New release: Orkney (Maoile Nan Crogaichean)
Sikkersnapper announces the release of the new single Orkney (Maoile Nan Crogaichean) for electric guitar and wind. This piece is an arrangement of a traditional Scottish fiddle tune, recorded in the Athole Collection of 1884 as being from a “very old set”.
The alternative title Maoile Nan Crogaichean may translate as “bare hill of the barren old ewes.” In any case, it’s as bleak and lonely as a wind-blasted Orcadian winter.
There is a similar, perhaps better-known reel called Orkney, which is seemingly a later variant of the same composition.