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Subj: Music In Scotland Newsletter - November, 2000
Date: 11/13/2000 2:28:23 PM Pacific Standard Time
From: (Jim Leighton)

Dear Fellow Celtic Music Enthusiast,


We are delighted to bring you the November edition of the Music In Scotland
Newsletter after yet another month of record hits and record orders. We do
hope you will enjoy finding out what's new in the Scottish music scene.


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ER012 Bob MacLeod & His Band - Maiden CD £8.25

"This work reflects many years of learning and understanding the
traditional dance music of Scotland. The emphasis, perhaps, on
Gaelic and pipe music." R.M.M. Barndance (Balmoral Highlanders,
Fraser & Kevin McGlynn), Medley (Donna Macleod, Iain Mackay's
Welcome To Hilltop, Donna Gillespie's Reel), Orv Myre's Polka, Donald
MacLeod, Waltz For Annella, Strip The Willow, Danns 'An Rathaid
Scottische, MacLeod's Fancy, Reels (The Kilt Is My Delight, Jack
Broke The Prison Door, Sleep Soond In 'T' Mornin', J.D. Maclennan),
Medley (Thoughts Of Bobby MacLeod, Highland Harry, The Sound Of
Sleat), Gaelic Songs In Waltz Time (Crodh-Laoigh Nam Bodach, Oran
Na Maighdean Mhara, Bord Loch-A-Rog, Fill-O-'Ro, An Ciaora),
Standchen Serenade, Grand March, Kathleen Stinson's Choice (Orain
Chaluim Sgaire, Fuiligean, The Brolum), Reels (Alison M. Coats, Donald
Macleod Of Moorview, The Oyster Wives' Rant), The Gordons
(Robert Wolrige Gordon Of Esslemont, Corriechoillie's Welcome To
The Northern Meeting).

CICDCOG Conall O Gallch¢ir - Ar Imeall An Chuain CD £11.99

Conall O Gallch¢ir, also known as Connie Mhary Mhic¡ was born and
reared in Rannafast in the Donnegal Gaeltacht. Since Conall was a
small boy, listeners have appreciated his singing talent, in particular
the distinctive sweetness of his voice. He is a formidable exponent
of the local tradition of Rannafast, but is also a very versatile singer,
joined here by multi-musician Manus Lunny, Michael McGoldrick and

DAGCD1 Dagger Gordon - Highland Mandolin CD £11.49

When this album was initially released, in 1988, it was the first
mandolin album of Scottish music. It remains unique. Dagger has
chosen to play a mixture of his own compositions and tunes which he
has picked up over the years, whilst touring the Scottish Highlands
where he lives. Dagger is joined by Duncan MacGillivray (tin whistle,
tenor guitar), Ian MacBeath (fiddle), Susan Drever (double bass), Dick
Clarke (guitar), Katie Harrigan (clarsach) and Malcolm Robertson (low

RZBCD717 Daniel O' Donnell - Faith & Inspiration CD £12.99

Softly And Tenderly, Here I Am Lord, Morning Has Broken, Marriage
Of A Lifetime, Be Not Afraid, Light A Candle, Nearer My God To Thee,
Abide With Me, Wind Beneath My Wings, I Watch The Sunrise, Make
Me A Channel Of Your Peace, Let There Be Peace, The Rose, Battle
Hymn Of The Republic, Panis Angelicus.

MCTC437 Daniel O'Donnell - Heartbreakers MC £6.49

Daniel O'Donnell's rags to riches success story couldn't have
happened to a more popular and talented performer. He has become
one of Ireland's greatest exports, performing to over 300,000 people
every year, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House and The
Royal Albert Hall to Wembley Arena. This unique hour-long
compilation features and highlights Daniel's superb vocal range and
versatility. Don't Forget To Remember, Old Loves Never Die, I Wonder
Where You Are Tonight, Before I'm Over You, Take Good Care Of
Her, Don't Let Me Cross Over, Crying My Heart Out Over You, Excuse
Me, That's A Sad Affair, You Know I Still Love You, A Fool Such As I,
Your Old Love Letters, Singing The Blues, Leaving Is Easy, She Goes
Walking, Broken Hearts Always Mend, Whatever Happened To Old
Fashioned Love, Sweet Forget Me Not, It Comes And Goes, Someday
You'll Want Me.

CHAMPCD01 Douglas Lawrence - As You'd Expect? CD £11.49

Douglas Lawrence hails from Buckie in Banffshire where he was
born in 1957. He started playing the violin at the age of nine when
given the instrument by his grandfather. At school he was given
violin tuition from Steve Merson, who then introduced him to Hector
MacAndrew - one of the greatest exponents of Scottish fiddle
playing. Douglas went on to become Hector's most distinguished
pupil, winning every major fiddle competition, including the
International Gathering Of The Clans in 1977 and the Golden Fiddle in
1979. Douglas excelled equally as a composer, his compositions
winning at the Elgin, Banchory and Kirriemuir festivals. "Arguably the
finest performer of the music of the North East today, Douglas is
equally brilliant in interpreting the music of the bagpipe on violin. His
repertoire includes a high content of pipe marches, as is evident on
this recording." Doug Veitch. The music featured on this album
ranges from the 18th Century up to the present date.

