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Kilmartin Sounds of Ancient Scotland CD
The music ranges from ringing rocks to bird-bone flutes; Bronze Age horns and drums to the extraordinary sound of the Celtic war trumpet, the carnyx (left), specially recorded for the Kilmartin Sessions in Smoo Cave.
It ends with the eerie combination of harmonic singing and Bronze Age horn, recorded in the Hamilton Mausoleum - the building with the longest reverberation in the world. It was an appropriate choice, for like the Mausoleum, this CD has its own reverberations reaching into our remotest past and our deepest sub-concious.
New: The Rock art of Kilmartin
Guide Book to the Musuem and Kilmartin Valley
Museums Journal "…the new guide interprets the landscape on a variety of levels.. the book can be read either on its own account or as an aide memoire after a visit to Kilmartin House…unusual and refreshing…the Museum guide is a credit to the professionalism of the Kilmartin Trust…it represents excellent value for money."
Oxbow Books "A lovely book for those visiting the area, and for those with an interest in the prehistoric monuments of Scotland."
Graham Ritchie, President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (in British Archaeology) "…until the opening of Kilmartin House there was no local source of information about the valley as a whole… This book provides a thematic overview of the valley, beautifully illustrated, in ways that take us beyond monuments to people… Photographs by David Lyons are a vital part of the book and are mostly stunning…This is a book that will be not only a valuable site guide for visitors, but also a spur to others to come to the valley.."
Third Stone "this book uses a medley of photographs, superb illustrations and antiquarian material to tell the story of this wonderful landscape. Marvellous stuff…"
Shetland Times "…Rich in splendid photographs and with cleverly laid-out pages…the text is illuminated by reconstructions and other illustrations…the text is …easily digested but manages to impart a huge range of knowledge..style is vivid and invests the landscape with a personality… a surprisingly affordable example of the printer's art, and a tribute to good professional design"
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