CD-books produced by Barnaby Brown

"the last unrecognised classical tradition in Western music… your starting point for an amazing intellectual and emotional experience" John Wallace, Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama

"a very beautiful product; the term 'CD' does not do the thing justice"


NEW RELEASE: Vol.2 Allan MacDonald - Dastirum

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"the single most important living source of Gaelic musical culture" John Purser, BBC Radio Scotland

"great emotion, flair and style that is always inspiring, challenging and often breathtaking" Roddy MacLeod, Principal of the National Piping Centre

"I was pinned to the seat. I heard things that I had never imagined before... a musical epiphany." Bill Livingstone, double Inverness Clasp-winner

Vol. 1
Donald MacPherson - A Living Legend

PDF of review  in The Voice

"Superlatives fail" The Piping Times

"This wonderful book and CD should be in every house where music matters." The Voice - read full review

“a landmark, elegant product for musicians everywhere” Piper & Drummer Online

"the album is already a classic" Piping Today

"Truly a collector’s item!"


An aperitif: Band-Re - Strathosphere

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"Beautiful compositions, impeccable execution and highly intelligent arrangements - an album of great atmosphere, the power of which lies in its purity." Riccardo Tesi

"the musical maturity in this project is quite outstanding"

"a strong melodic sweetness... deceptively, quietly rich" Piping Today

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Siubhal (pronounced "shu-al") is the Gaelic word for 'journey' and the musical term for a set of variations. The Siubhal Series has two aims:

- to improve access to Scotland's most significant oral musical cultures

- to nurture artists in rich traditions overlooked by the mainstream

Each "siubhal", or musical voyage, brings together 3 elements: leading scholarship, a beautiful product, and boundary-crossing live events. The process brings research to life, reaches out to new audiences, and enriches cultural life. Future voyages are being developed in partnership with the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama.