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The Reel Blend - 40th birthday special

As part of BBC Radio Scotland's celebrations, Robbie Shepherd shares a special Reel Blend. The much loved show will feature, guests, his popular Quiz and the very best of music.

As part of BBC Radio Scotland’s 40th Anniversary, Robbie Shepherd is back with a special Reel Blend. He programme, follows the format of his long running and most successful Sunday show. It features a quiz with invited contestants and friends of The Reel Blend, Fiona Kennedy and Robert Lovie. Robbie also chats to two gentlemen both celebrating their 80th Birthdays this year, accordionist John Carmichael and Gaelic singer Alasdair Gillies. From our archive, we share an interview Robbie recorded with legendary fiddler, the late Ian Powrie. Added to that, tracks from old 78’s right up to present day.


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1 hour, 55 minutes



TITLE:   Grand March
Iain McPhail’s Compliments to The Caledonian Societies of South America / Jimmy Frew’s March to the 500th Anniversary Brazilian Games
TRK: 1
ARTIST: Iain MacPhail Scottish Dance Band
CD: Iain MacPhail Celebrates in South America
LABEL/CAT NR: Shielburn Associates – SHIELCD010            

TITLE:  Song of The Clyde      
TRK: S 2 B 5
ARTIST:  Kenneth Mckellar
LP: Roamin’ in The Gloamin’
LABEL/CAT NR: Decca Records – LK 4295      

TITLE:  Veleta Waltz    
ARTIST: Jimmy Shand     

TITLE: Dark Lochnagar
TRK: 14
ARTIST: The Corries
CD: The Compact Collection
LABEL/CAT NR: Lismor - LCOM9006     

TITLE: Andrew Rankine Jigs
The Hogmanay Jig / The Cornerhouse Jig / Edmund MacKenzie of Plockton / The Weaver and his Wife / Donald Iain Rankine 
TRK: 1
ARTIST: Leonard Brown and his All Star Band
CD: A Toast to Scotland
LABEL/CAT NR: Leonard Brown - LBCD009    

TITLE:  The Story That I Startit (The Kirk Soiree) 
TRK: 1
ARTIST:  Harry Gordon  
CD: The Laird O’ Inversnecky Volume One
LABEL/CAT NR: Beltona Record Company – BELTONA 206          

TITLE: Mo Chailin Dileas Donn   
TRK: 5
ARTIST: Alasdair Gillies
CD: Silver and Gold
LABEL/CAT NR: Scotdisc - ITV365     

TITLE:  Selection of Reels
Trip To Windsor / Mrs Norman MacKeigan / Devil’s Delight  
TRK: 2
ARTIST: Cape Breton Symphony Fiddlers
CD: Through The Years with Bobby Brown and
The cape Breton Symphony Fiddlers
LABEL/CAT NR: Brownrigg Productions - BRG-026CD   

TITLE:  Flower of Portencross
TRK: 3
ARTIST: The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
CD: Serenity

TITLE:  I’ll Walk Beside You    
TRK: 6
ARTIST:  Jean Redpath
CD: Think On Me
LABEL/CAT NR:  Jean Redpath Records – JR 108   

TITLE: Rural Jig / Margaret Cook’s Fancy / The Ainster Fisherman
TRK: 17
ARTIST: Ian Powrie
CD: Legend of the Fiddle – The Ian Powrie Story
LABEL/CAT NR: Lochshore – CDLOC 1096

TITLE: Will Powrie, The Angus Ploughman
TRK: 14
ARTIST: Ian Powrie
CD: Legend of the Fiddle – The Ian Powrie Story
LABEL/CAT NR: Lochshore – CDLOC 1096

TITLE: Margaret’s Fancy / Reel  
ARTIST: Ian Powrie

TITLE: Ian Powrie’s Farewell to Auchterarder
West Kirkton
TRK: 8
ARTIST: Ian Powrie and his Band
LP: Ian Powrie’s Farewell to Scotland 

TITLE: My Ain Folk  
TRK: 13
ARTIST: Sally Logan 
CD: The Gordon Family
LABEL/CAT NR:  Ross Records – CDGR 142

TITLE: Ian Powrie’s Farewell to Scotland
TRK: 1
ARTIST: Ian Powrie and his Band
LP: Ian Powrie’s Farewell to Scotland 
LABEL/CAT NR:  ZLP 2087       

TITLE:  Flowers of the Forest 
ARTIST: Pipe Major Angus MacDonald
LP:  The World’s Greatest Pipers  Vol 1 
LABEL/CAT NR:  Lismor  

TITLE:  Braw Sailin’ On The Sea
TRK: 9
ARTIST: Hannah Rarity
CD: Neath The Gloaming Star
LABEL/CAT NR: Hannah Rarity - HR085NEA     

TITLE: Tomorrow’s World
Boys in the Boat / Devil’s Delight / The Keep left Sign  
TRK: 1
ARTIST: Tom Orr Scottish Dance Band
CD: Tomorrow’s World


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