Blair Douglas

Music from the Isle of Skye

The wonderful Gino CapraraBlair has released a new album The Italian Chapel Suite (La Chiesetta Italiano di Orkney) with 12 tracks featuring Orcadian musicians, the City of Kirkwall Pipes and Drums and the Mayfield Singers.

The subject of the Italian Chapel has long fascinated Blair and he was moved to write some beautiful music in honour of the dedication and faith of the Italian prisoners of war in Orkney.  Blair was delighted to be able to get in touch with 98-year old Gino Caprara, who was a prisoner of war in Orkney during the Second World War.