Sunday, December 16, 2012

Eric Linklater - Eric Linklater [CD]



The debut album by this young talented Orcadian fiddler Eric Linklater. A student at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, Eric shows his deft touch on a range of tunes from his native Orkney as well as tunes from further afield.

Joining him is Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley, Stewart Shearer, Ryan Cooper, Owen Tierney and David Delday.

Buy Eric Linklater CD ATCD082

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gemma Donald - The Love O' Da Isles [CD]

New CD from young Shetland fiddler Gemma Donald. Stunning playing by Gemma, accompanied on Piano by Robert Black.

Buy Gemma Donald - The Love O' Da Isles [CD]

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Winners: MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2012

Well done to all of the winners of MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2012. Also well done to all those nominated.
Album of the Year Cillebhride (Kilbride) – Kathleen MacInnes
Club of the Year - Falkirk Folk Club
Composer of the Year - Mike Vass
Community Project of the Year - Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail 2012
Event of the Year - Scots Fiddle Festival
Gaelic Singer of the Year - Riona Whyte
Instrumentalist of the Year - Duncan Chisholm
Live Act of the Year - Session A9
Scots Singer of the Year - Paul McKenna
Scottish Dance Band of the Year - Deoch ‘’n” Dorus
Scottish Folk Band of the Year - Breabach
Pipe Band of the Year - George Watson’s College Pipes and Drums
Trad Music in the Media - Julie Fowlis for Brave
Music Tutor of the Year - Gillian Frame
Up and Coming Artist of the Year - Niteworks
Venue of the Year Award - Bogbain Farm, Inverness
Services to Gaelic Music - Rory and Calum MacDonald of Runrig
Hamish Henderson Services to Traditional Music Award - Isobel Mieras

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Music In Scotland News - November 2012


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NEW RELEASES


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Session A9 - Session A9 [CD]




The Scottish folk supergroup is 'The best band to come out of Scotland in 100 years' according to Dougie McLean!

Charlie McKerron (fiddle, backing vocals), Gordon Gunn (fiddle, mandolin, backing vocals), Adam Sutherland (fiddle, backing vocals), Kevin Henderson (fiddle, backing vocals), Marc Clement (guitar, lead vocals), Brian McAlpine (piano, accordion, backing vocals), David "Chimp" Robertson (percussion).

1. Wedding Polkas
2. The Bellydancer
3. These Days
4. Lady Montgomery
5. Miller Of Dron
6. Dig A Little Well For Zoe
7. The Birds Have Gone
8. Ridee
9. One For The Road



2012 World Pipe Band Championships Vol 1 [CD]






Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia - P/M Ross Walker
MSR : The Abercairney Highlanders /Susan MacLeod / John Morrison of Assynt House
Medley: Campbell's Tartan Army The Boys of the Lough/Seonaidh's Air /Seonaidh's Tune / The York Reel /Glasgow Police Pipers.

Field Marshal Montgomery - P/M Richard Parkes MBE
MSR: Balmoral Highlanders/ John Roy Stewart / Charlie's Welcome
Medley: Beverley's Wedding / John Patterson's Mare/ Sparky Cherry / MacLeod's Oran Mor / Fiddler's Joy/ The Lads of Kilmarnock/ Tommy and Ronnie's Double Tonic/ The Train Journey North.

Dowco Triumph Street Canada - P/M David Hilder
MSR: Dugald MacColl's Farewell to France/ Atholl Cummers / Pretty Marion
Medley: Captain Carswell / Alan MacPherson of Mosspark/ The Haitian Sensation/ Stablia Slow Air / Maggie Cameron / Mrs Martha Knowles / Stablia Reel / Stablia Reprise/ McMac Diddle

Peel Regional Police- Canada - P/M John K Cairns
MSR: Lord Alexander Kennedy/Islay Ball/ Pretty Marion.
Medley : Graham Brown/ Betty MacLeod's Travel Step/ Ardara House Air/Secure Ambition Air / Inspector Gavin Francis/ Brittany Victoria Cairns/ Secure Ambition Air/ Rory MacLeod / Secure Ambition Jig

Inveraray & District - P/M Stuart Liddell
MSR: David Ross of Rosshall / Tulloch Castle/ The Smith of Chilliechassie
Medley : Ceilidh Lines / Let the Cold Wind Blow (Bridge)/ The Handshaker /Steve Byrne's Jig/ Let the Cold Wind Blow/ Miss Drummond of Perth/ Stirling Castle/ John Morrison of Assynt House/ Alick C MacGregor

Fife Constabulary - P/M Andrew Mathieson
MSR: The Highland Wedding/ Dora MacLeod/ The Sheepwife
Medley : Iain Ruaridh's Lament / Iain Ruaridh's Lament Jig / Humours of Whiskey / Dr Flora MacAuley , Carradale/ The Banks of
the Lee/ Caledonian Society of London/ Lady McKenzie of Gairloch / Sleepy Maggie/Tail Toddle/Midnight Oil

78th Fraser Highlanders Canada - P/M Douglas MacRae
MSR: Jimmy Young/ Blair Drummond /Charlie's Welcome
Medley: The Guelph Line/ Silver Creek/ Farewell to Pass Street/ Haydee Grant/ Greyfriar's Julie/ Ca the Ewes/ Farewell to Pass Street


2012 World Pipe Band Championships Vol 2 [CD]




Los Angeles Scots USA- P/M Colin Armstrong
MSR : The Clan Macrae Society /Dora MacLeod / John McKechnie's Big Reel
Medley: The Borgporp / Senior Bedhead/ Who Ate My Chips ? / Big Clown Fun Knee /Highland Whisky / Aspen Bank/ Ettrick House/ Craig Stewart

Strathclyde Police - P/M Duncan Nicholson
MSR: The Links of Forth/ Atholl Cummers/ McAllister's Dirk
Medley: Dolina MacKay/ The Goatherd and the Shepherd/ The Gathering/I Ho Ro 'S Na Hug Oro Eile/ Rodney Hull QC / Tulloch Gorm/ The Lads of Mull / Ridhle Mo Nighean Donn

