The second CD from the Dewhurst family band (Chris & Julie on accordion with Nick on drums) is almost an extension of their first CD (Crossing Borders released in 2008 and also available here) with about a third of the tracks for use when ‘any good tune’ is required but with the addition of four tracks for well-known dances and four for new dances by Gillian Jennings (2 of which are already published in her Catherine de Barnes Collections). Probably the most recognised track is Seton’s Ceilidh Band where the band has paired the lead tune with an arrangement of 76 Trombones and Blaze Away. The other ‘known’ dances are The Black, Black Oil, The Wee Cooper o’ Fife and Singing Sands and for these last two Chris composed all the secondary tunes. In fact Chris composed no less than 22 of the tunes on this CD.
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Whisky Galore *8 x 32 Reel4 hornpipes by Chris to set us all dancing!Jack’s Jig3 x 32 JigJenny’s Strathspey8 x 32 StrathspeyBob Shakespeare’s Jig *8 x 32 Jig3 tunes by Chris for the Man Himself - The Auspicious Piper, The Piper’s Birthday and The Pie-Eyed Piper The Shetland Fiddler4 x 32 ReelMemories for the Band from their first visit to the Shetland festival in 2013 Kenneth & Fiona’s Ruby Strathspey *3 x 32 StrathspeyLead tune and ‘The Crooked Spire’ by Chris, with ‘Leaving Lerwick Harbour’ (Willie Hunter) completing the set The Wee Cooper o’ Fife8 x 40 JigAn old favourite, with 10 bar phrasing, with 3 of Chris’s tunes
The Black, Black Oil5 x 32 ReelTunes by Shetland composersMargaret’s Fancy5 x 32 StrathspeyNamed tune by Ian & Bill Powrie and two more new tunes from ChrisSeton’s Ceilidh Band4 x 64 JigSing along to 76 Trombones .....The Dover Ruby *4 x 40 ReelThe Dover Ruby, Cookhill Hornpipe & The Hog Roast - all Chris Dewhurst compositionsSinging Sands3 x 32 StrathspeySandy Ower the Sea (J. Scott Skinner) is matched perfectly with two more of Chris’s own tunesJeannie’s Blue E’en6 x 32 JigJean Kirkpatrick’s Fancy8 x 32 Reel
* Dances by Gillian Jennings - instructions available from the supplier of your copy of the CD.