Scotia Dance and Music Publishers is pleased to present the Music In Scotland Newsletter. Copyright 2000, Music In Scotland. Used by permission. Return to SDMP home page. Subj: Music In Scotland Newsletter - November, 2000 Date: 11/13/2000 2:28:23 PM Pacific Standard Time From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim Leighton) To: email@example.com
Dear Fellow Celtic Music Enthusiast, c SPECIAL OFFERS FOR OCTOBER (sic) c NEW RELEASES c FESTIVE FUN/CELTIC CHRISTMAS c EXCHANGE RATES c EVENTS c ARTIST PAGES c ADD A LINK c TELL A FRIEND c ADVERTISING RATES c SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE 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. SPECIAL OFFERS FOR OCTOBER (sic) * * *FREE Highlander Music Sampler with every order over £10.00 * * *FREE FOLK HEARTBEATS II CD (EMPRCD826) WORTH £6.99 WITH EVERY ORDER OVER £25.00 (excluding Postage)* * * (Note: Music In Scotland reserves the right to replace the above CD with any other CD of the same value should stock run out) NEW RELEASES AVAILABLE FROM MUSIC IN SCOTLAND (All at the great prices you've come to expect) http://www.musicinscotland.com/musicstore/search.asp 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. EXCHANGE RATES To check out the current exchange rates try the following link http://www.xe.net/ucc/ FESTIVE FUN/CELTIC CHRISTMAS Why not try some Festive Celtic music this Christmas instead of the usual old Bing Crosby CD or that worn out Christmas greatest hits album. We've compiled a page of Festive albums for that Chrismas meal or the New Year party. http://www.musicinscotland.com/musicstore/festive_albums.asp EVENTS If you are looking for a list of music events in Scotland, take a look at our Events Page http://www.musicinscotland.com/gigguide.htm. If you have an event you would like to publise, please give us the details and we will add it for you. firstname.lastname@example.org ARTIST PAGES If you are a musician and would like information about our web services, please take a look at http://www.musicinscotland.com/webhost.htm ADD A LINK If you are a web administrator why not add a link to http://www.musicinscotland.com/ If you let us know we will of course add a reciprocal link. TELL A FRIEND If you find Music In Scotland interesting, why not Tell a friend by clicking on the link http://www.musicinscotland.com/tell_a_friend.htm ADVERTISING RATES Make your web site more successful by taking up one of the bargain options from Music In Scotland. 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