Monthly news summary of all the happenings and up and coming events in the Scottish Traditional Music scene.
Walking the line between tradition and innovation with sparkling flair - and a highly contagious sense of fun - they have helped to spearhead the remarkable revivable in social dancing that has accompanied Scotland's recent folk renaissance, bringing the nations original party music back to where it belongs, right at the heart of community life. Stick on the record, take your partners and strut your stuff; but be warned - excessive exposure to these tunes can induce extreme euphoria and sweatiness.
|Title:||Although they have a strong rhythm section (drums, bass,guitar) they have beautiful and very danceable arrangements, without losing the connection to the tunes.|
|Review:||Hold on, this is neither the umpah umpah ceilidh band stuff nor the party folk rock you get very often from younger bands. Although they have a strong rhythm section (drums, bass,guitar) they have beautiful and very danceable arrangements, without losing the connection to the tunes. It's always the tune and the way it is played that has that lift, only supported by the accompaniment. The Tunes are played by two fiddles, accordion and whistle. There is a nice selection of tunes, from scottish 2/4 marches over better known ones to some Cape Breton stuff, not forgetting the tunes from the Shetlands. Concertina virtuoso Simon Thoumire has produced a CD which makes me want to see this band live, you get the impression they are even better when they have a dancing crowd in front of them.|
|Title:||The Robert Fish Band gear their playing of traditional music specially for the dance-floor|
|Review:||The Robert Fish Band gear their playing of traditional music specially for the dance-floor. With this CD you have the music to dance a Gay Gordons , a Boston Two-Step or a Highland Scottische. Or if there’s enough folk (and room) at the party even a Strip the Willow or a Dashing White Sergeant. So take your partners and strutt your stuff.|
|1/9||French Canadian Waltzes|
|1/10||Cape Breton Reels|
|Deliver to:||United Kingdom|