Toronto Police Canada - P/M Ian K MacDonald
MSR : Lord Alexander Kennedy / Blair Drummond/ John Morrison of Assynt House
Medley: Cutting Bracken/ Sailing on Top of the Waves/ Rakish Paddy /Other Side of the World/ Sheol am Bata Fairis a-null / Highland Laddie / Tripping through Milan/ Cutting Bracken / Rakish Paddy/Cutting Bracken

St Laurence O'Toole - Eire - P/M Terry Tully
MSR: The Highland Wedding / The Shepherd's Crook/ The Smith of Chilliechassie
Medley : Malcolm Ferguson / The Boys of the Ballymote/ Donald MacLennan's Tuning Phrase/ Leaving Ireland / Calum Campbell of Benbecula / Haydee Grant/ Sergeant Murphy's / The Washerwife

Scottish Power - P/M Chris Armstrong
MSR: Lord Alexander Kennedy/ Blair Drummond/ John Morrison of Assynt House
Medley: The Battle of Waterloo/ The Hill of Garvock / Fiona MacDonald/ Lord Clyde's Reel /The Primrose Lass / Inverinate House / Ananda Nan Gael/ The Foot Tapper

Simon Fraser University Canada - P/M Terry Lee
MSR: The Highland Wedding/ Blair Drummond/ The Smith of Chilliechassie
Medley: The Haughs of Cromdale / 400% / Mrs Donald MacPherson/ Alick Cameron Champion Piper / Lexy McAskill/ The Sleeping Tune/ Caber Feidh / 400%



Let's Go Scottish Country Dancing Volume 5 [CD]




1. Jimmy Shand - The Duke of Perth - 8x32 Reel; Original - Come Let Us Dance & Sing - Drumley's - The Lass o' Pattie's Mill
2. Bobby Crowe - The Wild Geese - 5x32Jig: Mrs.MacPherson of Cluny - Trad.Airs
3. Jimmy Shand - Jenny's Bawbee - 8x24Strathspey: Original - Sidlaw Hills - Gallant Fireman - Lad Wi' the Plaidie
4. Alasdair Downie - Machine Without Horses - 8x32Jig: Original - The Weaver & his Wife - Humours of Glendart
5. Jimmy Shand - Maxwell's Rant - 8x32Reel: Original - Lass o' Gowrie - Maggie Lauder
6. Alasdair Downie - Jacky Tar TwoStep - Hornpipe: Galway Hornpipe - The Coffee Leaf - Humours of Castle Bernard
7. Bobby Crowe - La Tempete - 4x48Reel: Original - Trad.Air - The French Air - Blooms o' Bon Accord
8. Alasdair Downie - Green Grow the Rushes - 4x32Strathspey: Original - Loudon's Bonnie Woods - Lad Wi' the Plaidie
9. Jimmy Shand - Miss Mary Douglas - 8x48Jig: Original - Captain White - Teviot Brig
10. Danelaw - Baldovan Reel - 4x32Reel: Caddam Wood - Bill Sutherland
11. Alasdair Downie - Galloway House - 4x32Reel: Aitken Drum - Dornoch Links - Mount Stewart House
12. Jimmy Shand - The Braes o' Tullymet - 8x32Strathspey: Original - Miss Stewart of Grantully - Captain Campbell - Miss Drummond of Perth
13. Alasdair Downie - Admiral Nelson - 8x32Reel: Original - Miss Gayton's Hornpipe - Old Trad.Hornpipe
14. Danelaw - Balmoral Strathspey - 4x32 Strathspey:Gloomy Winter - Miller o' Hirn - Auld Brig o' Ayr - Mrs.Garden of Troup
15. Jimmy Shand - Scottish Reform - 8x32Jig: Prince of Wales' Jig - Kenmure's On and Awa' - Jackson's Jig




Christina Stewart - Haunting [CDx2]




Enter the eerie otherworld of the supernatural through Scottish oral tradition in 14 songs mirrored by 14 spoken tracks from Christina Stewart with singers Christine McClenaghan and Alpin Stewart, musicians Martin MacDonald & Jo Baird, storyteller Andrew Mackintosh & seanchaidh Iain M Campbell.

1. Blow Ye Winds Blow
2. Nighean Nan Geug
3. Tam Glen
4. Da Laimh Sa Phiob
5. Binnorie
6. Oran Na Maighdainn Mhara
7. The Grey Selkie
8. Oran Leannan Sidhe
9. Lord Lovat
10. Fine Flowers In The Valley
11. Bonn Beinn Eadarra
12. True Thomas
13. Thig Am Bata
14. Annie Of Lochroyan
15. The Kings Three Questions
16. Guardian Ghost
17. Divining For Love
18. Two Hands For The Pipes
19. The Brist-Bane Harp
20. The Sisters Of Loch Duich
21. Selkies And Grey Seals
22. The Fairy Lover
23. Echoes Of The Future
24. The Accusing Ghost
25. The Headless Corpse
26. Encounters With Fairies
27. The Boat Will Come
28. The Laggan Witch



Hamish Menzies And His Scottish Dance Band - Scottish Medley [CD]


A splendid medley of Scottish dance music recorded in the 1960s and digitally enhanced for CD. The album stands the test of time through quality musicianship and the great choice of tunes.

1. Dashing White Sergeant: Original - Miss Lyall - French Air - Remmerts of Herford
2. Mary Anderson Polka
3. Gay Gordons: Hills of Moffat - Old Rustic Bridge - Lord Lovat's Lament
4. Highland Barn Dance: Tayside Piper's Society - Lady Lever Park
5. Drum Beat: Capt.Oldfield's Welcome to Kilracock - The Black Bear
6. MS&R: 51st Highland Division at Wadi Akarit - Maggie Cameron - Captain Horn
7. The Linton Ploughman: The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre - John Wilson - Irish Washerwoman - Inspector Donald Campbell of Ness
8. Isle of Skye Reel: Original - The Light Haired Maid - Inverasdale - The Brown Haired Maid
9. Waltz: Loch of the Rising Mist - Loch Rannoch - Ross' Lover - Hearken My Love
10. Eva Three Step: Marchall Crescent - Eagle Piper's March
11. Slow Air & Jig - Catriona - The Bride's Jig
12. Two Step: The Ancaster Two Step



The Glendale Scottish Dance Band - Scotland's Fancy [CD]




An album of fine Scottish music from the 1960s digitally enhanced for CD. Featuring dance tracks, a fiddle solo from band leader Bill Douglas and an accordion solo from Peter Thomson.

1. The Cumberland Reel: Original - Kenmure's On and Awa'
2. Strathspey:Sidlaw Hills - McKenzie Hay- Castles In the Air.
3. Balkan Hill: Original - The Conundrum
4. Scottish Waltz: Auld Scots Songs - Back to Bonnie Scotland
5. Polka - Accordion Solo: Woodland Flower
6. The Highlander's Jig: Atholl Highlanders - Rakes of Kildare - Teviot Brig
7. The Dashing White Sergeant: Original - Claverhouse Reel - Soldier's Joy
8. Scottish Waltz: Wind On the Heath - Piper's Weired - Mrs.Elder
9. Gay Gordons: Bonnie Hoose o' Airlie - Woods o' Stirkoe - 51st Highland Division
10. Slow Air - Violin Solo: The Flower o' the Quern
11. The Flowers o' Edinburgh: Original - Waverley Steps - Gordon's Fancy
12. Harry Lauder Medley: Roamin' in the Gloamin' - I Love A Lassie - Stop Your Ticklin' Jock - A Wee Deoch an Dorus



Olympians Scottish Dance Band - Scottish Dance Music [CD]


The addition of a trumpet to the conventional line-up of a Scottish dance band gave the Olympians a very distinctive and popular sound. Familiar tunes & dances digitally enhanced from the original vinyl records so they can now be enjoyed again.

1. Maxwell's Rant: Original - Highland Lassie - Trad.Air - Lass o' Gowrie
2. The New Rigged Ship: Original - Haddo House - Strawberry Bank - Tibbie's New Petticoat
3. Scottish Waltz: Song of Home - Morag of Dunvegan - Cailin Mo Ruin-sa - Galley of Lorne
4. Gay Gordons: Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie - McFarlane o' the Sprots - Mormond Braes - Barnyards o' Delgaty
5. The Glasgow Country Dance: Miss Milligan - Wm.B.Cunningham - Auld Luckie - Luckie Scaup
6. Miss Hadden's Reel: The Stone Court - Syd Chalmers - Drummond Castle
7. Baldovan Reel: Original - The Rose Tree - Banks o' Clyde - Rakes of Mallow
8. The Swilcan: Gordon B.Cosh - Christine MacAskill - Athernie Lodge - Cornerhouse Jig
9. Jenny's Bawbee: Original - Cambeltown Kiltie Ball - Lad Wi' the Plaidie - Castles In the Air
10. Across the Tay: Woodhaven Pier - The Weaver & his Wife - John Grumlie - Kenmure's On an' Awa'
11. Gay Gordons: Uist Tramping Song - The Stonehaven March - McPherson's Lament
12. Highland Schottische: Lochaber Gathering
13. Happy Returns: Royal Highland Fusilliers - Tweedale Reel - Churchill Barracks - Collie's Reel



George Stirrat And his Scottish Dance Band - Scottish Accordion Favourites [CD]




A stirring collection of vintage tracks featuring the excellent accordion playing of George Stirrat. Some solo pieces, and some dance sets with his band, including some of his own compositions.

1. The Black Dance: Original - Lord Randall's Bride - Lass o' Gowrie - Waves of Torry
2. Highland Piper's Society of Glasgow
3. Lorna Ann Stirrat's Waltz
4. A Kiss for Nothing: Original - A.M.Shinnie - Ann Frazer McKenzie - John Grumlie
5. Scotland Yet: Jeanie Gray - My Nannie O - Scotland Yet.
6. Road To the Isles: Major MacKay's Jig - The Eriskay Ferryman
7. Kiss Me Quick, My Mother's Coming: Original - Babes In the Wood - Kirk's Hornpipe - Persian Dance
8. Reels: Mrs.Monair of Bruach - Johnstone Hornpipe
9. Gaelic Waltz: The Cuckoo - Will You Go With Me My Fair One - Nach Aghmhor
10. The River Cree: Jackson's Bottle of Claret - Heather Hills - Coldside Jig - Princess Margaret's Jig
11. Flowers of Edinburgh Medley: Original - High Road to Linton - Mason's Apron
12. Hornpipe Medley: Silver Star - Cout's Hornpipe
13. Circassian Circle: Original - Miss Grayton's Hornpipe - The Thurso Wedding - Storrar's Hornpipe
14. Jigs: Athernie Lodge - Cornerhouse Jig - Drunken Parson
15. My Love She's But A Lassie Yet: Original - The Claverhouse Reel - Market Chorus
16. Stirrat's Kate Dalrymple: Original - Rakes of Mallow


Philip Todd - To The North [CD]




Philip has been singing all his life, and has a rich, trained voice. He won the Silver Pendant at the National Mod in 2009, and his song "This Is Me" was a semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest 2011.

