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The Albanach Guitar Duo

Music

Overview

  • Versatile classical guitar two piece.
  • Can arrange music for specific events from classical to Latin styles

Location

This band are based in Linlithgow but regularly play through Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Standard Set Times

  • Two 60 minute sets.

About this Act

The Albanach guitar duo provide elegant arrangements of light classics to energetic Latin dances and moody Spanish melodies.

The Albanach guitar duo have performed extensively over the UK providing music for wedding ceremonies, receptions and corporate events. Recent engagements include music for a corporate reception at the Scottish Parliament, music for number of wedding ceremonies, drink receptions and art gallery openings.

A wide variety of light music is available to choose from ranging from light classical to pop and Latin. Given sufficient notice the duo are happy to arrange music for specific occasions to suit your requirements.

Using nylon and steel string guitars and the dobro for slide playing the duo create imaginative arrangements of traditional fiddle, pipe, harp and even guitar tunes taken from different regions of the celtic diaspora.The repertoire can also include early English music by the likes of John Dowland and William Lawes or contemporary works by John Maxwell Geddes and Peter Maxwell Davies. Music with a Scottish connection features prominently. From early works associated with musicians of the Scottish royal courts to trad tunes and works by contemporary Scottish composers.

Set List

A Fancy - John Daniel
My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home - John Dowland
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (From cantata No.147) - Bach
Adagio (Air on a G String) - Bach
Villesca- Granados
Danza Triste- Granados
Gipsy Dances - Joaquin Turina
Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Tarrega
Largo and Rondo - F. Carrulli
Turkish March KV 331- Mozart
Various Sonata's - Scarlatti
Suite for Two Guitars- William Lawes
Gnossienne No.1- Satie
Gnossienne No.2 - Satie
Gymnopedie No.1- Satie
Farewell to Stromness-Maxwell Davies
3 Reels - James Scott Skinner
Tango 1- Piazzolla
Danza Cubana- Trad Cuban
Alfonsina y el Mare- Ariel Ramirez
Spanish dances set-Various trad
Samba Carnival - Joep Wanders
Yesterday - Lennon/McCartney
Blackbird - Lennon/McCartney
Roslin Castle (The House of Glamis) - Trad (Oswald?)
Shetland Reels - various
Sidh Beag & Sidh Mhor -T. O'Carolan
Carolan's Concert, Carolan's Draught - T. O'Carolan
Dances of the Scottish Court - J.M. Geddes
Scott Skinner Reels - various
Reel Of Tulloch after David Young
Hector The Hero, Midnight on the Water
Lady Carey's Dompe
Dargai, Devil in the Kitchen - J.S. Skinner
Ten Penny Bit, Atholl Higlanders
Chro-Chin-t-Saile, Ho Mo Luran He mo Luran
Jackie Coleman's, Geordie McLeish - Reels
The Road to the North, Lisnagun Jig
Ye Banks and Braes
The Sweetness of Mary,
The Islay Ranters Reel
The Gravel Walk
Humours of Tulla
Trip to Pakistan
Farewell To Whisky
Return To Whisky - Neil gow
Farewell to Stromness
Neil Gows Lament for the Death of His 2nd Wife.

Lineup

  • Two acoustic classical guitars.

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