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The Matt Seattle Band
THE MATT SEATTLE BAND came together in 2008 for a cameo performance at Denholm Folk Festival. We and our audience enjoyed it so much we did some more gigs, recorded Reivers of the Heart.


Lewis and Frazer, youthful nomads following the Muse from Tweedside to Tashkent, Donald Knox, harmonic alchemist of Teviotdale, and Matt Seattle, gnarled wizard of the Border pipes, weave a sonic carpet to transport you from the Eildons to Elfland.

These Reivers will not lift your cattle, they will lift your Heart and give it back to you - reprogrammed!

Still flying, and now expanding into song, we are available for bookings, enquiries to Frazer Watson mcdougal@postmaster.co.uk

Matt Seattle Band


SOUNDCLOUD LINKS
https://soundcloud.com/user654240642/thomas-the-rhymer-suite
Grown from a traditional air to the ballad of Thomas Rhymer, the 13th century seer of Earlston. The Rhymer's journey pushes the envelope of Border music beyond reason.

https://soundcloud.com/user654240642/irenes-tune
A love song on border pipes.

https://soundcloud.com/user654240642/damascus-drum
A bowl of soup in Hawick's improbable café provides the nourishment for this pipe reel in maqam hijaz

REVIEWS

VIDEOS

Flying Carpet


Reivers of the Heart CD
Reivers of the Heart CD cover

£12.00 - One price worldwide
Includes UK 1st Class/Airmail Rest of World

If you wish to pay by Sterling cheque, please e-mail


REIVERS OF THE HEART - DFM CD 0102
Donald Knox - guitar, mandolin
Lewis Powell-Reid - accordion, mandolin, bouzouki
Matt Seattle - Border pipes, mandolin
Frazer Watson - darabuka, frame drums, tapan
Recorded by Paul Rae in the lee of Pipers Knowe, Peeblesshire
Artwork by Irene Beston
Photograph by Artbeat Studios
Sleeve Notes by Matt Seattle
Thanks to Rahmani for the carpet
Thanks to You for your support
Listen to samples on myspace.com/mattseattleband


Tune Books and CD's.....

Reivers of the Heart CD
The Matt Seattle Band
Reivers of the Heart CD cover

Lowp Till Ye Cowp CD
Border Directors
Lowp Till Ye Cowp CD cover

 

The Master Piper, New Edition
Nine notes that shook the world
The Master Piper cover

Over the Hills and Far Away
Border Bagpipe Tunes
Over the Hills and Far Away cover

The Great Northern Tune Book
The William Vickers manuscript of 1770
The Great Northern Tune Book cover




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