The Music and the Land

The Music of Freeland Barbour

Freeland Barbour

A collection of works by legendary Scots musician and composer Freeland Barbour.
Date Published :
October 2015
Publisher :
Birlinn
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ISBN : 9781780273006
Pages : 352
Dimensions : 12.8 X 10.05 inches
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Overview
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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 groundbreaking 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.

About The Author
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Freeland Barbour is one of Scotland’s leading accordionists and has performed with many of the world’s greatest traditional musicians. A BBC music producer for a number of years, Freeland has taught at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He runs a music publishing company and is the owner and former manager of Castlesound, one of the leading independent recording studios in the UK. He now lives in Edinburgh.

REVIEWS
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[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'

- Scotland Magazine

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'

- James Robertson

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