1. Ca' The Yowes Tae The Knowes
2. Scottish Soldier
3. Morning Has Broken
4. Hey Ca' Thru'
5. Peat Fire Flame
6. Gospel Medley
7. Scot's Wha Ha'e
8. Mairi's Wedding
9. This Is Me
10. The Midges
11. Comhla Riut-sa
12. My Heart's In The Highlands



Scott Murray - Evenin's Fa' [CD]




Evenin's Fa' is the debut solo album from accomplished Scottish singer/songwriter Scott Murray, best known as a member of the folk group Sangsters. The album contains 13 songs, all written by the man himself. There's humour, there's pathos, and there's a story behind each song. There are three old texts given a tune, there's one old air given words, and a new waltz by Jenny Gardner with words put to it by Scott. Backed by over twenty years of experience, this album is a worthy addition to an already impressive body of work by a man who remains a prominent figure in the Scottish traditional music scene.

In the words of folk giant Ian McCalman:
"If you expect an album full of auto-tuned technical trickery then you'll be disappointed. What you get is a genuine heartfelt performance on every song; original, wistful and tasteful renditions from that big, old voice which has done so much for the Scottish tradition. Great songs. Great album. Scott doesn't just sing, he resonates. A voice in a million."

1. Cartwheel
2. Clarabad Mill
3. A Dyker's Compliments
4. February
5. Gathersnaw Hill
6. Mary's Song
7. To Role Her In My Plaidie
8. Kings and Pipers
9. I Thought I Had No Voice
10. She's Hoy'd Me Out O Lauderdale
11. A Small Place In Assynt
12. Maggie's Song
13. We'll Follow The Music



Talitha MacKenzie - Spiorad (Spirit) [CD]




Spiorad was the 3rd CD from Talitha, first released in 1996. It continued her trademark by containing both traditional and original songs, namely Celtic and Slavic music.

1. Fill iù o
2. 3 Things
3. Fionnaghuala
4. Hopa!
5. Fear a' Bhàta
6. Ajde Jano
7. Saor an t-sàbhaidh
8. Changerais-tu?
9. Spiorad
10. Griogair
11. Fhleasgaich òig



Iain Morrison - To The Horizon, Sir [CD]




Iain's recent appearance on BBC's Transatlantic Sessions singing 3 of his own songs brought him to a wider audience. For this new release he has recorded partly in the United States and partly in Scotland. All the songs are his own compositions.

1. Stones & Matches
2. Homeward
3. Dear Goose
4. Lost With The Archipelago
5. Psalm
6. Hermit's Castle
7. Lillte Colt
8. My Calm
9. To The Horizon Sir
10. Dream Of The Bear




Love & Money - The Devil's Debt [CD]




For their first album in 20 years Love & Money have the same great vocals, guitars and strings and the impeccable lyricism of writer James Grant. Some of the songs are re-recordings of unreleased tracks, others are brand new.

1. The Devil's Debt
2. Goodbye Phoebus
3. This Is The Last Time
4. I Never Touched Her
5. Piglet
6. Sin Of Pity
7. Modigliani Baby
8. I'm Just Too Good For You
9. The Desired
10. Amaranth


The Peter Bruce Collection [CD]




Tracks taken from various albums that accordionist Peter Bruce has recorded over the past 21 years.

1. KIRRIE MARCH (3.37) Ardgour Ferry, 51st Highland Division, 8th Argyll’s Farewell to the 116th Regiment de Ligne
2. IRISH REELS (2.40) The Plough and the Stars, The Sally Gardens, John Brennan, Glen Allan, Reevie’s Number Nine
3. 2/4 MARCHES (3.15) Balkan Hills, The Taking of Beaumont Hamel
4. JIGS (4.17) Mrs Stewart's Fancy, Puck's Glen, Willie Tait, The Leg of a Duck
5. GAELIC WALTZ (3.20) Leaving Lismore, Leaving Stornoway, Circle of the Ocean, Lovely Island, Joan’s Tune
6. Pipe Medley (4.38) Retreat: Banks of the Avon, 2/4 March: Leaving Lunga, 6/8 March: Lorna, Reel: Kildonan
7. EVA THREE-STEP (2.30) Jeannie King, Isla MacLeod
8. REELS (2.14) Miss Jean Milligan, Blayden Flats, Billy Thom’s Reel, Barrowburn Reel
9. CONTINENTAL (2.10) Du Bon Musette
10. MEDLEY (2.52) Atholl and Breadalbane Gathering, My Dungannon Sweetheart, The Moving Cloud
11. HIGHLAND SCHOTTISCHE (2.24) Helen Black of Inveran, Willie's Brogues
12. 4/4 MARCHES (3.39) The Bonnie Hoose O’ Airlie, The Stonehaven March, Iain MacPhail’s Welcome to Shetland
13. JIGS (3.08) The Three Sisters of Glencoe, Cork Hill, Thomas Mackay
14. REELS (2.46) La Russe, John Donald of Coullie, Mrs Monair of Bruach, Jean Kirkpatrick’s Fancy, Caddam Wood
15. CONTINENTAL WALTZES (3.37) Jacqueline Waltz, Bourrasque
16. 2/4 MARCHES (3.25) Hugh Alexander Low of Tiree, P/M Donald MacLeod’s Farewell to Fort George
17. MEDLEY ( 2.59) My Native Highland Home, My Own Lass, Hey Ho My Bonnie Lass
18. JIGS (4.26) As I was Kissed Yestreen, The Family Pride, Malcolm Ross, Balcomie House
19. REELS (2.09) St Ninian’s Isle, Mrs Norman MacKeigan, Pat McNulty’s Fancy, Marie MacLean’s Reel
20. 6/8 MARCHES (3.49) The Braemar Gathering, El Alamein, Mrs MacDonald MacLeod
21. REELS (3.07) The Baldovan Reel, St Ann's, Hurlock's Reel, Market Chorus, Ray Millbourne


Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 2012 [DVD]




Featuring the full 90-minute 2012 Edinburgh Military Tattoo show, including incredible performances by: the Massed Pipes and Drums, HM The King's Guards Band and Drill Team, The Band of the Australian Defence Force, Queen Victoria School, US Naval Forces Europe Band and the thrilling Massed Military Bands.

