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A superb mix of Scottish Country dances from Leonard and his band.

This CD is dedicated purely to Scottish Country dance, perfect to create a dance programme... from waltzes through to hornpipes, jigs and reels.

All you require to get the dancing started!

Leonard has played extensively across the United Kingdom as a soloist and with his band.

Leonard Brown (accordion), Iain Anderson (fiddle), Liam Stewart (piano), Duncan Findlay (banjo, guitar), John Sinton (double bass), Malcolm Ross (drums).
Derek Ryan has become Irish country music's golden boy, this DVD was recorded LIVE at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, Scotland.

Having grown up in Garyhill near Carlow town in Ireland, Derek was bred into a loving Irish traditional music by his family, attending fleadh ceoils on a regular basis with his Father. It was not long before Derek was himself a winner, picking up two all-Ireland titles in both bodhran and ceili drumming.

From the age of twelve Irish Country Music superstar Derek Ryan had showbiz aspirations in his DNA. From his first foray into the music scene performing regularly at socials with his brother Adrian as the Ryan Brothers right through to a pop career with an international band he has now become one of today’s biggest Irish Country artists.

Although his early exposure to the live scene was modest, not even he could have predicted what lay ahead!
A special album release to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Ballintuim Village Hall and the monthly dances held in the hall.

Bandleader Ian Hutson and Chairperson Ann Martin selected a mix of favourite tunes and dances for this live recording along with a new dance devised by Ann called The Silver Milestone.

Sleeve notes include dance instructions for The Silver Milestone.
20 Tracks: Nice To See You (32 Bar Reel) * Lochaber Foxtrot (2/4 March) * Duthie Park (4x32 Jig) * Mayfair Quickstep (Quickstep) * The Falls O'Rogie (8x32 Reel) * Glyn-Gary Swing (6/8 March) * Lady In Red (5x32 Jig) * Memory Waltz (Waltz) * Reel of the Puffins (4x32 Reel - 2 chords) * Kilmorack March (4/4 March) * The Silver Milestone (4x32 Jig) * Golden Slipper Two step (Two-Step) * One O'Clock Canon (5x32 Reel) * Fiona's Polka (Polka) * Geese In The Bog (4x64 Jig) * Eugene Tango (Tango) * Circle of Friends (4x32 Reel) * Gypsy Tap (4/4 March) * Tribute To Euan (4x40 Jig - 2 chords) * Circassian Circle (32 Bar Reel).

The Band: Ian Hutson (lead accordion), Alasdair MacLeod (second accordion), Neil Dawson (fiddle), Jim Nichol (piano), Alasdair MacLeod (bass), Gordon Smith (drums).

"Ballintuim Village Hall Committee are proud that 2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of monthly dances held in the hall. To celebrate this milestone, I once again called upon Ian Hutson and His Scottish Dance Band. Ian and I put together a mix of older, newer and favourite tunes and dances for this live recording, including a dance I devised myself called The Silver Milestone. A very enjoyable evening was had by all; dancers, listeners and musicians." Ann Martin, Chairperson.
A beautiful collection of original and traditional songs for Christmas from award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith.

Songs that inspire and celebrate Christmas and the winter season.

Includes a booklet with lyrics.

Emily Smith (vocals, accordion), Jamie McClennan (guitar, fiddle, backing vocals, percussion), Matheu Watson (guitar, viola), Ross Hamilton (bass, backing vocals, drums), Brandon Bell (percussion).m the Scottish Highlands, working in Glasgow's vibrant music scene.

Upcoming gigs: 
  • Friday 21st Dec 2018, Campbeltown, Victoria Hall,Campbeltown
  • Friday 28th Dec 2018, Galashiels,Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
  • Saturday 29th Dec 2018, Dumfries, Easterbrook Hall
  • Sunday 30th Dec 2018, Killin, McLaren Hall, Killin
 Celtic Connections 2019

Celebrating Celtic Music and its connections to cultures across the globe. Glasgow's annual winter festival, Celtic Connections gets underway Thursday 17th January - Sunday 3rd February 2018.

The first Celtic Connections Festival was held in Glasgow back in 1994, it's development has been monumental.

"Every year we strive to programme the most diverse and eclectic festival yet and 2019 is shaping up to be just that. From artists who have influenced the current scene, to musicians who are re-defining the music of tomorrow, Celtic Connections 2019 will continue to embrace a huge range of styles and genres that showcase artists and cultures from across the world." Donald Shaw, Creative Producer for Celtic Connections.

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