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Alasdair Fraser, Muriel Johnstone, Natalie Haas
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Legacy of the Scottish Fiddle, Vol. 2: Alasdair Fraser, 
Muriel Johnstone, Natalie Haas
Tunes from The Life and Land of Robert Burns

Alasdair Fraser (fiddle)
Muriel Johnstone (piano)
Natalie Haas (cello)

On Volume 2 of this series of the traditional Scottish fiddle repertoire, Alasdair plays 'Robert Burns' on fiddle, accompanied by Muriel Johnstone (piano) and Natalie Haas (cello).

The project was inspired partly by the comprehensive book The Songs of Robert Burns by James C Dick, published in 1903. The author meticulously sets the historical and social context of Burns' work, and re-connects his lyrics to the melodies that Burns had intended. The published collections of Burns' day became the basis for selecting tunes for this recording. It was a time when every class of society danced vigorously. A fiddler might play for classical concerts as well as country dances and courtly balls. Many of Burns' poems and letters refer to fiddle music, fiddlers, and the dance, giving us insight into the social life of the day - indeed he himself was a fiddler. 

  1. Watson's Scotch Measure/Lady Mary Hay's Scotch Measure
  2. Muirland Willie/Hoop Her & Gird Her/Merrily Danced the Quaker's Wife/The Hemp Dresser
  3. The Yellow-Haired Laddie/Afton Water
  4. Argyle Bowling Green/Earl of Hynford's Reel/Miss Farquharson of Invercauld's Reel/Hon. Mrs. Campbell of Lochnell's Reel
  5. Hey, Tutti, Taitie (Scots, Wha Hae)
  6. The Bashful Lover/Corn Rigs/Sic A Wife As Willie Had/Duncan Gray/Red House
  7. O'er the Muir amang the Heather
  8. The Miller's Daughter/My Wife's A Wanton Wee Thing/Deuks Dang ower My Daddy/I Hae a Wife
  9. Ca' the Ewes
  10. Invercauld's Reel/The Lea Rig/Rattlin Roarin Willie/Col. David Stewart of Garth
  11. Killiecrankie
  12. Loch Erroch Side/Rothiemurchus Rant/Bonnie Lass of Fisherrow/The Marquis of Queensberry
  13. Lads of Leith/The Highway to Edinburgh
  14. Miss Johnstone/ Mr. Ferguson of Raith's Strathspey/Green Grow the Rashes/Tibby Fowler o' the Glen/The Drummer
  15. My Nanie O
  16. Sir Walter Scott/Dainty Davie/Mr. John Trotter of Castlelaw's Hornpipe
  17. Wandering Willie/Major Graham of Inchbrakie/McLauchlane's Scots Measure
  18. Within a Mile of Edinburgh Town/Bonny Wee Thing/Wha Can Help it
  19. Cadgers in the Canongate/Bonnie Anne/The Highlandman Kissed His Mother/Push about the Jorum/Lady Mackintosh's Reel/Edinburgh Castle Reel/Up, and Warn' A', Willie
  20. For A' That an' A' That (A Man's a Man)
  21. Goodnight & Joy Be wi' Ye A'/The Gates of Edinburgh/The Bottom of the Punch Bowl/The Cairdin' o't