Saturday, June 9, 2018

Treacherous Orchestra - Origins (Scotland 2012) @VBR


Treacherous Orchestra are an 11 piece band featuring musicians from (amongst others) 
Shooglenifty, the Peatbog Fairies and Salsa Celtica. Following their hugely successful debut at Celtic Connections in 2009, the band have been bringing their considerable talent together and have, at last, produced a studio album titled ‘Origins’.

Like something from a Celtic Noah’s ark (and, let’s face it, we get the rain for it up here) this band come in two-by-two… double helpings of pipes, fiddles and percussion are joined by 
accordion, banjo and guitar to produce a sound that’s as big as the band, and then some. The membership reads like a who’s who of latest generation of Scottish tradition based music…

-Neil McFadyen-


01 - Overture
02 - March Of The Troutsmen
03 - Superfly (Sheepskins Beeswax/Taybank Shenanigans/Superfly)
04 - Look East (Wade On The Water/Look East)
05 - Prelude
06 - Sea Of Clouds (Sea Of Clouds/Mare Nubium)
07 - Sea Of Okhotsk
08 - Easter Island
09 - Sausages (Ben Williams Of Tiree/Garry Porch Of Avernish/Phit Dae A Dae/Maverick Angels) 


Accordion – John Somerville
Acoustic Guitar – Ali Hutton (tracks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8), Barry Reid (2) (tracks: 8), Innes Watson 
(tracks: 6, 7, 9)
Bagpipes [Pipes], Whistle – Ali Hutton, Ross Ainslie
Banjo, Guitar [Tenor Guitar] – Éamonn Coyne*
Bodhrán – Martin O'Neill
Double Bass, Bass Guitar – Duncan Lyall
Drums, Percussion – Fraser Stone
Electric Guitar – Barry Reid (2)
Fiddle, Strings – Adam Sutherland (2), Innes Watson
Flute – Bo Jingham, Kevin O'Neill (11)
Harmonium – Martin O'Neill (tracks: 8)

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