(June 2000) 20 tracks

Harps, pipes and fiddles - the instruments that have carried, invented and expanded the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland for centuries. The musicians chosen to play on this album are leading exponents of the tradition.

The harp (gut and wire-strung) players are Ann Heymann, Alison Kinnaird, Maire Ni Chathasaigh and William Taylor.

The pipers (Northumbrian, Border and Highland) are Ged Foley, Dougie Pincock and Duncan MacGillivray (of Battlefield Band fame), John D. Burgess, Dr Angus MacDonald and Pipe Major Iain MacDonald.

The fiddle comes to the fore in the hands of Aly Bain, John McCusker, Vincent Griffin, Brian McNeill, Marie Fielding and Fiddlers Five.

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