Check out the Big Names on Tour section for the hottest acts happening … The theme for the competition was rightfully INDIA. Rather more recently, Roy has gathered together his choice blend of musicians to form a dance band with a full-bodied sound. This is Strip The Willow a tune for Scottish Social Dancing played by a Scottish Dance Band. Family support and Roy's natural talent carried him to the top, for he went on to become British Accordion Champion. The bands would mostly play Scottish and Irish folk tunes. All the popular dances. A night with McBain's Band will bring back many memories to many people, as they played at all the major functions in London and the south of England. Drummond Cook (accordion) with Willie James (fiddle), Edith Cook piano/bass), Bob Masson (drums), and special guest Carol Cook (fiddle). James Yorkston has been a mainstay on the Scottish folk music scene for years, having supported John Martyn on his UK and Ireland tour in 2002 and also worked with a number of keys names … Another girl’s name, this time of Scottish origin and meaning ‘grace’. in the world. E | F | G | H | Share. The tune was composed by Sir Henry Rowley Bishop (the composer also of “Home Sweet Home.”) The words are by General John Burgoyne. The dances may be. A scintillating addition to the CD collection of all those who love dance and dance music. Click to buy Scottish Dances Volume 13 from the Old School Beauly. Info. The legendary band was recorded in 1971 at the Basingstoke Ball playing many tunes that we just don't often hear in programmes these days. Now working freelance, this leading band makes many radio, television and live appearances, from London to Cairo, from Bogota to the Up Helly Aa!! It brings together information on Scottish country dances, formations, musical recordings, Scottish country dance tunes, and the people behind all of those – all conveniently linked together for easy perusal. Marian will take you on a delightful journey through some of the bard's most well-known melodies. (Notice the different spelling. Vintage tunes in sparkling style with music for an effervescent evening's dancing. Much travelled, much acclaimed, the Lothian Scottish Dance Band present their latest collection for a superb evening's dancing. In recent years Jim has brought the two strands of his music career together playing, and recording for dancing under his own name. The aim is to play music, which can be enjoyed, by listeners and dancers alike. He was, for many years, treasurer of the Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Club. Sandy plays some particularly tricky tunes with his usual jaunty confidence. Becoming Scottish Accordion Champion in the early 1970s, while still a teenager established him as a top band musician working with most of the, legendary names from the golden era of Scottish dance music. “On paper they said it wouldn’t work, a festival … Since its formation in 1983, as well as playing throughout the U.K, the band has been the regular guest of the St. Andrew's Societies of Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur! Favourite dances to the brilliantly polished playing of David & his Band. Careful selection of the appropriate tunes, and a broad working knowledge of the Scottish Country Dance scene give the Lothian Scottish Dance Band the firm foundation upon which they build their very popular tune sets. for a heady night's dancing. so you can't really spell it wrong!) Here's how. Dennis Morrison joined David in arranging the music for this C.D. Many local bands played regularly for dancers from 1936 to 1966 including Charlie Harkin's Kit Kat Orchestra and Henri Morrison and his Swingstars. They were also given … M | N | O | P | New tunes, new dances.. .the same great band! The Inter-House dance competition 2017-2018 was held on Republic Day 26th January 2018. A chance encounter with an accordion in his early teens gave lan Holmes his entry into the world of Scottish Country Dance Music; his interest and innate skills soon developed, and led him to the forefront of the dance music scene with his own band. Excellent dancing pace, lifted to a high. Here the 5-piece band gives amazing value with 23 great tracks including 8 Country dances. He moved to Shetland in the summer of 1996 having made a name for himself in the Scottish folk and dance scene as an accordionist, pianist and piper. 