Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin

Great event for young people. Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin 5th – 8th April 2010. This is one of the great learning weeks for kids. They have a raft of brilliant tutors who all work together to make a great week. The background staff are also amazing! http://bit.ly/bn7JJW

Learn mandolin this summer at Nigel Gatherer’s Mandolin Summer Schools, Dundee 2010

Learn mandolin this summer at Nigel Gatherer’s Mandolin Summer Schools, Dundee 2010 http://bit.ly/aOkfKw

mixed instrument groups • structured jam sessions • concerts

I have started putting details of my summer schools on my website at
Nigel Gatherer’s Mandolin Summer School. There are three different 5-day courses:

Week 1: 18th-23rd July, with emphasis on beginners to improvers.
Week 2: 25th-30th July, with emphasis on more improvers to intermediate
Week 3: 1st-6th August, for all levels.

Generally the mandolin classes will be in the morning, and in the afternoons we’ll have mixed instrument groups, one-to-one lessons, sessions, talks, concerts, and other activities. Nigel Gatherer’s Mandolin Schools are part of the Living Tradition Summer Schools, so participants will have the opportunity of mixing and playing with singers, dancers and other instrumentalists in a relaxed, convivial and fun atmosphere. In addition, there will be concerts, led sessions (slow and medium-to-fast), mixed instrument workshops, and tuition in other subjects including song, dance, whistle, fiddle, smallpipes, guitar and, in week 3, art. The three summer schools will run from Sunday evening till Friday lunchtime, and will offer accommodation and meals. Further details will be added as the programme develops.

Foot Stompin’ Newsletter 25th February 2010

The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill Vol.2

The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill Vol.2

Hi there,

For the last week of February we’re offering one of our best selling CDs for £4.99 (60% of normal price). It’s Laughing Girl by virtuoso Shetland fiddler Jenna Reid. The Herald when reviewing the CD said of Jenna’s playing “Expect sparks to fly – and a good greet when she puts her heart and soul into the sad tunes”. http://bit.ly/2L0tQ1

1. New Releases – includes The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill Vol.2, Ceol Uibhist Volume 2
2. Fiddlers’ Bid – All Dressed in Yellow. Have you heard it?
3. Book of the Week – Precious and the Puggies
4. Scottish Music Hero – John D. Burgess. MBE 1934 – 2005.
5. Snippets – includes Twitter Helps Spread Gaelic to Spain, Bothy Ballad Champion of Champions 2010.
6. Foot Stompin’ FREE Scottish Music Ringtone
7. Reviews includes Archie Fisher
8. Best Sellers: includes Session A9, Mary Ann Kennedy and Na Seoid
9. Foot Stompin’ Scotch Whisky – Strathisla 40 Year Old
10. Discussion forum
11. Testimonials
12. Foot Stompin’ on Facebook and Twitter

1. New Releases (remember if you’ve bought from us before you get our loyalty 10% discount off everything)

ANOTHER NATIONAL BARD!! The Complete Songs of Robert Tannahill Vol.2:  Since the centenary edition of his works and festivities in Paisley in 1874, which drew crowds of 15,000 to celebrate his life and art, Robert Tannahill has been sadly neglected. But thanks to Dr Fred Freeman, a project to record over 100 of Robert Tannahill’s  songs over five volumes is well under way. We are delighted to have Volume 2 available this week. Tannahill’s work is of a quality that compares with Robert Burns, and these songs constitute his great legacy.  This is a lovely album which features some of Scotland’s finest singers and musicians. £11.25 (£12.50 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/dlu5xG

UIST MUSIC!! Ceol Uibhist Volume 2: Ceolas, the music song and dance summer school set within the Gaelic speaking community of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides have just released a new CD! It features more of the many Tradition Bearers in Uist today. Included are songs and piping from Catriona Garbutt, songs from Duncan MacKinnon, Paul McCallum, Janice Simpson, dance music from ‘Na Deasaich’, Calum Iain MacCorquodale, Angus Ailig MacDonald and more…..£11.25 (£12.50 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/ci5xEl

READY TO DANCE!! Ready..And! -Bobby Brown & The Scottish Accent: A lovely CD of Scottish dance music  played by Bobby Brown with his two great ensembles ‘The Scottish Accent’ and the ‘Cape Breton Symphony Fiddlers’. Joining them are the renowned Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and, for one selection, two brilliant pipers from the 48th Highlanders of Canada Regiment, Pipe Major Reay Mackay and Pipe Major Sandy Dewar.  Bobby and his two groups have performed at concerts and dances throughout the Celtic world, and have toured Europe and Canada several times. £11.69 (£12.99 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/bNhxiT

COLLECTOR’S ITEM!! Binneas is Boreraig (Disc One) Audio CD – Piobaireachd by Malcolm Ross MacPherson: This is an 18 track CD (part of a 110 tune collection) recorded by Malcolm MacPherson (Calum Og) in 1959 as a companion to the Binneas Is Boreraig music book series. Pipers everywhere will be aware that these recordings represent a master player in his later years – with the benefit of a lifetime to re-study and reflect on the music passed down to him by a long line of piping greats. Malcom Ross MacPherson’s line of piping goes back directly to the MacCrimmons, through Malcolm’s father Angus, his grandfather Calum Piobaire and his great-grandfather Angus Cam, to the great Skye masters. It was the MacCrimmons whose mastery of Piobaireachd, the ancient classical music of the Highlands of Scotland, was unrivalled at any time in history.  £11.69 (£12.99 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/9TODOf

and

Binneas is Boreraig Volume 1 (book): This historical work edited by Dr Roderick Ross was first published 50 years ago and broke new ground in the publication of piobaireachd music. Subsequent volumes in the series were combined in the Binneas Complete Collection but  this book, containing 10 tunes, is the original first edition and has now become something of a collector’s item. A limited number are now available thanks to a discovery made in the College of Piping storeroom! Tunes covered are MacLeod Controversy, MacLeod of Colbeck, Craigellachie, Menzies Salute, Lament for the Chilkdren, MacFarlane’s Gathering, King’s Taxes, MacLeod’s Salute, Donald Duaghal MacKay and the Blind Pipers’s Obstinacy which can all be found on the CD ‘Binneas is Boreraig (Disc One)’ played by Malcolm Ross MacPherson. In their time, both the books and the original recordings were well used by real exponents of the high art of Piobaireachd. £5.39 (£5.99 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/dCHerl

Remember unlike many other websites you can speak to Foot Stompin’ on the telephone! Get us on +44 (0)131 441 3135 and we’ll help you anyway we can. We take all credit cards.

2. Fiddlers’ Bid – All Dressed in Yellow. Have you heard it?
I just thought I would flag up this amazing CD. I believe that Fiddlers’ Bid have made one of the best Scottish fiddle records ever. They have taken their own Shetland music (which they obviously love) and whilst not departing from their tradition in the slightest have created something completely modern and exciting. Their is playing is inspirational and the way the music is shared between the band is amazing. If you’re looking to buy one fiddle CD this decade this is it!
http://bit.ly/6cY8f

3. Book of the Week – Precious and the Puggies
A brand new book in Scots for younger readers by one the world’s favourite authors Alexander McCall Smith. It tells the story of the girlhood adventures of Precious Ramotswe, founder of the Number 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Wee Precious must solve her very first case involvin her freend Sepo, a piece and some cheeky puggies (monkeys) and so become a detective….

“Somebody wis breakin Rule Nummer Yin. Somebody in Precious Ramotswe’s schuil wis pauchlin things. First there wis Tapiwa’s cake, syne there wis Sepo’s jeely piece. Whit wid be nixt? Wha wis the thief? And hoo wis Precious gonnae mak shair that the wrang person didna get the blame?”

