A Selection From the Caird and Usher Halls CD


First released in 2017, this CD is a compilation recording of the SFO live at two separate concerts in 2014: in The Caird Hall, Dundee; and The Usher Hall, Edinburgh.

It is an entirely instrumental selection, with solo fiddling (Yla Steven) and bagpiping (Martin Duncan) amongst the ensemble pieces featuring the orchestra (sometimes joined also by the Edradour Pitlochry and Blair Atholl Pipe Band). Among the favourites here: Highland Cathedral; a set of Shetland Reels including Willafjord; and Willie Hunter’s beautiful slow air, Leaving Lerwick Harbour.

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Fiddlers to the Fore (Comp / arr John Mason)


The Islay Malts (Comp. Bill Cook)
Leaving Port Askaig (Comp. PM Willie Ross)


Teviot Bridge
The New Rigged Ship
The Stool of Repentance
Mary Bain’s Wedding
A Hundred Pipers
(All trad. / arr. John Mason)


Hurlock’s Reel (Comp. Tom Anderson)
Miss Susan Cooper (Comp. Ronnie Cooper)
Spootiskerry (Comp. Ian Burns)
Calum Donaldson (Comp. Ronnie Cooper)
Willafjord (Trad.) (Arr. Bill Cook)


Leaving Lerwick Harbour (Comp. Willie Hunter) (Soloist: Yla Steven) (Arr. John Mason)


Sporting Heroes (Commonwealth Games)


Carnegie’s Welcome to Scotland (Comp. J Scott Skinner)
Stirling Castle (Comp. Prof. C. Bannatyne)
Timour the Tartar (Trad.)


The SFO’s Compliments to Edradour Whisky
Ben Vrackie
(Both comp. / arr. Bill Cook)


Willie Kidd’s Welcome to Orkney (Comp / arr John Mason)


Norman Whitelaw (Comp. Angus Fitchet)
The Deveron Reel (Comp. Neil Grant)
Dr. Robertson (Comp. Angus Fitchet)
Willie Anderson of Dalharn (Comp. George Bell) (Arr. Bill Cook)


An Orkney Melody (Trad.)
St Magnus Chimes (Comp. John Mason)
The Maple Leaf Forever (Trad.)
John Brown’s Body (Trad.) (Arr. John Mason)


Gerry’s Conundrum (Comp. John Mason)
The Boys of Bluehill (Trad.)
The College Hornpipe (Trad.)


When the Battle’s O’er (Trad.)
The Heroes of Vittoria (Comp. John Mclean)
The Battle of the Somme (Comp. PM William Laurie)
The Crags of Tumbledown Mountain (Comp. PM JJ Riddell)
When the Battle’s O’er (Reprise) (All arr. John Mason)


Edgefauld House
The Glenlivet
Carnie’s Canter
(All comp. J. Scott Skinner / arr. Bill Cook)


Blackthorn Stick
Jackson’s Jig
Rory O’ More
Roarin’ Jelly
Pet o’ the Pipers
(All Trad. / arr. WS Dunlop)


Highland Cathedral (Comp. Roever / Korb / Arr. John Mason)