A New Beginning

The North Texas Caledonian Pipes & Drums have been an organization in North Texas for decades. Over the past few years they have seen a dramatic increase in the public's enthusiasm for the pipes and drums. Growing membership has enabled them to create an affiliated band, the Allan Ballantyne Memorial Pipe Band. Both Bands compete at various Highland Games, bringing back numerous awards. The future looks bright for piping and drumming in Dallas/Fort Worth. It truly is 'A New Beginning'.

1 Slow Air/Strathspey/Reel
2 March/Strathspey/Reel
3 Amazing Grace
4 6/8 March Medley
5 Kitchen Piping
6 Quick March Medley
7 The Walrus
8 2/4 March Medley
9 Lament/Jigs
10 Tag Team Solos
11 Desert Storm
12 Highland Boom

Na Pib Mhala Alainn

"Na Pib Mhala Alainn" (gaeilic for "The Bagpipes That Are Beautiful") is the spirit that guided the NTCPD to producing this album. This CD blends both traditional and contemporary flavors of bagpipe and pipe band drumming, including an array of composers from Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia and the U.S.

1 Hornpipes
2 Grade 5 Quick March Medley
3 An Dro
4 Reels
5 Pub Jigs
6 Greg's MSR
7 3/4 Groove
8 The Recruits
9 6/8 March Set
10 Duthart Drum Salute
11 Grade 4 Quick March Medley
12 Grade 3 Medley
13 Boyce's Tunes
14 Grade 4 Medley
15 The Gael