For a couple of weeks, including while I was in Greece on holiday, I kept thinking in my idle moments that I hadn’t heard Highland Cathedral in ages. My mind sometimes works that way. Pipes, be they of the organ or bag variety, are rarely my kind of thing, but there’s something stirring about Highland Cathedral that grabs me and holds me.
Enjoying a friend’s birthday celebration at the weekend, his iPod shuffled to Amy Grant’s Christmas album (yes, in June), which includes a recording of the tune. When I got home, I went straight to the iTunes store to choose from the many available renditions (mainly on bagpipes, although it’s great on a pipe organ).
In among the crush, for there are many versions available, was something wholly unexpected. I’ll let you find it yourself: the album is Scottish Clubfever and the artists include DJ Frasier!