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One Scottish Evening

by City of Regina Pipe Band

A live concert CD with a high-level Scottish pipe band, and supporting Celtic artists. If you like the pipes, you'll love this CD.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. malcolm Ferguson - slow air and jig
3:13 album only
2. Captain Celtic Set
2:38 album only
3. Slow Air to the End
2:48 album only
4. The Terry Tully Set
3:29 album only
5. Mrs. Hamilton of Pitcaithland
2:50 album only
6. Take the High Road
3:50 album only
7. A Touch of the Irish
5:13 album only
8. Norland Wind
3:13 album only
9. Scots Wha Hae
3:23 album only
10. March, Strathspey & Reel
3:47 album only
11. From L.A. to Stornoway
2:40 album only
12. Jamie McInnes' Ceilidh
4:41 album only


Album Notes
One Scottish Evening

The City of Regina Pipe Band first presented "One Scottish Evening" at a concert in Regina in June 2001. The concert was sold-out, filmed for local cable television, and re-broadcast a number of times throughout the year. In 2002, the band prepared fresh material, along with some band favourites, and organized a "One Scottish Evening" series of concerts, with dates in Regina, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon. The recording on this CD was made live in concert on July 20, 2002 at Quance Theatre in Saskatoon.

Although recording a live concert is a daunting and always less-than-perfect process, the resulting CD is an authentic perspective. Recorded live from the back of the hall, you'll hear the concert as though you were there. If you listen closely, you'll hear a cough or a chair squeak-just as you would in the hall that night.

The One Scottish Evening concerts were great fun for the band to do, and they proved to be a building experience for competitive performances. One of the motivations for the concerts was to raise some funds for the Canadian Cancer Society in honour of band fan and friend Margy Thomas of Renton, WA. As it turned out, Margy passed away in late May 2002, and the band incorporated Amazing Grace into the concert in her memory. Amazing Grace was her favourite tune.

The band is greatly indebted to Blair "Buzz" Brown who did the recording and the production. Buzz has been a great friend of the band for many years, and we are very grateful for his assistance. Thanks also to the many performers who shared the stage with us. This concert features Michael Hughes of Saskatoon, and we had other excellent performers in the other locations.

The City of Regina Pipe Band has been Saskatchewan's champion pipe band since 1992, and is the only active Grade 2 band between Vancouver and Toronto. Against great odds, the band has competed successfully against many of North America's best Grade 2 bands. The band has had several prizes across North America: Maxville, Montreal, Vancouver, Mount Vernon and many points between!

The City of Regina Pipe Band has distinguished itself in a variety of ways. The key concept for this has been the "attitude" of the members. Band members have proudly worn the "Attitude" lapel pin since 1994. This signifies that each band member understands that to create a winning band, members must adopt a winning attitude. The winning attitude is exemplified by a positive approach to musical and personal challenges, a strong desire to excel, and the understanding that we all give something up to make the band work.

PIPERS-Iain MacDonald - P/M, Barbara MacDonald - P/Sgt., Michelle Carline, Stacy Durning, Sean Hall, Aaron Malcomb, Meghann Matthews, Alex Rasmussen, Barry Robinson, Gale Russell, Forrest Scharf, Graham Schmidt, Dave Thorpe, Aedan Whelan
DRUMMERS-Doug Pritchard - L/D, Tim Borton, Daryl Graham, John Hall, Bruce Neill, Sunil Pandila, Kate Rennie, Val Robinson, Brett Stinson

OTHER PERFORMERS-Barbara MacDonald - Low D whistle, Dave Thorpe - whistle,
Stacy Durning - keyboard, Tim Borton - drum kit.



CD DESIGN - Graham Schmidt

LINER NOTES - Avonlea Communications

Malcolm Ferguson
Malcolm Ferguson (P/M Donald MacLeod, M.C.P.S.)
The Brown-Haired Maid (Arr. Iain MacDonald, SOCAN)

The concert begins with a tune from the great Donald MacLeod, and a jig arrangement of his setting of The Brown-Haired Maid. Malcolm Ferguson first came to our attention in the 1970s via the Edinburgh Police Pipe Band!

Captain Celtic
Drum salute (Doug Pritchard, Cop. Con)
Captain Celtic (Ann Gray, SOCAN)

The drum corps leads in here, and the pipers pick it up with a band member Ann Gray's much-loved hornpipe.

Slow Air to the End
The Departure (Michael Grey)
Craig-a-Bodich (P/M Donald MacLeod, M.C.P.S.)
Greyfriar's Julie (William Livingstone)
The Left-Handed Fiddler (James Scott Skinner)
Leap Year (The Cowal Collection)
Duncan Johnstone (Arr. Iain MacDonald, SOCAN)

Here is the last half of the current contest medley. It features some modern tunes from Michael Grey and Bill Livingstone, a recovered gem from the old Cowal Collection, and a re-write of the hornpipe Duncan Johnstone into a waltz.

The Terry Tully Set
The Cock of the Roost (Arr. Terry Tully)
Paddy O'Rafferty (Arr. Terry Tully)
The Big Ship (Arr. Terry Tully & CRPB)
Drops of Brandy (Arr. Terry Tully & CRPB)
The Eagle's Whistle (Arr. Terry Tully & CRPB)

Terry Tully's exciting and innovative arrangements of traditional Irish tunes all but took over pipe band medleys in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This set is a selection of tunes pulled from various CRPB medleys of the past.

