Sunday, 25 June 2017

Alba: A Fine Scottish Folk Album From 1977

 
Alba (pronounced Alpa) was a fine Scottish band who only made this one album in 1977, and it's excellent, one of my favourites. The Tannahill Weavers and this band were the first to add the Highland bagpipes to a folk band setting (with same piper Alan MacLeod), and two members of Alba (Alan MacLeod and Mike Ward) were Tannahill Weavers members, Tony Cuffe later joined Ossian, and Sean O'Rourke was a member of the JSD Band!  This is a wonderful record, seek it out, you won't be disappointed.
 

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