Saor Patrol

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Saor Patrol
Origin Kincardine, Scotland
Genres Folk
Website www.saorpatrol.com
Members Charlie Allan
Kevin Johnston
Mark Monaghan
Steve Legget
André Zeuner

Saor Patrol (pronounced "shore patrol", Scottish Gaelic: Freedom Guard)[1] is a Scottish folk-band from Kincardine in Scotland.

The band plays mainly its own songs. All songs are instrumental and played with Great Highland Bagpipe, drums and electric guitar. All band members are volunteers of The Clanranald Trust for Scotland,[2] a non profit recognized organization in Scotland. The objective of the trust is the preservation and dissemination of Scottish culture and Scottish heritage through entertainment and education. For this purpose, a replica of a medieval Scottish fortified village named Duncarron is under construction. The proceeds from Soar Patrol flow into the project.[3]

History[edit]

Charlie Allan had the idea for the band during the filming of Gladiator in 1999.[4] After having taught himself to play the pipes, he sought musicians which he found in the ranks of the Clanranald Trust for Scotland.[5] The band will perform in United Kingdom, United States, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Africa, Australia.[6][7][8][9][10][11]

Members[edit]

Saor Patrol at the MPS 2015

Discography[edit]

  • Esepee, Banshee Records,
  • Black Bull, Banshee Records
  • Full Boar, Banshee Records
  • Full Throttle, Banshee Records, 21 March 2008
  • Hands across the Border, Banshee Records (also as DVD)
  • The Stomp-Scottish Pipes and Drums Untamed, Banshee Records, 12 February 2010
  • Duncarron, ARC Music, 2011
  • Two Headed Dog (Duncarron electric), ARC Music 2012
  • Die Krieger (Live), ARC Music 2013
  • Open Air Asylum (Live) ARC Music 2014
  • Early Years ARC Music 2014
  • Outlander ARC Music 2014 - UK Album Chart #159

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to Saor Patrol - Official website - About Us". Saorpatrol.com. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  2. ^ Extract from the Scottish Charity Register
  3. ^ "Report Caledonian Mercury". Heritage.caledonianmercury.com. 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Report The Courier". Thecourier.co.uk. 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  5. ^ "Internet Report on historic-uk". Historic-uk.com. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  6. ^ Internet Report on MPS Fan Blog (german)
  7. ^ "Saor Patrol at the Grandfathers Mountain Highland Games North Carolina USA 07.-10. July 2011". Thecelticforce.com. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  8. ^ "Festival Lo Spirito del Pianeta". Lospiritodelpianeta.it. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  9. ^ "Biography about Saor Patrol on da-music (german)". Da-music.de. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  10. ^ "MPS website (german)". Spectaculum.de. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  11. ^ "Newspaper Report RNZ (german)". Retrieved 2011-10-21. 

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