Caledonian Sunset

Caledonian Sunset
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Featuring the sound of
The Combolins
Played by David Sinton

A Promise Made A Promise Kept Following the death of Roy Williamson of The Corries on August 12th, 1990, his Will disclosed he had bequeathed to his friend, David Sinton, the unique pair of multi-stringed instruments known as The Combolins with the wish they would continue to be played as opposed to ending their days in a museum. In understandable sadness, David silently promised that one day, when appropriate, The Combolins would again be heard.

The Combolins were designed and made by Roy over a period of time from the late 1960s to the early 1970s and became an inherent part of The Corrie's music. Roy was well aware of David's abilities as a superb guitar player and restorer having called upon his services periodically to carry out repairs on the instruments. David, in turn, had to be able to play the notoriously difficult Combolins expertly in order to judge the effectiveness of his repairs before returning them to Roy for stage and studio use. He was also steeped in the music of The Corries having been sound engineer at many of their concerts and recordings.

Caledonian Sunset is the proud result of the past two years work from a dedicated team of musical craftsmen. The album is a captivating journey through a host of the best loved folk and traditional tunes relaxed music bathed in the warm glow of a lingering summer evening. An album that can fully justify the accolade Made In Scotland from conception to manufacturing. Smiles of approval came from all concerned upon listening to the final mix playback and a feeling prevailed that Roy Williamson would have smiled with approval too. A promise made ten years before became a promise fully kept.

Year: 2001
Tracks: 18
Format: CD only
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