Vertical Records present the original score from the current BBC series Hebrides Islands On The Edge. This landmark series, three years in the making, was created by some of the key talent behind award-winning series like Big Cat Diary and Frozen Planet. It has been made by Glasgow-based Maramedia, in association with Otter Films, and produced and filmed by acclaimed wildlife filmmakers Nigel Pope, John Aitchison and Doug Anderson and is narrated by Ewan McGregor.
Much of the dramatic accompanying music was composed by Scottish musician/composer Donald Shaw and features orchestral arrangements along with the crème of musicians currently working in the field of traditional music, including Donald Shaw , Aidan O Rourke Fiddle, Patsy Reid Fiddle, Michael McGoldrick Flute, Uilleann Pipes, James Mackintosh Percussion, Sorren MacLean Guitar, Catriona MacKay Clarsach, Ian Carr Guitar & Manus Lunny Bouzouki. Three of the programmes chart the course of a wild year in the Hebrides. High winds, drought and the most dramatic storm in living memory are all thrown at the animal cast of the Islands On The Edge.
Using the most recent technology and a unique range of cameras never used in this part of the world before, Hebrides Islands On The Edge gives a privileged view into their lives. The fourth programme introduces some of the people from the Islands On The Edge and finds out why animals and people in the Hebrides need each other so very much.