The Highlands and Islands of Scotland have been shaped by centuries of clan history. A past overflowing with countless tales of bloodshed and bravery, rivalry and revenge. Presenter and programme maker Paul Murton makes a personal journey beyond the myths and the tartan to uncover the real story of Scotland’s Highland Clans
Hivetribe returns to us with their second solo album and now we get even deeper into the story of the Sacred Forest. We travel far beyond it actually. Over the oceans and to the very Islands of Fluor where we meet the great Shoo. Brother of the Little Sorcerer we touched upon in Jams In The Sacred Forest. Shoo is a brave warrior and we get the chance to hear his story and his thoughts about all the battles he had for his homeland and how brave he is. All that combined with images of Talking Shapes and Neon Troops that guard the land create a magnificent glowing territory where only love and peace is in charge.
The bagpipe became known worldwide during the expansion of the British Empire, due to the use of the Scottish Great Highland bagpipe by British military forces that included Highland regiments. That, coupled with the large number of pipers trained for military service in the two World Wars, led to a surge of popularity during the twentieth century. Not only are the pipes heard at formal events, ceremonies, and military observations, they are listened to for pleasure. This album features a rousing and proud collection of pipes music from Scotland and all of the UK, and from Nova Scotia in Canada. Marches, strathspey, jigs (including Galician and Asturian jigs), reels, solo pipes as well as Saor Patrol’s ‘Celtic rock’ with pipes, drums and electric guitar are all included here.