Saturday, March 30, 2013

Battlefield Band - Room Enough For All [CD]

This new Battlefield Band album captures Scotland's flagship band at the top of their game: the band's ever-fiery instrumental dynamic, with bagpipes and fiddles to the fore, exhibits the intuitive interplay and understanding between world class traditional musicians.

1. Bagpipe Music
2. Major George Morrison DSO
3. Farewell To Indiana
4. The Garron Trotting
5. Nic Coiseam
6. The Hairy Angler Fish
7. Ceann Loch An Duin
8. Duanag An t-Seoladair
9 The Eight Men Of Moidart
10. In Contempt
11. Tynes In Overtime

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Anam CDs - But One, Get One Free

Buy any Anam CD listed in this email and get the second free or buy all three CDs for only £11.97 (excluding VAT and Delivery).

We only have a limited stock so please don't delay.

Offer ends 31st March 2013

Anam - First Footing

Anam - First Footing

"The energy they bring to their music is palpable, both in their traditional outings and the quite beautiful self-penned tracks…that this album flows as smoothly as it does is a tribute to the insight of these particular musicians."

1. Mylie's Revenge (reel) / The Pipers Wedding (reel)
2. Take This Moment
3. Siul, A Ruin
4. The Last Pint (reel)/ Trim The Velvet (reel)
5. The Next Market Day/ The Market Square (waltz)
6. Planxty Joe Burke (planxty)
7. Lovely Joan
8. Dan Amhairgin
9. Shetlag (jig)
10. Sally Free and Easy
11. The Sweet Flowers Of Milltown (jig)/ The Sweet Flowers Of Milton (reel)
12. The Liberty

Anam - Tine Gheal / Bright Fire

Anam - Tine Gheal /
Bright Fire

In 13 tracks Anam manage to convince the listener that they are capable of tackling anything…brilliantly!

"Anam are a truly contemporary example of how traditional music can be delivered into the new millennium…Enchanting." - Hot Press

1. Time Gheal Bright Fire
2. The Conundrum The Conundrum (march);Peter MacKinnon of Skeabust (reel);Eli
3. In O
4. Will You Break My Heart?
5. Heb Dewa Without End (jig);Johnny Byrne's Jig
6. Mhurchaidh Bhig A Chinn A' Chonais Little Murdoch, Best At Baiting
7. Father Tim Father Tim (hornpipe);Ennis Teag/Quiet Island (hornpipe)
8. S' Gann Gun Dirich Mi Chaoidh It Is Unlikely I Will Ever Climb
9. The Seagull Allisdrum's Jig (Trad.);The seagull (jig);Anna-Wendy's Jig
10. North Americay
11. Tane An Gove The Smith's Fire;Trevince (polka march);Tane An Gove (polka
12. Nan's Song
13. Ta An Oiche Seo Dorcha This Night Is Dark

Anam - Riptide

Anam - Riptide
Music from Scotland, Ireland and Celtic-Cornwall is featured on this stunning second album from this Scots/Irish group. The musicianship is impeccable and the songs, whether original or traditional material, are very well presented.

1. Riptide (reels);Riptide;Nugent's Reel;Wonders Never Cease
2. This Time
3. Kjetil's Song
4. An Blew Treghys (Cornish gavottes);Can Dilly(Dilly's Song);Ewon An Mor (Spra
5. Mo Chailin Donn (My Brown Haired Girl)
6. Mary And The Soldier
7. The Long Night (slip jigs);The Long Night;The First Light of Day
8. House On The Hill (reels);Man of the House;The Broadstone Inn;House on the Hil
9. Westlin' Winds
10. Fourteen Days
11. Belgarth Waltz
12. Aird A Chaumhaing
13. The Way Is Clear

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New Scottish Country Dance Releases

New CD

Iain MacPhail and his Scottish Dance Band - From Scotland To Saitama

Iain MacPhail

Iain MacPhail is joined by Brian Griffin on 2nd accordion, Isobelle Hodgson on keyboards, Judith Smith on fiddle and George Darling on Drums, and there is even a song from Alec Hodgson to round things off.

