Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Jimmy Shand and his Band - Jimmy’s Fancy [CD]

One of Jimmy Shand’s earliest LPs, recorded in 1961, Jimmy’s Fancy features a selection of Scottish dance music at its best in the distinctive Shand Style.

Buy Jimmy Shand and his Band - Jimmy’s Fancy CD

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Music In Scotland News - June 2013

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Manran - The Test [CD]

A superb second album from Mànran, bringing their own unique blend of traditional Gaelic and English contemporary songs and tunes.

Norrie MacIver - Vocals & Guitar
Gary Innes - Accordion & Keyboard
Ewen Henderson - Fiddle, Highland Pipes,Whistle & Vocals
Ryan Murphy- Uilleann pipes & Wooden Flute
Ross Saunders - Bass Guitar & Vocals
Scott MacKay - Drums & Percussion)
with guest
Phil Cunningham - Keyboards & Cittern

1. MSR: The Homecoming March / Dill O Odilum / Thoir A Nall Ailein
2. Tamhasg (Shadow)
3. Dheanainn Sugradh ( I Would Sport With The Black-Haired Girl)
4. 10k Tattie: 10k Tattie / Fechin Inn / The Road To Apeldoorn
5. Maria: Maria / Kerlou
6. The Test
7. Jigs: Andy Mackinnon's / The Rutland Jig / Trip To Aviles / I Have It Somewhere
8. Tillidh Mi (I'll Return)
9. The Fishing Boat
10. Overtime: Tynes In Overtime / Ward Allen's / John Smeaton / Smelling Fresh

Pete Clark & Ron Shaw - Jig Of Chance [CD]

Music old and new in the Scottish tradition. Performing in some wonderful acoustic locations provided the inspiration for this album, and Pete Clark (Fiddle & Viola) & Ron Shaw (Cello) have endeavoured to achieve the same natural sound in this recording. Their repertoire is diverse, ranging from very old Gaelic melodies to new compositions, and includes music be some of the big names in Scots fiddle history - Niel Gow, Nathaniel Gow, Robert Mackintosh, William Marshal, Peter Milne and James Sott Skinner. Darkness and light, sorrow and celebration, this music has it all.

1. Jig of Chance / Angler's Reel
2. An Cluinn Thu Mi Mo Nighean Donn
3. Smeorach Chlainn Domhnuill (The Minstrel of the MacDonalds) / Prionns Tearlach (Prince Charlie) / Mairi bheadarach (Dawted Mary)
4. Lon Dhu Gholaidh / The Song of the Cats
5. Dunkeld Hermitage Bridge / The Duke of Gordon's Favourite / Mr Robertson of Lude's
6. Forneth House
7. Craigiebarns / The New Mill of Logierait / Amulree / Inver Lasses
8. Miss Begg
9. Sir George Clerk of Pennycuick / Lady Catherine Pelham / Miss Douglas Moncrieff
10. Huntly Lodge / The Marquis of Huntly's Strathspey / Miss Hannah of Elgin / Craigellachie Lasses
11. J O Forbes of Corse
12. Thomas & Kate of Murthly Castle / Jim & Linda of Niel Gow Cottage / James & Jill of Little Cottage
13. Miss Laura Andrew / Davie Taylor / The Auld Wheel
14. The Tobermory Tarpon / Batter on the Box / The Manx Mullet / Jim's Double Crown
15. Da Trowie Burn / D Peerie Hoose under Da Hill / Sillocks & Tatties / Tame Her When da Snaw Comes

Trail West - One That Got Away [CD]

Debut album from the young band from Tiree, who are creating a storm throughout the Scottish music scene. Formed on the Isle of Tiree in 2008 by founding members Ian Smith (Accordion/ Vocals) and Andrew Findlater (Drums/ Vocals), the band has since added further Hebridean fire power with multi-instrumentalist Seonaidh MacIntyre (Whistles/ Bagpipes/ Tromb/ Vocals) from South Uist and fellow Tirisdeach Alain Campbell (Guitar/ Bagpipes/ Vocals) to create a blistering sound that presents an exciting twist on the traditional ‘west coast’ ceilidh band style.

1. The Scattermaster
2. Donald Meek's
3. A Pheigi A Ghraidh
4. The Dirty Bee Set
5. Gay Gordons
6. Wait 'Til I Tell John Alec...
7. Gaelic Waltz
8. The Island Boy
9. Walter's
10. Just Go For It
11. Sound Of Mull

Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band - Open With Care [CD]

A wonderful accordion-led mix of Scottish traditional and contemporary music, with the emphasis on great melodies and interesting arrangements.

