RSCDS SHEFFIELD BRANCH DIAMOND JUBILEEThe Third Sheaf Collection
For this CD (as for the Leeds Golden Collection in 2014) the band line-up is Neil Barron (lead accordion), Alasdair MacLeod (2nd accordion), Marie Fielding (fiddle), Dennis Morrison (piano), Gordon Smith (drums), and Bill Craib (double bass). There are 12 tracks for the dances from The Third Sheaf Collection book (available for sale separately) in the same order as the book, i.e alphabetical, which means that the CD starts with 2 strathspeys followed by 3 reels, and also finishes with a strathspey. There are two jigs and two medleys and three of the reels are 8 x 40 bars, with the remaining dances being 3, 4, 5 or 8 x 32 bars in length. There are a large number of traditional tunes, 4 of Neil’s own tunes, several by Angus Fitchet and a range of other well-known composers are represented here.
Secure payment through PayPal using your debit or credit card
Cream Tea3 x 32 StrathspeyThe Damflask Strathspey3 x 32 StrathspeyMemories of Andrew Rankine is followed by two Jim Johnstone tunes - Mrs Rae Wallace and Stewart & Kathleen WalkerFailte gu Alba8 x 40 ReelBrave Boris the Bold begins this driving reel which continues with 7 traditional tunes including Scotland the Brave which sneaks in again at the end!The Hope Valley Reel8 x 40 ReelThe Potter’s Wheel4 x 32 ReelChris Dewhurst’s Jane’s Whirly Reel starts this set which finishes with Neil’s own Luggin’ the BoxSheffield Castle(S2x32)+(R2x32) MedleyThis track has two chords ...Silverdale Strathspey4 x 32 Strathspey... as has this
Swings and Roundabouts4 x (S32+J32) MedleyFour traditional tunes and finishing with The Famous BaravanSwirling and Twirling Leaves8 x 32 JigNeil’s opening tune is The Capon TreeToddle wi’ Joy8 x 40 ReelDere Street (Neil Barron) is followed by tunes by Jim MacLeod, Jim Johnstone and Ronnie Cooper.Wake Up Ones5 x 32 JigJimmy Shand’s Dalrymple Jig is followed David Cunningham (Snr)’s tune for his son, then Doreen and Roy Goldring’s Jig by Neil and finally John Renton’s Dave Provan’s FancyThe Winter Garden8 x 32 StrathspeyAnother David Cunningham tune begins this strathspey set which also includes the only James Scott Skinner tune on this CD, Castle Spynie