PLEASE NOTE that this DVD is dual format and is playable on any machine Worldwide.

1. Fanfare
2. Massed Pipes & Drums from 11 Bands
3. Queen Victoria School & The Scots College Pipes & Drums: Waulking Work Song - Weaving the Weft - Heddles - My Favourite Tweed Coat
4. Massed Military Bands: Fate & Destiny - The Games - We've Both Changed - The Brawl
5. Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland: Water of Life
6. Band of The Australian Defence Force Medley
7. The Scots College Pipes & Drums:Metal
8. US Naval Forces Europe Band: Movie Medley
9. Top Secret Drum Corps:The Digital Age
10. HM The King's Guard & Drill Team Medley
11. Massed Military Bands: Medley
12. Massed Bands & Pipes & Drums: Highland Cathedral - Scot's Wha' Ha'e - Heilan' Laddie
13. Finale
14. March Out: Scotland the Brave - No Awa' Tae Bide Awa' - The Black Bear - Scotland the Brave


2012 World Pipe Band Championships Vol 1 [DVD]




Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia - P/M Ross Walker
MSR : The Abercairney Highlanders /Susan MacLeod / John Morrison of Assynt House
Medley: Campbell's Tartan Army The Boys of the Lough/Seonaidh's Air /Seonaidh's Tune / The York Reel /Glasgow Police Pipers.

Field Marshal Montgomery - P/M Richard Parkes MBE
MSR: Balmoral Highlanders/ John Roy Stewart / Charlie's Welcome
Medley: Beverley's Wedding / John Patterson's Mare/ Sparky Cherry / MacLeod's Oran Mor / Fiddler's Joy/ The Lads of Kilmarnock/ Tommy and Ronnie's Double Tonic/ The Train Journey North.

Dowco Triumph Street Canada - P/M David Hilder
MSR: Dugald MacColl's Farewell to France/ Atholl Cummers / Pretty Marion
Medley: Captain Carswell / Alan MacPherson of Mosspark/ The Haitian Sensation/ Stablia Slow Air / Maggie Cameron / Mrs Martha Knowles / Stablia Reel / Stablia Reprise/ McMac Diddle

Peel Regional Police- Canada - P/M John K Cairns
MSR: Lord Alexander Kennedy/Islay Ball/ Pretty Marion.
Medley : Graham Brown/ Betty MacLeod's Travel Step/ Ardara House Air/Secure Ambition Air / Inspector Gavin Francis/ Brittany Victoria Cairns/ Secure Ambition Air/ Rory MacLeod / Secure Ambition Jig

Inveraray & District - P/M Stuart Liddell
MSR: David Ross of Rosshall / Tulloch Castle/ The Smith of Chilliechassie
Medley : Ceilidh Lines / Let the Cold Wind Blow (Bridge)/ The Handshaker /Steve Byrne's Jig/ Let the Cold Wind Blow/ Miss Drummond of Perth/ Stirling Castle/ John Morrison of Assynt House/ Alick C MacGregor

Fife Constabulary - P/M Andrew Mathieson
MSR: The Highland Wedding/ Dora MacLeod/ The Sheepwife
Medley : Iain Ruaridh's Lament / Iain Ruaridh's Lament Jig / Humours of Whiskey / Dr Flora MacAuley , Carradale/ The Banks of
the Lee/ Caledonian Society of London/ Lady McKenzie of Gairloch / Sleepy Maggie/Tail Toddle/Midnight Oil

78th Fraser Highlanders Canada - P/M Douglas MacRae
MSR: Jimmy Young/ Blair Drummond /Charlie's Welcome
Medley: The Guelph Line/ Silver Creek/ Farewell to Pass Street/ Haydee Grant/ Greyfriar's Julie/ Ca the Ewes/ Farewell to Pass Street



This is a double-sided DVD in both PAL and NTSC formats and should be playable worldwide.



2012 World Pipe Band Championships Vol 2 [DVD]




Los Angeles Scots USA- P/M Colin Armstrong
MSR : The Clan Macrae Society /Dora MacLeod / John McKechnie's Big Reel
Medley: The Borgporp / Senior Bedhead/ Who Ate My Chips ? / Big Clown Fun Knee /Highland Whisky / Aspen Bank/ Ettrick House/ Craig Stewart

Strathclyde Police - P/M Duncan Nicholson
MSR: The Links of Forth/ Atholl Cummers/ McAllister's Dirk
Medley: Dolina MacKay/ The Goatherd and the Shepherd/ The Gathering/I Ho Ro 'S Na Hug Oro Eile/ Rodney Hull QC / Tulloch Gorm/ The Lads of Mull / Ridhle Mo Nighean Donn

Toronto Police Canada - P/M Ian K MacDonald
MSR : Lord Alexander Kennedy / Blair Drummond/ John Morrison of Assynt House
Medley: Cutting Bracken/ Sailing on Top of the Waves/ Rakish Paddy /Other Side of the World/ Sheol am Bata Fairis a-null / Highland Laddie / Tripping through Milan/ Cutting Bracken / Rakish Paddy/Cutting Bracken

St Laurence O'Toole - Eire - P/M Terry Tully
MSR: The Highland Wedding / The Shepherd's Crook/ The Smith of Chilliechassie
Medley : Malcolm Ferguson / The Boys of the Ballymote/ Donald MacLennan's Tuning Phrase/ Leaving Ireland / Calum Campbell of Benbecula / Haydee Grant/ Sergeant Murphy's / The Washerwife

Scottish Power - P/M Chris Armstrong
MSR: Lord Alexander Kennedy/ Blair Drummond/ John Morrison of Assynt House
Medley: The Battle of Waterloo/ The Hill of Garvock / Fiona MacDonald/ Lord Clyde's Reel /The Primrose Lass / Inverinate House / Ananda Nan Gael/ The Foot Tapper

Simon Fraser University Canada - P/M Terry Lee
MSR: The Highland Wedding/ Blair Drummond/ The Smith of Chilliechassie
Medley: The Haughs of Cromdale / 400% / Mrs Donald MacPherson/ Alick Cameron Champion Piper / Lexy McAskill/ The Sleeping Tune/ Caber Feidh / 400%.

