“Mixolydian” CD Reviews

"This is amazing stuff... Think Martyn Bennett with multiple personalities."
Alex Monaghan
The Living Tradition

"Whoa! Was I surprised. Mark Saul doesn't do a "wee bit", he goes all the way. I've heard techno bagpipe music before. Rarely is it by someone who KNOWS how to write electronic music... Each track shines with it's own spark of brilliance."
Marc Gunn
Celtic mp3s.com
http://www.celticmp3s.com/magazine/
2004/07/techno-bagpipe-music.shtml

"Mark Saul takes the bagpipes to new heights, indoors, outdoors, anywhere you like. This is a CD to explore and explore some more.
This is for the brave and adventurous. Take a journey inspired by timeless and intelligent music that rises from the living breath of a Celtic soul."
Virginia MacIsaac
Rambles
www.rambles.net/saul_mixolyd03.html

"Pipers of all stripes owe themselves a listen to this fascinating album if only to develop an appreciation for how versatile the instrument can be when taken out of traditional context. Afro Celt and Shooglenifty fans, prepare to be blissed out."
World Beat (Canada)
http://www.worldbeatcanada.com/
celt_in_a_twist.htm


"Mark Saul is a skilled, innovative composer of bagpipe music – but this music isn’t at all what you expect. It’s excellent dance music, enjoyable from first listen. Saul’s well crafted compositions flow freely... I found this a surprisingly enjoyable, very contemporary album."
Debbie Koritsas
Folking.com

Press interviews:

Piping Today August 2005
(426 KB pdf file)

Piping Today September 2004 cover story
(563 KB pdf file)

Stornoway Gazette Interview 03/08/2006

Scotsman Interview 06/08/2005

For video interviews,
please check out the Video page.

Live Reviews (click on the link for the full review)

"I feel so, so sorry for those festival-comers who missed the Mark Saul band's adrenalised performance. More than one person I spoke to said it had been one of the best gigs they'd ever seen.
This band deserves to be bigger than Australia.
Mark Saul's band have so many terrific songs that missing one of their gigs is a crime against the unwritten rule you have that life is for enjoying."
Kevin MacNeil
The Hebridean Celtic Festival
http://www.hebceltfest.com/past/05/

"First up is the surprise highlight of this festival: Australian bagpiping sensation Mark Saul with band. Featuring original compositions by Mark Saul, many from his new album ‘Mixolydian’, this was an unusual and spectacular gig.
So tight and exhilarating is this gig, that to even ponder leaving the tent for a short while, thus potentially missing a song, is unthinkable.
Kevin MacNeil
Hi-Arts Journal
http://www.hi-arts.co.uk/Default.aspx.LocID-hianewl3q

 

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