11 tracks: Tullochgorum * The Rock * Thogail nam Bo * Horsburgh Castle * Quicksteps * Fhir a’ Chinn Duibh * Tha Mulad * Cameronian Rant * Piobaireachd Dhomhnaill Duibh * Latha bha ‘n Ridire ‘g ol * Alex Currie’s.
Seudan comprises some of Scotland’s leading exponents of traditional pipe music and Gaelic song. The music is alive and vital, closely related to its old natural step dance rhythms while the piobaireachd follows the song versions from which they originated. The arrangement and delivery of their repertoire is directly influenced by the music of the Western Isles of Scotland and the East Coast of Canada. The pipes played are matched copies of The Black Set of Kintail, made in 1785 and housed in The Inverness Museum. They have been measured and reproduced by Hamish and Fin Moore. They play in concert pitch A (440) and are made in ebony and mounted in solid silver. Seudan are: Calum MacCrimmon, Angus MacKenzie, Fin Moore, and Angus Nicolson with Allan MacDonald (Pibroch Song and small pipes). Joined on their debut CD by: Mac Morin (piano and steps), Donald Hay (percussion), Ross Martin (guitar) and Kathleen MacInnes (Gaelic Song). “Seudan take a free spirited approach to their music, harnessing the best of Hebridean and Cape Breton influences…It makes for compelling listening!” (Roddy MacLeod MBE) “Seudan gave a memorably superb evening of inspired music. Watch for Seudan next time. You will not be disappointed.” (Michael Grey) “An ensemble of Highland pipes established with one thing in mind – to play in a rhythmic, communicative and exciting way.” (Hamish Moore)