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reviews Scatter Pipes by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

Often the Scottish smallpipes can overwhelm other instruments. This is not the case with Vicki ? her playing is well?considered. She decided to learn the pipes after hearing the glorious tune Hector the Hero. With Jonnys subtle guitar work, the beauty of the tunes are allowed to shine through.
The Willows and The Three Ashes (written by Jonny) are lovely tunes named after pubs in their village. The traditional Hares Lament, sung by Jonny is complimented by Vickis flute playing. This instrument is inspirational on Hemligheten (Swedish for secret). The slow air Lament for the Lone Piper written for Vickis dad who died in 1996, is spellbindingly haunting. The whole album is a sheer delight to listen to, by a very talented duo.