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The old repertoire of Ceol Mor was inspired by the weighty subjects that inspire so much great art forms – love, loss, anger, sorrow, solidarity, conflict and praise. By reflecting on one, or more of the these themes, we’d like each member of TRYST to consider what is Big Music to us today, capturing the intent of the old music without being bound by its stylistic or structural parameters.
These pieces were performed originally at Celtic Connections 2017 to great acclaim. The following day’s review in the Scotsman reads “another full house for the debut by Tryst, a line-up of ten top Scottish pipers, premièring specially-written music by each player in turn, adapting the ceremonial, commemorative and meditative traditions of classical piobaireachd to a 21st century context. The composers’ themes ranged from the plight of refugees to Highland land-rights campaigns; the excesses of consumerism to the importance of home, while the resulting five-minute pieces capitalised fully and thrillingly on contemporary developments in bagpipe technique and repertoire, complemented in several cases by artfully deployed electronic beats and samples. With more than half of the performers doubling periodically on other instruments – including whistles, keyboards, guitar and accordion, as well as canntaireachd vocals – the arrangements were as varied as the compositions themselves, while all sharing in the central, utterly compelling majesty of massed, masterfully deployed Highland pipes, at once viscerally primal and stunningly sophisticated.”
Physical copy of the Album on release date.
Digital download on release date.
Tryst Mini Band for a gig of your choice!
10 Signed CDs from Tryst members’ other projects.
Online music lesson with piper of your choice.
A tune written by you by your chosen member of Tryst professionally typeset and printed with a personal message.