James Bauld

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The fantastically talented musician James Bauld sent us his new album. When we heard it we were immediately impressed. Original compositions well crafted techincal playing and great layering of tracks yet still keeping the wooden flute prominent. Yes we said ‘wooden flute’ not a much used instrument as James told us not many woden flute makers are in Scotland. James prefered the tone and warmth of wood over metal and who could disagree. One of the many nice things about the album is the description notes of the tunes. The story of ‘holding it in’ is a classic case of needs must. The sale of a wooden flute in France was to good a chance to pass by. It was days before James’  crucial recital at University. Trains Planes and automobiles may have been a good name. This is an album that will stand the test of time with only one track differing from the rest in that James uses brilliant harmonies to produce an ethereal classic. Put on the headphones pour a glass of wine close your eyes and listen to ‘Final steps to the Water of Leith’.  My favourite tracks are ‘200 Macedonian Denar Taxi’ and the Uist Reels. If you want to give a loved one a present give them this album. If you see a poster in your town of James Bauld go and see him play. You will not be disappointed

Written by: Norrie Hunter

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