1. Grand March
2. The Braiding Reel (8x32)
3. Yaezakura Strathspey (4x32)
4. On The Toe (J 4x32)
5. encore
6. The Matsuri Strathspey (4x32)
7. The Rainbow Of Saitama (J 8x32)
8. Subarashi Saitama Strathspey (4x32)
9. encore
10. Seniors Be Full Power (J 3x32)
11. encore; Happy Smile (R 8x32)
12. Circle Waltz & Auld Lang Syne


Updated Scottish Country Dance CD Index

The Scottish Country Dance CD Index enables you to choose the music which best suits the tempo you prefer.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Music In Scotland News - March 2013

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The Chair - The Road To Hammer Junkie

Red Blooded, Scintillating and Infectious follow-up to Huinka. This albam takes The Chair's reputation and spins it round on its head.

The second coming of Orkney's wild eyed islanders, The Road to Hammer Junkie cements Th Chair's reputation for making high energy, infectious dance music. Still steeped in Orkney heritage The Chair draw on their roots for this entertaining follow-up to the hugely successful 'Huinka'. The Chair's big sound is stretched over 11 tracks of tunes and songs laced with sparky grooves and spicy arrangements. With twin fiddles, accordion, drums, bass guitar, banjo and hammer, these guys have achieved international acclaim since Huinka and now go on to the next level. The Chair manage to translate their barnstorming festival performances onto CD without losing any of the energy and dynamism of the live shows. This album is one to put a smile on your face, a bounce in your step and warmth in your heart. This is folk music for the 21st century, traditional and forward looking.

1. The Road to Hammer Junkie
2. Hup Set
3. The Hamars o' Syradale
4. The Scariest Room
5. Humours
6. Keengalee
7. Furmiston Ruby
8. The Dark Maid
9. Knees of Fire
10. Armenian
11. The Big Set


Donald Black - Dreams and Dances


Another gem of an album from ace Celtic Harmonica player, Donald Black, featuring pieces mostly drawn from the West of Scotland Gaelic tradition, plus some new compositions.

Donald is joined by the above-mentioned impressive array of guest artistes - Ross Wilson, Allan Nairn, Harvey Leckie and Trish Strain. The album has been produced by Blazin Fiddles’ Allan Henderson, who also plays on the album.

1. Calum Lamont (Reel) [2.29]
2.The Clappers (Pipe Jigs) [3.04]
3. Afghanistan (Lament) [3.55]
4. Barn Dance (2/4 Marches) [3.23]
5. Lonesome Eyes (Slow Air) [4.37]
6. Gneil's Welcome To Strathnaver (6/8 March) [4.38]
7. Malcolm Ferguson (Waltz) [2.53]
8. 3/4 & 4/4 Pipe Marches [3.01]
9. An t-Eilean Muileach (The Isle of Mull) (Slow Gaelic Air) [3.16]
10. Gaelic Medley (Slow Waltzes) [3.55]
11. Gaelic Country [2.54]
12. Two Broken Hearts (Slow Sad Gaelic Airs) [3.13]
13. Mar A Tha (The Way Things Are) (Slow Gaelic Air) [3.36]
14. Macleods' Reels [2.52]
15. The Inevitable Journey (Reel) [2.30]
16. Stella's Courage (Slow Air) [2.18]

Celtic Airs And Reflective Melodies (Celtic Collections Vol 15)


The music is performed by many of Scotland's most celebrated musicians and reflects the playing of almost all of Scotland's traditional instruments including the clarsach, concertina, fiddle, guitar, Highland bagpipe, Scottish small pipes, piano, whistles and even a track with the Gaita Asturian (pipe). You will find tracks by such well known groups as Ceolbeg, Fiddlers' Bid, The Cast and The Whistlebinkies; two excellent duos consisting of Xose Munoz and Simon Bradley and Willie Hunter and Violet Tulloch; extremely talented soloists in Wendy Stewart, Gordon Gunn, Ian Hardie, Hamish Moore, Tony McManus, Iain MacInnes, Lorne MacDougall, Gary West and Jimmy Young. All the solo tracks have top accompanists from within the Scottish music scene.

