The Music and the Land

The Music of Freeland Barbour

By Freeland Barbour

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A collection of works by legendary Scots musician and composer Freeland Barbour.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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Freeland Barbour was brought up in Highland Perthshire and has been a very well-known figure on the Scottish music scene for many years. He is a former member of ground-breaking folk group Silly Wizard, and a founder member of two of the country's most successful ceilidh dance bands, the Wallochmor Ceilidh Band and the Occasionals. His compositions for Scottish dancing are hugely popular and have been recorded and performed all over the world. In this book he recalls his life in music, presenting a tour in words, photographs and musical notation through the lands that have inspired him - covering the whole of Scotland and beyond. His compositions are gathered here with the work of some of Scotland's leading photographers, in a book that is a both an invaluable resource for the working musician and wonderful tribute to Scotland's landscape and traditions.

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Format Multiple-item retail product, part(s) enclosed
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 9 Oct 2015
ISBN 9781780273006
Number of Pages 352

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'A huge, beautiful two-volume affair, richly illustrated with photographs … The book is a piece of social history, a geography lesson, a heartfelt, often humorous celebration of the tradition to which Freeland has himself contributed so much, and a hymn of love to the land and the sea. It will, undoubtedly, become a collector's item'

'[The Music and The Land is] a sound map of Scotland; one that not only shows the lie of the land in all its multifariousness, but conveys its music and, perhaps most essentially, the life-affirming pulse of dancing feet'

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