4 Tom was inspired to start a career in music by bands like Nirvana. A band which specialises in country dance music and has a very clean, tight, yet laid-back sound with some nice arrangements. collection of all those who love dance and dance music. What a wonderful way to celebrate! To buy this CD from the Old School Beauly click McBain's Dance Band, Marian Anderson & her Scottish Dance Band. A quiet and unassuming gentleman and a fine exponent of the button box, especially playing for Scottish Country Dancing and Old Time Dancing. The Tain Band were active for many years from their base in the north of the Scottish Highlands. To buy their Scottish Country dance CD click Craigievar Dance Band from the Old School Beauly. A second dose of a repeat prescription is usually a cause for concern, but as the dispensing doctor here is Sandy Nixon, and the mixture is a real tonic, the prognosis is definitely excellent! Aberdeen musical maestro Graham Geddes is in constant demand at home and abroad. Scottish folk dance: Strathspey & Tulloch. Reels, jigs, strathspeys and a medley are set to a wonderful combination of traditional and contemporary tunes, six of which are lan's own compositions. Click to buy The Kangaroo Paw CD from the Old School Beauly. Two accordions, fiddle, piano, bass and drums make a great sound for an enthusiastic evening's dancing. Petronella / Circassian Circle; Britannia Two-step / Gay Gordons Two-step; Palais Glide / White Heather Foxtrot; Rory O'More / Strip The Willow; Millenium March / Call Of The Pipes; Pride Of Erin Waltz / New Killarney Waltz; Mrs MacLeod / Dashing White Sergeant; Canadian Barn Dance / Dunnoon Barn Dance; Slow Air; Military Two-step / Boston Two-step; Mississippi Dip / Gypsy Tap; Iona Waltz / St Bernard's Waltz; Quickstep; Shetland Reels; Festival Glide / Polka; Captain White / Frog In The Middle; Barn Dance / Highland Barn Dance; Russian Ballet / Eva Three-step; Eightsome Reel. Da Fustra's first CD "The Foaming Sea" was issued in 1997. inspired a generation of young Scottish musicians. Scottish Country Dances . A real tonic.. .this stimulating collection of dance music contains many brilliant contemporary tunes in invigorating style. "Listeners can't help but enjoy this album which captures Sandy's ebullient style." Creative Commons License. Eight years ago he formed his own band, and the current line-up, chosen by David for their friendship as well as their talents, have been together for seven years. A brilliant accordionist and band-leader from Culbokie on the Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland. This was followed in 1998 by "Da Fustra Strikes Again" and in 2001 by "A Shetland Dance", and by "Over The Waves To Shetland" in 2005. Reels, jigs, strathspeys, a hornpipe and a medley, favourite Scottish Country dances to first-rate tunes. Robert Whitehead & his Scottish Dance Band. The dance was known in France, England, Russia and Greece as well as others as its true name "Scottish, " which have led many people to think that the Schottische was from Scotland, it was not. Scottish instrumental and vocal music is an essential part of Scottish culture and is associated with dancing and storytelling. several playing visits to Europe, North America and most recently New Zealand. It can also cope with ballroom, old-time and Scottish country-dances. When I started Highlander Music in 1995 Sandy Nixon suggested using the recording studio run by David Cunningham Senior. Where: Ullapool. Box & Fiddle. The two David's recorded all of the first ten volumes in our series of Scottish Country Dance CDs - and with their knowledge and love for the music they did a tremendous job. [ A | B | C | D | There’s also a Homegrown Talent section, where you can explore Scottish musicians on tour to support local bands and artists. After a couple of years of lessons, and a lot of hard work by himself, Robert hit the local dance music scene at the age of thirteen, dreaming of forming his own band. Pauleen Wiseman (piano) joined the band in 2001 after graduating from the Northern College of Education and the Open University with a BA degree in music studies. Addie Harper, Eann Nicolson, Hamish Auld, Isobel Auld, John Gunn (5), Robert Cameron (8) Ceilidh is the Scottish and Irish term, so this includes Scottish Ceilidh Bands and Irish Ceili Bands. Lindsay Weir and Her Scottish Dance Band. Strathspeys and reels by the Aberdeen fiddler Bert Murray are popular with