Champion accordion player Roy & his band are becoming firm favourites with their great playing.
Roy Hendrie & His Scottish Dance Band: Roy (accordion) Bobby Stewart on second box, Colin Garvin (piano), John Delaney (bass) and George Gray (drums).
"Meticulous in every respect."
"The band's exciting sound.. a very enjoyable album and well worth a listen." Box & Fiddle Magazine CD Review.
The One O' Clock Canon; Good Hearted Glasgow; Bob Campbell; Celtic Bi-Centenary; Gothenburg's Welcome; Derwent Strathspey; Davy Nick-Nack; Moudiewort; Glittering Caves (M8x16/16); Trinity Tensome (R5x40); Eilean Donan Castle (J3x48); Kildrummy Castle (S2x32); Waggle Of The Kilt (J8x40); Inverneil House.
"So there we were, me and my pal and his mum and dad, all squashed into their wee Fiat 127 and trundling along the road to a competition with our two accordions strapped on top, when we heard the bungee clips pinging undone from the roof rack…"
A musician's nightmare maybe, but definitely more exciting for the young Roy Hendrie than his usual journeys, .. By bus, with his own loyal Dad as Box-bearer!
Family support and Roy's natural talent carried him to the top, for he went on to become British Accordion Champion.
Not bad for someone whose accordion playing only began at the age of ten when family friends over from Ireland wrote out a tune for him to try; they simply wrote the name letters to match the ones Dad had furtively stock on the keys of his own accordion previously! Roy writes the tunes now, some of which are featured in the set for the Trinity Tensome Reel, including Jim Hendrie's Reel, written for his father.
Rather more recently, Roy has gathered together his choice blend of musicians to form a dance band with a full-bodied sound. Although they have not been together long they are hot favourites for ceilidhs, weddings, and Scottish Country Dances, travelling all over the south of Scotland, and even as far abroad as Blackpool!
Fresh from their acclaimed broadcast on Take The Floor, Roy and the boys have put together a melange of rich reels, steaming jigs and strong smooth strathspeys with a medley stirred in for good measure. A stimulating brew for an invigorating evening's dancing.
If you love dancing check out our full selection of Scottish Country Dance CDs.
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