This critically acclaimed album is a collection of songs and music about the Scottish soldier which reflect his spirit, his gallantry and his irreverent humour – this CD has something for everyone.
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Scottish Soldier - This inspiring sixties hit, written by Andy Stewart, has been re-worked by Isla. The tempo increases with each verse and chorus as more instruments are added. Finally the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Regiment of Scotland enter playing ‘Green Hills of Tyrol’. Solo piping by Pipe Major Gordon Walker. This award winning track is outstanding.
A beautiful song about a girl falling for her Highland soldier.
An unusual medley by Isla which includes the ancient song about the ‘Cameron men
An excellent version of this amusing song from the Napoleonic era.
The pipe tune is still used by many regiments as a lament to the fallen but the lyrics are seldom heard. This tune was banned by the army during the Napoleonic wars as it made the Highlanders homesick.
Hamish Henderson’s classic lyrics never sung better than by Isla St Clair. The DVD sequence contains wonderful archive
Another extraordinary ballad - now seldom heard - written at the time by a soldier of the 92nd Gordon Highlanders
Written by Robert Burns about the general attitude towards soldiers
Gordon Walker's own composition about the famous 52nd Lowland Division.
Gordon Walker and his Pipe Band are outstanding in this set
Performed by Isla St Clair; Pipe Major Gordon Walker and the Pipes and Drums of the 6th Bn. Royal Regiment of Scotland.
This critically acclaimed album is a collection of songs and music about the Scottish soldier which reflect his spirit, his gallantry and his irreverent humour.
Isla St Clair
HCLA – C110
A companion DVD (75 minutes) is part of this Set. The DVD includes the award winning music video ‘The Scottish Soldier’ which was filmed at Edinburgh Castle with the cooperation of the Scottish regiments.
“Poignant! Funny! Timeless!
A long overdue tribute…..”