Energetic bagpiper from Celtic band Molly's Revenge, David Brewer, whom many in the pipe music scene describe as having a style very rooted in the tradition yet distinctly unique and expressive, celebrates the release of his new solo album Turning Pages, with special guests National Scottish Fiddle Champion Rebecca Lomnicky, Irish guitarist George Grasso, and world renowned organist, Jonathan Dimmock (San Francisco Symphony).
Turning Pages features tunes resurrected from rare 18th century Scottish manuscripts with new and very listenable arrangements, as well as hot recently written reels with intricately interwoven pipes and fiddle, nestled in rich grooves of ingenious guitar and bouzouki accompaniment.
Even tunes already popular in the world of pipe music have a startlingly fresh spin, like Steam Train to Mallaig, whose programmatic structure, multiple part harmonies, and rhythms have been completely rearranged by David.
To round out the spectrum of emotion, the toe tapping fun subsides into the debut of Jonathan Dimmock's epic composition Lone Mountain. The lush chords of the great organ of San Francisco’s St Ignatius Church, resonating with the soulful strains of the highland pipes and fiddle orchestra, will shake the core of any heart.