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Subj:	 Music In Scotland Newsletter - May, 2000
Date:	5/18/00 1:33:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: (Jim Leighton)

Dear Fellow Celtic Music Enthusiast,

We are pleased to bring you the May edition of the Music In Scotland
Newsletter. Music In Scotland is a gateway to Scotland's music and is
dedicated to promoting music and musicians with a Scottish connection to a
world-wide audience.  The site contains information on music events, free
classifieds, artists, links, new CD releases etc.
New Releases available from

SMR104CD	Bill Black - 50 Years On	CD	10.99
"Commemorating Bill's fifty years in the Scottish music scene, ably assisted
by Mabel Gray on keyboard.  Pipe Medley (Colin Thomson, Pibroch MacKenzie's
Farewell, Major Manson), Jigs (Agnes Laing's Fancy, The Burnt Potato, Ada
Johnstone's Fancy, Margaret Manson), Waltz (Kathleen), Skinner Medley (Scott
Skinner's Compliments To Doctor McDonald, South Of The Grampians, Chromatic
Hornpipe), Slow Air & Marches (Lament For Will Starr, The Duchess Of
Bedford, Jennifer Cameron's March To Ockle), Piano Solo (Dill Pickles),
Polka (Soprani Smile), 4/4 Marches (John Bain MacKenzie, Murray's Welcome),
6/8 Marches (The Annan Brittish Legion Pipe Band, P/M John MacKenzie), Reels
(The Apple Tree, Iain Duncan, The Storrer Hornpipe, Jean's Reel), Pipe Jigs
(The Fittie Boatman, Bob McPherson's Jig, John Wilson), Medley (Lament For
Lockerbie, Col. N. A. Thomson Farewell To The 8th Seaforths, Thoughts Of
Bobby MacLeod, Duncan Johnstone), 2/4 March & Pipe Jig (The Ross-shire
Volunteers, The Jiggernaut), Continental Waltz (Aubade Charmeuse), Reels
(Ken Duncan's Reel, Bill May Of Boddam, Clydeside), Tribute To Willie Hunter
Piano Solo (Love Of The Isles), Skinner Medley (Kildrummy Castle, Mrs
Ferguson Of Raith's Delight, Arthur's Seat), 2/4 Marches (Call To Banff, The
Marchioness Of Tullibardine), Reels (The General Election, Morag's Reel, The
Bonnyrigg Chase, Crackens)."

SMR104	Bill Black - 50 Years On	MC	7.49
CDTRAX189	Burach - Deeper	CD	11.49
Winners of the presigious Scottish Folk Group Competition some years back,
Burach has gone on to tour extensively throughout the world, including USA,
Asia and Europe. The band has recently become fully professional and have a
huge touring schedule for 2000. This is the third album by this folk/rock
band led by the inimitable Sandy Brechin accordion), Gregor Borland
(fiddle), the exciting voice of Ali Cherry, Doug Anderson (guitars,
mandolin, etc.), Eoghain Anderson (drms & percussian) and Roy Waterson (bass
guitar). Ali Cerry also pens most of the songs. And Still There, The Birds
Set, Beautiful Blues, Keep On Shining, Sweet Thing, A Turn Up For The Books,
Shadow Of The Night, The Life And Times Of Johnny Hattersfield, Flora
Whistles, A Scandanavian Tune, Left Unsaid, Heart Of Gold, Knot Quite

ETCDCD176	Celtic Ambience	CD	3.99
"The Dirk Campbell Band - Seoladh Na Ngamhna, As It Roved Out, Mo Ghile
Mear, Gilbert Paeffgen & Joe McHugh - Dayflower, Dermot Crehan - Come All Ye
Young And Tender Maidens, Claire Hamilton - She Moved Through The Fair,
Riverdance, Over The Hills And Far Away, Peter Miln, Daniel James & Garrick
Nelson - Si Beag, Si Mor, The Blackthorn Stick/Kesh Jig,  Mick Sands - Desy
Wilinson's Jig, Moses Wiggins With Berni O'Sullivan - 'Til The Dance Is
Over, Dirk Campbell - Junior Crehan's, Tell Her I Am, Inishkea - Kilkieran,
Celtic Spirit - Black Water, Lord Of The River, Michael Franks - The Rocks
Of Dawn, Waxies Dargle - After The Gael, Swallow's Tail, Gilbert Paeffgen &
Joe McHugh - The Star Of The County Down/Butterfly, Gilbert Paeffgen & Joe
McHugh with Shirley Grimes - Farewell Farewell."

