20 favorite Scottish and Irish tunes, brilliantly arranged for fingerstyle ukulele by Rob MacKillop. Titles include such well-known session tunes as Drowsy Maggie, The Kesh Jig, The Connaught Man's Rambles and The Wind That Shakes The Barley. Rob is a master of the campanella style of ukulele fingering, which exploits the unique tuning of the ukulele, and which helps these airs, jigs and reels flow across the fingerboard effortlessly, at times sounding like a small Celtic harp. The CD recording contains all 20 pieces performed by Rob MacKillop, hailed in Celtic World as 'One of Scotland's finest musicians'.
About the Author
Rob MacKillop is a performer, recording artist, record producer, composer and writer specializing in Scottish historical and contemporary music. He was recently awarded the prestigious Churchill Fellowship which allowed him to study Sufi oud music in Turkey and Morocco. He has recorded 6 CDs of historical Scottish music, three of which reached the Number One position in the Scottish Classical Music Chart (The Scotsman). After recording much of the historical Scottish lute and guitar music MacKillop is now performing new pieces written expecially for him by the major Scottish contemporary composers. He is Lecturer in Lute Studies and Performance at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Historical Musician in Residence at Madras College, and teaches privately in his home studio.