Wednesday, 25 February 2015

NEW SINGLE RELEASE...

Jimi has recorded a new single to coincide with the release of his latest music video.

His version of 'Old Welsh' celtic love song 'Ar lan Y Mor' (Down by the Sea) is available to download at all good on-line music stores now.





Jimi recites words to the song in Welsh. Music is 'Wee Spree' from his latest album 'Last King of Pictland'. Didgeridoo is supplied by Crispin Caunter. Natural sounds of the sea, recorded by Jimi, are also featured throughout.

The video was filmed at stunning coastal locations in east and west Scotland, including St Abb's Head, East Lothian and the Isle of Skye.

 Jimi was encouraged by friends to release 'Ar Lan Y Mor' as a single after early screenings of the video.  

He said: "I had a lot of fun and also learned a fair bit in the making of this project. It certainly kept me busy during January/February.

"Really enjoyed learning some Welsh. It is a beautiful language, the oldest by far in mainland Britain. It was still spoken widely in Scotland during William Wallace's time.

"Wallace himself may even have spoken Welsh. His name means Welshman or Welsh speaker in old English.

 "In Gaelic he is known as Uilleam Breatnach – namely William the Briton or Welshman.

"He was born and raised in Renfrew, once part of the ancient Brithonic, Old Welsh speaking kingdom of Strathclyde which maintained its independence from Gaels, Angles, Saxons, Vikings and Picts until the century before his birth".

Video for 'Ar Lan Y Mor' can be viewed below. More music/film projects by Jimi are lined up for 2015, work commitments permitting.



Wednesday, 14 January 2015

2015 - A busy year for Jimi the Piper

Happy New Year! 2015 is shaping up to be a busy and exciting year for Jimi.

 More high profile recording sessions are in the offing. A number of well known artists are keen to involve Jimi in different music projects.

 Confirmed gigs so far include a trip to PARIS in February, AMSTERDAM in May and a short tour of the south coast of England with several festival appearances. Closer to home, Jimi will once again be performing at Clan MacRae's international clan gathering in Scotland from July 29 to August 2. This will take place at locations around Scotland, including Eilean Donan Castle in Easter Ross, Clan MacRae's famous ancestral home. More details can be obtained at the Clan MacRae website http://www.clan-macrae.org.uk

 

Eilean Donan castle, home of Clan Macrae
                                                                                    

Jimi has confirmed that, due to popular demand, he will again be escorting gathering attendees on a guided tour of the brochs of Glenelg during their visit to the Highlands.

                             
                                                              
Duntelve broch, Glenelg


2015 will also see the release of several new music videos produced by Jimi in an ongoing promotion campaign for latest album 'Last King of Pictland. This follows strong album sales and high viewing figures for music vids released last year. Thanks again for your support. Watch this space!








Monday, 6 October 2014

Jimi pipes on Dixie Chicks song.

Jimi is heading back into the studio to record pipes on a Dixie Chicks song..
Recording will take place this month. (October) The song, a version of 'Travelling Soldier', will be released early next month (November) in  the run up to 'Remembrance Sunday' in the UK and 'Veterans' Day' in the USA.
Watch this space for more details..

Friday, 5 September 2014

Hip to the Scots - 34,000 plays on 'soundcloud' in one week.

A new Hip-hop/rap single featuring Jimi's pipes is proving to be a huge international hit with young music fans.
'Hip to the Scots' - a collaboration between Jimi, American rapper 'Ramo' and Italian based music company 'Grand Fromage Productions' has had over 34,000 plays on 'Sound cloud' in one week, more than 400 'likes' and, to date, almost 300 people have left positive comments.
Now everyone is preparing for the release of several promotional videos for 'Hip to the Scots' on You Tube, all of which will feature Jimi piping.
Film producers based in Paris, France, are using clips from Jimi's self-made music vids.
Mountain footage, shot by Jimi during his Munro trecking, will also be included.
The words for 'Hip to the Scots' were written by Aberdeen born Sinclair Mclay.
 Producers at Grand Fromage Productions were highly impressed with Jimi's music and videos. A mutual friend, Edinburgh based Steph Buchan, contacted Jimi about the possibility of adding pipes.

Check out the track and rave reviews here: https://soundcloud.com/grand-fromage-productions/master-capellifabio-hip-to-the-scotts-sage-audio

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Jimi Ibiza bound as 'Hip for the Scots' single released

Jimi is heading to Ibiza for a string of gigs to coincide with the release of new single 'Hip to the Scots'.

The hip-hop/rap song featuring Jimi's pipes has been produced by international music company Grand Fromage productions and will be accompanied by a video featuring scenes shot in Scotland by Jimi.

Look out for 'Hip to the Scots' by Dangerous Dog (with Ramo and Jimi the Piper) on You Tube and on-line music sites in the next few days.




Wednesday, 23 July 2014

New album review in 'froots' magazine..

Interesting and perhaps unintentionally positive review of Jimi's new album 'Last King of Pictland in the world & folk music magazine froots. The reviewer sets out to slam Jimi, but actually complimented him without even knowing it. P.S. Spinal Tap is one of Jimi's favourite movies..

'A million skirling bagpipes, thrash drums, sledgehammer bass, even monkish chanting as well as dear old thermin. Bonkers OTT arrangements. A bagpiping Spinal Tap. Ideal Glasgow Saturday night fighting music. Martyn Bennett must be turning in his grave' - froots (May 2014)