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Scottish dance music played with a rich style and a solid enthusiasm that has ensured the popularity of Bill and the band at ceilidhs and dances for over 30 years. Based in Perthshire, this is Bill's fourth album on Springthyme. Dance sets include the Barn Dance, Polkas, Reels, St Bernard's Waltz, Postie's Jig and a Virginia Reel. Fiddler Kathryn Nicoll plays a superb slow air Fyvie Castle by Scott Skinner followed by a reel Mary Claire by the Canadian fiddle composer J. Holland.
Artistes: Bill Black: button box; Kathryn Nicoll: fiddle; Niel Caul: piano accordion;
Mabel Gray: piano; Robert McFadyen: drums.
The sleeve picture is a detail from a painting "Crofts" (1986) by Gordon H Wyllie.
- 'Cracking stuff.' SCOTS MAGAZINE
'Another great album from Bill and the band' PRESS AND JOURNAL
Bill Black Discography:
SPR/SPRC 1008: Bill Black Scottish Dance Band: The Shepherd's Choice (lp & cassette)
SPRC 1023: Bill Black Scottish Dance Band: Coast to Coast (cassette only)
SPRC 1033: Bill Black Scottish Dance Band: A Reel Cracker (cassette only)
SPRC/CD1037: Bill Black Scottish Dance Band: The Dawning (cd & cassette)