This is a double-sided DVD in both PAL and NTSC formats and should be playable worldwide.



 


Aly Bain Meets The Cajuns [CD + DVD]




Aly Bain is the brilliant Shetland fiddle-player whose love and knowledge of North American traditional music was first celebrated in the 1986 Channel Four series Down Home and which was further drawn upon for the acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions Series.

'Aly Meets The Cajuns' is a classic documentary film featuring unique musical performances from Cajun and Zydeco greats - irresistible combinations; originally created for the Channel 4 TV New Year celebrations of 1988/89, and Cajun is the most infectiously festive traditional music of them all... "Ain't nothin' mousey, wimpy or artsy-fartsy about Louisiana" says Marc Savoy, one of the stars of the film, "everything is intense. The heat's intense, the food is intense, the way of life is intense, the music is intense!"

DVD Run Time: 51 mins CD Run Time: 55 mins

DVD [NTSC & PAL] plus CD [audio re-mastered]

Starring Aly Bain (Artist) with Dewey Balfa (Performer|, Boozoo Chavis (Performer), Michael Doucet (Performer), Marc Savoy (Performer), Ann Savoy (Performer), D L Menard (Performer), Queen Ida (Performer), Hary LaFleur (Performer), Wayne Toups (Performer).



1. Dewey Balfa & Friends: Jolie Blonde
2. Savoy-Doucet Band: Midland Two-Step
3. Queen Ida & the Bontemps Zydeco Band: Mazuka
4. Wayne Toupes & ZydeCajun: My Friend
5. Boozoo Chavis & Magic Sound: Eunice Two-Step
6. D.L.Menard & the Louisiana Boys: Water Pump
7. Queen Ida & the Bontemps Zydeco Band: Rosa Majeur
8. Savoy-Doucet Band: Jongle a Moi
9. Mark Savoy & Friends: La Valse Della Pointe Noir
10. Savoy-Doucet Band: Jongle a Moi
11. Savoy-Doucet Band: Dear Rosy Cheeks
12. Queen Ida & the Bontemps Zydeco Band: Fais Do-Do
13. Savoy-Doucet Band: Midland Two-Step
14. Queen Ida & the Bontemps Zydeco Band: Rosa Majeur
15. Queen Ida & the Bontemps Zydeco Band: Rosa Majeur (Reprise)
16. Dewey Balfa & Friends: When I Was Poor
17. Dewey Balfa & Friends: When I Was Poor (Reprise)
18. Harry LaFleur Band: La Contredanse a Pere-Pere
19. Wayne Toupes & ZydeCajun: J'ai Été-z-au Bal
20. Wayne Toupes & ZydeCajun: J'ai Été-z-au Bal (Reprise)
21. Boozoo Chavis & Magic Sound: Sassy One-Step
22. D.L.Menard & the Louisiana Boys: Water Pump
23. D.L.Menard & the Louisiana Boys: Back Door
24. Boozoo Chavis & Magic Sound: Paper In My Shoe
25. Harry LaFleur Band: La Vie est Pas Donne
26. Wayne Toupes & ZydeCajun: Zydecajun Train
27. Queen Ida & the Bontemps Zydeco Band: Raywood
28. D.L.Menard & Dewey Balfa: Devant Ta Porte
29. Savoy-Doucet Band: Chere Tout-Toute




Pipe Major Derek Potter - A Collection Of Music For The Great Highland Bagpipe [Book]




Pipe Major Derek Potter is one of the great Pipe Majors of the British Army, serving with Scotland's Senior Regiment, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. He is of course a professional soldier first, with no less than six major operational tours during his long and distinguished service in the regiment. Between 2000 and 2008 he made his mark leading the Pipes and Drums through difficult times with great skill and enthusiasm, participating in The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo no less than thirteen times. The greatest accolade for Pipe Major Potter was to be selected as the "Sovereign's Piper", never before held by a Cavalry Pipe Major and an appointment at which he excels and one he relishes.

Tunes include Jigs, Reels, Slow Airs, Marches.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Olympians Scottish Dance Band - Scottish Dance Music [CD]

The addition of a trumpet to the conventional line-up of a Scottish dance band gave the Olympians a very distinctive and popular sound.


Buy Olympians Scottish Dance Band - Scottish Dance Music

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Peter Bruce Collection [CD]

 
Tracks taken from various albums that accordionist Peter Bruce has recorded over the past 21 years.
Buy The Peter Bruce Collection

Thursday, October 11, 2012

2012 World Pipe Band Championships CDs & DVDs

Now available 2012 World Pipe Band Championships CDs and DVDs


Also available as MP3 downloads

Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 2012 [DVD]

Buy Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2012 DVD




Featuring the full 90-minute 2012 Edinburgh Military Tattoo show, including incredible performances by: the Massed Pipes and Drums, HM The King's Guards Band and Drill Team, The Band of the Australian Defence Force, Queen Victoria School, US Naval Forces Europe Band and the thrilling Massed Military Bands.

PLEASE NOTE that this DVD is dual format and is playable on any machine Worldwide.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Maeve MacKinnon - Once Upon An Olive Branch [CD]

For her second solo album Maeve has chosen an eclectic mix of songs, in Gaelic and English, and has even showcased one of her own compositions. A slightly jazzy contemporary accompaniment to some of the songs gives a fresh feel to even the oldest songs.

Buy Maeve MacKinnon - Once Upon An Olive Branch

Julie Fowlis performs at Ryder Cup in Medina

Well done to Julie Fowlis and friends  for their fine performance at the closing ceremony of the Ryder Cup!

