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Audio CD - The Musical Worlds of Niccolo and Lymond
The Edinburgh Renaissance Band
(this CD supercedes the earlier cassette - Music for Lymond, Niccolo and the Medici)
This is a privately produced CD and is not available
in shops, but can be ordered through me at the email address below with
payment made via UK cheque or PayPal.
Music of Castle and Kirk
The Edinburgh Renaissance Band
This CD is a selection of the Edinburgh Renaissance Band's repertoire from many European countries with an emphasis on music by Scottish Renaissance composers.
UK. paperback Neil Wilson Publishing, Republished in 1995, £7.99 1897784422
First published in 1950 as Quest by Canoe and later reissued as as Too Late in the Year.
It's the story of the trip that Alastair and his lifelong friend James (Seumas) Adam made up the west coast of Scotland in the 1930s. They had established an outdoor magazine called The Claymore but it was financially unsuccessful and left them in debt. To clear it off they decided to canoe up the rugged west coast (despite having very little experience of canoeing!) and send back reports to the Daily Record newspaper. The many friends that they made on the trip and the scenes they observed give a wonderful glimpse of a way of life which has now largely vanished.
Another book of his that I get asked about from time to time is his autobiography - Among Friends - but this is not available. Its publication in 1984 unfortunately coincided with a major change of direction by the publisher and without the usual launch publicity and support it had little chance of success and soon disappeared. As a result there are very few second-hand copies around, although some people have had success in getting access to a copy through interlibrary loan.
In 1988 Dorothy and Alastair collaborated with photographer David Paterson on a book of photographs
UK. Cloth, Mainstream Pub Co, May 88, £17.99 1851581499 Out of Print
Mainstream ran out of copies in Nov 1999 and although they didn't declare it out of print at the time they did say they had no plans to reprint it in the forseeable future. It has not reappeared since then.
Other titles by Alastair include
Treasure at Sonnach, 1935
Heard Tell, 1946
Highlands and Islands of Scotland, 1951
The Donaldson Line, 1952
The Land of Scotch, 1953
The Duke's Day, 1970
No Thanks to the Duke, 1978
End of Term, 1989
Ninian Dunnett has followed in his parents footsteps as a writer - in both journalism and as a screenwriter, and he conducted a series of interviews with Scottish people throughout the country as we prepared for the new parliament and the new millennium. Many of these were first published in the (Glasgow) Herald newspaper and these were then collected together along with commentary, song, folklore and humour.
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