The Occasionals - Reel Of Four

The Occasionals - Reel Of Four

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(March 2004) 16 tracks: The Thomson Boys (dance: The Britannia Two Step) * Botany Bay (dance: The Pride of Erin Waltz / Waltz of the Bells) * Loch Maree Islands (dance: The Military Two Step / The Anniversary Two Step) * Bobby Campbell (dance: The Gay Gordons / The Call of the Pipes) * Jock Mackay (dance: The St Bernard's Waltz / La Rosa) * Maids of Kintail (dance: Bonnie Dundee / The Eva Three Step) * The Stirlingshire Militia (dance: The Canadian Barn Dance) * Flowers of Edinburgh (dance: The Flowers of Edinburgh) * Cumberland Reel (dance: The Cumberland Reel) * Jessamine (dance: The Ruby Waltz) * Eileen & Roddie Macleod (dance: The Kelvingrove Two Step / The Rosetta Two Step) * La Va (dance: La Va) * Yon Toun (dance: The Black Mountain Reel) * Sands of Egypt (dance: The Highland Schottische) * Maggie Mae (dance: The Mississippi Dip) * Willie Tait (dance: Strip the Willow).

Tremendous sets from the top ceilidh dance band. A selection of sets for Scottish Ceilidh dancing, featuring a range of traditional and contemporary tunes, with some new compositions by Freeland Barbour and Ian Hardie. Written information about the tunes and dances is included.

Featuring Freeland Barbour (accordion), Ian Hardie (fiddle, bass), Kevin MacLeod (banjo, mandolin, tenor guitar) and Gus Millar (drums).

Freeland Barbour is arguably one of the finest accordionists in Scotland and has previous solo albums to his credit. He is also widely known for his earlier work with the Wallochmor Ceilidh Band, and as a composer. Ian Hardie, also a prolific composer, has recorded several solo albums and is also a member of leading folk band Jock Tamson’s Bairns.

Kevin MacLeod is a multi-instrumentalist who has one solo album, plus a recent duo album with ex-De Dannan lynchpin Alec Finn. Both feature Kevin’s amazing skills on stringed, fretted instruments. Gus Millar is a highly sought after ceilidh band drummer who also worked with the Wallochmor Ceilidh Band - he has wide experience within the Scottish Dance Band scene.


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