the band too suiting their playing style. The origins of the tune and dance are not Scottish. One of the top Scottish Dance Band leaders in England for many years, for Country dance, Ceilidh dance and Old Time and Sequence. We have a fantastic selection of Scottish Ceilidh Bands for hire with experience traditional Ceilidh Callers for your Ceilidh Dance. "A quality performance was assured - but this stuff was sensational" Caithness Courier, To buy CD click Iain MacPhail Volume 5 from the Old School Beauly, Ian Cruickshanks & his Scottish Dance Band. James Leask (accordion), the bands youngest member, is studying mechanical engineering at Heriot-Watt University and so can only join Da Fustra during university holidays. For details and to buy click Tain Band Old Masters Volume 2 at the Old School Beauly. They played eight songs at Woodstock, including "Dance to the Music," "Stand!," "Everyday People," and "I Want to Take You Higher." Pauleen teaches fiddle in several of Shetland schools and is a member of Shetlands Heritage Fiddlers. Find upcoming Scottish music events by venue and date in the music section, where you can search A-Z by artist name and by date to find Scottish gigs happening near you. Not strictly folk, but we’ve slipped it in here for … Roy writes the tunes now, some of which are featured in the set for the Trinity Tensome Reel, including Jim Hendrie's Reel, written for his father. Alan with Keith Dickson (box), Richard Currie (piano), Brian Cruikshank (bass), Gordon Smith (drums). Scottish Country Dance Instructional YouTube Videos Alphabetical List Of Index Pages For All Scottish Country Dancing YouTube Videos: A To Z (Select link for YouTube videos, beginning with that range of characters . The first band was based in Edinburgh but played in Shetland. The band has broadcast on a number of occasions. Scots Magazine, Click the link to buy Live At The Beach Ballroom by Graham Geddes Scottish Dance Band from the Old School Beauly. Much of Scottish traditional music remains unchanged to this day. To celebrate the Scottish vote on independence Overblown has selected our top 10 Scottish indie/alternative bands. CD. Music To buy CD of  Ian Holmes Volume 4 from the Old School Beauly. Re-released due to popular demand, with fifteen Scottish Country dances selected by dancers around the world. Its music, in 4/4 time, is characterised by frequent use of the “Scotch Snap,” a short-long rhythmi , The actual Strathspey as a tune genre can be further sub-divided into different types or styles. The band's current line-up have played together for six years now; Alan's enjoyment in fronting his own band is increased by the calibre and sympathetic style of his band members. Box & Fiddle, "This is lively, toe-tapping stuff, played with gusto." Brian Morrison (piano) is from Forfar. The stable nucleus of the band guarantees the unmistakable Sandy Nixon Sound, with Bill Hendry, Mike Hardie, Stan Saunders and Hamish Smith. Below are three popular dances and each of them has a link to a website where you can learn the steps and see the actual dance. Overview. Up Next. Groups Scottish Country dance, Ceilidh Dance, Old Time and Social, Marian Anderson and her Scottish dance band showcase their style with great aplomb. The Bees Of Maggieknockater; Shiftin' Bobbins; Alison Rose; Airdrie Lassies; Petronella; Miss Gibson's Strathspey; Mrs Hepburn Belches Of Invermay; Alyth Burn; The Nor Loch; St. Andrew's Fair; The Earl Of Mansefield; Pretty Ladies; The Plantation Reel; MacDonald Of Sleat. A neat addition to the C.D. A CD of Scottish Country dances devised by the late John Bowie Dickson. Box & Fiddle. of experienced top class musicians who come together under Jim?s direction with, the common aim of sharing the ultimate performance. capture the charisma of the man and his music with this Rob Gordon CD, a re-release of all the tracks on the Fourth Caledonian Ball, and Dance With Rob Gordon Volume 1. Now, twenty five years later, the band's musical talents are recognized, and requested, throughout the dancing world. David Cunningham & his Scottish Dance Band. Scottish Dance History The Dashing White Sergeant. (The band do confess, however, that their favourite breakfast is a Shetland one. Return to the Grand Chain Scottish Dance Resource pages. Country, ceilidh, social steps and some fine jazz swing. Ian Cruickshanks & his Scottish Dance Band. "What a bar of gold this CD