Scottish Dances 12
There's a twinkle in the eye and a flash of brilliance on the keys as Marian Anderson and her band give a dazzling performance of much-requested Scottish Country dances. A scintillating addition to the CD collection of all those who love dance and dance music.
Duke Of Atholl's Reel; Black Dance; The Dance Illustrator; Round Reel Of Eight; New Ashludie Rant; The Queen's Bridge; Baldovan Square; Rakish Highlandman; Sunlit Square; Pulling Bracken; Lady In Red; Longwise Eightsome Reel; Hogmanay Jig; Staffin Harvest; Father Connelly's Jig; The Mason's Apron.
Dancers' Choice 1
Re-released due to popular demand, with fifteen Scottish Country dances selected by dancers around the world. Bright and bouncy, Scottish country dance with lift!
The Craven Jig; The Bonnie Beauly Blooms; Nethy Bridge; Jessie Wiseman's Reel; Bellstane; Mid Fodderletter; Woodland Assembly; Corrievreckan; Haddington Assembly; Neko's Reel; Maggie's Lauder; Good Friends; Kirkmaiden Strathspey; The Falls Of Rogie; The Wedding Link.
Robert Burns Dances
Marian Anderson Scottish Dance Band have done it again! This is an exquisitely crafted album which showcases the very best of Robert Burns' songs. Marian will take you on a delightful journey through some of the bard's most well-known melodies.
The Star O Rabbie Burns; Ye Banks And Braes; Ha Ha The Wooin' O It; My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose; Kenmure's On And Awa; Cairney Mount; Green Grow The Rashes; My Wife's A Wanton Wee Thing; My Love She's But A Lassie Yet; The Lea Rig; Dusty Miller; Corn Rigs; Ae Fond Kiss; Burns' Hornpipe.
St. Bernards Waltz
Scottish Country dance, Ceilidh Dance, Old Time and Social, Marian Anderson and her Scottish dance band showcase their style with great aplomb. Contemporary tune sets along with old favourites, fast-paced dances and slow ones too. Brilliant, bouncy and bewitching.
"ST BERNARD'S WALTZ features the Borders-based Marian Anderson's Scottish Dance Band, offering contemporary tunes and old favourites, for what they themselves call social dancing. I must confess I know no other kind, though perhaps the current vogue for solo leaping about, often under the influence of exotic refreshment, may count.
Marian illustrates her sleeve with a whimsical cartoon of two St Bernards in Tyrolean costume waltzing, but don't be fooled: the five in the ensemble take their music seriously, and deliver perfectly-paced and deftly executed tracks for popular dances both fast and slow; St Bernard's waltz to the Eva Three-Step, Festival Glide to The Flowers of Edinburgh, all guaranteed to have you desperate to take the floor." The Scots Magazine
Joe Macdiarmid's Jig; Kirrie March; St. Bernard's Waltz; Canadian Barn Dance; Flirtation Two-Step; Sandy's New Chanter; Eva Three-Step; New Killarney Waltz; Medley; Edinburgh Mixture; Jazz Twinkle; Gypsy Tap; Flowers Of Edinburgh; Festival Glide; Southern Rose Waltz; Hooper's Jig.
The Fisherman's Reel
Another superb recording from Marian and the band. Lively sets for a variety of dance styles make this album great for listening as well as for dancing.
Pinewood Two Step; Shiftin' Bobbins; Kirrie March; Florentine Waltz; The Bees O' Maggie Knockater; Canadian Barn Dance; Slow Air - Summer Sunset; Elephant Stampede; Scottish Waltz; Jacqueline Cha Cha; Gay Gordon's Two Step; Snake Pass; New Killarney Waltz; White Heather Fox Trot; The Fisherman's Reel.
The Kangaroo Paw
A simply fabulous recording of Scottish Dance music for the Western Australian RSCDS. The dances may be unknown elsewhere, but the music will ensure they become standards. Marian's band gives a full-bodied,lively sound at moderate tempos.
The Kangaroo Paw (R 8x32); The Open Road (J 4x32); Christine's Fancy (S 3x32); Reeling Roy (R 4x48); Torridon Lassies (J 8x40); The Glengarry Homestead (S 4x32); The Buckinghamshire Lass (R 4x40); Anne And Five Partners (J 5x48); 3 Couple Encore (3x48); The Avon Valley Strathspey (S 1x80); Lauraine's Delight (R 3x48); One Of A Kind (M 40R,40S,40R); Flowers Of The West (S 4x40); Dancing Girls (J 8x32).
Click to buy The Kangaroo Paw CD from the Old School Beauly.
A book of dance instructions for these dances devised by John Brenchley is also available - click to buy the Kangaroo Paw Book from the Old School Beauly.