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13/07/2013

Duration:
1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 13 July 2013

For the very best in traditional music and song, join Robbie Shepherd. We dig into the BBC archive this week and bring you a session from Colin Finlayson and His Scottish Dance Band from 1984.
The spotlight is on the 2nd accordion, when Iain Cathcart chats to Robbie in The Back Line Boys series. We also enjoy the latest sounds from CD.
email: takethefloor@bbc.co.uk.

  • TAKE THE FLOOR

    Colin Finlayson Broadcast Tx Nov 1984

    Colin Finlayson - Lead Accordion
    Gordon Simpson - Fiddle
    Riki Francie – 2nd Accordion
    Neil MacMillan – Piano
    Gus Miller – Drums
    Alasdair MacLeod - Bass

  • Colin Finlayson

  • Take The Floor - Playlist

    TITLE: Eva Three Step
    Lt Colonal D R MacLennan – Captain D R MacLeannan
    The Sweet Maid of Mull – Alan Beaton
    ARTIST: Colin Finlayson and His Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording


    TITLE: Yellow on The Broom
    TRK: 5
    ARTIST: Jean Redpath
    CD: Summer of My Dreams
    LABEL/CAT NR: Jean Redpath Records – JR - 102


    TITLE: Grand March – 9/8 Pipe Marches
    Pipe Major Dave True – Colin R Gemmal
    The Friendly Piper – Hamish McEaracher
    ARTIST: Colin Finlayson and His Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording


    TITLE: The Frisky
    Humber Jumber
    The Mill O Dee
    The Low Back Chair
    Elizabeth Adiar – Angus Fitchett
    ARTIST: Colin Finlayson and His Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Canadian Barn Dance
    St Catherines Pipe Band – Captain Hugh MacPherson
    Balkan Hills – J Gillin
    ARTIST: Colin Finlayson and His Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Boston Two Step
    Anything Doing ? – Felix Burns
    ARTIST: Colin Finlayson and His Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Gaelic Waltz
    Iona Boat Song
    The Maid I Adore
    The Mavis Wood
    The Mingulaly Boat Song
    ARTIST: Colin Finlayson and His Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording


    TITLE: Band Leaders Choice – Hornpipes – Gordon Simpson
    The Showman
    The Little Stack of Barley
    Kildare Fancy
    ARTIST: Colin Finlayson and His Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Old Nicks Lumber Room
    The Roxsburgh Quickstep
    Miss Elizabeth Campbells Jig – Colin Finlayson
    Anda Campbells Frolic – Colin Finlayson
    The Burnt Potato
    ARTIST: Colin Finlayson and His Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: A Trip To Bavaria
    Remarts of Hertford [Hamish Menzies]
    Bill Sutherland – Adam Rennie
    The Winstor Gallop
    ARTIST: Colin Finlayson and His Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording


    TITLE: Alltshellach – Strathspey
    Altshellach – Violet J C Palmer
    Miss Stewart Robertson of Edradynate
    The Four Mile Steve – Jimmy Shand Junior
    Craig O Barns
    ARTIST: Colin Finlayson and His Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording


    TITLE: Band Leaders Choice - Pipe Medley
    The Herding Song
    Brigadier Ronald Cheape of Tororan – Willie Ross
    The Mavis
    ARTIST: Colin Finlayson and His Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording



    TITLE: Strip The Willow
    Roaring Jelly
    Free and Easy
    The County Bell
    The Stolen Purse
    ARTIST: Colin Finlayson and His Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording


    TITLE: Fight About The Fireside
    Glenburnie Rant
    The Jimmy Shand Reel
    Mrs Norman Keegan
    The Reconciliation
    ARTIST: Colin Finlayson and His Band
    BBC Take The Floor Recording

    TITLE: Finavon Castle
    Finlay MacLennan smillie of Finavon Castle / Braes of Castle Grant /
    Ruileadh Cailleach ‘heatadh Cailleach
    TRK: 1
    ARTIST: Phil MacLennan Smillie
    CD: Sound of Taransay
    LABEL/CAT NR: HRCD 106

    TITLE: Memories of Will Atkinson – Polka
    TRK: 7
    ARTIST: Roddy Matthews and Friends
    CD: Friends Forever
    LABEL/CAT NR: Bingfield Music CD – BM004

    TITLE: Lili Marlene
    TRK: 16
    ARTIST: Dolores Keane
    CD: The Best of Dolores Keane
    LABEL/CAT NR: RTE – TORTECD 206

    TITLE: Reel For Ruairidh
    The Golden Road / Reel for Ruairidh
    TRK: 5
    ARTIST: Phil MacLennan Smillie
    CD: Sound of Taransay
    LABEL/CAT NR: HRCD 106

    TITLE: The Golden Pheasant Jig
    Teviot brig / Cock O’ The North / Glendaruel / Highlanders
    TRK: 19
    ARTIST: Adam Rennie and His Scottish Country Dance Quartet
    CD: Adam Rennie and His Scottish Country Dance Quartet
    LABEL/CAT NR: Legacy Records – LEGACY01CD

    TITLE: Fisher Lassies
    TRK: 4
    ARTIST: Cilla Fisher & Artie Trezise
    CD: Cilla & Artie
    LABEL/CAT NR: Greentrax – CDTRAX 9050

    TITLE: St Bernards Waltz
    Golden Memories / Sharron Colvun’s waltz
    TRK: 18
    ARTIST: James Coutts and His Band
    CD: On The Rocks
    LABEL/CAT NR: 3 Trees Records

    TITLE: 4/4 Marches
    The Garb of Old Gaul / Jeannie’s Black Een / The Rose of Allendale
    ARTIST: Iain MacPhail Scottish Dance Band
    BBC Archive Recording

    TITLE: Dashing White Sergeant
    Far From Home / Mrs Mary Printy / Miss Elizabeth Purcell
    ARTIST: Simon Howie and His Band
    BBC Archive Recording

    TITLE: 4/4 March & 6/8 March
    Jim Barrie / MacKenzie Highlanders / Seamus MacNeill
    ARTIST: Tom Orr and His Band
    BBC Archive Recording

    TITLE: A Toss Of The Coin
    TRK: 9
    ARTIST: Eric Bogle
    CD: A Toss Of The Coin
    LABEL/CAT NR: GReentrax – CDTRAX 375

    TITLE: The New Paradigm
    The New Paradigm / The New Paradigm Bridge / Smelling Fresh
    TRK: 10
    ARTIST: Breabach
    CD: Bann
    LABEL/CAT NR: BRE002CD

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