The author has decided that Precious and the Puggies appears in print in the Scots language for a year before it is translated into English or any other language.  He writes “I have long admired the Scots language and I admire people who are determined that we should not forget how to speak and read Scots…’ This wee book is translatit intae Scots by James Robertson an published by ‘Itchy Coo’ who specialise in Scots language books. It has a hard cover and a ‘Precious Ramontswe’s Guide to Scots words’ in the back. £8.99(£9.99 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/aWNsWd

4. Scottish Music Hero – John D. Burgess. MBE 1934 – 2005.
John D Burgess was a phenomenon in the world of piping.  At the age of four he began to take an interest in playing when his father made a scaled-down practice chanter for him.  When he was ten he went for lessons to the legendary Pipe Major William Ross at Edinburgh Castle, and from this his rise was meteoric.  From being an infant prodigy he beacame a boy genius, whose playing in juvenile competitions brought professional pipers in large numbers into the audience.

In 1950, at the age of sixteen, he started his professional career – and started at the top.  In his first appearance he won the Gold Medals for piobaireachd playing at both the Argyllshire Gathering, Oban, and the Northern Meeting, Inverness, an achievement never before dreamed of and never likely to be equalled.  In addition he won the march at Oban, the strathspey and reel at Inverness, and several other prizes, making him easily the most successful competitor at these two premier meetings.  Since then he won all the major awards, many of them several times.

In 1952 he was invited, with Pipe Major William Ross, to visit Canada and the United States, and this tour carried the legend of his brilliance to a wide and appreciative audience.  He then spent some time in the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders before joining the famous Edinburgh Police Pipe Band, of which he eventually became pipe major.  Later he moved to the Invergordon Distillery Band when this amazing “band of talents” was formed.  After two years – when this interesting experiment was discontinued – he decided to stay in the North, where the atmosphere seemed more conducive to the maturing of his ability.  There he had further help in piobaireachd interpretation from the old master Angus MacPherson, whose piping is two generation straight from the MacCrimmons.

Read the complete article about this amazing man… http://www.footstompin.com/public/article/celtic_music_heroes/john_d_burgess
Check out John’s CD http://bit.ly/cB15fV

5. Snippets
Hebridean Celtic Festival: Hall of Fame Nomination
The Hebridean Celtic Festival is pleased to announce its very own ‘Hall of Fame’. To mark its 15th anniversary in 2010 we are highlighting some of the superb artists, performances and experiences enjoyed by HebCelt audiences over past years.
http://bit.ly/9M1CPv

Scottish Arts Council awards Scots Music Group £75,750
Congratulations to the Edinburgh-based Scots Music Group who are celebrating a share of almost £800,000 to connect people through the arts and encourage long-lasting links between people, places and ideas.
http://bit.ly/cu1t4W

When Nicola Benedetti Met Aly Bain
They both play violin but their music is worlds apart…Nicola is one of the leading lights of the classical world and Aly is a bedrock of the Scottish folk scene. Could be a great programme – BBC Two Scotland, 10.00-10.30pm on Tuesday 2nd March.
http://bit.ly/bmDYKn

Stompin’ in Oban!! Job Opportunity
Skipinnish Cèilidh House is  looking to recruit 3 full time musicians for the busy summer season at the Skipinnish Cèilidh House in Oban. From 23rd June – 12th September 2010
http://bit.ly/9Jxzde

Let’s hear it for Paisley!
The town of Paisley has been named as the official host town for the Royal National Mod 2013, one of Scotland’s biggest music festivals … It is the first time the town will have hosted the event after previously losing out to Stornoway in the 2008 race.
http://bit.ly/dcOYMi

Creative Scotland is looking for a new Chair and Board Members
Do you think you could make a difference to the newly formed Creative Scotland? Now here’s your chance – why not apply!
http://bit.ly/b2uHZG

