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After all of my years touring with the Tannahill Weavers, I have finally gotten round to recording my first CD - Sound of Taransay.
The Sound of Taransay is a body of water which lies just off of the Isle of Harris and rolls onto the beautiful sandy beaches of Luskentyre.
I composed the air Sound of Taransay many years back, whilst on tour with the Tannahills. I have recorded the album with three different flutes: D, Eb and my lovely F flute. The whistles I recorded in A, D and Eb. The A whistle is on Overton and the D and Eb are made by the great man himself, Michael Burke.
In many ways, this album turned out to be a gathering of many friends whom I've had the great pleasure of sharing a stage with over the years... brilliant musicians! Wonderful people - just a joy to play with... Many thanks to them all.
Phil MacLennan Smillie - flutes, whistles, mandolin, glockenspiel, bodhran
Aaron Jones - bouzouki, guizouki, guitar, bass
Russell Hunter - piano
Dougie MacLean - fiddle
Gary Innes - accordion
Ross Ainslie - Highland bagpipes
Fred Morrison - Uilleann pipes
Dougie McCance - Border pipes
Charlie McKerron - fiddle
Hugh "Snuggie" MacCallum - percussion
John Martin - fiddle
Stuart Morison - fiddle
Kenny Forsyth - Highland bagpipes