When is debut album from MacUmba came out it was ground-breaking. We had never heard Scottish melodies played on bagpipes with Brazilian and Caribbean rhythms on drums and percussion! Now, of course, many others have followed this path - but this original MacUmba CD still excels!
Moonshine; Mo Chuachag Laghach Thu; The Selkie; 6/8 Itapuan; Don De Megalomania; Cullen Bay; Heaven Scent; MacCrimmon's Lament; Fairy Glen; Lochanside; Sandy's New Chanter; Just Five More Minutes; Loch Roag; A Man's A Man; Damp Carpet; Ruby Grant; Megalomania.
"Stuff that will set the blood alight"! Scots Magazine
"African drumming, Scots piping, tradition-blending, mind-blowing!!"
Don't Hold Your Breath, entered the Greentrax 'Best Selling' album chart, indeed one shop - Waterloo Records, Austin, Texas, USA - alone sold a staggering 1,000 plus units of the album!
MacUmba has worked closely with the British Council and Scottish Trade International on several occasions and took part in pre-match celebrations in both Paris and Bordeaux during the 1998 World Cup football finals in France. The Band has also been involved with Scottish Trade International/Scotland the Brand in both 1997 and 1998 in connection with 'Scotfest', which annually promotes Scottish products in the U.S.A. during January and February.
What the critics said:-
"MacUmba, a beast apart from any other Scots ethnic/roots band, and a wonderful one at that. "Don't Hold Your Breath" is music to marvel at" John O'Reagan.
"Wow, book this Band immediately - they'll be a sensation" Inverness Courier.
"This is fiery stuff that will set the blood alight" The Scots Magazine.
If you like Bagpipe music you can check out our Piping CD collection.
And our range of CDs from Greentrax Recordings.
Traditional Scots music played on the bagpipes.
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