CDR046	Charlie Abel - Wild On Accordion	MC	6.99
"Charlie Abel (accordion, vocals), Billy Peace (keyboards, bass), Ian
Paterson (drums), Alec Bain (fiddle), Sarah Reith (tin whistle), Allan Gray
(guitar), Gus MacDonald (bodhran).  The Auld Fiddler/Paddy's Trip To
Scotland/Concertina/Moving Cloud, Alpine Slopes, Goodnight Irene, Dan The
Cobbler/The Idle Road/Tobin's Favourite, Brian O'Kanes March, McPhersons
Rant/The Plough And The Stars, L'Accordeon Triste, East At Glendart/Paddy
The Dandy/When Sick Is It Tea You Want, The Wild Rover/The Moonshiner,Retour
Des Hirondelles, The Rambles Of Spring, Off To California/The Galway
Hornpipe, The Green Fields Of France, Silver Spear/Cooleys/My Love Is In

SMAP001	CMC: Clare McLaughlin & Marianne Campbell - Snap And Roll	CD	13.39
"Two amazing fiddlers from Deaf Shepherd, Marianne is also a member of
Cantychiels.  Gavin Ralston provides guitar accompaniment. Julia's, Smokey
Lum, At Work On The Land, Miser's Purse, Tune For Roddy, Mad Turk, Macleod
Of Mull, Flowers Of Edinburgh, Trip To Galicia, New Claret, Tambo's."

SMR103CD	Donnie & Diane's Highland Ceilidh Band - In The Highland	CD	10.99
"Donny Smith (5-row button key accordion), Diane Mearns (midi piano
accordion), Davie Stewart (piano accordion) and Kevin Milne (drums).  4/4
Marches and 2/4 Marches (Follow My Highland Soldier, The Marchioness Of
Tullibardine), 6/8 Marches (Major John MacLennan, Gordon Highlanders),
Gaelic Waltzes (The Isle Of Mull, Mo Chailin Dileas Donn, Tha Meudail Is
M'aighear S'mo Ghradh), Pipe Reels (The Ale Is Dear, Tail Toddle,
Christopher John Robertson Of Tarbert, The High Road To Linton), Polka
(Accordion Polka), Irish Tunes (The Sally Gardens, The Star Of The County
Down), Highland Strathspeys suitable for a Schottische (The Brig O' Perth,
Cutty's Weddding, Captain Horn), Pipe Jigs (Archie Beag, Jean McLean,
Paddy's Leather Breeches), 2/4 Marches (Father John MacMillan Of Barra, The
Man From Uist), Gaelic Waltzes (The Surge Of The Sea, Mull Of The Cool High
Bens), Reels (Peat Fire Flame, Ile Bhig, The Rattling Bog), 4/4 Marches
Crossing The Alps, The 51st Highland Division), Calum's Road, 6/8 Marches
(Innes J. King, Here We Part)."

SMR103	Donnie & Diane's Highland Ceilidh Band - In The Highland	MC	7.49

REHCD533	Isla St Clair - Murder & Mayhem	CD	7.49
"This special edition is a unique collection of traditional ballads about
Scotland's turbulent past.  Isla is joined by Joe O'Donnell on fiddle and
Danny Prendergast on guitar.  ""Isla St Clair brings generations of Scottish
war-gaming to life.  If you're looking for real Scots minstrelling, this is
the genuine article.""   Sunday Times Magazine."

REHCD532	Isla St Clair - Royal Lovers & Scandals	CD	7.49
This special edition provides an excellent introduction to discovering the
musical heritage of the past.  Isla's guests are Joe O'Donnell on fiddle and
Danny Prendergast on guitar.  The epitome of Scottish folk music, jaunty and
moving by turns, with flashes of sexual intrigue in high places.  Isla St
Clair's voice is beautifully pure.  Sunday Times Magazine.

ORCCD01	Ivan Drever - Black White And Blue	CD	12.59
Respected Orcadian singer and guitarist Ivan Drever is also well known
throughout the world of traditional music as a songwriter, for his work with
Scottish band Wolfstone and his highly successful partnership with fiddler
Duncan Chisholm.  Duncan accompanies Ivan on this album, with Andy Simmers
on keyboards.  Glasgow Rain, Annie Laurie, Fiona Halloway's/The Dashing
White Spirit, The North Side, Charlie's Hame, Stevie Sings The Blues, Moira
McCrossan, Where I'm Going To Be, Paul Haigh's Last Bus/Kye Goodmans,
Brothers In Arms.

HBCD0023	Scullion -  Eyelids Into Snow: A Collection	CD	12.99
"Scullion was formed in 1975 by singer/songwriter Sonny Condell, filmmaker
and broadcaster Philip King and guitar supremo Greg Boland. Boland departed
the band in 1986 and was replaced by Robbie Overson.  In the late 80's the
band went into semi-retirement, occasionally playing one-off concerts. They
have delighted audiences all over Ireland and Europe with their exceptional
live performances, which mix their folk rock music with hilarious on-stage
banter.  Eyelids Into Snow, Carol, Cooler At The Edge, The Actor, John The
Baptist, Make A Move, Down In The City, Domes, Tidal Wave, The Cat She Went
A Hunting, Ghosts & Heroes, Driving, Dixie, Voyeurs, Come Back Soon, Betty &
Bogey, Maguire & Patterson, The Fruit Smelling Shop."


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