This is Volume 15 in the Celtic Collections Series. It is a mid-price range and reflects outstanding value for money but at the same time this is quality product.

1. Lord Galloway’s Lamentation (Ceolbeg)
2. Slow Air For Margaret (Gordon Gunn)
3. Wendel’s Wedding (The Whistlebinkies)
4. The Swan LK243 (Fiddlers’ Bid)
5. Anton Of Nenu (Xose Muñiz & Simon Bradley)
6. The Burning Bing (Wendy Stewart)
7. Mrs Hamilton Of Pitcaithland (Hamish Moore)
8. Cairn Water (Ceolbeg)
9. Liathach (Ian Hardie)
10. Denny’s Air (Jimmy Young)
11. The Love Of The Isles (Willie Hunter and Violet Tulloch)
12. Lament For The Small Isles (Lorne MacDougall)
13. Jean Yelland (The Cast)
14. Achmore Loch / The Hills Of Kintail (The Whistlebinkies)
15. Ye Banks And Braes (Tony McManus)
16. Chi Mi’n Gheamhraidh (Gary West)
17. Vatersay Bay (Iain MacInnes)
18. Leaving Lerwick Harbour (Fiddlers’ Bid)


Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band - Forte (Live at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall)

The annual concert of the Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band prior to the World Pipe Band Championship, in 2012.

The Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band are coming back into the winners circle with regular championship wins & top placings so maybe their time for 'the Big One' is nearing for 2013 / 2014?

1. Introduction: Mason’s Apron / Cunningham’s Fancy [4:57]
2. TradItional JIgs: Brides Jig / The Changeling / Thief of Lochaber [3:40]
3. Lo Delo Delo / The Eagle’s Whistle / The Wise Maiden / Lo Delo Delo [6:06]
4. Juvenile Showcase: Rainbow Country / The Ness Pipers / Sleepy Maggie / The Prince of Wales [3:10]
5. Retreat Marches: Christine Macneill of Barra / My Own Land / Far o’er Struy [3:45]
6. MSR: Abercairney Highlanders / Susan Macleod / John Morrison of Assynt House [4:17]
7. Mhairi Bhan Og [4:16]
8. Salute to DM Tom Brown [8:07]
9. Johnny’s Jig Set: Johnny's Jig / The Lewis Jig / The Gold Ring [3:34]
10. Now Westlin’ Winds [4:44]
11. Medley: Campbell’s Tartan Army / The Boys of the Lough / Seonaidh’s Tune / The York Reel / Glasgow Police Pipers [6:36]
12. Urlar / Sailing Solo On the Minnow / Aube Mauve [6:47]
13. Journey to the Centre of the Celts [5:32]
14. Slow Air & Hornpipes: Angus Ramsay’s Lullaby / Dr MacInnes’s Fancy / Tatumtitabra [4:54]


Nicola Auchnie - Bennachie

This is fiddle playing at its highest level. Nicola has won the Oban Fiddle Masters invitational competition twice and the prestigious Glenfiddich Fiddle Championships too! She is joined by Mo Rutherford on piano, and Paul Tierney for a couple of songs.

1. The Craigellachie Lassie
2. Farewell To St. Kilda
3. James Scott Skinner Set
4. J. O. Forbes Of Corse
5. Gin I Were A Baron's Heir
6. Frank's Reel
7. The Ancient Barons Of Kilravock
8. Pipe Major William Gray's Farewell To The Glasgow police
9. Piano Medley
10. Hungarian Dance
11. Mackintosh Jigs
12. The Left Handed Fiddler
13. Craigellachie Brig
14. Ca' The Ewes
15. Neil Gow Set
16. Mr A. G. Wilken's Favourite
17. Shetland Reels
18. Bennachie


Malcolm Ross MacPherson - Binneas Is Boreraig Disc 4

The Piobaireachd on this CD have been digitally re-mastered from original vinyl recordings which themselves have been recorded off reel to reel tapes. Whilst every effort has been made to capture a quality sound, the real beauty is in the preservation of one of the great names in the modern history of Piobaireachd.