New Folk Presenter on Heartland fm
The popular Perthshire radio station has a new presenter – Katherine Liley – for their folk programme “‘Celtic Celebrations’”
http://bit.ly/aEPMsg

Treacherous Orchestra Tour Dates
The turbo-charged 13-piece supergroup featuring pipes, accordian, fiddles, whistles, flutes, electric guitar, banjo, bass, drums and percussion are on tour 26th March – 10th April. Don’t miss them!
http://bit.ly/aaPmWn

A buzz in the Borders!
A species of bumblebee has been spotted in Scotland for the first time in 50 years. The Southern Cuckoo bumblebee was found near the border with England at St Abbs in Berwickshire. It is black and yellow like other types but the male has distinctive antennae and is named after the cuckoo because it moves into the nests of other bees. …Matt McGinn had a song about a bee..
http://bit.ly/9PCO7s

6. Foot Stompin’ FREE Scottish Music ringtone
Here a great ringtone from top Scottish fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles. This track Miss Johnstone makes everybody smile when they hear you phone ring! (You’ll find it down the page a bit!) http://bit.ly/6H7zj6

7. Reviews.

CD: Long Road Home -  Stringjammer.  4 stars. Reviewed in Scotland on Sunday
Conrad Ivitsky blew around the world for years as the bass player in Shooglenifty, but remains restlessly explorative. In Stringjammer he’s the singing captain of a changeable crew of musical pirates who have bonded in their disrespect of frontiers. Frets, folktronica, free reeds and fiddle, rolling rhythms, Latin jazz licks, country blues and quirky percussion come and go with the mists in just half a dozen myth and dream-laden songs. It’s winsome, clever stuff and you won’t resist the urge to smile….NC
http://bit.ly/b6qaDe

CD: Ken Campbell’s Ideal Band. Reviewed for Maverick Magazine
A poignant and heartfelt wonderful album to treasure, each song an absolute gem.A simply beautiful sound that is hard to come by.
http://bit.ly/ckR9Ez

CD: Sunsets I’ve Galloped Into – Archie Fisher. Customer Review  5 Stars
This album by Archie surely ranks as one of his best great song with Archie’s warm delivery a fantastic album for someone who would like a gentle start in their folk collection…Cheerydavie
http://bit.ly/aHW71A

CD: Shipwrecks And Static – Inga Thomson. 4 stars. Reviewed in Scotland on Sunday
The Shetland accordionist, keyboard player and songwriter (and member of the Karine Polwart Trio) lets her imagination go in this solo album. Child-like in its approach, with Heidi Talbot and Rory Campbell on additional vocals, Tom Cook sharing instrumental duties, and a wee spot from hubby Martin Green, the album mixes sincere acoustica with quirky electronica and found percussion, to disconcerting effect. There are even harmonies from an Armenian cave. Cheerfully mesmerising….Norman Chalmers
http://bit.ly/21szJ1

8. Best Sellers

CD The Early McKellar: Kenneth McKellar
20 tracks first recorded by one of Scotland’s most popular tenor voices, more than 50 years ago remastered and now available on CD.
http://bit.ly/bR1xRV

CD The Desperate Battle of the Birds – Breabach
With their dual bagpipes, fiddle, whistles  guitar and song are one of the most inventive and diverse bands to have emerged from the Scottish folk scene in recent years.
http://bit.ly/aJ7FrR

Bottlenecks and Arm Breakers by Session A9
Exciting CD from Capercaillie’s Charlie McKerron and other top fiddlers. £11.25 (£12.50 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/ddIrof

Mary Ann Kennedy and Na Seoid by Mary Ann Kennedy and Na Seoid
Top Gaelic singer come together to make a fantastic CD of Gaelic song including some unexpected classics! £11.25 (£12.50 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/djomPw

