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22/12/2012

Duration:
1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 22 December 2012

For the very best in traditional music and song, join Robbie Shepherd. It's James Coutts and his Scottish Dance Band that entertain us with a great programme of dances, including some festive cheer. Julie Fowlis is Robbie's special guest, chatting about her most successful year. Add to that the latest sounds from CD's and listeners favourite tracks too.
email: takethefloor@bbc.co.uk.

  • Take the Floor

    James Coutts Scottish Dance Band

    James Coutts - Lead Accordion
    Iain Cathcart - 2nd Accordion
    Graham Berry - Piano
    Ian Adamson - Drums
    Brian Cruickshank - Bass

    Feature Guest - Julie Fowlis

  • Take the Floor - Playlist

    TITLE: Kate Dalrymple
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: The Four Hand Star
    The Kilt is My Delight [Trad]
    Sir Reginald MacDonald [Trad]
    J.D. MacLennan’s Reel [Jim Johnstone]
    Doug Cargil [Neil Barron]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Long Ago On A Winter’s Morning
    TRK: 8
    ARTIST: The Glasgow Phoenix choir
    CD: The Glory of Christmas
    LABEL/CAT NR: Scotdisc – CDITV822

    TITLE: Postie’s Jig
    When Santa Got Stuck up the Chimney [Jimmy Grafton]
    Frosty, the Snowman [Walter ‘Jack’ Rollins and Steve Nelson]
    Santa Claus is Coming to Town [John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie]
    I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus [Tommie Connor]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording
    TITLE: Dunoon Barn Dance
    Colonel Maclean of Ardgour [P/M John McLellan]
    Jock’s Farewell to the 8th Argylls [P/M John McLellan]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: March to Grange
    Drumloist [Jim Johnstone]
    Mrs Betty Maclean of Blair Dhu’ [Jim Johnstone]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Waltz for Robert Burns
    A Rosebud By My Early Walk (Tune – The Shepherd’s Wife) [Trad]
    Comin’ Thro’ the Rye [Trad]
    Ca’ the Ewes [Trad]
    O Poortith Cauld (Tune – I had a Horse and I had Nae Men) [Trad]
    My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose [Trad]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: It’s Just For Fun
    Quickstep [Nathaniel Gow]
    Miss Moira Sinclair [Iain MacPhail]
    Granny Wade’s Jig [Maureen Rutherford]
    James Coutts [Willie Lawrie]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: The Bonnie Tree
    Bonnie Glenfarclas [Frank Thomson]
    Tom Dey [J. Scott Skinner]
    Geoff and Joan Desborough [Ian R. Muir]
    The Scottish Snap [J. Murdoch Henderson]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Gay Gordons
    Hark, The Herald Angels Sing [Felix Mendohlsson]
    While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night [Trad]
    Mary’s Boy Child [Jester Hairston]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Gaelic Waltz
    Eilidh (Helen) [Trad]
    Och, Och Mar Tha Mi (Sad, Sad am I) [Trad]
    I’m Here By Myself [Trad]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording
    TITLE: Britannia Two Step (Bandleader’s Choice)
    Tanzende Finger (Dancing Fingers) [Heinz Gerlach]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Montgomerie’s Rant
    Lady Montgomerie [Lord Eglintoun]
    Archie Menzies [John Lowe]
    Mrs Dundas of Arniston [William Gow]
    Carnie’s Canter [J. Scott Skinner]
    The High Level [James Hill]
    Lady Charlotte Campbell [Robert Mackintosh]
    Tommy’s Tarbukas [Alasdair Fraser]
    Errol’s Reel [Peter Farnan]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Acharavi Waltz
    CD 1 TRK 5
    ARTIST: Sgoil Chiuil na Gaidhealtachd
    CD: Last Band Standing
    LABEL/CAT NR: SCGCD012D

    TITLE: The Christ Childs Lullaby
    CD 1 TRK 7
    ARTIST: Kenneth McKellar
    CD: The Decca Years
    LABEL/CAT NR: Decca – 466 415-2

    TITLE: Deck The Halls / John Clifford’s # 1 / Jingle Bells
    TRK: 12
    ARTIST: Cherish The Ladies
    CD: A Star In The East
    LABEL/CAT NR: Big Mammy Records - 0004

    TITLE: . The Call of the Pipes
    Master Douglas Mair [James Coutts]
    Miss Claire M. Cathcart [Iain Cathcart]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: The Chequered Court
    Lady Charlotte Murray [Niel Gow]
    Miss Isabella Robertson’s Reel [Robert Mackintosh]
    Mrs Trotter of Castlelaw’s Reel [Robert Mackintosh]
    Miss Russell of Blackhall [Robert Mackintosh]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Modern Waltz
    Stille Nacht (Silent Night) [Franz Xaver Gruber]
    Away in a Manger [William James Kirkpatrick]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: The College Hornpipe
    The Jolly Tars [Trad]
    Ian Nicolson’s Reel [Judi Nicolson]
    Bobby Colgan [Bobby Macleod]
    The Byres Road [Bobby Macleod]
    ARTIST: James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Grannie Fraser’s Flittin’
    TRK: S 2 B 8
    ARTIST: Johnny Beattie
    LP: Welcome To The Ceilidh
    LABEL/CAT NR: Nevis – NEV LP 164

    TITLE: Strip The Willow
    Jingle Bells / Grand Old Duke of York / Loch Lomond /
    Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    TRK: 12
    ARTIST: Fergie Macdonald
    CD: The Ceilidh King
    LABEL/CAT NR: Rannoch Music – MOIDART CD106

    FEATURE - JULIE FOWLIS

    TITLE: The Mo Ghaol Air Aird a Chuain
    TRK 2
    ARTIST: Julie Fowlis
    CD: Mar a Tha Mo Chridhe
    LABEL/CAT NR: Skye / SkyeCD 33

    TITLE: Bha Buachaillean an Duthaich shear
    TRK 1
    ARTIST: Julie Fowlis
    CD: Brigh na Nollaig
    LABEL/CAT NR: Highland Hospice/HH2011001

    TITLE: Lon-dubh / Blackbird
    TRK 1
    ARTIST: Julie Fowlis
    CD: Single
    LABEL/CAT NR: Machair records

    TITLE: In The Bush
    Pattern Day / Snoring Khazi . The Kitchen Maid
    CD 1 TRK 7
    ARTIST: Sgoil Chiuil na Gaidhealtachd
    CD: Last Band Standing
    LABEL/CAT NR: SCGCD012D

    TITLE: A Merry Little Christmas
    TRK: 8
    ARTIST: The Glasgow Phoenix choir
    CD: The Glory of Christmas
    LABEL/CAT NR: Scotdisc – CDITV822

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