"This is Not a Lament"
Richard Youngs - Fourth Dimension Records 2017
- Had a great time making this with Richard & Alasdair Roberts, recorded at the Kinning Park Complex in Glasgow, using my Dad's ancient Highland drones, a Sinclair chanter & the Lindsay System Swan (the opto-electro-acoustic smallpipe chanter I built last year). Ali & me can be heard on track 1 "Kinning Park", and track 5 "Bridge of Allan".
I Carry the Dead in My Hand
Various Artists - Monorail 2017
- I was very touched to be asked to contribute to this limited edition CD, curated by Alasdai Roberts for Glasgow's Monorail as a companion to Alasdair's album "Pangs". I sang a version of "Lord Randal" that I learned in 1999 from the late John Eaglesham's singing during the Traditional to Digital project at the University of Glasgow.
The Seeds of Life
Kirsty Potts - Kirsty Potts 2015
- Kirsty's excellent album has the added distinction of being the first commercially released recording, and first professional studio recording of any kind, to feature the Lindsay System Chanter. The chanter featured is the Version 1.0 Beta, of which only 20 copies were made. It can be heard on track 4 "The Cuckoo's Nest"
Alasdair Roberts - Drag City 2015
- The parts Alasdair was looking for on whistle for this album weren't ideally suited to the range of the instrument. This provoked the development of the "Hurricane Brown" eight-hole Qwistle in the key of E.
A Wonder Working Stone
Alasdair Roberts & Friends - Drag City 2013
- I popped in to help Alasdair & co with a rousing arrangement of Peter McLeod's classic 2/4 March "The Conundrum".This would be the last thing I recorded using traditional Scottish Smallpipes in the key of "A", although nobody could have known that at the time!
Soundtrack to film : Burke & Hare
Joby Talbot - Ealing Studios / John Landis 2011
- An adventure in London with Alasdair Roberts & Alistair Caplin.
Love, Loss & Liberty (The Songs of Alistair Hulett)
Various Artists, 2011
- It was an honour to be able to contribute along with Alasdair, to a CD in memory of the late Alistair Hulett. Alastair's singing and politics made a deep and lasting impression on both of us.
Joy to the Person of My Love / False Astronomy
Alasdair Roberts - Rif Mountain 2010
- This project of Alasdair's arrived at an interesting time, during which my then-eight-year-old son Ryall & me had been stargazing and planet-hunting intensively amongst the dark skies of the sma glen, north of Crieff. On hearing that I was recording a song called "false astronomy", Ryall produced two paintings he titled "The Night Sky" and "The End of the Night Sky", which Alasdair liked and decided to use for the label art and record sleeve respectively.
Too Long in this Condition
Alasdair Roberts - Drag City 2010
- Bit of piping here. I can't actually remember doing this.
The Power & The Passion
Caledon - REL Records 2005
- An album of powerful orchestral/operatic arrangements of some favourite old Scots songs. I thoroughly enjoyed playing for this!
The Night is Advancing
Appendix Out - Drag City 2001
- Alasdair's band from the early days, and one of the few outings I've made using a beautiful Hungarian duda (bagpipe) by Horvath Zoltan - it was also used on one occasion to play "Psycho Killer" at a "David Byrne Supper" organised by Craig Tannock in Mono, Glasgow. The duda was a gift from Peter Jeager, a Hungarian academic & friend of my father. and later spent some years on loan to The College of Piping museum in Otago Street. In January 2019 it joined the collection of the Museum of Piping at The National Piping Centre, as part of the completion of an instrument exchange with the Leskowsky Museum of Musical Instruments in Kecskemet, Hungary.
Travels in Constants Vol. 13
Appendix Out - Temporary Residence 2001
- I was involved for this record in "Ritual Ingestion of a Yellow Rhizome", a smallpipes & loops experiment that Alasdair concocted.
To the Drum of the Sea
Donald Lindsay - REL Records 2003
- A collection of music written by my uncle, the late Rev Alex Muir (Canisbay & Keiss/Clachan a Luib). Played mostly on Scottish smallpipes, accompanied by producer Keith Easdale on cittern & whistle, and Celine Donoghue on fiddle. Recorded at The Practice Pad (now the Audio Lounge) by Stuart Glasgow during 2002.