Alex Ross - Accordion
Duncan Black - Piano
Billy Craib - Bass
Kenneth Ross - Drums
Adam Young - Accordion
Richard Thomson - Fiddle
Paul Reynolds - Mandolin

1. Stolen Kiss
2. Dite Mitchell of Blair Atholl / Jean McPhail's Farewell to the Kitchen / Sheila McLean / Cullen Bay
3. Music For a Found Harmonium / Glasgow Reel
4. Mr & Mrs Butler of Ormiston
5. The New High Level Hornpipe / Morag's Reel / Moving Cloud
6. Challenge From Dunbar / Celtic Kittens / The High Road To Linton
7. Breakout
8. Siege of Ennis / Alastair of the Den / Miss Campbell of Saddell
9. Nighean a' Whaler / The Whaler's Daughter / Leaving Lismore
10. Duncan Knows the Score / The Cooper's Reel / The Scaffs & Grundies Reel
11. Reel de Beatrice
12. Siamsa / The Sailor's Wife / Donald Iain Rankine
13. Captain Campbell / Harvest Home / Jean's Reel
14. The 7th & 8th K.O.S.B's / March to the Somme / Leaving Port Askaig
15. The High Level Hornpipe / Hjerdafeld / Pat's Reel
16. La Canal en Octobre / Reel du Diamant Bleu / La Grande Chaine / Tenessee Blues
17. Farewell to the Tay / Charlie Hunter / Snug in the Blanket
18. The Grindstone / The Nine Points of Roguery
19. North / The Ale Is Dear

Donald Shaw - Hebrides - Islands On The Edge (Original Score) [CD]

Beautiful Celtic Music as featured on the hit BBC TV Series 'Hebrides - Islands On The Edge' composed by Donald Shaw.

1. Iona Prelude
2. The Islay Barley
3. Swans Theme
4. Corryreckan
5. Whittamore Road
6. Islands On The Edge
7. A Precious Place
8. The Lorne Rhapsody
9. Following The Terns
10. The Silver Coast
11. Otter Shore
12. Equinox March
13. Horizon Theme
14. A Crear Morning

Transatlantic Sessions 2 Volume 2 [CD]

The second of three albums from Transatlantic Sessions - Series Two: all of the tracks on this CD have been sourced directly from the original Pelicula Film Sound Recordings and with audio fully re-mastering (2013). Tracks 1/2/3/6/7/9/10/11 were previously mastered and released on CD by Iona Records (1998). Tracks 4/5/8/12/13/16: are previously unreleased recordings.

1. Tribute to Peadar O'Donnell / Takarazaka (Jerry Douglas)
2. Trouble in the Fields (Maura O'Connell)
3. Piobaireachd Dhòmhnaill Dhuibh (Ishbel Macaskill)
4. The World Is What You Make It (Paul Brady)
5. Western Lift / Glass Of Beer / Traditional Reel (Sharon Shannon)
6. Boots Of Spanish Leather (Nanci Griffith)
7. Hummingbird (Eddi Reader)
8. La Danse De La Vie (Michael Doucet)
9. Nobody Wins (Radney Foster)
10. Forty Shades Of Green (Rosanne Cash)
11. Violet Tulloch Queen Of Lerwick (Aly Bain)
12. Talk About Suffering / Incorporating A Traditional Reel (Ricky Skaggs)
13. Cure For Life (James Grant)
14. The Mansion On The Hill (Sharon White)
15. Excuse Me Mister (John Martyn)
16. Urban Air (Ronan Browne)

Aidan Quinn - Overworked & Underpaid [CD]

Aidan Quinn, now there's a name with pedigree. His mother is none other than Philomena Begley, the undisputed queen of Irish Country Music and his father is Tom Quinn. This album is a combination of new songs, duets and some previously recorded Irish and Country classics that combine to make a great album, from beginning to end.

1. Would You Go With Me
2. Overworked and Underpaid
3. Mother Ireland (Come Home Paddy)
4. Sing Me Back Home
5. Sick, Sober & Sorry (with Anthony McBrien)
6. The Fugitive
7. In My Mother's Footsteps
8. All The Road Running (with Philomena Begley)
9. Dancing All Your Troubles Away
10. Golden Ring (with Georgette Jones)
11. Lough Sheelin Side
12. Waltzing Magarita Round The Room
13. Pretty Paper
14. Six Days On The Road



Isla Grant - The Greatest Hits [CDx2]

Isla Grant The Greatest Hits Double CD, includes her greatest hits to date plus 4 songs never released before.


