Label: EMI WAVERLEY - GLN 1023 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: UK • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Celtic
The Music Gatherer. About Me themusicgatherer View my complete profile. You Might Like:. Lonesome Lefty's Scratchy Attic. Jeremy's Saggy Record Cabinet. Time Will Tell You. This is glorious music from the era of the 78rpm record. They learned fiddle from a celebrated musician from Newtyle 10 miles from Kirrie called John "Dancie" Reid, so called because of his ability to play fiddle and dance and the same time.
It was William who achieved greatest success early on, winning several fiddle contests in the late s and early s. He was the first brother to be recorded, travelling to London in to Edison Bell Ltd studios. Within a couple of years, the four brothers were recorded together under the name The Cameron Men for Scots label Beltona Records, and in various line-ups, solo, as an ensemble, and as part of Dancie Reid's bands, they compiled a decent recorded output.
James Cameron also recorded solo, but it was as leader of the Jim Cameron Band, who recorded some sixty sides for Beltona in the s and 50s, that he is most well known. William's son Angus Cameron became a well-known fiddler in his own right in the s and 80s. Posted by themusicgatherer at 4 comments:. Labels: Scottish fiddling. The The Firth House/Mrs Forbes Leith - Various - The Fiddlers Companion recordings we have of Jim Dickie are from tapes he recorded for his own amusement in the early s.
They were remastered and released on this LP inand a few more on a cassette which came Comme Jai Toujours Envie Daimer - Various - Sensual Music in The Dickie Style.
The quality is not perfect, but it affords us the chance to hear a significant Scottish fiddler of the early 20th century. His style is very much of the James Scott Skinner mode, and therefore doesn't always fit in with how our modern ears perceive fiddle music, but you can hear that Dickie was an extremely accomplished player, even if these recordings were made when he was past his prime Dickie was performing at the turn of the twentieth century with other fiddlers and his brother John, a champion tin whistler.
At the very least, this is a document of a bygone style of North-East fiddling. Posted by themusicgatherer at 1 comment:. Jim Dickie The Firth House/Mrs Forbes Leith - Various - The Fiddlers Companion born in New Deer, Aberdeenshire in His father was a concertina player, and his brother John was a champion penny whistle player.
By the age of seventeen he Legend B - Lost In Love 97 II started winning fiddle contestsAs a fiddler his biggest influences were James Scott Skinner, whom he knew, and Bill Duguid of Aberdeen. His style Look Ahead - Zombie Squad - Surfing With The Contras very much in the Skinner camp, and is very much of its time, not always easily accessible to modern ears, but there's no doubt he was a very accomplished player.
His friend J Murdoch Henderson wrote of him, "A player of great taste and polish. In the rendering of slow strathspeys and E flat airs in general his style is inimitable. James F Dickie's Delights Posted by themusicgatherer at 2 comments:. Wednesday, 14 July The Fiddler's Companion This was released as a companion to a book of fiddle tunes, The Caledonian Companion there was already an LP of that name, so they had to come up with something else.
It's simply a small collection of tracks from some of Scotland's top fiddlers of the time. The LP kicks off with Aly Bain playing a couple of wonderful sets, and continues at a very high standard. Because MacAndrew died just before he was due to record the tracks for Mr. Mondo Jocko - The Italian Stallion - A Visual Attack LP, they have used some earlier recordings from the s.
Tom Anderson: Scottish Violin Music Hector MacAndrew: Scots Fiddle Labels: Scottish fiddlingWaverley Records. This was Cameron's follow-up to his first solo LP, Bow to the Fiddle and it has him on top form playing the music he obviously loves. Steeped in the fiddle tradition of the county of Angus, Cameron 180 Bassup - Various - Acid Futures Volume II (File) an understanding of the genre.
Cameron's father Will Cameron had travelled to London in to record some solo sides for Edison Bell records, and twee years later The Firth House/Mrs Forbes Leith - Various - The Fiddlers Companion , this time with his brothers James and George fiddles and Stewart pianorecorded a number of solo and group efforts.
These records have been re-issued in LP format. Angus Cameron: Bow to the Fiddle VA: Scottish Fiddlers to the Fore The National Fiddle Championship Posted by themusicgatherer at No comments:. During the s there was a group of three brothers in the county of Angus called T he Cameron MenBäste Vän - Freda - Live performed and recorded Scottish fiddle music.
