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The CD costs 12 including UK p&p.
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Our first CD "In The Alnwick Garden" has thirteen tracks of traditional music from Northumberland and the Borders played by a group of nearly thirty pipers and fiddlers.  


"Great tunes, great arrangements and very professionally produced.   I can't stop my feet from tapping!"
Andrew Davison, Hexham


"When Julia asked if I'd like to do a review of this CD, I was a trifle apprehensive as I'd not done such a thing before, yet was eager to hear the music. I have seen the Alnwick band play and develop over the last few years and have to say I have a great deal of admiration for the work put in by them. They both look and sound great. The CD is a pleasure to listen to.


Apart from three recently-composed tunes by Colin Bradford all tracks are familiar and in most pipers' repertoire. The strong musical direction is highly evident in the strict adherence to tempo and rhythm (did they have a conductor I wonder, and nothing wrong with that), and the excellent tune changeovers in mid set.

This all calls for a lot of practice. You will hear accompanying instruments, but they never stop the pipes from being the dominant sound; just right for me. There are also interesting 'seconds' and, to this accordion player's ear, many unusual chords in the harmonies. I thoroughly enjoyed playing this CD over and over. It is a lovely selection of our favourite music. And, if you are frustrated because there's no session to go to tonight, then put on this record and play along. There's nothing too demanding, and it may help to cure those 'Speed-up' habits!"

Neil Baker
, from review in Northumbrian Pipers' Society magazine
 




The CD costs 12 including UK p&p.
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En-Chanter'd is the second CD recorded by the Alnwick Pipers Society and reflects the subtle change of direction that the band has made since its inception under the Chairmanship of Alan McKenzie in 1999.  The aim has been to broaden the music and ability of the players and the band whilst capturing the distinctive Alnwick playing style.

The CD is mainly a live recording incorporating varied style, tempo and mood, tracks are played both in concert and pipe pitch and it is hoped that there will always be something to surprise and enchant you.
Richard Johnstone  (Chairman APS 2009- 2012)

There is a good mixture of tunes; the tracks have been artfully arranged to give constant variation in keys and combinations of instruments. It shows off the pipes, the Northumbrian tradition and the richness of the 'big band sound' rather well.
Nick Leeming from review in the Northumbrian Pipers' Newsletter
 



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Book 1 was first published in 1981 and has recently been reprinted.  It contains 70 tunes,
a mixture of hornpipes, jigs, marches, polkas, rants, reels, waltzes and slow airs.



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Book 2  published in 1988, contains 33 tunes a mixture of hornpipes, jigs, marches, polkas, rants, reels, waltzes and slow airs.

 

   

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