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28/03/2009

Duration:
1 hour, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 28 March 2009

Ryan McGlynn and his Scottish dance band provide a lively session and band pianist Bill Hendry is Robbie Shepherd's guest on this edition.

  • Take the Floor

    Ryan McGlynn Scottish Dance Band
    Ryan McGlynn, Lead Accordion
    Fraser McGlynn, Second Accordion
    Sandy Black, Double Bass
    Neil Sinclair, Piano
    Kevin McGlynn, Drums


    NB all arrangements by Fraser McGlynn

    (Based in mid-Argyll, the band play mainly for ceilidh dances but mostly as a trio)

  • Take the Floor Playlist

    1. GRAND MARCH
    a) Murray Alexander MacDonald (John Fisher) (Manuscript)
    b) Sylvia Clair Fisher (John Fisher) (Manuscript)

    2. J. B Milne - REEL
    a) Original – J B Milne
    b) Marie Pottinger (Ronnie Cooper) (Paterson’s)
    c) Callum Donaldson (Ronnie Cooper) (Paterson’s)
    d) Mickie Ainsworth (Ronnie Cooper) (Paterson’s)

    3. EVA 3 STEP
    a) Doctor J G Hunter of Aultbea (Alasdair Downie) (Ivy Music Ltd)
    b) The Hills of Glenorchy (Trad) (Pub Dom)

    4. Highland Schottische
    a) Jackie MacLoed Esq (Fraser McGlynn) (Manuscript)
    b) Robert (Tully) Stewart (Fraser McGlynn) (Manuscript)

    5. NEW RIGGED SHIP
    a) Original (Trad) (Paterson’s)
    b) Ann Fraser MacKenzie (Bobby MacLeod) (Paterson’s)
    c) Charlie Hunter (Bobby MacLeod) (Paterson’s)
    d) The Weaver and His Wife (Andrew M Rankine) (Paterson’s)

    6. ST BERNARD’S WALTZ
    a) The Oslo Waltz (NA) (NA)

    7. BOSTON TWO STEP
    a) Macnamarras Band (Trad Irish) (Oneills)
    b) Johnnie Get Up From The Fire (Trad Irish) (Oneills)
    c) The Garden Where The Prairties (Trad Irish) (Oneills)
    d) Dear Old Donegal (Trad Irish) (Oneills)
    e) The Traveller (Trad Irish) (Oneills)

  • Continued...

    8. Band Leader’s Choice
    Gordon Duncan Reels
    a) The High Drive (Gordon Duncan) (Grian Music)
    b) Break Yer Bass Drone (Gordon Duncan) (Grian Music)
    c) The Forth Floor (Gordon Duncan) (Grian Music)

    9. BRITTANIA 2 STEP
    a) Dundee City Police Pipe Band (J Shand) (Kerrs Music Corp Ltd)
    b) Macleod of Mull (D Macleod) (MCPS)

    10. CANADIAN BARN DANCE
    a) Glen Caladh Castle (NA)
    b) John MacMillan of Barra (NA)

    11. GAELIC WALTZ
    a) Goraidh chrobhain (Goraidh Crobhain’s Galley) (Trad) (Pub Dom)
    b) An Teid Thu Leam A Mhairi? (Will you Come With me Mary? (Trad) (Pub Dom)
    c) Gunchrodh gun aighean (Without Cows, Without Heifers) (Trad) (Pub Dom)
    d) Eillin Luinn (Isle of Luing) (Trad) (Pub Dom)
    e) Eilean Fraoich (Isle of Heather) (Trad) (Pub Dom)
    f) Caite’n caidil an Ribhhinn a nochd? (Where are you Sleeping Tonight?) (Trad) (Pub Dom)
    g) Soraidh leis a bhreachan ur (Farewell to the Tartan) (Trad) (Pub Dom)

    12. STRIP THE WILLOW
    a) Partners in Time (Robert Matheson) (Cop Con)
    b) Rory MacLeod (Donald MacLeod) (MCPS)
    c) The Jiggernaut (Robert Matheson) (Cop Con)

    13. GAY GORDONS
    a) Rhodesian Regiments (NA)
    b) PM Willie Gray’s Farewell to the Glasgow City Police (NA)

    14. JENNY DANG THE WEAVER
    a) Original (Trad) (Pub Dom)
    b) Wing Commander Donald MacKenzie (Phil Cunningham) (MCPS)
    c) MacArthur Road (Dave Richardson) (Gilderoy Music)
    d) Frank’s Reel (John McCusker) (MCPS)

  • Interview with band pianist, Bill Hendry illustrated with the following tracks:-

    Track: A set of Birlin’ Reels:
    Jessie Stewart’s Welcome to Dufftown/Cape Breton’s welcome to Shetland/Wee Bus/Wing Commander Donald McKenzie’s Reel
    Performer: Jennifer Wilson
    Composers: G Mitchell/W Hunjter/D Shaw/P Cunningham
    Band: 7
    CD: A Dancing Master Remembered
    Label/Ref:JWPCD01


    Track: the Honours of Scotland:
    The Crown of Scotland(Air)/Time Sceptre (Strath)/The Sword of Scotland(Reel)
    Performer: Ron Gonnella
    Composer: Ron Gonnella
    Cassette: BM 3045


    Track: The Coquette Polka
    Performer: Sandy Nixon and his Scottish Dance Band
    Composer: Frosini - Gioviali
    Band: 15
    CD: Morino Magic
    Label: Thane Records TRCD9908


    Track: Rannie MacLellan/The Marquis of Huntly/Paddy’s Trip to Scotland
    Performers: Bryan Gear and Violet Tulloch
    Composer: Brenda Stubbart/P Milne/Trad
    Band: 1
    CD: Kebister Head
    Label: Scottish Arts Council SCROLLCD001


    Track: The Bees of Maggieknockater:
    Bill Bryce/The Soldier’s Dance/The Deil Amang the Meanmen/Off She Goes
    Performers: David Cunnintham Junior and his Scottish Dance Band
    Composer: Various
    CD: Scottish Dances Vol 3
    Label/Ref: Highlander Music HRMCD503

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