Phamie Gow branches out into pipes

Scottish composer Phamie Gow has been commissioned to compose a major work for the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. ‘The Edinburgh Suite’ will be recorded at London’s Metropolis Studios in February and released in the summer.

The work will be a marked departure from Phamie Gow's usual compositional style. Her laidback piano pieces like War Song are favourites of many Classic FM listeners. Now she's trying her hand at music for pipes and drums, and who better to work with than Classical BRIT Award winners The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards?

Brigadier David Allfrey, former commander of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and new Chief Executive and Producer of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said of the project:
“The Regiment has always sought to be true to the traditions of piping while looking to innovate and bring our music to ever wider audiences… For some, the 33-string celtic harp and the Great Highland Bagpipe will appear as the 'beauty and the beast' when they come together but we are thrilled at the richness and texture starting to show in the preliminary recordings.”