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A rich inheritance

That Iain MacInnes is a consummate musician would have been reason enough to encourage him to produce this CD of bagpipe and whistle music. But with this he combines a sensitive appreciation of how to accompany his preferred instruments with others to produce beautiful music. He also has an intimate knowledge of the nation’s traditional music collections and a deep understanding of Scottish culture in general. As if that were not enough Iain has an uncommon talent when it comes to composing new music. In Sealbh, we have the happy result of Iain’s abundant talents being brought to bear. Sealbh is inspired, full of novelty, and simply beautiful.

Currently producer of BBC Radio Scotland’s Pipeline programme, Iain’s musical pedigree is impressive, being a former member of the famous combines, the Tannahill Weavers, Smalltalk and Ossian. His CD, Tryst, published in 1999 received critical acclaim and was hugely popular (I recently spoke to a Canadian piper whose copy of Tryst he claimed was worn through, having being played so often).
The Gaelic word Sealbh (pronounced shall-av) incorporates the idea of inheritance and good fortune, an appropriate sentiment in a CD that draws from the well of musical tradition; a rich inheritance, indeed.

The cover photograph depicts a hut in Airidh a’ Bhruaich on the Isle of Lewis (the hut, by the way, is not part of Iain’s sealbh) which is just a few miles across the hill from Iain’s parents’ home village of Gravir.

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Sealbh

Iain MacInnes

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Spark’s Rant 5:16

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Go To Berwick 5:01

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Karuna 5:32

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Cow Hill 5:02

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Quicksteps 4:30

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Nighean na Cailliche 4:25

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MacDonald of the Isles 5:12

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Rusty Gully 4:05

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Castle Stalker 3:25

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Loudon 3:45

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Loch Bee 5:34

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A rich inheritance

That Iain MacInnes is a consummate musician would have been reason enough to encourage him to produce this CD of bagpipe and whistle music. But with this he combines a sensitive appreciation of how to accompany his preferred instruments with others to produce beautiful music. He also has an intimate knowledge of the nation’s traditional music collections and a deep understanding of Scottish culture in general. As if that were not enough Iain has an uncommon talent when it comes to composing new music. In Sealbh, we have the happy result of Iain’s abundant talents being brought to bear. Sealbh is inspired, full of novelty, and simply beautiful.

Currently producer of BBC Radio Scotland’s Pipeline programme, Iain’s musical pedigree is impressive, being a former member of the famous combines, the Tannahill Weavers, Smalltalk and Ossian. His CD, Tryst, published in 1999 received critical acclaim and was hugely popular (I recently spoke to a Canadian piper whose copy of Tryst he claimed was worn through, having being played so often).
The Gaelic word Sealbh (pronounced shall-av) incorporates the idea of inheritance and good fortune, an appropriate sentiment in a CD that draws from the well of musical tradition; a rich inheritance, indeed.

The cover photograph depicts a hut in Airidh a’ Bhruaich on the Isle of Lewis (the hut, by the way, is not part of Iain’s sealbh) which is just a few miles across the hill from Iain’s parents’ home village of Gravir.

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