Tim Macdonald & Jeremy Ward | The Wilds

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Folk: Scottish Traditional Folk: Scottish Contemporary Moods: Type: Acoustic
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The Wilds

by Tim Macdonald & Jeremy Ward

High-energy Scottish dance tunes meet High Baroque chamber music
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. When She Came Ben She Bobed / Sir Ronald McDonald’s Reel / Sweet Molly
4:40 album only
2. The Highland Watch, Now the 42d Regt or Royal Highlanders
2:07 album only
3. Poohsticks at the Causeway / Blueberry Pie! / Ciamar a Theireadh Sibh…?
2:46 album only
4. Johnie Cope
2:53 album only
5. Major James Monro’s Strathspey / Mr. John Trotter’s Reel / Miss Dickson’s Reel
3:22 album only
6. Mary Scot
2:09 album only
7. Jolly Robin / Tail Todle
6:12 album only
8. Bony Jeane: I. Allegro
2:43 album only
9. Bony Jeane: II. Gratioso
2:14 album only
10. Bony Jeane: III. Vivace
0:58 album only
11. Bony Jeane: IV. Tempo Di Gavotta
1:57 album only
12. Bony Jeane: V. Giga
1:08 album only
13. I Hae a Wife O My Ain / Dunkeld House / My Wife Is a Wanton Wee Thing
4:03 album only
14. Out of the Trenches
2:41 album only
15. The Drunken Piper / The Carle He Came Oer the Craft, Wee His Beard Clean Shaven / Blair Drummond / The High Road to Linton
4:11 album only
16. Auld Lang Syne
4:46 album only
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Album Notes
"The Scottish Music does no less honour to the genius of the country. The old Scottish songs have always been admired for the wild pathetic sweetness which distinguishes them from the music of every other country."
~William Tytler (1779)

“There is an inherent feeling for wild music in Scottish nature, and there is a definite relationship between the rhythms of reels and the Highland fling and the music I play.”
~Duke Ellington (1933)

Wild. Driving dance tunes, plaintive laments, unusual harmonies, surprising forms, fierce songs. From improvised divisions over a ground bass to tender-yet-untamed slow airs to a sonata based on a ballad, this album showcases the huge range of music played by Scottish violinists in the 18th century. The tunes here are different in many ways, but they are united in their wildness and their affective power. Like others before you, we hope that this idiom moves you: at times to dancing, at times to crying, but always to emotion.
Thanks for listening.
—Tim and Jeremy



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