The Occasionals - Birling

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  • The Occasionals - Birling CD

The Occasionals - Birling

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  • The 7th album by one of the greatest Scottish Dance Bands - celebrating 25 years of playing dance music at many different occasions.

    The Occasionals ceilidh band started in 1986, featuring a number of great musical friends and over time it naturally distilled into the quartet of musicians heard here on this their 7th recording: Freeland Barbour, Ian Hardie, Kevin MacLeod and Gus Millar. The album is a celebration of 25 years of playing dances at many different occasions, and the band has included some old classics, lesser known gems from Jimmy Shand and Bobby MacLeod and a good few new ones from Freeland.

    For those of you less familiar with the Occasionals, Freeland Barbour leads on accordion, Ian Hardie plays fiddle, Kevin MacLeod, who is key to the Occasionals unique sound, plays banjo, mandolin and tenor guitars, while Gus Millar is on drums. The band is hugely popular amongst their legions of fans in Scotland and beyond and an evening with the Occasionals is always a memorable one.

    The album contains 18 tracks, some for dancing and others for just sheer listening pleasure, but all guaranteed to gain the band many more fans.

    The Hornes Set; The Occasionals Jigs; The Highland Wedding; Orkney memories; The West Ringing Set; The Capstan Two-step; Gaelic Melodies; Northern Reels; A Drop Of Brandy; Set Of Marches; Cold Winds; The Hebridean; The Celebration; Happy We've Been; Irish Jigs; The Percy French Set; The Old 2/4s; Dumfries And Galloway Reels.