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Scottish Dance

Music by
Robert Mackintosh -
recommended by
LAURA KENNELLY

'No problem feeling music's power here ...'

Robert Mackintosh: Airs, Minuets, Gavotts and Reels - Concerto Caledonia. © 2013 Delphian Records Ltd

It's hard to sit still while listening to this sparkling Concerto Caledonia re-creation of eighteenth-century Scottish composer Robert 'Red Rob' Mackintosh's dance music. Most is drawn from his first collection (1783). At over an hour (66 minutes plus a few seconds), this generous sampling of Mackintosh's rhythmic style as recreated by this lively quartet furnishes a glimpse into eighteenth-century Scottish life.

Assembly rooms with dancing and socializing, drawing rooms with soirée evenings, and smaller gatherings — all must have sparkled when music brought comfort and life, especially during harsh, dark winter...

Copyright © 19 February 2014 Laura Kennelly,
Ohio USA

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ROBERT MACKINTOSH - CONCERTO CALEDONIA

SCOTLAND

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

EDINBURGH

DELPHIAN RECORDS LTD

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