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Birling

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
15-10-2012
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Barcode:
5018081037124
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
CDTRAX371
Birling
Birling

Description

The Occasionals ceilidh band started in 1986, featuring a number of great musical friends and over time it naturally distilled into the quartet of musicians heard here on this their 7th recording: Freeland Barbour, Ian Hardie, Kevin MacLeod and Gus Millar. The album is a celebration of 25 years of playing dances at many different occasions, and the band has included some old classics, lesser known gems from Jimmy Shand and Bobby MacLeod and a good few new ones from Freeland. For those of you less familiar with the Occasionals, Freeland Barbour leads on accordion, Ian Hardie plays fiddle, Kevin MacLeod, who is key to the Occasionals unique sound, plays banjo, mandolin and tenor guitars, while Gus Millar is on drums. The band is hugely popular amongst their legions of fans in Scotland and beyond and an evening with the Occasionals is always a memorable one. The album was recorded at Castle Sound Studios, Pencaitland, by Stuart Hamilton and True North Studios, Nairn, by Ken Allardyce, in May and June respectively, in 2012. The album contains 18 tracks, some for dancing and others for just sheer listening pleasure, but all guaranteed to gain the band many more fans. Design is by band member Kevin MacLeod.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. The Hornes Set
  3. The Occasionals Jigs
  4. The Highland Wedding
  5. Orkney Memories
  6. The West Ringing Set
  7. The Capstan Two-Step
  8. Gaelic Melodies
  9. Northern Reels
  10. A Drop of Brandy
  11. Set of Marches
  12. Cold Winds
  13. The Hebridean
  14. The Celebration
  15. Happy We've Been
  16. Irish Jigs
  17. The Percy French Set
  18. The Old 2/4's
  19. Dumfries and Galloway Reels
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