A Dundee-born rock star has created the soundtrack for a new video game, set in 18th Century Scotland.
Simple Minds bass player Ged Grimes composed and produced the music for The Bard’s Tale IV Barrows Deep with Gaelic and traditional arists.
The sequel to the 1980s cult classic, Bard’s Tale, will be set in a virtual Highland landscape.
Ged said: “Scotland’s traditional and Gaelic music is an intrinsic part of our history and culture – its beautiful melodies reach deep into our souls and its magical songs, passed down through the centuries, tell stories of a proud, ancient civilisation.
“When composing the scores for the Bard’s Tale, I wanted to capture the breadth of outstanding voices and musicianship that exists in my homeland and create a soundtrack fit for the Bard which reflected Scotland’s unique musical heritage.”
Artists working on the project ranged from 16-year-old Peigi Barker, who was the voice of Young Merida in Disney’s hit film Brave, to 82-year-old piping sensation, Rona Lightfoot.
The game will be released in 2019.
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