Partners in Crimeby Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson
This is a energy piping CD with a twist. This has sold a lot of copies to pipers all over the world who are amazed at these guys dexterity. £11.69 (£12.99 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/btOVRd

Fairest Floo’erby Karine Polwart
Karine is normally known for her brilliant self-penned songs but many of us know Karine firstly for her beautiful renditions of Scottish traditional songs. Fairest Floo’er was a triumph in Scots song. Get it now! £8.09 (£8.99 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/8ZRgod

9. Foot Stompin’ Scotch Whisky

We’ve partnered again with the excellent Master of Malt to offer you the very best in Scotch Whisky. This malt from the Strathisla whisky distillery draws its waters from the calcium rich, peat-less Broomhill Spring. Rumour has it, kelpies – the supernatural shape shifting water horses from Scottish folk lore – haunt the spring at night!

Strathisla 40 Year Old – Gordon and MacPhail (70cl, 43%): A 40 year old single malt for under £100! You really don’t see many like this… The nose is rich and full. There are notes of sweet vanilla fudge with caramelised fruits and charred toasty oak with spice and gentle, cold wood smoke. £99.95
http://bit.ly/ctSudn

10. Foot Stompin’ Discussion Forum

Have you got something to say? Why not visit our discussion forum. Here are two subjects being discussed at the moment.

Shetland Council propose to charge pupils £160 a year for their music lessons
They have to make £1.5million in savings….
http://bit.ly/biMNLv

The end of an Era: Farewell from the Garden Sessions
Regrettably, the internet radio station with a special interest in folk music has closed down..
http://bit.ly/9eM1ua

11. Testimonials

I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic music podcast.  I live in Israel and don’t get to enjoy Scottish music like this often.  Thanks! Jonatha Degai

Just wanted to say great newsletter, catalog and service.  I live in the U.S., and you sent my CDs across the ocean faster than the “big river” guys, if you know what I mean. Kevin H.

12 . Foot Stompin’ on Facebook and Twitter

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Foot Stompin’ has a presence on Facebook. Come along, pay us a visit and say hello! http://bit.ly/5VSQRg

If Twitter is more your scene you can visit us here http://bit.ly/7GkifS

Harp music in Scotland

Have you heard this great harp CD by Ailie Robertson? Brilliant playing. http://bit.ly/9ZQGxN

Harp music is doing really well in Scotland. In many ways The Clarsach Society over the last 80 years has created a resurgency in the instrument that has led to some of most exploratve musicans being harp players.

Download some free harp sheet music at footstompin.com http://www.footstompin.com/public/article/printable-sheet-music/harp-sheet-music

Foot Stompin’ FREE Scottish Music Podcast

The Very Best of Kenneth McKellar

The Very Best of Kenneth McKellar

Listen to the Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast No. 54

Here’s our mid February 2010 Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast. Great music featured this week are Calum MacCrimmon with his new CD Man’s Ruin, Joy Dunlop’s Dusgadh (Awakening). Next up is a couple of golden oldies – Kenneth McKellar from 1960 singing My Love’s like a Red Red Rose and Jim Cameron and his Scottish Dance Band (from 1951) with Corn Rigs. We move to the present with fiddle maestro Alasdair White’s CD An Clàr Geal (The White Album) and finish off with Salsa Celtica and The Great Scottish Latin Adventure. http://bit.ly/oWIhn

Foot Stompin’ Scottish music newsletter February 18th 2010

Dusgadh (Awakening) by Joy Dunlop

Dusgadh (Awakening) by Joy Dunlop

As February marches on and it doesn’t seem to get any warmer (here anyway!) – here’s an offer to heat you up! Our offer this week is a great CD for jumping up and down to. We’re selling Silver by great band Cantrip for £4.99 – 60% of retail price! A reviewer described them as “tunes played with much skill and a touch of mischief…” Check it out http://bit.ly/aDRVcs


