A collection of airs and dances from the North Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland performed on fiddle with piano and guitar.
Bonnie Rideout, an internationally-acclaimed performer, is a three-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion. She performs, teaches and judges at Scottish fiddle competitions and workshops throughout North America. Bonnie resided at Armadale Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland when she did the original research which led to this historic recording, �Soft May Morn." Total time 55:13 minutes.
Inspired by the Celtic circles of ancient Scotland, Bonnie paints a musical picture through time, joining the heavens and earth to the cycles of everyday life. Performed on Scottish fiddle with gold medal piper Eric Rigler on the Great Highland bagpipe, Scottish smallpipes and uileann pipes. Also accompanied by guitar, Celtic harp, viola da gamba, hammered dulcimer, bass and bodhran. Includes North Highland tunes from the Patrick McDonald Collection, 1784, pipe marches, strathspeys, jigs and reels, laments and traditional favorites.
Bass String Winder is an essential for changing strings. Saves time and hand fatigue. Durable hard plastic part has opening which slips over tuning machine-peg while other end is comfortably gripped by free-hand and turned around and round until old string can be removed and new string can be installed and then brought up to tune.
The Meadowmount Trio and Melodiya Records have formed an historic partnership between the U.S. and Russia with this recording project, American Music in Moscow. The American musicians perform a retrospective of 20th-century American music that is recorded and produced in Moscow. In this recording, the music of four exceptional American-born composers, Paul Schoenfield, Samuel Barber, William Bolcom and Arthur Foote comes to life through the Trio's extraordinary talent and musical understanding that has kept them in demand world-wide since 1991.
Selections include: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (William Bolcom), Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6 (Samuel Barber), Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 65 (Arthur Foote), Caf Music for Piano Trio (Paul Schoenfield)