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North Uist Sea Poems 

During the winter of 2004/5, which included the devastating Jan 11th hurricane, Pauline Prior-Pitt regularly walked on Sollas beach. She kept a sea diary, and from it created a prize winning pamphlet of poems, for which Catherine Eunson later wrote music. This was premiered on North Uist on 4 April 2015 and recorded later in the year.

Pauline Prior-Pitt – voice / Gordon Wells – vertical flute / Mairi Voinot – fiddle / Karen Marshalsay – clarsach / Catherine Eunson – cello / Produced by Catherine Eunson and Mike Vass / Cover art from ‘Wild Day’ by Pauline Prior – Pitt

Mixed by Iain Hutchison at Glo-Worm studios, layout and manufacture  by Birnam CDs. Available from the composer and soon to be in the shop here too!

 

Esme's Adventure: The Girl With The Purple Harp

This unique compilation of harp tunes was inspired by a young harp player who died of a brain tumour in 2013 at the age of 18. Some of Scotland’s foremost harp players have come together in tribute to Esme Morris Macintyre of Kinnesswood whose courage and determination to live life to the full touched the hearts of thousands. Karen wrote and performed the title track, The Girl With The Purple Harp.

Available to buy at Birnam CD shop, all proceeds to Teenage Cancer Trust. Released December 20104.

 

Peadar a' Bruidhinn Gàidhlig

5 tales from Beatrix Potter translated into Gaelic and read by native speakers in this audio book with music by Karen Marshalsay. Grace Note Publications, 2010

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harp house cd coverHarp House

A unique collection of music recorded at the Edinbugh International Harp Festival 2004.

Track 4: Helen's Farewell (comp. K Marshalsay) & Dhomhnuill a Dhomhnuill (trad)

Also features Park Stickney & Rudiger Oppermann, Kike Pederson, Crasdant, Nuria LLopis Areny, Isobel Mieras, Grainne Hambly, Ann & Charlie Heymann, Calluna, Cliar, Catriona McKay & Simon Nieminski.                       Order online.

 

Scottish Harps scottish harps cd cover

Greentrax Recordings in association with the Edinburgh International Festival, 1998.

Also features Fiona Davidson, Ann & Charlie Heymann, Alison Kinnaird, Sileas, William Taylor & Rob MacKillop, Wendy Stewart, Savourna Stevenson, Margaret Stewart & Allan MacDonald.

"a veritable Who's Who of the strung world" The Living Tradition  

Available from www.musicscotland.com

 

no 1 scottish traditional music from the rsamd cd coverNo 1 Scottish  Traditional Music from the RSAMD  2002

Staff and students of the BA (Scottish Music) course.

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 In Search of Scotland  in search of scotland bbc scotland cd cover

Music from the acclaimed BBC Scotland television series.  Scotdisc

Music composed by John Cobban and John Higgins. Other musicians include Iain Fraser and the monks of Pluscarden Abbey.

Available from www.scotdisc.co.uk

 

Also:  Aince Upon a Time Nine Traditional Folk Tales retold in Scots by Dr Sheila Douglas  The Merlin Press 2002     Order online.

Guidwimmin  SheBoom 1998 with Karen's composition, Weekend Pterodactyls, as the opening track.