces performed by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland students and graduates: Mhairi MacKinnon, Ainsley Hamill, Jocelyn Pettit, Ryan Young, Robyn Stapleton and Chris Gray. Accompanied by Ceol Alba. Supported by Keepers of the Quaich.

You can listen to all 16 tracks below.

Track listings for Spirit of the Quaich:

1 A Land for all Seasons
Ceol Alba. D Climie and R Cass. Pub: Campbell Connelly  

2 Spootiskerry, traditional
Ceol Alba

3 Whistle o’er the Lave O’t
Because she was a Bonnie Lass
, traditional
Mhairi Mackinnon, fiddle

4 Ye banks and braes, arr: Claire Liddell. Pub: Goodmusic   
Ceol Alba

5 The Winsome Jig, traditional
Ceol Alba

6 The Lyceum, Ainsley Hamill
Ainsley Hamill, voice. Christopher Gray, piano

7 Rannie MacLellan’s, Brenda Stubbert. Pub: Grian Music
Jocelyn Pettit, fiddle

8 Alba Waltz, traditional
Ceol Alba

9 Two Fifty to Vigo, Angus R Grant. Arr: Christopher Gray. Pub: Grian Music
Christopher Gray, piano

10 Fingal’s Cave
The Bird’s Nest
S’imoadh Rud a chunnaic mi
, all traditional. Arr: Ryan Young
Ryan Young, fiddle

11 A Burns Lament, traditional
A Burns Scherzo, traditional 
Ceol Alba

12 The Freedom Come-All-Ye, Words: Hamish Henderson. 
Tune: Farewell To The Creeks by Pipe Major James Robertson 
Robyn Stapleton, voice

13 Niel Gow’s Lament for the Death of his Second Wife
Jocelyn Pettit, fiddle

14 The Duke of Atholl’s Jig, traditional
Ceol Alba

15 The Rowan Tree, traditional. Words: Lady Nairne
Robyn Stapleton, voice

16 Hebridean Fantasia, traditional
Ceol Alba


Tracks 7 and 9: used with the permission
of Grian Music.

Tracks 7 and 13: Played on Niel Gow’s fiddle

Track 4: Claire Liddell 1974 used by permission
of Goodmusic Publishing Ltd

Track 12: reproduced with the permission
of the Estate of Hamish Henderson

All arrangements played by Ceol Alba
by George MacIlwham

Recorded in the Banqueting Hall, Blair Castle,
Blair Atholl, Scotland on 30 and 31 January 2019

Recording Engineer: Colin Stephen

Music Producer: Walter Blair

© 2019 Keepers of the Quaich. All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, public performance, broadcasting, hiring or rental of this recording is prohibited.

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