VisitScotland promotional Video showing that Scotland features Julie's song 'Puirt-a-beul' from her second highly acclaimed studio Album 'Cuilidh' (Track 5) on the soundtrack.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Calum Stewart & Lauren MacColl - Wooden Flute & Fiddle [CD]

Renowned individually for their intimate & emotive solo performances, as well as with their bands Manran & MacCollective, this is the first duo CD from Calum (wooden flute) & Lauren (fiddle and viola) - two young musicians at the top of their game.


Buy Calum Stewart & Lauren MacColl - Wooden Flute & Fiddle

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Blair Douglas - Leanaidh Mi (I Will Follow) [CD]

2012 release from Skye-based musical genius, Blair Douglas, who has assembled an impressive array of musicians and singers for his new release Leanaidh Mi (I will follow)


Buy Blair Douglas - Leanaidh Mi (I Will Follow) [CD]

Monday, September 17, 2012

Duncan Black & Marie & Owen Fielding - Tribute Volume 2 (For Billy) [CD]

With Duncan Black on accordion, Marie Fielding on fiddle and Owen Fielding on piano and special guest Paul Brown on guitar this was always going to be a good recording, but the chemistry between them makes it a superb one. The album is dedicated to the late and much-missed percussionist Billy Thom.


Buy Duncan Black & Marie & Owen Fielding - Tribute Volume 2 (For Billy) [CD]

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Occasionals - Birling [CD]

The 7th album by one of the greatest Scottish Dance Bands. Celebrating 25 years of playing dance music at many different occasions this is Freeland Barbour (accordion), Ian Hardie (fiddle), Kevin MacLeod (banjo, etc..) & Gus Millar (drums) at their best.
 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 2012 [CD]

New Release - Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 2012 [CD]



Recorded live on the Castle Esplanade, the stunning music from The 2012 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Featuring the full 90-minute 2012 show, including incredible performances by: the Massed Pipes and Drums, HM The King's Guards Band and Drill Team, The Band of the Australian Defence Force, Queen Victoria School, US Naval Forces Europe Band and the thrilling Massed Military Bands.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Scott Murray - Evenin's Fa' [CD] - New Release



Evenin's Fa' is the debut solo album from accomplished Scottish singer/songwriter Scott Murray, best known as a member of the folk group Sangsters.


Buy Scott Murray - Evenin's Fa'

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

No Parasan!; Scots In The Spanish Civil War [CD]

No Parasan! is a collection of songs and a poem principally about the many Scots In The Spanish Civil War who volunteered to fight in Spain on the side of the elected Republican Government against General Franco and the fascists. The Scots volunteers fought mainly with The International Brigade which included, as the name suggests, volunteers from many other countries of the world.


Thursday, August 02, 2012

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham - Five and Twenty [CD]

RELEASE DATE: 13th August

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1. Glentown Frolics #1 / Glentown Frolics #2 / The Cat In The Corner
2. Herr Roloff's Farewell
3. The Gamekeeper's Waltz / Heather On The Hillside
4. Morven's March / Elliot Finn Macdonald
5. Sheenagh's Air
6. The Palomino Waltz / The Ookpik Waltz
7. Kimberley's Waltz
8. Wedding Reels #1 and #3 / Crarae
9. Sitting In The Stern Of A Boat
10. The Craic At Clashmore Hall / The Balkan Hills / Father John Macmillan Of Barra

Monday, July 23, 2012

Silly Wizard - Live Again [MP3 Download]

After several years of planning and production, the remastered 1983 live concert from Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, Massachussetts.



Silly Wizard - Live Again [MP3 Download]

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kathleen MacInnes - Cille Bhride [CD]

After the massive success of kathleen's debut album this follow-up has been eagerly anticipated. Her superb and unique vocal style and excellent accompaniment will again win over many new fans. The extensive booklet has the gaelic lyrics and translations.
Buy Kathleen MacInnes - Cille Bhride [CD]

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

JULY 2012 NEW RELEASES

JULY 2012 NEW RELEASES

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Skerryvore - World Of Chances [CD]




Award winning band Skerryvore's fourth CD is at the soft end of the folk-rock genre and serves up mainly singer-songwriter-pop with only a flavour of the Celtic roots found in their earlier albums. The highlight is the instrumental The Showman, which is pure brilliance!

1. Put your hands up
2. It feels like rain
3. Magic Numbers
4. The Ones that you love
5. Summer high
6. The last time
7. At the end of the day
8. Hey hey hey
9. What's new today
10. The Showman
11. We're the lucky ones



Freeland Barbour - Music For Old Time Dancing Volume 3 [CD]






Essential recordings for any Old Time / Social Dance club with the legendary Freeland Barbour (of the Wallochmor Ceilidh Band) playing. A varied programme with everything from waltzes, two-steps & a foxtrot to a 5 figure Quadrille.

1. The Angus Waltz
2. Ragtime Swing
3. The Royal Minuet
4. The Alberts Quadrille
5. The Imperial Waltz
6. The Imperial Two-step
7. Broadway Quickstep
8. The Royal Cotillion
9. The Stern Polka
10. The Eileen Waltz
11. The Jazz Twinkle
12. The Baden-Powell
13. The Kilmorack March
14. The Berlin Polka
15. Men Of Hoy
16. The Chrysanthenum Waltz
17. Waverley Two-step
18. Bonnie Lassie Party Dance



Skipinnish - The Wedding Dance [CD]




One of the countries most popular wedding bands demonstrates why. With everything you need for a wedding, from the First Waltz, music to walk down the aisle, and to sign the register, strip the willow and much more. Bride not included!

