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Ruby
Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham
Ruby
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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Is there a rhyme or reason to string together an Estonian waltz, a Cajun reel, and a classic French Canadian tune? There is for Scottish musicians Cunningham and Bain, who have once again joined forces for an exploration o...  more »

      
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All Artists: Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham
Title: Ruby
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Green Linnet
Original Release Date: 8/25/1998
Release Date: 8/25/1998
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 048248312325

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Is there a rhyme or reason to string together an Estonian waltz, a Cajun reel, and a classic French Canadian tune? There is for Scottish musicians Cunningham and Bain, who have once again joined forces for an exploration of melody and merriment on another musical gem (their previous outing was The Pearl). Shetland fiddler Bain is at his best with the slow tunes, where his expressive style shines as he strokes every note for its fullest effect--and he gets a number of songs to show off this side, especially in the Cunningham-penned "Violet Tullogh." Not that there's a dearth of danceable tunes. Their American medley "La Ronfleuse Gobel..." (The Snoring Mrs. Gobel...) offers them both a great opportunity to strut their stuff. Tastefully arranged for accordions, keyboards, and fiddles, with casual additions of bass, percussion, and whistles, this set (and the whole album) shows off the tunes themselves, allowing the masterful playing to enhance rather than dominate the melodies and rhythms. --Louis Gibson

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Aly and Phil - Scottish Magic
08/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The amazing talents of the Boys of the Lough's fiddler, Aly Bain, and Silly Wizard's accordionist, Phil Cunningham, are blended with magical effects in The Ruby. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a smoky pub in a tiny village on the edge of a misty loch, with good friends, good drinks and incredible music. The skills of each musician combine like threads to weave a cloth of pure golden harmonies and fantasies."