Baltic/ The Running Field at Meenross

from by Gordon Turnbull

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Slow air and reel: A couple of my own compositions. Baltic began life as a reel, but over the years has slowed right down. Inspired by winters in Edinburgh, when the wind that whips off the North Sea is described as "Baltic" — all the way from the Baltic Sea, in other words.

The Running Field at Meenross is named after a meadow by the house of the Patience family in deepest County Clare. Used for grazing horses and letting them run, in summer it is full of rare wild flowers.


from Coldstream Road, released July 3, 2012
Gordon Turnbull: flute, production
Baltic composed by Gordon Turnbull
The Running Field at Meenross composed by Gordon Turnbull



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Gordon Turnbull Edinburgh, UK

Traditional flute and whistle player, teacher, music leader. Not always in that order.

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