Celtic Music Radio Album of The Week The Roke by Ross Miller 13th April 2020
Album of The Week The Roke by Ross Miller 13th April 2020 – released on Ross’s 25th birthday!
Artists on the Album:-Ross Miller – Bagpipes /Craig Irivng – Guitar /Charlie Stewart – Fiddle, Double Bass /Rory Matheson – Piano /Callum Edwards – Drums, percussion, marching snare drum /Craig Baxter – Bodhran
In this, his debut albu,The Roke (pronounced The Rook) Ross has Swapped the competition platform for a contemporary sound featuring full band arrangements, some stripped back performances and everything in between. There’s even a pipe quarter where Ross performs all four parts! On the album Ross has composed the majority of tunes or his favourite tunes to play
The Roke is the town tuene of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Linlithgow where Ross was brought up and is the OFFICIAL Town Piper.
A finalist in the 2019 BBC Radio Scotland Young Tradition
Musician of the Year – recording in the Young Trad Tour Album which was
showcased at Celtic Connections and toured just before lockdown, Ross also
received a Danny from the Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections . Also Ross won the World Pipe Band
Championships and an array of Solo Piping prizes in his career.
Ross is also a well-respected and sought after tutor who is ensuring that young pipers are coming through and keeping piping alive and vibrant, Ross is also involved in a project to get a pipe band in every town in Scotland ! Think they are well on the way to doing so!
Produced by Ross Miller and Craig Irving
Recorded and mixed by Gus Stirrat at Solas Sounds
Mastered by Peter Beckmann
Photography by Martin Venherm
Layout & image manipulation by Louise Bichan
Record Label – Avontoun Records
The Roke Cd Tracks
4.The Threes Set
5.Strathspeys & Reels
7.Taobh Loch Èitie
10.Mum and Dad’s
11.The Roke (intro)