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Steel skies

Alistair Anderson
Barcode 0714822042727

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Release Date: 26/10/2009

Edition: Album
Genre: Folk
Sub-Genre: Folk
Label: Topic Records
Number of Discs: 1

Alistair Anderson's Steel Skies is a suite for traditional instruments led by concertina and Northumbrian Pipes and is considered to be his best album "This is new music but with its roots deep in the traditional music of the British Isles." The traditional musician takes old tunes and polishes them like gemstones, revealing new facets of the melodies at every turn. The vitality such musicians bring to their music has always been an inspiration to me, and Steel Skies is a personal response to this." - Alistair Anderson. Scored for a group of musicians including fiddles, flutes, mandolins and Alistair Anderson's concertina and Northumbrian Smallpipes, the compositions here take from the tradition but expand on it creating a complete whole. This wonderful album has a justly sterling reputation among those who have heard it, calling out for a re-release on CD. Alistair Anderson's mastery of the concertina is legendary, but it is the concept and the beauty of the music here that takes your breath away. Topic Records are proud to reissue this classic recording from their archive as part of the label's 70th anniversary celebrations.