and then a piping interpretation of each medley.
“Performances are fully worthy of the esteem in which Isla St Clair and Gordon Walker
are each held.” PIPING TODAY
Isla St Clair
HCLA – C103
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.
One of the classic love songs of all time by Robert Burns.
One of the great Scots songs of WWII written by Hamish Henderson to the classic bagpipe tune ‘Farewell to the Creeks’
Gordon Walker plays this classic tune on the Highland small pipes
The words were written by Lady Nairne in the 19th century about two lovers parted by death and their belief they will re-unite in heaven. Leal means loyal
Isla puts in an extraordinary performance with this melody of popular Scots songs
Isla’s stunning interpretation of this classic lament is followed by Gordon Walker’s evocative piping. The lament was composed by one of the famous MacCrimmon’s who prophesied his own death on the battlefield in 1746.
Gordon Walker gives a dazzling display on the Highland small pipes
Two groups, kids and soldiers, enjoy changing and making-up verses of popular songs and tunes. Isla gives her version followed by Gordon on pipes
Sir Walter Scot reputedly said of this classic Burn’s song that it encapsulates the meaning of a million love songs
The marches composed by Gordon Walker
Another great medley by Gordon Walker on the Highland small pipes
“One of the most original albums in years”
The voice and the bagpipes are probably the two most powerful musical instruments in history. This collection of popular and dramatic songs and tunes is performed by two of Scotland’s finest musicians, Isla St Clair and Gordon Walker, who give a vocal