Orkney Folk Festival - The Gathering

Orkney Folk Festival - The Gathering

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(June 2012) 9 tracks: Orkney Jigs: Holm Band Tune / Skeldaquoy Point / The Birsay Haddock * Polkas: Whal's Rost / Maggie Watson's Polka * Sweet Honey In The Rock * Lily And Diana's: Lily's March / Titting The Scales * Piper's Cave: Piper's Cave / J Scott Skinner's Compliments To Dr MacDonald * Isle Of Erin * Billy's Leap: Billy's Leap / Ronnie Aim's Compliments To J Craigie, Deithe, Rousay * Bride's Lament * Watchmen's Polka: The Watchmen's Polka / Karen's Reel / The Dragon / The Orkney Hornpipe.

Recorded live at the 2011 Orkney Folk Festival, featuring some of the island's finest musicians.

This CD captures one of the most memorable nights in the history of the festival. Under the direction of Orcadian fiddler Douglas Montgomerie, these talented musicians were brought together for an evening of tunes, songs and friendship at Stromness Town Hall.

Jennifer Austin (piano), Brian Cromarty (vocals, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Kris Drever (double bass, guitar, vocals), Gavin Firth (guitar), Kristan Harvey (fiddle), Billy Jolly (moothie), Erik Laughton (bodhran, drums), Douglas Montgomery (fiddle, banjo), Billy Peace (accordion).
Special Guests: Kirsty Drever (fiddle), Sarah Jane Gibbon (vocals), Andrew Gifford (fiddle, double bass). Aimee Leonard (vocals), Eric Linklater (fiddle), Graham Low (fiddle), Kenny Ritch Sr (accordion), Kenny Ritch Jr (fiddle), Emily Turton (vocals).


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