Mrs Hamilton of Pitcaithland
Mrs. Hamilton of Pitcaithland (Neil Gow, Cop. Con.)

This tune was written by the Scottish fiddler Neil Gow, and came to our attention through the playing of Hamish Moore.

Take the High Road
You Take the High Road/Red is the Rose

Michael Hughes was our guest performer at the Saskatoon concert, and he and his excellent band (The Lighthouse Penguins) have featured at the CRPB's "Mid-Winter Celtic Festival".

A Touch of the Irish
Black is the Colour
The Blackbird
John Ryan's Polka
Dennis Murphy

In the middle of a lot of Scottish music, we took the time to tip our hats to Ireland.

Norland Wind

Michael got this tune from The Battlefield Band's "rain, hail or shine" album. The song was originally a poem Called "The Wild Geese" written in 1915 by Violet Jacob. The tune came from Jim Reid and was on his album "I saw the Wild Geese Fly" (Springthyme SPRCD 1015).

Scots Wha Hae
Scots Wha Hae (Robert Burns)
A Man's a Man (Robert Burns)
My Love She's But a Lassie Yet (Robert Burns)

Robert Burns wrote a lot of great songs and attached them to old melodies. This set features some of his best-loved work.

March, Strathspey and Reel
The Young MacGregor (John MacGregor Murray, Pattersons Pub.)
Loch Loskin (Roddy Campbell)
The Rejected Suitor

From L.A. to Stornoway
Passing Up L.A. (Bruce Gandy, ISA Music)
Cabar Feidh (Arr: Barry Shears)
Cockerel and the Creel (P/M Donald MacLeod, M.C.P.S.)
Drum scores (Tim Borton, Cop. Con.)

2002 Inverness Gold Medal winner Bruce Gandy provides the opening tune, and we launch into a Cape Breton setting of Cabar Feidh. Donald MacLeod composed "The Cockerel and the Creel" at Fort San in Saskatchewan during his visits here. It speaks to the keeping of the Sabbath on Lewis, where the cockerel was put in a basket so that it wouldn't interact with the hens on the holy day!

Jamie McInnis's Ceilidh
Jamie McInnis's Ceilidh (Robert MacNeil, Cop. Con.)
The Blunder (Sean Somers, Cop. Con.)
The Dirty Lough (Tim Farrelly, Terry Tully)
Brest St. Marc

This set features Robert MacNeil's great tune for former BC Pipers President Jamie McInnis, a jig by former band member Sean Somers, and a pair of jigs that were made popular by the 2002 World Champions-The Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band.

All tunes traditional unless otherwise noted. All drum scores composed by Doug Pritchard for the City of Regina Pipe Band, except where noted.

Thank You!

The Glenlily Highland Dancers - Sheena Walls, Erin Hamilton, Kendra Jones, Erin Walker, Catherine Olver, Kirsten MacKenzie, Heather Harder, Rachelle Hollman and Heather Fitzsimmons.

Bob Evans - Prairie Music Award winner. Bob performed at the Regina concert.

Norm Walker and Ken Dormer - These guys have been part of many shows going back a few years! Be sure to check out Norm's recent CD release at

Carolyn Stevenson, Vincent Murphy and Maureen Scharf - The concert MCs for Regina, Moose Jaw, and Saskatoon.

The Kinsmen Pipe Band & The White Hackle Pipe Band - great junior bands in Regina and Moose Jaw that supported our concerts by opening for us.

The Sinclair School of Highland Dance - for dancers in all three concerts: Sara Lawson, Fern Dennis, Krystin Robinson, Eilidh MacDonald.

Duncan Millar - Duncan's expertise and advice was key to the development of our drum corps over the past three years.

Blair "Buzz" Brown - For years of support, and everything he did to make this CD a reality.

Hugh Fraser - Hugh opened up his house for the band in Saskatoon, and he's been a friend of the band for 10 years.

Elspeth Hughton - Irish dancer who performed at the Saskatoon concert.

Jolyn and Leon Brin - For 10 years of Sunday afternoons, and a lot of other support.

The Royal Canadian Legion, Regina Branch No. 001 - Our home, since 1992.

Tartantown Ltd - The great products and service keep us going!

The SFU Pipe Band - Thanks for showing us how to "make it happen" and for encouraging us in our own efforts.

The 78th Fraser Highlanders - From "Live in Ireland" to "A Flame of Wrath" the 78ths inspire with their vision and dedication.

Malcolm Ferguson - slow air and jig (3:13)

Captain Celtic - drum salute & hornpipe (2:38)

Slow Air to the End - last half of the medley (2:48)

The Terry Tully Set - jigs/waltzes (3:29)

Mrs Hamilton of Pitcaithland - slow air (2:50)

Take the High Road - song (3:50)

A Touch of the Irish - whistles (5:13)

Norland Wind - song (3:13)

Scots Wha Hae - a Burns medley (3:47)

March, Strathspey and Reel (3:23)

From L.A. to Stornoway - reels (2:40)

Jamie McInnis's Ceilidh - hornpipe/jigs (4:39)

© City of Regina Pipe Band
City of Regina Pipe Band, Box 132 Avonlea, SK, Canada S0H 0C0



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