1. The Company's Salute
2. Lady Margaret MacDonald's Salute
3. MacNab's Salute
4. Duncan MacRae of Kintail's Lament
5. MacDonald's Salute
6. The Battle of Sheriffmuir
7. MacIntosh's Lament
8. Battle of Waternish
9. Lament for Captain MacDougall
10. MacLeod's Short Tune
11. Finger Lock
12. Lady Doyle's Salute
13. Lament for the Old Sword
14. Hector MacLean's Salute
15. Cluny MacPherson's Salute
16. Lament for Finlay
17. Chisholm's Salute
18. The Unjust Incarceration
19. Lament for MacSwan of Roag
20. I Am Proud to Pay a Pipe
21. The Massacre of Glencoe
22. Colin Roy MacKenzie's Lament
23. Lament for Red Hector of the Battles
24. The Battle of Strome


Gaelic Sounds Of Yesteryear Volume 4


A Fine Selection of vintage Gaelic recordings from the late 1950s and early 1960s, digitally enhanced for CD. Featuring some of the best loved singers of the time, whose appeal is still strong today. Featuring Hugh MacInnes, Angus MacLeod, Flora MacNeil and Donald Ross.

1. Morag A Dunbheagain - Hugh MacInness
2. Bheir Mo Shoraidh Thar Ghunnaidh - Flora MacNeil
3. A Chalum Bhig - Angus MacLeod
4. Eilean An Fhraoich - Donald Ross
5. A Fhleasgaich Oig As Ceanalta - Flora MacNeil
6. Hi Ri Hil O, Hug Orin O - Angus MacLeod
7. Mo Mhairi Laghach - Donald Ross
8. A Mhic Dhughaill'Ic Ruaraidh - Flora MacNeill
9. Fagail Liosmor - Donald Ross
10. Fath Mo Mhulaid A Bhith Ann - Flora MacNeil
11. Eilean Scalpaigh Na Hearadh - Angus MacLeod
12. Morag Bheag - Hugh MacInnes
13. Gradh Geal Mo Chridh' - Flora MacNeil


Ian Holmes & His Scottish Dance Band - Sounds Scottish

A superb selection of early recordings by Ian Holmes and his band, featuring several of his own compositions. Ian became Scottish accordion champion in 1957 while serving with the RAF. He formed his own band in 1962 and this album is a sample of those early days. Ian is also a renowned master of the button key accordion but played the Hohner Morino piano key accordion for this recording back then for Thistle Records.

1. JEAN'S REEL: Original, High Level Hornpipe, Tony Reid of Balnakilly
2. ROB ROY MACGREGOR: Beauty of the North, Marchioness Of Huntly, Pat Cushnie's Strathspey, Caerlaverock Castle
3. GAELIC WALTZ: Maiden Of Morven, In Praise Of Islay, Farewell To Fuinary
4. HIGHLAND SCHOTTISCHE: Duchess Of Edinburgh, Eilean Donan Castle
5. FIDDLE SOLO - KENNY WILSON: The Mason's Apron
6. THE DUKE OF ATHOLL'S REEL: The Atholl Highlanders, Wade's Welcome To Inverness, There Cam' A Young Man
7. KELSO RACES: Teetotaler's Reel, Peter Davidson, The Moving Cloud
8. MADGE WILDFIRE'S STRATHSPEY: Original, Mrs Garden Of Troupe, Lady Charlotte Campbell, The Lass Of Corrie Mill
9. THE DEVORGILLA REEL: Original, The Earl Of Dalhousie, David Findlay
10. SHETLAND WALTZ: The Firelight Waltz, Doreen, The South West Wind
11. THE GAY GORDONS: The 78th Highlanders, Flett From Flotta, Hills Of Alva
12. THE HONEYMOON: Original, The Newhaven Jig, Ian Holmes' Compliments To Jimmy Shand


Joe Tilston - Embers


Son of folk royalty Steve Tilson and Maggie Boyle, Joe is a fine musician in his own right. His music has a fresh twist and energy and has been likened to Nick Drake and Damien Rice.

