Lorne's debut solo album.
“Lorne asked me to write some sleeve notes for a project he was working on early in 2009. He had just made it through to the finals of the BBC Young Traditional Musician Of The Year. He later told me the album would be called “Hello World” which I thought was a suitably optimistic and bracing title for a collection of his music.
He’s a very talented musician to be sure. His pipes have joy and life breezing out of them, and I can’t help feeling a swelling in the heart whenever I hear his ancient trilling and galloping and swirling coming out of my speakers. His music is often loud and foot-stompingly fast, sometimes introspective and almost always capable of evoking distinctively highland landscapes and ancient Celtic rites.
Whether in the bravura energy of “The Gravel Walk” or the bewitching Ry Cooder-ish tex-Celtic “Lament For Small Isles” or the title track, “Hello World”, which somehow brings a touch of Brazilian influence and lightness to the table, Lorne is always in control of his sound and listening to the other players around him.
He plays four instruments in this collection: the weighty highland pipes, the quieter border pipes, the more transparent small pipes and a delightful whistle. He is provided with excellent support by a fine group of folk/traditional musicians. I look forward to much more from Lorne in the coming months and years.”
Murray Gold, Film and TV Composer (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Shameless).
"The piping style of Argyllshire is something that never seems to go out of vogue. Its timeless appeal can be found in the ancient styles of the traditional music but as heard on this recording it can also be successfully fashioned to suit the most contemporary cutting edge piping, without compromising the technique or integrity of the bagpipe. Lorne forges his very own style of music and compositions but also seems to keep true to his Argyllshire roots in his musical delivery, passion and originality of the music.
This is a piper’s portfolio that embraces the past but still manages to drive forward the pipe music of the future and like his bagpipe, the future is bright."
Pipe Major Robert Mathieson
Ten years in the making, this collection of new compositions, covers and arrangements is not one for the hardcore traditionalist. Such tunes as “Hey Jude“, “Clocks” and “Chasing Cars” feature in this unique collection. If you like the “Red Hot Chilli Pipers” then you will love this book.
Alex Campbell’s Jig An tè a dh’fhalbh Kirsteen’s Jig Molly’s Jig Skirls Allowed Papa K’s Trip to Aviles Angus McGonnagle etc Chilli Time/You’re the Voice Dodgy Stu Fardach na Pioba Grey Daylight John Barrowman’s Just for Willie Money is Evil Mull of Kintyre Music Festival Music for a New Found Harmonium The Appropriate Dipstick The Boathouse Reel The Campbeltown Reel The Gravel Walk Thorsvoe The Manx Minxes Hello World Scalasaig (original) Scalasaig (HoE S&D) Lament for Small Isles Bay Chasing Cars Clocks Thor Mhor Ginny’s Tune The Salmon and the Clyde The Hidden Gem Rebecca Brown’s Welcome to Campbeltown Waltz of Slurs Hey Jude We Will Rock You Miss Caitlin Campbell Pipe Major George Ross’ Farewell to the Black Watch Tiree Music Festival The Hills of Argyll 100 Chilli Pipers Caledonian Wedding March Gerry Dewar of the RBS Pipe Band MacLeod’s Quickstep Chasing Girls The Rutting This is How the Ladies Dance Learning to Fly The Lost
All the tunes from the 2011 "The Lost Collection" now currently out of print.
An excellent collection of bagpipe tunes and covers written and aranged by Stuart Cassells And Lorne MacDougall.
Many of the tunes have been composed with not just bagpipes in mind but also other traditional instruments such as whistle and fiddle.
"Great music brings a smile to the audience and the musician performing. For quite some time Lorne and Stuart have made us smile with their natural flair of piping out original compositions, thoughtful arrangements and iconic melodies leaving no doubt that these guys have a special talent." Murray Blair.
"We hope you enjoy our tunes in this book and have fun with the rock and pop covers we have included!" Stuart And Lorne.
Contents: Alex Campbell's Jig * An Te A Dh'fhalbh * Kirsteen's Jig * Molly's Jig * Skirls Allowed * Papa K's * Trip To Aviles * Angus McGonnagle * Chilli Time / You're the Voice * Dodgy Stu * Fardach Na Pioba * Grey Daylight * John Barrowman's * Just For Willie * Money Is Evil * Mull Of Kintyre Music Festival * Music For A New Found Harmonium * The Appropriate Dipstick * The Boathouse Reel * The Campbeltown Reel * The Gravel Walk * Thorsvoe * The Manx Minxes * Hello World * Scalasaig (original) * Scalasaig (HoE S&D) * Lament for Small Isles Bay * Chasing Cars * Clocks * Thor Mhor * Ginny's Tune * The Salmon And The Clyde * The Hidden Gem * Rebecca Brown's Welcome To Campbeltown * Waltz Of Slurs * Hey Jude * We Will Rock You * Miss Caitlin Campbell * Pipe Major George Ross' Farewell To The Black Watch * Tiree Music Festival * The Hills Of Argyll * 100 Chilli Pipers * Caledonian Wedding March * MacLeod's Quickstep * Chasing Girls * The Rutting * This Is How The Ladies Dance * Learning To Fly * The Lost