Fifteen full-length Scottish Country dances - reels, jigs and strathspeys - played by the superbly enthusiastic Robert Whitehead & The Danelaw Dance Band. Two accordions, drums, keyboard and fiddle make an excellent sound, with plenty of stylish arrangements of tunes old and new.
"An old fashioned sound and a driving style.. A very entertaining and enthusiastic recording." Box & Fiddle Magazine CD Review.
"What a bar of gold this CD is!" Dance On Magazine CD Review.
"This is first-rate music and performance for the novice dancer and expert alike" Scots Magazine CD Review.
Red House (R8x40); The Linton Ploughman; The Sleeping Warrior; Dundee Reel (J8x40); La Russe (R4x64); Margaret Parker's Strathspey; Lord MacLay's Reel (R4x40); Holyrood House (J4x48); The Byron Strathspey (S3x32); The Haunt Of The Gnomes (S1x64); John Of Bon Accord; The Earl Of Errol's Reel (R1x200); Craigellachie Bridge; Maureen's Jig; A Toast To St Andrews (R4x48).
Young Robert Whitehead and his father used to have fun tootling out tunes on an old melodeon they had, but when Robert saw Jimmy Shand playing live, he knew that the accordion was the instrument for him.
After a couple of years of lessons, and a lot of hard work by himself, Robert hit the local dance music scene at the age of thirteen, dreaming of forming his own band. Experience came through his native Northumbrian groups, and the local Irish music scene, but his real inspiration came from north of the border – Shand, Rankine, and Johnstone.
Family dedication to – and in – the band, and the talents and support of fellow musicians have enabled Robert to produce a band so well loved it is booked to work every single weekend of the year, delighting dancers the length and breadth of Britain, and all over the Continent too.
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