1. New Releases – includes Joy Dunlop, Jamie McLennan, Jim Cameron Scottish Dance Band
2. Scottish Music Heroes – Bobby MacLeod
3. Snippets – includes Twitter Helps Spread Gaelic to Spain, Bothy Ballad Champion of Champions 2010.
4. Foot Stompin’ FREE Scottish Music Podcast
5. 5. Edinburgh’s Ceilidh Culture: 2010: 6th March – 18th April 2010
6. Reviews – Catriona Watt, Stuart Cassells
7. Best Sellers: includes Skipinnish Ceilidh House, Calum Kennedy
8. Foot Stompin’ Scotch Whisky – Ardbeg
9. Discussion forum
10. Testimonials
11. Foot Stompin’ on Facebook and Twitter


1. New Releases (remember if you’ve bought from us before you get our loyalty 10% discount off everything)
 
RISE & SHINE!! Dùsgadh (Awakening) – Joy Dunlop: Featuring an eclectic array of musicians and drawing on a wide range of influences, Dùsgadh is the debut release by Joy Dunlop, one of Argyll’s most prolific Gaelic singers.  The album is a lovely blend of pure, haunting vocals & luscious musical arrangements.  Through 12 tracks, Joy explores the wide, expressive gamut of Gaelic song, demonstrating her versatility both as a singer and dancer, and her talent as an interpreter of traditional music. Guest musicians include Patsy Reid violin/viola. £11.70 (£12.99 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/9S8Nb6
 
ROYALLY GOOD!! The Duke & Duchess of Edinburgh – Jim Cameron Scottish Dance Band: A great collection of some long lost and rarely heard recordings of the great Jim Cameron and his Scottish Band.  They were a family band with Jim and his brother George on violins, daughter May with nephew Scott on accordions and Willie Ogilvie’s subtle use of the trumpet gave this band a unique sound. The band became Beltona’s biggest earner rivalling the success of Cameron’s great friend Jimmy Shand on Parlophone. £9,90 (£10.99 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/cWL53O


TRAVELLING MAN!! In Transit – Jamie McClennan: First solo recording from the New Zealand-born musician, best known for his work with Scottish singer Emily Smith.  Upbeat dancing tunes with soulful melodies that capture Jamie’s energetic and slightly off-the-wall fiddle playing perfectly.  On this recording he’s accompanied by the fantastic guitar work, both acoustic and electric, of former band mate, Gerry Paul, rhythm section of Duncan Lyall on Double Bass and Fraser Stone, and the soaring, pulsating flutes and whistles of Alan Doherty. There’s some great bluegrass mandolin touches by Canadian maestro Andrew Collins and some beautiful cello by Adelaide Carlow. £11.70 (£12.99 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/91aXXA    
 
BATTLE AXES!! Hands Across the Border (DVD) – Saor Patrol: Performed Live at the Guildhall Gloucester. Those that have seen Saor Patrol in live performane never forget the visual image! Often seen in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile particularly at Festival time they always attract a large crowd with their bagpipe and drum presentation and striking ‘wild Highland clansmen’ garb.  Although the band is a separate entity, the guys are all volunteers of the Clanranald trust for Scotland and can often be seen in movies as they are also part of an organisation supplying skilled combat performers and advisors to the film and television industry. £11.25 (£12.50 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/bK0mCN
Hands Across the Border – Audio CD also available: http://bit.ly/9yS0Py


ROCKING OUT! Passing Place by Green Goblin: Green Goblin are a Glasgow, Perth, Newcastle based Scottish band blending a wide range of musical styles ranging from Bluegrass to Rock, Jazz to Traditional to create a truly original sound. As individuals they are some of the most respected musicians in the UK and collectively as a group they have created a fresh sound that simply doesn’t conform to any musical genre. £11.70 (£12.99 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/b9Bmch
 
Delighted to say the following CDs are now back in Stock!
 