CICD143 Joe Heaney - The Road From CDx2 £14.49

Born in 1919 into a small Irish-speaking community in the west of
Ireland, Joe Heaney was to become one of Ireland's most legendary
traditional singers ever. His native townland of An Aird Thoir in
Carna, long renowned for its wealth of songs and stories, was the
perfect breeding ground for such extraordinary talent. He performed
regularly with The Dubliners. At the Newport Folk Festival with The
Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem he is said to have really bowled
over his audiences, despite the competition of mega artists such as
Bob Dylan! "He was a gifted singer and storyteller and a consummate
performer: the only solo unaccompanied singer I have ever come
across who could hold riveted for hours on end any audience of any
size, no matter what its age or ethnic composition? He was Ireland's
supreme cultural ambassador abroad." Mick M. This double album
features 39 songs, many with accompanying stories, and all
previously unissued recordings.

COMD2020 Peter Nardini - Is There Anybody Out CD £11.49

Peter Nardini is an artist of all the talents - painter, musician,
song-writer, poet and performer. His paintings are in many major
collections and it is not surprising that people talk of him as "painting
pictures with words". Like his paintings his songs are full of wit,
perceptive, tender and filled with off-the-wall images. "When Peter
flashes a grin you can see his teeth are made of irony." Tom
McGrath, Scottish Playwright. This album was first released on vinyl
in 1985, but the songs have kept their 'edge'. There are four extra
tracks added, these are Hogmanay, Why Did You Let Me Out Fishing,

RELV052PAL Scotland's Heritage; A Matter Of Trust Video GB £13.99

This video is an insight into the fabulously rich heritage of Scotland.
Explore the historic castle and the great houses, with their valuable
collections and wonderful gardens. See the legendary battlefields
and the homes of famous Scots. Absorb the atmospheres of the
romantic mountains, the glens, the coastline and the islands. This
two-hour film is a unique journey with the internationally famous
presenter Selina Scott, into some of the most fascinating parts of

GRACD289 Sharon Shannon - The Diamond CD £12.99

Sharon is joined by Steve Earle, Jackson Browne and John Prine,
Carlos Nunez, John Hoban, Dessie O'Halloran, The Woodchoppers,
The Hothouse Flowers, Liz & Yvonne Kane and Mary Staunton. A
Costa De Galicia, The Galway Girl, The Diamond Mountain, Slan Le
Vin, The Four Jimmys, A Man Of Constant Sorrow, Say You Love Me,
The Pernod Waltz, The Hounds Of Letterfrack, On The Banks Of The
Old Pontchertrain, Love Love Love, Jota Do Porto Do Cabo, Fire In The
Bellies, Northern Lights.

COMCD4290 The Poozies - Raise Your Head CD £12.99

Since forming in the early 90's, The Poozies have been touted as the
UK's premiere all-female traditional group. Raise Your Head is a
retrospective that features specially selected tracks from the group's
three releases Dansoozies, Chantoozies and Infinite Blue, as well as
never-before-released recordings. Includes appearances by past
and current members Mary Macmaster, Patsy Seddon, Karen Tweed,
Sally Barker and Kate Rusby. "Britain's premiere Celtic roots
all-woman supergroup has arrived" Dirty Linen. The Widow, Mr
Grapes, We Built Fires, The Mountaineer's Set, Honesty, Willie's Old
Trousers, Another Train, Hey How My Johnny Lad, The Baytree Set,
Company Of Women, Poncho And Lefty, Ma Plaid/Freya Dances, Maid
Of Llanwellyn/Emma And Jamie's Wedding, In Another Life.

CICD144 Traditional Music On Fiddle, Banjo & Harp CD £11.99

With fiddler Ois¡n MacDiarmada, harpist Miche l O Ruanaigh and banjo
player Brian Fitzgerald. Ois¡n began playing the fiddle at an early age
and won the All-Ireland fiddle and duet titles at the age of 10. In
addition to regular radio and television appearances in Ireland and
abroad, Ois¡n was Senior All-Ireland Fiddle Champion in 1999.
Twenty-five year old Miche l O Ruanaigh comes from Co. Monaghan.
He has been playing music from an early age and holds All-Ireland
titles on concertina and harp both at senior and junior levels. Brian
Fitzgerald hails from Bulgaden, Co. Limerick, and was exposed to
traditional music from the cradle. Family outings to music festivals and
fleadhanna were frequent and Brian began playing music at the age
of 8. He was Senior All-Ireland Banjo Champion in 1997.


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