Mea culpa. I knew I should have double checked the recording, but my
turntable has become a horizontal surface for piling lots of other things.
Of course, I can hear you in the chord at the start of "Reel of the Royal
Scots" on Ready ... And!
The recording I was thinking of is the one made by the RSCDS (!) on "Music
for Eight SCD", mostly dances from the "5 for 1982" book. The music is by
Ron Gonnella, Ian McPhail and others, including pipers from the Royal Scots
Regiment. Not only does that have a four bar intro, but I believe is the
recording that had to be reissued because the pipers played the wrong number
of bars - maybe this four bar stuff isn't all we've made it out to be...
Thank you for pointing out my error. And, yes, I'd love to know how the
pipes came in for the chord at the end.
At the risk of using one posting for two threads, I would like to suggest
that if anyone wants to hear an accordian capable of playing strathspeys with
all the soul, passion and depth some believe only possible on a fiddle -
listen to Etienne Ozorak on his Music Makars album. Better yet, listen/dance
to him live. Perhaps it has less to do with the instrument than with the
talent and feeling of the musician. (Unsolicited rave review)
San Diego, California