CD A0425: Traditional Spirits

Traditional Spirits
Ailie Robertson

CD cover Award winning clarsach player Ailie Robertson explores whisky making and marries it with our rich culture of traditional music, creating a new composition that ‘paints’ the whisky industry in soundscapes, from barley in the fields to cask and glass. Joining Ailie to blend their sounds and instruments with the world of whisky are seven of Scotland’s finest musicians: Patsy Reid (fiddles), Adam Sutherland (fiddle), Fraser Fifield (whistles/saxophone), James Ross (piano), Mattie Foulds (percussion), Conrad Molleson (double bass), Tom Oakes (guitar).

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Recordings and Sheet Music from Ailie Robertson

Audio Samples & Track Listings


1. Islay Dawn
2. The Favourite Dram
3. Boiling Point
4. The Cooperage
5. Head, Heart and Tail
6. Brandy Wines
7. Solera
8. The Angels' Share
9. The Illicit Still
10. 10,000 Days and Nights
11. Amber Gold

CD Credits


Ailie Robertson - harp
Patsy Reid - fiddles
Adam Sutherland - fiddle
Fraser Fifield - whistles/saxophone
James Ross - piano
Mattie Foulds - percussion
Conrad Molleson - double bass
Tom Oakes - guitar

All music composed and arranged by Ailie Robertson

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland
Photography by Lippi Photography
Graphic design by Shaw Marketing and Design
Produced by Ailie Robertson

Album Information

Instruments: Harp + accompaniment
Genre: Contemporary Celtic / Scottish
Format: CD
Our Ref: A0425
Label: Lorimer Records
Year: 2011
Origin: Scotland