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  • Audio CD (7 Feb 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Make Believe Records
  • ASIN: B002LCOQA0
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 242,047 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Oigfhear A Chuil Duinn (Young Man Of The Brown Hair)
2. The Prophet
3. Honesty
4. Happy Hours
5. 'STrom Trom A Tha Mi (Sad Sad Am I)
6. Fair An Lucky
7. I Lost My Heart on Friday
8. Lament For Mr Thomas Grant, Of Glen Elgin
9. Highland Wedding
10. Muirtown House
11. Hugh Allan

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Winner of BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2005, Instrumentalist of the year 2009 at Scottish Traditional Music Awards, her previous album, 'When Leaves Fal'l named as Classic Album at Celtic Connections Festival 2008, Lauren MacColl is not without her admirers. This, her second solo album takes it's name from a prophecy of her native Black Isle's ancient prophet the Brahan Seer, it is a stunning, and emotional musical journey from heartbreaking Gaelic airs to rousing Strathspeys and Reels. Lauren uses old printed sources for her material, and adds her own tunes to weave a rich tapestry of sounds with her fellow musicians. Known for her richly expressive tone on the fiddle, this music is hugely evocative of the Highland landscape that inspired it. It contains no words, and neither does it need to: these are musicians who can paint pictures and tell stories with their instruments alone. Produced by Chris Stout (Fiddlers' Bid), Lauren is joined by regular collaborators Barry Reid (Treacherous Orchestra) on guitar and acclaimed pianist Mhairi Hall. Special guests are Donald Shaw (Capercaillie) on accordion and harmonium, Su-a Lee (Mr McFall's Chamber) on cello and producer Stout on viola. "quite simply the best playing of a slow air I have ever heard" Mike Harding, Radio 2 "stop in your tracks gorgeousness" The Herald "Anyone who thinks there are no great old tunes left to discover should revise their opinion after hearing this Cd: ''forgotten reels, strathspeys, airs and jigs come alive in Lauren's hands" Irish Music Magazine "an exceptional talent among the nowadays crowded ranks of Scottish fiddlers" Songlines Also available MBR1CD 'When Leaves Fall'

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It's on my top ten list of 2009. -- Irish Music Magazine

Stop-you-in-your-tracks gorgeousness. -- The Herald

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By morigue on 13 Dec 2009
Format: Audio CD
On this collection of traditional Highland tunes and original compositions, Lauren exhibits a mastery well beyond her years. She handles jigs, strathspeys and reels with an ease most would envy. It's impossible to sit still while listening to "The Prophet" and "Happy Hours." However, the real gems here are the slow airs. She somehow manages to crawl deep into the heart of each tune and make it her own. The results are devastatingly beautiful and emotional, especially "Lament for Mr. Thomas Grant" and "Hugh Allan".

In addition to her regular band mates Mhairi Hall and Barry Reid, Lauren is also joined by Donald Shaw on accordion and harmonium, Su-a Lee on cello and Chris Stout on viola. Together, they've created an incredible album worth playing over and over.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. Smith on 28 Mar 2011
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A superb album - technique to die for, and a real ability to get inside the tunes. The slow tunes will stop you in your tracks, truly special.

The band works well together, Lauren's fiddle blending especially strongly with Mhairi Hall's distinctive piano playing.

The album works as a 'whole' too, the tunes are paced and sequenced well - even the artwork and graphic design is great...!

A must-have.
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Absolutely fabulous album! To get the full effect of this masterly performance, though, you need to have a top grade hifi system. I played it first on the way to work in my Ford Fiesta standard in-car system - oh dear! But on the Denon amplifier/Marantz CD deck/Wharfdale speaker home system - wow! Lauren MacColl's highly individual violin voice is beyond beguiling. There's a gutsy tonal richness that pierces straight to your soul
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The best album I've heard in a very long time! 28 April 2009
By morigue - Published on Amazon.com
On this collection of traditional Highland tunes and original compositions, Lauren exhibits a mastery well beyond her years. She handles jigs, strathspeys and reels with an ease most would envy. It's impossible to sit still while listening to "The Prophet" and "Happy Hours." However, the real gems here are the slow airs. There are few Highland fiddlers that do them better. They are achingly beautiful and haunting, especially "Hugh Allan" and "Lament for Mr. Thomas Grant".

In addition to her regular band mates Mhairi Hall and Barry Reid, Lauren is also joined by Donald Shaw on accordion and harmonium, Su-a Lee on cello and Chris Stout on viola. Together, they've created an incredible album.
Five Stars 19 Oct 2014
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Traditional music just doesn't get better than this. I am in awe,.
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