Chance Was a Fine Thing – track downloads

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When first issued in 1983, this LP was ground-breaking in that at the time, very few, if any, solo piping albums were made from ‘live’ sessions. ‘Chance Was a Fine Thing’ was recorded at a Scottish Pipers’ Association club night in the Dorchester Hotel in Glasgow in 1982. The album name is taken from the fact that Robert learned piping purely by chance when his family moved to Whiteinch in Glasgow and he came under the tutelage of the 214th Boys Brigade Pipe Band. On this recording he plays RG Hardie drones and chanter. Many of the tunes can be found in The Glasgow Collection of Pipe Music.

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2/4 March Mrs John MacColl, 2/4 Marches: Highland Wedding & Jeannie Carruthers, 6/8 Marches: MacDonald of the Isles & Kitty Lie Over, Barlinnie Highlander, Paddy McGinty's Goat, Geese in the Bog, Stuart Chisholm's Walkabout, Breton Music: Maro Jef ar Penven & An Dro, H&J: Calum Campbell's Caprice, Abercairney Tom, Hornpipes: Crossing the Minch & Irish Washerwife, Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar, My King Has Landed in Moidart (grnd. only), S&R: Nellie's Strathspey, Highland Whisky, Mac an Irish, The Wig, Whistlebinkies Reel, Devonshire Terrace, Three Gaelic Airs concluding with 'Summertime'

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