The Bard's Tale IV

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of working with composer and musician Ged Grimes (Simple Minds) on the soundtrack of a new computer game “The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep”.

Ged recruited a stellar line-up of traditional musicians ( Kathleen MacInnes, Ali Hutton, Eilidh Cormack, Martin O’Neill, Brain McAlpine and Rona Lightfoot, to name but a few) for the recording sessions and the resulting soundtrack is outstanding. Certainly a far cry from the computer game soundtracks of my youth, not that the Super Mario theme tune wasn’t a tour-de-force in it’s own frenetic way!

Here’s a taste of what gamers can expect to hear.