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The Ian Smith Band and Tom Alexander

For the very best in traditional music and song, join Gary Innes for Take The Floor. This week Ian Smith leads our band in session.

For the very best in traditional music and song, join Gary Innes for Take The Floor. This week Ian Smith leads our band in session.

And we take a look at the life and career of Tom Alexander who along with his brother, Jack, formed one of the most famous and successful Scottish entertainment duos of the past five decades. Accordion player Tom and pianist Jack toured the world performing at venues such as Sydney Opera House and the London Palladium.

Gary is joined by those who knew and played with Tom and Jack throughout the years as they share stories of the pair and pick some of their favourite tracks.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Last on

Sat 8 Aug 2020 19:00

Playlist

Playlist

Ian Smith Band
Ian Smith  Accordion
Marie Fielding  Fiddle
Ross Wilson  Keyboard
Fraser MacInnes Drums

TITLE:   Kate Dalrymple
ARTIST: Ian Smith Band
BBC Take The Floor Recording    

TITLE: Canadian Barn Dance
a) Tommy MacDonald of Barguillean  [Dr Bruce Thomson]
b) Donald MacLellan of Rothesay   [PM Donald MacLeod]
ARTIST: Ian Smith Band
BBC Take The Floor Recording 
          
TITLE: Boston Two-Step
a) Kishorn Commandos    [Trad]
b) Home Boys Home     [Trad]
c) Dear old Donegal     [Trad]
ARTIST: Ian Smith Band
BBC Take The Floor Recording 

TITLE: Strip the Willow
a) Donnie Campbell of Lorona  [Ian Smith]
b) Thief of Lochaber    [Trad 3rd & 4th Parts by D. MacLeod]
c) Out on the Ocean    [Trad]
d) Donald MacLean    [PM Peter MacLeod]
ARTIST: Ian Smith Band
BBC Take The Floor Recording 
           
TITLE: Gàidhlig Waltz
a) Fàgail Bharraigh    [Trad]
b) Gad Chuimhneachadh   [Trad]
c) Seinnidh Mi Dàn    [Trad]
d) Morag of Dunvegan   [Trad]
ARTIST: Ian Smith Band
BBC Take The Floor Recording 
     
TITLE: Gay Gordons
a) Hills of Perth     [Trad]
b) Atholl and Breadalbane Gathering  [William Fergusson]
c) Mr & Mrs B Smith of Tiree   [Charlie Kirkpatrick]
ARTIST: Ian Smith Band
BBC Take The Floor Recording

TITLE: Dashing White Sergeant
a) Reunion Reel    [Fergie MacDonald]
b) Iain MacFarlane’s Reel   [Fergie MacDonald]
c) Helen McGregor’s Birthday  [Addie Harper]
d) The Guga Hunter    [Blair Douglas]
ARTIST: Ian Smith Band
BBC Take The Floor Recording 
     
TITLE: Pipe MSR Band Leader’s Choice One
a) Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque   [John MacColl]
b) Shepherd’s Crook     [Trad]
c) John Morrison of Assynt House   [PM Peter MacLeod]
ARTIST: Ian Smith Band
BBC Take The Floor Recording 
         
TITLE: Jackie Tar-Two Step
a) Red Socks      [Fergie MacDonald]
b) LINK Mrs MacDonald of Dunacht  [PM Willie Lawrie]
ARTIST: Ian Smith Band
BBC Take The Floor Recording 
     
TITLE: Britannia Two-Step
a) Bengullion     [Richard Fleming]
b) Dundee City Police Pipe Band  [Jimmy Shand]
ARTIST: Ian Smith Band
BBC Take The Floor Recording
             
Band Leader’s Choice Two
TITLE: Mary K’s Waltz (Malcolm Jones)
ARTIST: Ian Smith Band
BBC Take The Floor Recording 

TITLE: Houlihan’s Jig 
a) Donella Beaton     [George Johnston]
b) Skyeman’s Jig     [Trad]
c) Mouse in the Kitchen    [Colin Farrell]
d) Wing Commander Donald MacKenzie  [Phil Cunningham]
ARTIST: Ian Smith Band
BBC Take The Floor Recording  

TITLE:   These are My Mountains
TRK:  S 2 B 4
ARTIST:  The Alexander Brothers
LP:  The Best of The Alexander Brothers 
LABEL/CAT NR:   PYE Records – PKLH 5559 
 
TITLE:   The Lass o’ Bon Accord
TRK:  10
ARTIST:  The Alexander Brothers  
CD:  In The Glorious North
LABEL/CAT NR:  Scotdisc – CDITV 593 

TITLE:   The Dark Island
TRK:  6
ARTIST:  The Alexander Brothers
CD:  After All These Years
LABEL/CAT NR:   Scotdisc – CDITV792 
 
TITLE:   The Carnival of Venice
ARTIST:  Tom Alexander
Personal Recording    
 
TITLE:   The Road and The Miles to Dundee
TRK:  S1 B2
ARTIST:  The Alexander Brothers
LP: Highland Fling 
LABEL/CAT NR:  Golden Guinea – GGL 0093

TITLE:   Alpine Express 
TRK:  17
ARTIST: Leonard Brown  
CD:  Tom Alexander The Great
LABEL/CAT NR:  LBCD008

TITLE:   Nobody’s Child
TRK:  2
ARTIST: The Alexander Brothers
CD:  The Alexander Brothers Now
LABEL/CAT NR:  lismor – LCOM 9023  
 
TITLE:   Jacqueline Waltz
TRK:  18
ARTIST:  The Alexander Brothers
CD:  After All These Years
LABEL/CAT NR:   Scotdisc – CDITV792    

TITLE:   Big Kilmarnock Bonnet
TRK:  22
ARTIST:  The Alexander Brothers
CD:  After All These Years
LABEL/CAT NR:   Scotdisc – CDITV792    

TITLE:   The Flying Scotsman
TRK:  9
ARTIST:  The Alexander Brothers
CD:  After All These Years
LABEL/CAT NR:   Scotdisc – CDITV792    

TITLE:   By Cool Siloam
TRK:  12
ARTIST:  The Alexander Brothers
CD:  After All These Years
LABEL/CAT NR:   Scotdisc – CDITV792

Broadcasts

  • Sat 8 Feb 2020 19:00
  • Sun 9 Feb 2020 17:00
  • Sat 8 Aug 2020 19:00