Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Following the strong discography that already exists, Best of Scottish Pipes & Drums brings all of the best together in one release. This music takes you on a musical journey through time in Scotland, from the Pride of Murray Pipe Band who was formed in 1952 to the 1st Battalion Scots Guards who were deployed in Afghanistan recently. Individual members of these ensembles have peformed throughout the world such as Hong Kong, the Middle East, all over Europe and even South America.
Liner Note Author: Diz Heller.
Best of Scottish Pipes and Drums, a 14-track compilation of traditional, pipe and drum music from Arc Music Productions, opens with the genre's calling card, "Amazing Grace." What follows is a solid set of highland standards like "Drum Salute/Lord Byron/Banks of Allan Water/Heroes of Vittoria" and "Raigmore/Mac an Irish/The Braes of Mar/The Hen and the Turkey," performed by some of the region's best pipe bands. ~ James Christopher Monger