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The Sunday Class
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with accompanying CD by     Marian Anderson’s Scottish Dance Band
ALL Marian Anderson’s CDs: The Sunday Class Dance Book 1 & accompanying Book Belfast RSCDS Diamond Jubilee Dances & Book Robert Burns’ Dances The Other Kangaroo Paw The Kangaroo Paw The Fisherman’s Reel (includes The Elephant’s Stampede) Dancer’s Choice Vol.1 Highlander Music Scottish Dances Vol. 12 St Bernard’s Waltz Bordering on Scottish (Marian’s first CD from 1999)
The Book contains full instructions and crib diagrams (by Keith Rose) for 15 new dances by 6 local devisers, with sheet music for 5 original tunes. On the CD there are 15 tracks for dances in the Book plus Marian’s own set for John Drewry’s ‘Ramadan-ce’, and a bonus track, ‘Barry & Doreen’s Continental Capers’ (with dance instructions and sheet music included in the CD booklet). For more details click here.
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This album showcases the very best of Robert Burns’ songs and is essential for those who appreciate the art of Scotland’s national bard. Scottish Dancers will truly enjoy fourteen rousing medleys of Burns’ melodies superbly arranged for dancing. The CD opens with The Star o’ Rabbie Burns before Marian (Lead Accordion), Graham Bell (2nd Accordion), Max Ketchin (Drums) and Isobelle Hodgson (Piano) play 4 Jigs, 5 Reels, 3 Strathspeys and a Waltz.
Released at the same time as The Sunday Class Book 1 CD, but quite different, reflecting its Australian origins, and another excellent show-piece of Marian's talent!  Keith Smith and his fiddle join Marian and her usual line-up of Graham Bell (2 nd  accordion), Issy Hodgson (Piano & Bass) and Max Ketchin (Drums) to play some excellent tune sets. There are no less than 12 original tunes by Marian Anderson and two of Keith Smith's, plus an impressive array from other composers. Instructions for the 10 new dances are contained in the CD Booklet. For more details click here.
The new CD from the talented Dewhurst family band - Chris & Julie on accordion with son Nick on drums. As with their first CD (Crossing Borders), many tracks are for use when ‘any good tune’ is required but there are four tracks for well-known dances and four for dances by Gillian Jennings (instructions available on request). With no less than 22 tunes composed by Chris himself, this CD of 14 tracks should cover every occasion! For more details click here.
Crossing Borders was the first Scottish Country Dancing CD from the Dewhurst family band who had ‘plied their trade’ on the English Folk & Dance scene for many years before ‘crossing the border’ into Scottish dancing - where many of the tunes were familiar but the tempo and style is much more defined. This 14 track CD reflects the different influences in their music - Scottish, Irish, American & Canadian tunes are mixed with traditional ones and a good proportion of their own compositions. The Band have a very recognisable sound and this CD is an absolute ‘must have’ for class teachers as all tracks are for use when ‘any good tune’ is required.
Laird Brown (son of Bobby), Donny Wood, Warren Beesley & Rob Wolanski who all played with Bobby Brown & the Scottish Accent, have now been joined by Stefanie Hutka to form Scotch Mist. On this debut CD, ‘Kerry D. Boax’ plays 2 nd  accordion.   To complement this showcase of Canadian Scottish Country Dance music, the 13 dances accompanying this recording come from far and wide across Canada from a variety of teachers, and full instructions are included in the CD booklet, making it excellent value for money. For more details click here.
RSCDS Leeds Branch celebrated their 50th Anniversay in 2012, producing this book of 12 dances, entitled The Leeds Golden Collection. There are clear instructions for each dance and music for the lead tunes is included. The accompanying CD has now been recorded by Yorkshire-based Neil Barron & his Scottish Dance Band, with an additional track for the dance South from Oban (instructions published in Leeds 10 th  Anniversary Book). For more details click here.
This CD, released in 2006, contains music for 13 dances devised by John Brenchley, Western Australia Branch, including Torridon Lassies (devised for ‘the lassies in my house’) and The Glengarry Homestead to Click Go the Shears, Boys and Waltzing Matilda. Marian’s standard band line-up of herself, Graham, Issy and Max are joined by John Sinton (Bass).
Marian Anderson and her Scottish Dance Band on their first album, released in 1999. Marian (Lead Accordion), Graham Bell (2nd Accordion) and Isobelle Hodgson (Piano) are joined by Judith Linton (Fiddle), Billy Cralb (Double Bass) and George Bremner (Drums). 15 tracks of mixed Scottish dance music including Marches, Waltzes and a Two-Step as well as Jigs, Reels and a Strathspey.
This CD, first released in 2008, and now re-issued by The Sunday Class, contains music for 6 dances devised to celebrate RSCDS Belfast Branch’s Diamond Jubilee (including City of Belfast to Marian’s own legendary tune), 2 dances devised to celebrate their Ruby Anniversary (The Glens of Antrim and The Drumlins of Down) and two generic sets of good tunes for reels and jigs. Marian’s standard band line-up of herself, Graham, Issy and Max are joined by John Sinton (Bass), making this a ‘classic’ Marian Anderson recording. For more details click here.
For 60 years, since 1955, a great many people have enjoyed the experience of Scottish country dancing at the vibrant Sheffield RSCDS Branch. To celebrate this, The Third Sheaf Collection contains 12 new dances devised by Branch members. The accompanying CD features Yorkshire-based Neil Barron & his Scottish Dance Band. For more details click here.
Dance Book 2 & CD by Marian Anderson’s Scottish Dance Band
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day . . .
Christmas CD by The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band
Now it can be with The Sunday Class
14 tracks for dances in all three tempi, with various barrings, plus a final cool-down waltz. 64 seasonal tunes including traditional carols, songs from musicals, pop music and children’s favourites - from Bach and Holst to Greg Lake and Shane MacGowan, with a sprinkling of snowmen and jingle bells!
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and coming soon . . . Summer 2017, Stirling RSCDS 90th Anniversary CD by The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band
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From 2005, to celebrate Sheffield RSCDS Branch’s 50 Years of Dance, the Second Sheaf Collection CD features Phill Jones and his Band - Ceol na h-Alba. The band on this recording consists of Phill Jones, Sue Jennings, Brian Myers and Drew McKay with Kev Lees ‘guesting’ on track 8. There are 16 tracks for dances devised by Sheffield Branch members published in the book which is also available.
2 CDs from The Dewhurst Band: Beyond the Borders Crossing Borders, their first CD
RSCDS Belfast Branch Platinum Anniversary Dances  & CD by Marian Anderson’s Scottish Dance Band
The debut CD from Scotch Mist (with Laird Brown): COAST TO COAST  The Leeds Golden Collection RSCDS Leeds Branch 50th Anniversary Dance Book CD by Neil Barron & his Scottish Dance Band The Third Sheaf Collection RSCDS Sheffield Branch Diamond Jubilee Dance Book CD by Neil Barron & his Scottish Dance Band The Second Sheaf Collection RSCDS Sheffield Branch Golden Jubilee Dance Book CD by Ceol na h-Alba
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