1. A Dream Come True
2. Mother
3. Listen To The Children
4. Amazing Grace
5. Cottage In The Country
6. Only Yesterday
7. Will You Walk With Me
8. A Single Yellow Rose
9. You're The Best Friend
10. Parcel Of Dreams
11. Childhood Memories
12. It's Not Easy
13. The Beauty Of My Home
14. Love's A Blessing
15. Life's Storybook Cover
16. My World Revolves Around You
17. Lough Ree
18. How Lucky I Must Be
19. Hope
20. We'll Meet Again My Friends


1. Mother's Chair
2. Partners In Rhyme
3. If Only
4. Don't Give Up On Me
5. Rachel Anna
6. The Old Accordion Man
7. That's When I Saw The Light
8. Lovely Lough Conn
9. Flying High
10. Sweet Baby Mine
11. Love Me Tonight
12. My Scotland
13. Every Moment Of Every Hour
14. When The Day Is Done
15. Fiddle On The Wall
16. Simply Being You
17. Australia
18. Living In My Mind
19. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
20. Silent Night

North Sea Gas - Tak A Dram Afore Ye Go [CD]

Thirty years and stronger than ever!! One of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. North Sea Gas have received Gold and Silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

This album brings together traditional and contemporary songs all presented in their own unique way. The 17 songs were recorded at Pier House Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland in February through April 2011 and features a 12 page booklet with song lyrics and liner notes.

1. Sound The Pibroch
2. Road To Drumleman
3. Set Of Tunes
4. Willie Taylor
5. The Yellow On The Broom
6. Ca The Yowes
7. Thirty Foot Trailer
8. Yellow Girls
9. Sleepytoun
10. The Reiver's Galley
11. When The Kye Come Hame
12. I Just Don't Look Good Naked Anymore
13. Mormond Braes.
14. Heart Like A Wheel
15. Atholl Gathering
16. Haughs O Cromdale
17. Tak A Dram Afore Ye Go

Lena Martell - Songs From A Woman's Heart [DVD]

Lena Martell DVD includes 18 songs including 'Songbird', 'Ave Maria' and 'You Were Always On My Mind'. Join Lena for this wonderful mix of Scottish favourites and classic Easy Listening hits.

1. The Promise
2. You Were Always On My Mind
3. A Thousand Ships
4. If Tomorrow Never Comes
5. These Are My Mountains
6. Heart of Glasgow
7. Songbird
8. My Scotland
9. Ave Maria
10. Plaisir D'Amour
11. The Long Day Is Over
12. Carrickfergus
13. Only A Woman's Heart
14. Spirit Of Edinburgh ( Colours of Fire )
15. To Be Where You Are
16. My Love Will Lead You Home
17. One Day At A Time
18. An Old Fashioned Christmas

Double sided DVD, plays worldwide - NTSC on one side and PAL on the other.


Alexander Brothers - Nobody's Child [CD+DVD]

Tom and Jack, The Alexander Brothers, have been performing successfully together for over 54 years. This latest double disc, reflecting on the Alexander Brothers’ retirement from show business, highlights their extraordinary career and presents favourites old and new including the chart topping Nobody’s Child.


1. Nobody’s Child
2. These Are My Mountains
3. The Northern Lights Of Old Aberdeen
( Loch Lomond, I Belong To Glasgow )
4. The Dark Island
5. Let’s Have A Ceilidh
6. The Friendly Folk Of The Border
( Bonnie Gallowa’ , Soft Lowland Tongue Of The Border )
7. The Lass O’ Bon Accord
8. Jacqueline Waltz
9. The Wild Side Of Life
( Jealous Heart, The Blackboard Of My Heart )
10. The Song Of The Clyde
11. The Big Kilmarnock Bunnet
12. The Bluebell Polka
13. A’ The Gither
14. Two Highland Lads
( Waggle O’ The Kilt, The Gallant 42 )
15. The Sands of Kuwait

Bonus DVD

16. The Song Of The Clyde
17. Rothesay O’
18. Rothesay Bay
19. Margaret’s Waltz
( Leezie Lindsay )
20. These Are My Mountains
21. March
22. Strathspey & Reel
( The Drunken Piper, Margaret’s Fancy, Archie Menzies )
23. Amazing Grace
24. Daisy A Day
25. The March Hare
( Irish Washerwoman )
26. Let’s Have A Ceilidh
27. Nobody’s Child
28. The Dark Island
29. Forty Shades Of Green
30. The Way Old Friends Do
31. Auld Lang Syne

Double sided DVD, plays worldwide - NTSC on one side and PAL on the other.