1. The Railway Children
2. Kings Of Industry
3. Where Is The Love
4. Liza & Henry
5. Different Feet
6. Little Scars
7. You & I
8. A Song For Old Friends
9. Long Live, We
10. Erosion


John & Tim Lyons - Easy & Bold


John and Tim Lyons have been involved in traditional music for much of their lives, although they have rarely sung together. They have now settled back home and are considered two of the finest traditional singers.

1. The Limerick Rake
2. After Aughrim
3. Anach Cuain
4. Con Casidy's
5. Goodbye
6. Killnamartyra Exile
7. The Bold Tenant Farmer
8. The Honeymoon
9. The May Morning Dew
10. Droighnean Donn
11. Crossroads Ceili
12. Lie Like A frog
13. The Green Linnet
14. The Knocknaboul Polkas
15. Bold Thady Quill


Bob Liddle - Kale Water


This CD is a follow-up to Bob’s last album, the much acclaimed “Softly Flows The Tweed” which was released in 2007 and was nominated for “CD of The Year” at the national “Box and Fiddle” awards.

Original Scottish music from the valley of the Kale Water, Scottish Borders. The Kale Water rises in the Cheviot Hills near to the English Border and winds its way down the Kale Water Valley for about 20 miles, passing farms and villages emptying into the river Teviot. This album is a musical map of the area in and around the Kale Water Valley, with anecdotes by Jock Bryce, Linton Hill.

All instruments on this album are played by Bob Liddle, including Roland FR7xb V-Accordion, Paolo Soprani Accordion, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Bodhran and Guitar.

The album is a mixture of reels, jigs, waltzes and marches, with the haunting “One Cheviot Morning” being a highlight for the lover of slow airs.

1. Jigs: Hounds of Hownam Law, Gathering at the Grange, Gateshaw Braes
2. The Sandy Ramage Polka
3. Waltz: Falls O' Chatto Linn
4. March and Reels: Hindhope March, The Banks O' The Kale, Grubbit Brig
5. Air: One Cheviot Morning
6. Barn Dance: Three Young Callants, Threshing At The Mains
7. Reels: Pot O' Kale, The Hownam Bus, Meadows Of Philogar, Troots Up The Yett Burn
8. Song: Bonnie Border Burn (Vocals - Ronnie Patterson)
9. Barn Dance: Heatherhope Burn, Heavyside Hole
10. Reels: Whaups At Whitton, Larks O' Towford, Beirhope Burn
11. Air: Kale Water
12. Jigs: Sharplaw Brig, Herding At Hindhope, Yows At Peelinick
13. Waltz: A Waltz For Doreen
14. Song: Kelso, Jewel Upon The Tweed (Vocals - Ronnie Patterson)


The Band From Rockall: Film Project DVD


A DVD charting the making of the Solo project - The Band from Rockall - by Calum and Rory Macdonald. Features 13 songs.

Featured Songs:

1. Eilidh
2. The Band From Rockall
3. There's A Chain
4. Mairi Bhan
5. For The Love Of Alison
6. When I Walk Among The Hills
7. Am Bard Deireannach
8. Eval
9. Luaidh
10. The Days
11. Nighean Og Nan Suilean Ciuin
12. Into The Aurora
13. One Way Ticket


Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band - Forte (Live at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall)


The annual concert of the Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band prior to the World Pipe Band Championship, in 2012. Slightly longer than the CD with three extra tracks.

