George Stevens

Title Track Length Description Composers Controls
Amazing Grace 2:03

A rousing and proud rendition of this well known spiritual hymn played on the bagpipes, as is it so often performed at funerals and memorial services. 74bpm

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Mazurka 45 3:18

A seductive couples dance with a lone piper playing simple, repeated melodies with additional harmonies joining as the dancers gather. Similar to a waltz but emphasizing the second beat. 121bpm

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A Crooked Thought 1:53

Jaunty melodies with an unflagging Bodhran drum creates a lively yet intense 'Scottische' folk dance with a hint of tension. 224bpm

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The Starting Melody 2:32

A spirited and stirring clarion call to set the scene and prepare for action. The proud lone piper plays with unwavering resolve. 110bpm

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The Starting Melody group version 3:17

Charming, sentimental folk tune draws on wistful and reflective memories. An evening spent mingling with friends and family around the fire. 120bpm

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Short Cut Through The Gorse 3:13

A traditional, upbeat 6/8 jig with piper and drums. Perfect for the convivial occasion and the 'chapeloise' - circular group dance. 144bpm

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Auld Lang Syne 2:24

The single piper plays the heartening and popular seasonal classic folk song bidding farewell to the old and welcoming the new. The time-honoured sound of a traditional Scottish Hogmanay. 96bpm

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The Highland Badge 2:48

A proud and optimistic traditional 'Scottische' partnered country dance. The solo piper plays as friends dance and make merry. 96bpm

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Shoemaker's Apprentice 3:45

A steady couples dance of historical tradition based on a popular Swedish polska 'The Shoemaker' and played here as a mazurka. 140bpm

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Cavendish Mazurka 3:34

The single piper plays an emotive mazurka motivated by views across remote and open highlands to stir emotions and rouse the clan. Harmony introduced at 1m 25s. 138bpm

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Festnoz 4:01

Lone piper plays a sprightly rendition inspired by traditional European folk line dances. 'Fest Noz' meaning 'night party' or similar evokes a sense of a joyous get-together 136bpm

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Festnoz group version 4:53

Delicate folk song builds with reflective twists and turns. Accordion, pipes and guitar provide traditional accompaniment and add a sentimental optimism. 120bpm

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Market Square Revels 2:35

A 2-time bouree performed by a lone piper depicting scenes of revelry and jollity as men and women relax and dance together. 138bpm

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Pastoral Scenes 2:20

A 3-time bouree with driving bodhrans gives a sense of pride and dignity as the light cascades across the glens of the highlands. 116bpm

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The Vineyard 3:44

Slow, somber lament. A heartfelt, passionate expression of grief, sorrow and remembrance played by a lone piper. 70bpm

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Dark Bouree 2:51

Two pipers play a lively 3-time bouree. Traditionally a couples dance but here with sober overtones and a serious intensity. 126bpm

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By The Hearth 3:07

Bright and upbeat traditional folk waltz with drums helping to emphasise the all important leading first beat of the bar in this dance. A few friends playing around the open pub fire. 160bpm

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Beaucroft 3:00

Alone on a craggy outcrop a piper plays an emotive revolving melody to the moors and the wind. A plaintive call to rouse the clans and fire up the senses. 170bpm

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Freeglade Lancers 2:18

The proud lone piper plays with unwavering resolve to gird the loins and galvanize the advancing armed troops and men. 132bpm

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A Game of Shadows major key 2:36

Traditional European polka with a single piper accompanied by a simple drum beat to emphasise the downbeat. Played in a major scale. 104bpm

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A Game of Shadows minor key 2:33

Traditional European polka with a single piper accompanied by insistent drums and bass as the intensity builds. Played in a minor scale. 104bpm

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Reynard The Fox 1:59

A traditional 6/8 jig performed by a lone piper depicting the stories and antics of the legendary medieval folklore character 'Reynard The Fox'. 120bpm

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