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05/01/2013

Duration:
1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 05 January 2013

For the very best in traditional music and song join Robbie Shepherd. In session with a great west coast swing is Niall Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band. Our feature takes us right up to date as we hear about the latest technology for the bands music copies and arrangements. We also enjoy tracks from Lindsay Ross, Will Fyffe and the new release from singer Alasdair Whyte.
email: takethefloor@bbc.co.uk.

  • Take the Floor

    Niall Kirkpatrick Scottish Dance Band
    Niall Kirkpatrick - Accordion
    Alasdair White - Fiddle
    John Burns - 2nd Accordion
    Stuart Cameron - Piano
    Alasdair Macleod - Bass
    Steven MacInnes - Drums

  • Take the Floor - Playlist

    TITLE: Kate Dalrymple
    ARTIST: Niall Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Hogmanay Jig
    a) Original (Andrew Rankine)
    b) Cornerhouse Jig (Andrew Rankine)
    c) Edmund MacKenzie of Plockton (Andrew Rankine)
    d) Weaver and his Wife (Andrew Rankine)
    ARTIST: Niall Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Gie The Fiddler a Dram
    TRK: 1
    ARTIST: Ed Miller
    CD: Many’s The Fine Tale
    LABEL/CAT NR: Wellfield Music – CD 024

    TITLE: Gay Gordons
    a) 10th HLI Crossing the Rhine ( Donald Shaw Ramsey )
    b) Iain MacPhail's Compliments to Chrissie Leatham ( I.MacPhail )
    c) Anne and Gillies Chricton's Silver Wedding March ( J.Burns )
    ARTIST: Niall Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording
    TITLE: Reel of the 51st Division
    a) Drunken Piper ( trad )
    b) Mickie Ainsworth ( R.Cooper )
    c) John Spence of Uyeasound ( trad )
    d) Belle Henderson ( W.Lawrie )
    ARTIST: Niall Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Brittania Two Step
    a) Iain Carmichael of Port Ellen ( N.Kirkpatrick )
    b) Donald Clark's Welcome to the Isle of Iona ( N.Kirkaptrick )
    ARTIST: Niall Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Gaelic Waltzes
    a) Love of Early Days
    b) The Forlorne Bard
    c) The Misty Isle of Skye
    d) Eilidh
    ARTIST: Niall Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Canadian Barn Dance
    a) John Carmichael's Farewell to Scotland ( A.Rankine )
    b) Mr & Mrs Farquhar MacPherson of Portree ( N.Kirkpatrick )
    ARTIST: Niall Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Band Leaders Choice - White Heather Foxtrot
    a) Iona Kirkpatrick ( I.Maclean )
    b) Aimee-Mae ( G.Shand )
    ARTIST: Niall Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Strip the Willow
    a) Paddy's Green Isle ( trad )
    b) Jame's MacLellan's Favourite ( Duncan Johnstone )
    c) Ally MacFarlane's 40th (D. MacFarlane )
    d) Charles Anderson ( D.Macleod )
    ARTIST: Niall Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Forcan Na Feille
    TRK: 7
    ARTIST: Alasdair Whyte
    CD: Alasdair Macllle Bhain
    LABEL/CAT NR: Watercolour Music – WCMCD048

    TITLE: Circle waltz
    Sunset on the St.Lawrence
    TRK: S 1 B 6
    ARTIST: Anguss Fitchet and His All Star Scottish Band
    LP: Fitchet;s Fancy
    LABEL/CAT NR: Waverley Records – GLN 1025

    TITLE: Bogend Hairst
    TRK: 10
    ARTIST: Paul McKenna Band
    CD: Stem The Tide
    LABEL/CAT NR: Greentrax – CDTRAX 359

    TITLE: Boston Two Step
    a) The New D.G.'s 21st Bunessan Birthday Bash ( N.Kirkpatrick )
    ARTIST: Niall Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: St. Bernard's Waltz
    a) Sunset on Sunart (Cally Maclean)
    b) Rowen's Waltz (Cally Maclean)
    c) Aidan's Waltz (Cally Maclean)
    ARTIST: Niall Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Jigs
    a) Norven House ( R.Cooper )
    b) Barbara Elmslie ( I.Burns )
    c) Anne Fraser MacKenzie ( B.Macleod )
    d) Addie Harper's Jig ( F.Macdonald )
    ARTIST: Niall Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Duke of Perth
    a) Original ( trad )
    b) Victoria Hornpipe ( trad )
    c) Lord Randall's Bride ( trad )
    d) Willie Anderson of Dalharn ( G.Bell )
    ARTIST: Niall Kirkpatrick and his Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Twelve and A Tanner A Bottle
    TRK: 11
    ARTIST: Will Fyffe
    CD: Will Fyffe – Stars on 78
    LABEL/CAT NR: Lismor – LCOM 5234

    TITLE: Mo Chaileag Shuaineartach
    TRK: 8
    ARTIST: Alasdair Whyte
    CD: Alasdair Macllle Bhain
    LABEL/CAT NR: Watercolour Music – WCMCD048

    TITLE: The Gravel Walk
    Hug Air A Bhodach Mor / The Gravel Walk / Richard Dwyers /
    The Gravel walk
    TRK: 1
    ARTIST: Lorne MacDougall
    CD: Hello World
    LABEL/CAT NR: Greentrax – CDTRAX345

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