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Music To Create Homecoming Legacy In Aberdeenshire

A renowned musician has written an iconic composition which will be the basis for a lasting Homecoming legacy in the North-East.

Fiddler Paul Anderson was commisioned by Aberdeenshire Council to compose a piece of music and created Land Of Standing Stones to celebrate Homecoming Scotland.

The piece was inspired by Aberdeenshire's dramatic natural scenery and in particular the large concentration of standing stones which are a significant feature of the local environment.

The work was played at a ceremony at Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle near Inverurie on Tuesday afternoon.

Composer Paul Anderson said he wrote the piece at the Tomnaverie Stone Circle near Tarland as it is a place he often goes to compose music.

He said "The title of the piece was partly inspired by it being composed as Tomnaverie, but its more to do with it being representative of the whole of the North-East. I believe we have one of the greatest concentrations of standing stones and stone circles in the world and so Land of the Standing Stones seemed very appropriate as a title."

Turriff Advertiser, Inverurie and Ellon editions also.

Friday 28th August No. 4847

The report goes onto to say background stuff and how local musical organisataions can be become involved. I have a recieved a copy of the invite so if you know of anybody wanting to contribute let me know in the comments posts. I'll pass it on.

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(slightly easier listening than Mr Birtwhistle but beware some of it is Trad Scots........listen to often and a woolly jumper appears from nowhere!!)
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
29th August 2009ce
Edited 6th September 2009ce

Comments (2)

So when can we expect your opus Mr D? You must have inspiration comin' out your ears with all your vists.

Don't worry about the woolly jumpers... got mine years ago when I first clapped my ears upon Miss Matheson & Co.
29th August 2009ce
I've written a few but your quite right I shud go and write one.

Was at the Runrig last night lots of woolly jumpers but seeing the First Minister, Alex Salmond, being accosted by three "drunken mature ladies" was priceless!!
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
30th August 2009ce
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