Richard Morrison | Isle of Arran

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Isle of Arran

by Richard Morrison

International baritone, Richard Morrison, collaborates with some of Scotland's finest musicians, both traditional and classical, to bring together a group of songs from Scotland, Ireland and England, inspired by his lifelong love of the Island of Arran.
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
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1. Isle of Arran
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2. My Ain Folk
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3. Rantin' Rovin' Robin
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4. Bonnie Wee Thing
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5. Road to the Isles
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6. The Sound of Iona
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7. Sea Fever
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8. Turn Ye to Me
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9. Ye Banks and Braes
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10. Jock O' Hazeldean
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11. My Lagan Love
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12. O My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
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13. A Man's a Man
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14. Isle of Arran with Al
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Arran is a dear place to me. My family has close ties with the island going back generations and some of my earliest memories are of happy times there. I’ve fostered this connection for my own sons and every year we’re there during the holidays at our house in Brodick, which Mum and Dad built when I was a boy. As I watch my sons playing on Brodick Golf Course, climbing Goat Fell or pottering around in the boat, I see the childhood selves of me and my father there with them. Three generations of boys playing in the same space, separated by the passage of time. This CD isn’t about Arran, but it’s inspired by Arran and the things I associate with being there – nature, mountains, glens, rivers and the sea; love, family and friends; memories of loved ones now departed and of days gone by. These are the themes that bind this group of songs together.

One Sunday afternoon at home, I asked the boys to come and sit at the table and draw a picture. There was a bit of humphing. The brief was, the three of us walking along Brodick Beach on Arran. In about 15 minutes we’d all drawn something. In my mind I was wondering if I could somehow get all of the pictures onto the CD cover, particularly the boys’. I was being fairly unimaginative but then Ian Boyter, my designer, came up with something – he sent me an example of all three of our pictures superimposed upon one another. I really liked it. We tweaked it by removing my drawing, leaving Peter and Robin’s. My bit is the three stick figures which Ian photoshopped on the left of the middle picture. Peter’s is the big drawing, Robin’s the one in the middle.

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