is!" Tradition and technology blending to tremendous effect! Postie's Jig; Dashing White Sergeant; Waltz Country Dance; Cumberland Reel; Reel Of The 51st Division; Canadian Barn Dance; The Duke Of Perth; Boston Two-step; Strip The Willow; Johnny Walker; Mairi's Wedding; St. Bernard's Waltz; Petronella; Hamilton House; Flowers Of Edinburgh; Walk On; Petronella (half length); Walk Off; Last Waltz; Auld Lang Syne. Picture of Sandy Nixon at the recording studio. Sandy has fronted his own band for six years now, with a stable core of musical friends. You will find him on the credits for countless, dance recordings and he has played at every significant Scottish dance event across the, Jim formed his own band in the 1980s which quickly became renowned for his, innovative arrangements and concert performances. Click to buy Sandy Legget Volume 9 from the Old School Beauly. The music of lain MacPhail and his band will sweep everyone to their feet... to applaud, and to dance. And now his new CD "Reel Of The Puffins" is available from the Old School Beauly. For Ceilidh Dance, Country Dance or just listening pleasure it is hard to beat the enthusiastic playing of the Sandy Nixon Scottish Dance Band. collection of all those who love dance and dance music. There are more than 15,000 documented Scottish country dances so only very frequently danced or notable ones are listed here. To buy this CD click Alan Gardiner. in question is happy with this. Red House; The Linton Ploughman; The Sleeping Warrior; Dundee Reel; La Russe; Margaret Parker?s Strathspey; Lord MacLay?s Reel; Holyrood House; The Byron Strathspey; The Haunt Of The Gnomes; John Of Bon Accord; The Earl Of Errol?s Reel; Craigellachie Bridge; Maureen?s Jig; A Toast To St Andrews. Scottish troupe The Dykeenies’ brand of anthemic indie found them aiming to be The Killers mk. Mrs MacLeod; Culla Bay; Jennifer's Jig; Ellwyn's Fairy Glen; Moray Rant; Campbell's Frolic; Chevy Chase; Lamb Skinnet; Rob Roy; Moment Of Truth; Blacksmith Of Elgin; Miss Thompson's Reel; Off She Goes In The North; Bolt Court. The musicians have played with many of the top Scottish Dance bands, including that of the legendary lan Powrie, for whom Pam Wilkie played piano. The success of any young musician depends upon talent, dedication and a keen driving force. Da Fustra, ("The rock in the foaming sea"), played it's first dance band on 17th October 1969 in the Zetland Hall, Pilrig Street, Edinburgh. Rob's meticulous preparations always ensured correct tempi and appropriate tunes, some from his researches, some from his own pen. A simply fabulous recording of Scottish Dance music for the Western Australian RSCDS. She features on the Dance o da Puffins CD. Graham Geddes - accordion, Judi Nicholson - fiddle, David Little - piano & bass keyboard, Colin Sutherland - 2nd accordion, Tommy Sutherland - drums. Reels, jigs and a medley, traditional and contemporary tunes, by a band with more than half a lifetime's experience of playing together! Many of the dances featured on this album are by devisers with whom the band have worked a good deal. This effervescent selection of jigs, reels and strathspeys will go straight to your toes, if not to your head! When the band was inducted into … . Trained as a violinist by his father, Drummond so loved the music he danced to at Scottish Country Dances that he determined to have his own band, and took up the accordion to give the band a strong lead sound. The accordion wizard behind the Wallochmor Ceilidh Band, The Occasionals, The Ghillies, and even the original line-up of Silly Wizard. Hope you all enjoy the video and music!. The Craigievar Band has been around since the 80s and is led by Stuart & Alistair Forbes of Buckie on fiddle & accordion. is lan Powrie, who led his own band for many years, but since his return from Australia plays mainly as a soloist. Descriptions have been taken from album covers and other material the bands themselves have provided. Well, that's just what you do get from Drummond Cook and his band...only as a tune title, though! To buy Ian's CD "Lassie Come And Dance Wi Me" from the Old School Beauly click Ian Cruickshanks. The band's hallmark breadth of sound augments their superbly arranged tunes, giving life to the contributions of each band member and great pleasure to dancers, listeners and band alike! Some musicians seem born to play together, but what would you expect from the