Rebecca Lomnicky  & David Brewer | The Fire

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The Fire

by Rebecca Lomnicky & David Brewer

Showcasing a captivating diversity of instruments and regional styles, this album adds contemporary innovative spirit to the ancient roots of Scotland's fiddle and bagpipe traditions.
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
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1. Pressed for Time
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2. The Long F Set
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3. Roslin Castle
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4. John Stephen's
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5. Coconut Alley
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6. Valley Green Jig
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7. The Very Last Straw
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3:32 $1.25
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8. Leith Walk
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4:31 $1.25
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9. The Lighthouse
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5:45 $1.25
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10. The Fly Fishing Reel
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3:27 $1.25
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11. Dave MacDonald's
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2:35 $1.25
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12. Dobby's Jig
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13. Lady Charlotte Campbell
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14. The Beaches of Harris
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Rebecca Lomnicky and David Brewer are a high-energy pure-drop Scottish music duo with world-class fiddling talent in combination with bagpipes, guitar, bodhran and whistle. International Scottish Fiddle Champion Rebecca Lomnicky and David Brewer of the popular Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, have each spent copious amounts of time delving into the traditions of their respective instruments, living and studying in both Edinburgh and the Highlands of Scotland. Together they perform captivating Scottish music that bridges the gap between the fiddle and bagpipe music of Scotland -- two worlds united into a heartfelt and rousing musical experience.

The recent release of The Fire CD marks Lomnicky and Brewer’s second album together and fully showcases every aspect of their stylistic expertise, technical prowess and musical passion. Combining the aesthetic elements of all their past recordings into a newer, finely crafted sound, this album features the diversity of Scotland’s traditional regional styles with an added contemporary flare.

Lomnicky’s internationally-awarded virtuosic fiddling is featured throughout on tracks ranging from an ancient, haunting Scottish air and a traditional Cape Breton medley, to a contemporary set of syncopated driving reels. Her expertise in the Scottish tradition is widely recognized, including enthusiastic reviews by FiddleFreak.com (her "playing brims over with grace and passion") and Dirty Linen magazine ("Technically masterful, wonderfully melodic") as well as many other accolades. The Fire album extends those boundaries by additionally showcasing her brilliance in both playing and composing within the contemporary Scottish style. Brewer’s complex and mature compositions are featured even more prevalently throughout the album and range from a sauntering strathspey to an epic seven-part jig. Brewer’s immense knowledge of the Celtic musical spectrum is presented in fine style here with virtuosic Gordon Duncan tunes played both on bagpipes and whistles, as well as a truly grand arrangement of Mark Saul’s bagpipe band piece, “The Beaches of Harris.” In addition to the tracks where he takes the lead, Brewer is also an accomplished accompanist and perfectly complements Lomnicky’s fiddling with both sensitive and dramatic guitar lines and intricate polyrhythmic percussion on the bodhran. Lomnicky and Brewer are also joined by acclaimed guest guitarist Peter Willis on three tracks, including one of Willis’ own composition. With its traditional roots, vast diversity and magnificent innovative spirit, The Fire is a phenomenal and unique representation of both the past and the present of Scottish music, as well as an indication of its future.

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Calum MacKinnon

Joined at the Brain
Rebecca and David have outdone themselves this time. They are truly joined at the brain here. The playing and arranging are superb and the tune selection is a thoughtful mixture of old and new. The piping and fiddling are both at a very high level and they cover a wide spectrum of emotions from the beauty of Roslin Castle to the excitement of The Road to Errogie and The Very Last Straw. I am very partial to the flat keys myself and The Lighthouse and Lady Charlotte Campbell sets are two of my favorites. Thank you Rebecca and David for a very fine piece of work. How did you know to put so many of my favorite tunes on this CD?
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