1. First Waltz
2. Barn Dance
3. Dashing White Sergeant
4. Pride Of Erin Waltz
5. Gay Gordons
6. My Home Town
7. Tilidh Mi Dhachaidh
8. Strip The Willow
9. Fields Of Gold
10. Highland Schottische
11. Maraiche Nan Cuantan
12. Progressive Barn Dance
13. Last Waltz
14. Orcadian Strip The Willow



Shepheard, Spiers & Watson - Over The High Hills [CD]




Mainly recorded live at the Skipinnish Ceilidh House in Oban this CD features the talents of the resident musicians: Amy Henderson (accordion), Cliona Keegan (flute), Catriona Watt (vocals), Neil Ewart (fiddle & guitar), Alasdair Murray (pipes), Seonaidh MacIntyre (smallpipes), Rachel Walker (vocals) & more.

1. Air An Traigh
2. Hornpipes & Reels
3. Canadian Barn Dance
4. Strathspeys & Reels
5. Tha Mulad; Seudan A' Chuain
6. 'S Fhada Leam An Oidhche Gheamhraidh
7. Highland Bagpipes
8. Eilean Scalpaigh Na Herradh
9. The Flying Scotsman
10. Puirt A Beul
11. Accordion Duo
12. Going Home
13. Bagpipe Finale




Fiona J Mackenzie - Archipelago [CD]




Archipelago is a collection of songs in Gaelic, Scots and Norn from islands all across Scotland, from Shetland in the far north to Ailsa Craig in the south.

For this album, Fiona has invited a host of special guest musicians and singers, including Barbara Dickson (vocals), Gillian Frame (fiddle), Yvonne Lyon (vocals), Mairi Chaimbeul (clarsach), Morven MacLeod (vocals), Alex Hodgson (vocals), Iain Mackinnon (vocals) and The Cast (vocals, viola and guitar). Graeme Duffin (guitars), Sandy Jones (programming) and David Lyon (keyboards) also added their session skills.

1. Cumha Iain Ghairbh (Raasay)
2. Iorram Suirghe (St Kilda)
3. The Great Selkie of Sule Skerrie (Orkney)
4. Journey Back to Arran (Arran)
5. The Unst Boat Song (Shetland)
6. An Eithireach (Lewis)
7. Cronan na Cailich (Skye)
8. Smuggler (Ailsa Craig)
9. Eriskay Love Lilt (Eriskay)
10. Marion's Lament (Canna)
11. Na Lilidhean (South Uist)



Reel Of Seven - Dance For Joy Encore [CD]


More great dance music from the fiddle-powerhouse of Reel Of Seven. Four fiddles, cello, recorder, piano and percussion provide a distinctive style for a dozen full-length country dances and two waltzes.

1. Ladies' Fancy
2. Swiss Lassie
3. Glasgow Highlanders
4. Scott Meikle
5. Waltz For Atsuko And Bill
6. Machine Without Horses
7. Montgomeries' Rant
8. Abbott Of Unreason
9. Lady Susan Stewart's Reel
10. Braes Of Breadalbane
11. Bauldy Bain's Fiddle
12. Carolyn's Waltz
13. Chequered Court
14. Deil Amang The Tailors



Ronnie Costley - Souvenirs & Scotch Mist [CD]




A hugely entertaining CD with a great range of songs most self-penned. From the simple but lovely Daffodil, sung as a duet with his young daughter to the brilliant Caledonian Fanfare with samples of well-know voices such as Sean Connery & Billy Connelly.

1. Caledonian Fanfare
2. When We Were Wee
3. Bogeyman
4. Daffodil; Rose
5. The Purser
6. Ode To Bobby D.
7. The Lassies O' Lamlash
8. Sail Away
9. The Skye Boat Song
10. Mammy's Boy
11. Grandpa
12. Tethered
13. The Banks Of The Clyde



Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band - Pride Of Princes Street [CD]


Recordings of this famous pipe band from the 1960s when it was enjoying one of its most successful periods. Winners of many prestigious competitions over the years, including World Champions several times, this selection includes many well-known tunes.

1. Road To The Isles
2. Skye Boat Song
3. Miss Elpeth Campbell
4. My Home
5. Caverhill
6. Royal Scottish Pipers Society
7. The Fair Maid Of Barra
8. Drum Fanfare
9. The Piper's Waltz
10. Seumas MacNeill
11. Pipe-Major John Stewart
12. First Jig
13. The Heroes Of Vittoria



Legendary Pipers & Pipe Bands Volume 1 [CD]




This collection of vintage recordings features some of the best-known names in the world of piping. All of the solo pipers are now deceased but their music lives on. The Pipe Bands featured are the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders & Edinburgh City Police. There are some imperfections in the recordings but still well worth listening to.

1. Colonel Burney's Farewell To The Gordon Highlanders
2. Lord Alexander Kennedy
3. Kirkhill
4. The Marchioness Of Tullibardine
5. Brose And Butter
6. Lochanside
7. Skye Boat Song
8. The Black Watch Polka
9. Donald MacLean
10. My Home
11. The Stirlingshire Militia
12. The Barren Rocks Of Aden
13. Leaving Glenurquhart
14. Pibroch Of Donald Dubh
15. Loch Monar
16. The Rowan Tree


Sayaka Ikuyama - Light [CD]




Sayaka, the Japanese Celtic harpist, shows her skills on the harp with her second solo album. She has a delightful phrasing and delicacy of touch that add to the already beautiful sound of the harp. She plays a mix of Scottish and Irish tunes.

1. The Sligo Maid/The Flowing Bowl (Reels)
2. Inisheer
3. Tonra's/I Ne'er Shall Wean Her/The Lonesome Jig (Jigs)
4. An Draigheann(Slow Air)
5. Elizabeth MacDermott Roe (Turlough O'Carolan)
6. Waltz
7. Over The Sea To Skye (Scottish Folk Song)
8. The Funny Mistake/Gort na Mona (Slip Jigs)
9. Gan Ainm(Untitled Tune)?
10. The Wild Geese (Slow Air)
11. Caislean An Oir/Her Golden Hair Hanging Down Her Back (Hornpipes)
12. The Humours Of Whiskey/Farewell To Whalley Range (Slip Jigs)
13. Ae Fond Kiss (Scottish Song)