MacKinnon’s Brook Suite


MacKinnon’s Brook Suite is a five movement Celtic Symphonic Suite composed and conducted by Scott Macmillan, featuring Symphony Nova Scotia with soloists Ian McKinnon (highland bagpipe and tin whistle) and David Greenberg (fiddle). It conveys the story of the immigrant experience in early 19th century Canada



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“Macmillan’s dynamic music rolled and tumbled and soared, through the hard Atlantic crossing, the back-breaking clearing of land, the joys of family and disappointment and tragedy that also inevitably came… earthy folk stories in the elegant language of symphonic music.”
– The Daily News, October 2001

Track Listing

01. Movement I – The Voyage
02. Movement II – Homesteading
03. Movement III – The Long March
04. Movement IV – Ceilidh
05. Movement V – Migration
06. Mairi Nighean Alasdair
07. MacDougall’s Pride
08. If Ever You Were Mine
09. Hard At The Jigs