13 tracks: First Light, Dawn Rant * Dawn Dance * Wooden Whale, Leaps and Bounds, Skye Barbeque * Stratherrick * Funky 105 * Rain on Rannoch * Common Ground * Eilidh's Frolic * Sally mo Ghradh * Independence Trail, Galen's Arrival * Pamela Rose Grant * Free Rein * Theme for Scotland.
Exhilarating new music deeply rooted in the Scottish tradition, with brilliant ensemble performances by top-rated musicians from diverse musical backgrounds. 1996 NAIRD Indie Award Winner for Celtic Music Album of the Year. Alasdair Fraser (fiddle, viola) with Eric Rigler (Highland pipes, uilleann pipes), Tim Gorman (piano,keyboards), Chris Norman (flute, piccolo), Todd Phillips (bass), Peter Maund (percussion), Aidan Brennan (guitar), Mike Marshall (guitar), Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Sandy Wilson (bass), Brian Willis (drums), Jarrod Kaplan (percussion). 'Dawn Dance hints at Eastern, Celtic and Renaissance strains, with Alasdair Fraser's genius in abundance. Delicious and refreshing.' (Rock 'n' Reel)