combined sounds of a fiddling motor mechanic, an ex-RAF accordionist, a Guildhall-trained pianist, a one-time Boy's Brigade drummer, and a student of the Conservatory of Music in Ohio, U.S.A.? If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. Plus the names Phillip, Neil, Lee and Roger aren’t the sexiest in th world are they?. Want to add your band to the list? Gordon Pattulo (accordion), Jim Johnstone (2nd accordion), John Crawford (piano), John Sinton (bass), Billy Thom (drums), Billy Young (guitar, banjo, mandolin), George McIlwham (flute, piccolo). Scots Magazine. July 2017 . Woodstock made the band popular, but Sly Stone's drug use brought them down. The Dandy Dancer; Canadian Barn Dance; Gay Gordons; Jim Johnstone's Reel; St. Bernard's Waltz; Boston Two-step; Bradford Barn Dance; The Auld Meal Mill; Britannia Two-step; Petronella; Just The Girls; Highland Barn Dance; Pride Of Erin Waltz; Strip The Willow; Hornpipes; Hesitation Waltz; Eva Three-step; Saddle The Pony; Victory Waltz; Lauder Medley; Polka; Gay Gordons Two-step; Glenburnie Rant. Champion accordion player Roy & his band are becoming firm favourites with their great playing. It is, simply stated, a reel played at a slightly slower tempo, with slightly more emphasis on certain beats. "Look Aboot Ye" is by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society teacher Alan Rintoul, who also wrote the tune... and he's the band's pianist, too! Sandy & the boys bounce in at full fling for 15 full-length dances including an 8 1/2 minute Orcadian Strip The Willow! Gay Gordons; Call Of The Pipes; Foula Reel; Strip The Willow; Victory Waltz; Kelvingrove Two-step; Canadian Barn Dance; Comin' Through The Rye; Calliope House; Mrs MacPherson Of Inveran; Eva Three Step; Viennese Swing; The Silver Spire; Boston Two Step; Orcadian Strip The Willow. "Another excellent one for the dancers and good listening too" Scottish Memories, David Anderson - lead accordion, Bruce Quirie - second accordion, Dennis Morrison - piano, Mark McDougal - bass, David Bell - drums. Watch as baby name trends rise and fall over time. Ballintuim Village Hall hosts a very enthusiastic group of dancers skipping and twirling the night away to the sound of Ian Hutson & His Scottish Dance Band in celebration of the hall's 75th birthday! This database aims to be a comprehensive resource for Scottish country dancers, dance teachers, and musicians. Marian Anderson Scottish Dance Band have done it again! Experience came through his native Northumbrian groups, and the local Irish music scene, but his real inspiration came from north of the border ? Dance On, "This is first-rate music and performance for the novice dancer and expert alike" Scots Magazine. I LOVED Damage. - NRITYA: Inter-House Dance Competition (2017-2018) Dance is the hidden language of the soul. The RSCDS. ", "So there we were, me and my pal and his mum and dad, all squashed into their wee Fiat 127 and trundling along the road to a competition with our two accorions strapped on top, when we heard the bungee clips pinging undone from the roof rack?". Search Scots Magazine, Fisherman's Reel; The Flying Spur; Scotch Mist; Broadford Bay; The Wapenshaw; The Rose Of The North; Campbell's Hornpipe; Joie De Vivre; Mrs Milne Of Kinneff; Minard Castle; The Frisky; Our Lady Of The Snows; Merrily Danced The Quaker's Wife; Angus MacLeod, To buy this CD click Drummond Cook from the Old School Beauly. Over the intervening 40 years or so Jim has consistently been one of the most respected and in demand musicians on the Scottish music scene. Tel: +44 (0)131 225 3854 Fax: +44 (0) 225 7783 He is becoming known as an accordionist in the Edinburgh area and has played with Iain MacPhail and on BBC Scotland's "Take the Floor" with Nicol McLaren and Sandy Legget. Click the link to buy Let's Meet Again by Graham Geddes & His Scottish Dance Band from the Old School Beauly. I just thought they were so cool and notched up some impressive hits in their (too short) career. Young David Cunningham must have been one of the few children who have ever eagerly anticipated school dinner time! Bobby Stewart on second box, Colin Garvin (piano), John Delaney (bass) and George Gray (drums). Copy link. Drummond also composes for the band; this C D. contains some great tunes by Drummond, his pianist wife Edith, and their daughter Carol, guesting on fiddle. 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