Albanach Guitar Duo
The Albanach Duo were formed in 2005 they are Russell Ballantine and Paul Devery. Both are experienced ensemble performers having played in quartets and trios for many years, most recently they were two thirds of the trio Terz, who's recent CD 'The Music of the Stuarts 'received excellent reviews. Their repertoire extends from arrangements of early music by John Dowland and William Lawes through the mainstream guitar repertoire to contemporary works by Astor Piazzolla and Ariel Ramerez. Music with a Scottish connection also features prominently, from early works associated with musicians of the Scottish royal courts to traditional fiddle tunes and works by contemporary Scottish composers. The duos attention to detail is not only reflected in the repertoire and performance but also in their choice of instruments; a matched pair of guitars by the English luthier David Rouse, each almost identical to the other allowing a superb balance of sonority and tone colour.