Various Artists:  Scottish Fiddle Rally

 Highlights from a historic concert series of Scottish & Cape Breton music

Aly Bain ~ Alasdair Fraser ~ Buddy MacMaster Natalie MacMaster ~ Jerry Holland

and the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club

directed by Edward Scott Pearlman

Also on Greentrax Recordings, CDTRAX154

“Seventy-five minutes of the finest Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle music must have been tremendous to have been present.”  Living Tradition – full review

”...the Boston players achieve more oomph than you might expect... Alasdair Fraser...Aly Bain...Natalie MacMaster...Buddy MacMaster...Jerry Holland and Boston’s very own Ed Pearlman complete a fine bill.” The Scotsman

“Quite an astral collection of the fiddler’s art here, from Ms. MacMaster to the venerable Mr. Bain.  This one will get played over a long period.” Mike Ganley, radio mid-Gloucestershire

“The sound captures the passionate atmosphere of the concerts...brimming with virtuosity.”  Trad Mag--Musiques Traditionelles  (“La prise de son capture l’atmosphere passionnee des concerts...c’est saoulant de virtuosite.”)

A great opportunity to hear, side by side, several different fiddle styles which come under the umbrella of traditional Scottish music.” Fiddler Magazine

”Plenty of good music...a very balanced mix...a nice sense of continuity.” Dirty Linen

”Guests...are quite impressive...The album intersperses solo fiddle sets...with the full-fledged, almost orchestral sets by the Fiddle Club. Very nice.” Sing Out!

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See track listing below.

1 Lovat Scouts/Wee Tod (Boston Scottish Fiddle Club)


2 Sands of Murness/Angus Campbell/Lt. Maguire/Wooden Whale (Alasdair Fraser)


3 Duchess of Bedford (Alasdair Fraser)

4 Dundee Clog/Forester's Clog/Lord Gordon's Reel/O'Mahoney's Reel/Mary McMahon/Old Copperplate/Foxhunter's (Natalie MacMaster)

5 Baddeck Gathering/Miss Campbell/Memory of Angus (Boston Scottish Fiddle Club)


6 Capt. Campbell/Iron Man/Barrowburn (Aly Bain)


7 Charlie Hunter/Rosewood (Aly Bain)


8 Da Cross Reel/Da Boannie Lass o' Bekkahill/Miss Spence's/Soldier's Joy (Aly Bain with Fiddle Club)


9 Arthur Muise/Little Judique/Mary Cotter/Father Hanley's Jig (Jerry Holland)


10 Mrs. Crawford/John Pellerine's/David White's/CBC's Glen and Carl/Just Cruising/Iggie and Squiggie (Jerry Holland)

11 Smith's A Gallant Fireman/Miss Lyall/Witches Hill/Iron Man/Gordon's Dance/Fairy Dance(Boston Scottish Fiddle Club)


12 Duke of Gordon's Birthday/Sheehan's Reel/Old Reel/Nine Pint Coggie/Traditional/Lady Georgina Campbell/West Mabou Reel (Buddy MacMaster)


13 Battle of the Somme/Andrew Carr/Highland Laddie (Ed Pearlman and Boston Scottish Fiddle Club)


14 Little Cascade (Alasdair Fraser and Boston Scottish Fiddle Club)


15 Athole Brose/Capt. David Stewart/Molly Rankin (Alasdair Fraser)


16 Calum Breugach/Devil in the Kitchen/Miss Drummond of Perth/MacKinnon's/Traditional/Hamish the Carpenter/Put Me in the Box/Perthshire Hunt/Sandy MacIntyre's Trip to Boston (Alasdair Fraser, Jerry Holland, the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club)


17 Lancers/Petronella/Jerry the Rigger (Aly Bain and John Coakley)

Track Listing