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Music to accompany the Mary Brandon The Emigrant Scot Book of Dances is produced by The Bluebell SCD Trio - 
Akiko Kasama (Piano, Bassoon, Contra Bassoon), Kana Otake (Fiddle) and Fumitaka Saito (Recorder, Bird Flageolet)
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The Brandons of Los Angeles (8x32R)
Dear David (8x32S)
The Dominie (MacKay of Barrhead) (2x64S)
Falls of Clyde (Medley - 2x 32S + 32R)
Gassy Jack’s Eightsome (Medley – 64S + 64R)
Gleneagles Reel (8x40R)
Ladies of the Albert Hall (Medley – 48S + 64R)
Lady Aberdeen Strathspey (8x32S)
Lions Gate (4x40R)
Mary Isdale’s Highland Schottische (Medley – 3x 32S + 32R)
The Mormaer of Moray (Medley – 48S + 48R)
The Phaeton (128J)
Piper Frap (2x48S)
Reel of the 88th (3x40R)
Sandy Butterly (4x48J)
Schoolbraid’s Jig (4x40J)
Simon Fraser’s Reel (8x32R)

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09-06-2020

The Emigrant Scot

This CD and accompanying book (available from TACBooks) are the result of many years of dance devising (predominantly by Mary Brandon herself over 40 years, with 4 additional dances devised FOR Mary and Mamie Brandon) and musical composition (primarily by Murray Shoolbraid, but also many traditional tunes) with a liberal dose of excellent musical performance (by The Bluebell SCD Trio from Japan).

The introduction to the book goes into detail about how a number of people around the world were involved to finally bring all of this together.

There are several standard length tracks (8x32), but also many unusual tracks, including five medleys of varying styles. Without this CD, one would need live music in order to dance the dances in the book. And thank goodness for Murray Shoolbraid’s many tunes, which provide something new for almost every track.

The music on the CD is bright, light, cheerful and, at the same time, strong and powerful. It is excellent listening music, but the music also makes you want to get up and dance.

The three musicians in The Bluebell SCD Trio are Akiko Kasama (Piano, Bassoon, Contra Bassoon), Kana Otake (Fiddle) and Fumitaka Saito (Recorder, Bird Flageolet). As you can see, this combination is closer to the Piano and Fiddle sound than the Accordion. I find their music very exciting and inspiring.

When I first listen to a CD (using iTunes), I tend to react to the tracks by adding stars in the “Rating” column. This CD has a great many stars!!! The ones I have especially enjoyed are often because of Murray’s new tunes, but there are some old favourites in there, too.

I think this would be an excellent CD for your collection – partly in order to enjoy the dances in the book, but also to provide new and interesting music for your dancers.

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Emigrant Scot, The

Emigrant Scot, The

Music to accompany the Mary Brandon The Emigrant Scot Book of Dances is produced by The Bluebell SCD Trio - 
Akiko Kasama (Piano, Bassoon, Contra Bassoon), Kana Otake (Fiddle) and Fumitaka Saito (Recorder, Bird Flageolet)
Accompanying Book

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