Ramblewood music

Patricia Ruggiero

Message 27520 · 26 Sep 2001 04:36:26 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Anselm wrote:

>This must be the CD `Memories of Scottish Weekend', which I believe has
been mentioned before on this list. I picked up a copy a couple of years ago
and the only thing I regret about it is that it isn't number 20 in a 20-CD
series of similar recordings.

You'll be pleased to know, then, that it will soon be number 1 of 2. Next
year's Saturday night ball will be recorded.

>The sheer energy of some of these tracks is hardly believable.

The music at Ramblewood is always like that, owing to the organizing skills
of Liz Donaldson, who has always been the Music Chair. The core band is
always Findhorn: Liz (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass), Steve Hickman (fiddle),
and Marty Taylor (flute, piccolo, concertina); this guarantees that the
music will at least be excellent. Add to that the different guest musicians
such as Earl Gadddis, Barbara McOwen, Anne Hooper, Calum MacKinnon, Alasdair
Fraser, Elke Baker, David Knight, David Wiesler, and Susie Petrov; throw in
Dan Emery, piper; and the music moves from merely excellent to thrilling,
exhilarating, breathtaking, and astonishingly beautiful and powerful.

Pat

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