Running Time: 1Hr 23 min

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

1. Introduction: Mason’s Apron / Cunningham’s Fancy
2. Traditional Jigs: Brides Jig / The Changeling / Thief of Lochaber
3. Lo Delo Delo:Lo Delo Delo / The Eagle’s Whistle / The Wise Maiden / Lo Delo Delo
4. Juvenile Showcase:Rainbow Country / The Ness Pipers / Sleepy Maggie / The Prince of Wales
5. Retreat Marches:Christine Macneill of Barra / My Own Land / Far o’er Struy
6. MSR: Abercairney Highlanders / Susan MacLeod / John Morrison oF Assynt House
7. MhairI Bhan Og.
8. Salute to D/M Tom Brown
9. The Trio Fanfare
10. Johnny’s Jig Set: Johnny's Jig / The Lewis Jig / The Gold Ring
11. Now Westlin’ Winds
12. 2/4 Marches: Australian Ladies / 93rd at Modder River
13. World's Medley: Campbell’s Tartan Army / The Boys of the Lough / Seonaidh’s tune / The York Reel / Glasgow Police Pipers
14. Urlar:Urlar / Sailing solo on the Minnow / Aube Mauve
15. Journey to the Centre of the Celts
16. Slow Air & Hornpipes:Angus Ramsay’s Lullaby / Dr MacInnes’s Fancy / Tatumtitabra
17. Rubik Cube Set: The Rubik Cube / Killie McCallum / The Founders Club


David Glen's Ancient Collection Of Piobaireachd Book 7


First published in 1880. 44 pages, soft cover.

DAVID GLEN’S ‘A Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd’, despite the fact that it has been almost totally unavailable since the 1950s, is still one of the most important repositories of the Piobaireachd tradition. David Glen (1853-1916) was heavily involved in piping in the second half of the eighteen-hundreds. The son of Alexander Glen, a prominent Edinburgh-based bagpipe maker, he took up the family business which had expanded into publishing and during his own lifetime set a new benchmark with his own prolific output.

Sir Hector MacKenzie of Gairloch's Lament; The Red Hand in the MacDonalds' Arms; The Lament for the Dead; Melbank's Salute; A Lament for Captain MacDougall; A Lament for Ronald MacDonell of Morar; Duntroon's Pibroch; MacLeod of MacLeod's Salute; The Marquis of Argyll's Salute; In Praise of Marion (The MacDougalls' Pibroch); The Unjust Incarceration; The MacDuffs' Gathering (The Inverness Pibroch); The Battle of Auldearn; The Grahams' Gathering); Lady Margaret Macdonald's Salute; My Dearest on earth, give me your kiss!



Diarmuid O'Leary and the Bards - The Finest


1. Scarborough Fair
2. Bright Blue Rose
3. Sonny's Dream
4. Leaving Nancy
5. Song For Ireland
6. Rose Of Allendale
7. Matt Hyland
8. Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway
9. Steal Away
10. Grace
11. John O'Dreams
12. Ride On

Diarmuid O'Leary and the Bards - The Railway Hotel


1. Why Not Me
2. If I Go Sailing
3. The Railway Hotel
4. The Last Blue Whale In The Ocean
5. A Soft Place To Fall
6. The Old Dungarvan Oak
7. Time Changes Everything (The Promise)
8. Shaney Boy
9. Roll On The Day
10. Breaking The Line
11. Summer Friends
12. Gypsy Maiden>
13. The Way Old Friends Do
14. Enjoy Yourself - It's Later Than You Think


Diarmuid O'Leary and the Bards - The Comedy Hits Album


1. Lanigans Ball
2. The Mother Tongue
3. A Horse of a Man
4. Late Starters in Love
5. I Want to be Seduced
6. Delaney's Donkey
7. Family Tradition
8. The Thing
9. If I Was a Dog
10. Santa Bloody Claus
11. Oldest Swinger in Town
12. Wild Thing
13. BONUS TRACK: Lanigans Ball - Original Arrangement




At The Racket - It's Not Racket Science [MP3 Download]



Adrian McAuliffe and Cathal Flood - Between the Strings [MP3 Download]


The Poozies - Yellow Like Sunshine [MP3 Download]


Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band - Forte [MP3 Download]