Angus Cameron of Kirriemuir was born into this family, and learned fiddle from an early age from one of the Cameron Men, his father Will Cameron. In Angus won the Alyth Fiddle Festival at the age of 17, and soon afterwards the There I Go - Vaughn Monroe - The Golden Baritone! Fiddle Championship, starting an illustrious path through Scottish fiddle circles.
As well as playing with his own dance band, he has appeared on numerous television programmes and reformed the Angus Strathspey and Reel Society.
Angus Cameron: Strings to the Bow Various Artists: Scottish Fiddlers to the Fore Labels: Beltona RecordsScottish fiddling. This record is old and not in top condition, so there's a lot of pops and crackles. The reason for posting it, however, is the rarity and the standard of fiddle playing. This album is a live recording of the winners of a one-off The Firth House/Mrs Forbes Leith - Various - The Fiddlers Companion competition held in Perth in November 30th Third equal went to Angus Cameron of Kirriemuir, who is a descendant of the Cameron Men who were fiddle recording artists in the s, and Florence Burns from Aberdeen.
The second side of the LP features a small selection of fiddle orchestras; I have not included these in this download. Arthur Scott Robertson: Champion's Choice. National Fiddle Championship Bill Brian is from Elgin and has been involved with the Scots fiddle scene for many years as a performer, teacher and organiser. When Jack Beck was asked to record a solo album im the late s, he got the rest of the current line-up of Heritage to play on the album with him.
The result is a splendid collection of songs with tasteful accompaniment, and anyone interested in Scots folksinging will be delighted with this. Heritage: Some Rantin' Rovin' Fun Posted by themusicgatherer at 3 comments:. Labels: FolksongScottish folk groupsScottish folk singers. This, the second Heritage album, is a marked difference to the first.
By this time the group was down to a six piece: Jack Beck guitar, vocalsDavy Lockhart fiddleJim Dunn accordionGeorge Haig banjo, guitar and Lindsay Porteous jaw harp, bodhran, pan-pipes, mouth organ, bones were joined by Mike Ward whistles and harmonium. Jack Beck: O Lassie, Lassie Heritage were a band regarded with some affection within the Scottish Lex Luthors Lair - John Williams - Superman The Movie (Original Sound Track) scene.
They were born out of folk clubs and pub sessions in the mids and centred around Dunfermline in Fife. Founder member Jack Beck had been singing for years, solo and with fellow Fifer Barbara Dickson Other participants of the club scene who became part of the earliest Heritage were Jim Dunn accordionDavie Lockhart fiddleMike o' Connor fiddleMike Mustard fiddleLindsay Porteous jews harp, mouth organ, bodhranGeorge Haig banjo and Mark Milligan bodhran.
This line-up recorded this first Heritage LP, and unfortunately the recording quality is terrible; it was recorded quite primitively in a Fife village hall. I believe it was never meant to have been released, but served as a cassette souvenir for band members. However, it was 'remastered' and published in on No Bad Records.
The Firth House/Mrs Forbes Leith - Various - The Fiddlers Companion you can get past the recording, the music is worthwhile, albeit a little like listening in to the local pub session. Tom Anderson: Shetland Fiddle Music c This is an EP extended play 45rpm record published in about by a small Shetland label called Thule Records. Being an old record, it's a little scratchy, but the sheer magnificence of Anderson's playing obscures any background noise.
As usual, the tracks are a mixture of traditional Shetland tunes and pieces from the Scottish repertoire. Anderson performs both with, in my opinion, brilliance. This is an absolute treasure of a recording - enjoy!
Labels: Scottish fiddlingShetland fiddling. I don't know as much as I'd like about the late Ron Gonnella. What little I know is here is gleaned from record sleeves. He had his own band for a while - featuring Iain MacPhail on accordion - but it was as a solo artist that he toured all over the world promoting Scots fiddle music.
He recorded many albums I have twelve different records and I think this one was his first solo recording. I have been told that after his death there were a number of fiddlers desperate to try it to achieve the same wonderful tone that Gonella produced; in the end it turned out to be a mediocre fiddle, and it was the Black Light - Steve Hackett - The Tokyo Tapes (DVD) who was special, not the instrument.
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