Orain Gaidhlig Volumes 1,2 & 3: Three great compilation CDs  featuring many of Scotland’s finest Gaelic singers. In the 1960s, television progammes like ‘Se ur Beatha’ and ‘Fear an Tighe’ brought Gaelic into the homes of many Scots who had a  limited knowledge of their ancient native tongue. The programmes were a great success. These CD pulls together a number of recordings from the mid 1950′s through the 1960s including early recordings of Alasdair Gillies and of Calum Kennedy accompanied on guitar rather than by the more familiar orchestral arrangements. Each CD £11.25 (£12.50 for first time customers)
Vol 1: http://bit.ly/cQ8wjU
Vol 2: http://bit.ly/95o65A
Vol 3: http://bit.ly/bNqsgY
 
The Clyde Valley Stompers: It seems that regardless of what sort of music people preferred, everyone loved The Clyde Valley Stompers. A historical event in the Scottish Jazz world took place on Saturday June 30th 1956 in St Andrews Grand Hall in Glasgow. The Beltona Record Company setup it’s equipment and recorded a concert. What’s significant is that these were to be the first tracks of traditional jazz bands resident in Scotland and composed only of Scots musicians to be made and issued by a major label.  Main attraction at the concert was the 1955 Scottish Traditional Jazz Band champion group, The Clyde Valley Stompers led by trombonist Ian Menzies and their glamorous young vocalist Mary McGowan…..£11.70 (£12.99 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/96ZlfB


Remember unlike many other websites you can speak to Foot Stompin’ on the telephone! Get us on +44 (0)131 441 3135 and we’ll help you anyway we can. We take all credit cards.


2. Scottish Music Heroes – Bobby MacLeod (1925 – 1991)
Memories of Bobby MacLeod  by his children Duncan, Robert, Alasdair and Rhoda.
 
Alasdair Robert Campbell MacLeod or Bobby as he soon became known, was born in Tobermory, Isle of Mull in 1925. His parents, Duncan and Anne, were both from Wester Ross. Anne had a great knowledge of Gaelic song and Duncan was a keen piper. They passed on their knowledge to their son. With additional tutoring from Pipe Majors William MacLean and William Ross, he soon became a competent piper, good enough in fact to be playing pibrochs by the age of twelve. He was regularly paraded in the family hotel, the Mishnish by his proud father.
Melodeons were very much in vogue at that time and Bobby, our Dad, soon acquired a taste for that instrument, being greatly influenced by the regular visits to Tobermory of William Hannah. Dad’s Hohner Black Dot is still on display in the Mishnish. Once able to knock out a few tunes, Dad formed a band with other local musicians. Dancing was very popular in Mull at this time, ranging from Quadrilles and the Lancers through modern dance like the Tango and Fox-Trot to Schottisches and Two-Steps. The band also regularly played at Mull’s stately homes in the summer season, so that those attending could practice their manoeuvres before the real thing – the Argyllshire Gathering Ball in September. Dad always maintained that he could not have had a better environment in which to learn how to play for dancers. A good dancer himself, he placed the utmost importance in setting the appropriate tempo which at all times had to be the one with which the dancers were most comfortable. This could vary from place to place – a Schottische in Stornoway would have to be played much quicker than in the Borders for example. The formative years were therefore predominantly influenced by Gaelic, pipe music and Scottish dance music.


In the late 1940s as the band became ever more popular they began playing further afield at dances throughout the West Coast. Eventually the decision was made to go full time, remaining so until 1958.
The Band’s style of playing – fresh, enthusiastic, pipe influenced, innovative – soon acquired a wide audience. As well as being in demand on the dance circuit, Dad made a series of recordings for Beltona, Parlophone and Phillips. TV appearances also followed, notably on the “White Heather Club”, as well of tours of Canada and the USA, and in 1956 an appearance at a World Youth Fair in Moscow.


