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Sunday Class Dance Book 2 CD

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The CD, by Marian Anderson’s Scottish Dance Band, has 15 tracks to accompany the new dances (track 3 is suitable for 2 different dances), plus a bonus track “Staircase in Styria” for which the instructions and sheet music are in the CD booklet, plus a short polka followed by Alex Hodgson (husband of keyboard player, Issy) singing Auld Lang Syne.

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18 tracks for dances in the Book plus Marian’s own recording "Staircase in Styria" ’ with full instructions and sheet music included.

  1. The Bees They Are a’Drummin’ (8 x 32 Reel)
  2. Tiaras & Teapots (8 x 40 Jig)
  3. A Musical Page / Calm Before Storm (8 x 32 Strathspey)
  4. The Courtship (8 x 40 Reel)
  5. Marja’s Buns (Medley - 48 Strathspey + 48 Reel)
  6. Sunshine in Lagos (8x3 2Jig)
  7. Pat George’s Strathspey (5 x 32 Strathspey)
  8. Newark Castle (4 x 48 Jig )
  9. Pirongia (8 x 32 Reel)
  10. Chriss Cross (8 x 32 Jig)
  11. Festival Dream  (1 x 64 Strathspey)
  12. Jan Maree (3 x 32 Reel)
  13. The Tipsy Vicar (8 x 32 Jig)
  14. Broadway (3 x 32 Strathspey)
  15. Merry St. Andrews (8 x 40 Jig)
  16. Staircase in Styria (5 x 40 Reel )
  17. Polka
  18. Auld Lang Syne (Traditional) 

Accompanying Book also available for £7, or £18 the set.

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15-12-2016

Sunday Class Dance Book 2 CD

This new CD from Marian Anderson and the accompanying book, are likely to appeal to a wide audience of dancers and listeners, with dances ranging from the straightforward to the complex, such as Marja‟s Buns, a medley for six couples in a “square” set. Each is accompanied by the story of its origins, which span the world, from New York to New Zealand.

On the recording, Marian‟s band comes across really well, with a full-
bodied sound in which all instruments are clearly audible and play their part.
Her stylish and lively playing is well-matched: Marie Fielding is the perfect
foil on the fiddle; the rhythm section is in great hands, with Max Ketchin on
drums, Graham Bell on second box and Isobelle Hodgson on the piano.
There is a great “build-up” track in The Courtship, with the tunes allowing
different band members to shine, and a surprise ending (no spoilers). Most
of the dances have new tunes, by Marian and other leading players, and tunes are well chosen to match, drawn from the great body of music written in the last 50 years.

The album is not without its novelties, including “Singing in the Rain” and “Any Dream Will Do” to go with “Give My Regards to Broadway” for the dance Broadway – great fun and something different for a strathspey. I also particularly enjoyed the use of Calum MacLean‟s Mull Holiday to provide four turns of Staircase in Styria, instructions and music for which are in the CD booklet.
Published by Jeremy Hill, in The Reel, RSCDS London Branch

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Sunday Class Dance Book 2 CD

Sunday Class Dance Book 2 CD

The CD, by Marian Anderson’s Scottish Dance Band, has 15 tracks to accompany the new dances (track 3 is suitable for 2 different dances), plus a bonus track “Staircase in Styria” for which the instructions and sheet music are in the CD booklet, plus a short polka followed by Alex Hodgson (husband of keyboard player, Issy) singing Auld Lang Syne.

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