Through the years, the band regularly performed on The BBC’s Saturday night Scottish dance music programmes, which in the pre-television days of the 1950s commanded a huge audience. The popularity of the band, and the demands placed upon it are reflected in the following excerpt showing a week’s bookings from the time:


Monday:   Duart Mull Ball
Tuesday:   Peterhead  Warder’s Annual Dance
Wednesday: Lochcarron  Concert & Dance
Thursday:   Rothsay  Shinty Club Dance
Friday:   Kyle of Lochalsh Hall Dance
Saturday  Munlochy  Dance for Inverness Thistle FC


All this at a time when in Dad’s own words “motorways were roads, and bridges were ferries”…
Read the full article: http://bit.ly/blsoqW
 
Bobby MacLeod made some of the best dance music ever. We have:
CD: The Genuine Article: http://bit.ly/bOJPj7
CD: Best of Bobby MacLeod and his Highland Dance Band 1951 – 1953: http://bit.ly/dlU67K
Tune Book: Bobby MacLeod – The Man From Tobermory: http://bit.ly/dCCftg  


3. Snippets


Twitter Helps Spread Gaelic to Spain
The tiny white village of Juzcar in Andalucia, Spain, may seem to be the least likely place to host a full blown Scottish cèilidh with kilts, scones, shortbread and fiddles. But come this Springtime, that’s exactly what will happen when a small team of Gaelic singers, tutors and actors head for the hills around Ronda, not far from Malaga. Fiona MacKenzie and Gillebride Macmillan are hosting a Gaelic course in Spain. Fancy going? Sounds great fun.
http://bit.ly/aCIYnR


Bothy Ballad Champion of Champions 2010.
At the Champion of Champions 2010 in Elgin last night, Hector Riddell from Finzean successfully defended the title he won last year. Shona Donaldson – only the second female ever to be in the Champion of Champions Final – was placed second, while Joe Aitken was third. Other competitors were Alan Taylor and John Valentine. Well done to all.
http://bit.ly/9UVczZ


Stardom beckons
Casting Director Orla O’Connor is currently searching for a young male Scottish musician between the ages of 15-20yrs to star as the lead in a feature film which will shoot in America this Spring. The screenplay is called ‘Dirt Road to Lafayette’ and is written by Booker prize winner James Kelman and will be directed by multi award winning director Kenny Glenaan.
http://bit.ly/cLM93H
 
Hey! Goodlookin’
A survey of 5000 British travellers has shown that Scotland has made it into the top 20 of the ‘best-looking nations on earth’. But in case this news should to our good-lookin’ heids…..we just managed to slip in at number 19 and well below the other three home nations !
 
Folkie Actors
A recent Foot Stompin’ discussion Forum thread has highlighted the fact that many folk musicians are also actors and vice versa..
http://bit.ly/cMaLYR 
 
A Crackin’ Ceilidh
The ever-brilliant Minathort Folk Festival will be getting underway soon. 12th – 14th March. It’s always a blast! Tickets and info:
http://bit.ly/dfbnCN


4. Foot Stompin’ FREE Scottish Music Podcast
Here’s our mid February 2010 Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music Podcast. Great music featured this week are Calum MacCrimmon with his new CD Man’s Ruin, Joy Dunlop’s Dusgadh (Awakening). Next  up is a couple of golden oldies – Kenneth McKellar from 1960 singing My Love’s like a Red Red Rose and Jim Cameron and his Scottish Dance Band (from 1951) with Corn Rigs. We move to the present with fiddle maestro Alasdair White’s CD An Clàr Geal (The White Album) and finish off with Salsa Celtica and The Great Scottish Latin Adventure. http://bit.ly/oWIhn
 
5. Edinburgh’s Ceilidh Culture: 2010: 6th March – 18th April 2010
 
Now in its eighth year, Ceilidh Culture is a great opportunity to get involved with the traditional arts, whether it be music, song, dance or storytelling – right here in the heart of Scotland’s capital city. Venues include the Usher Hall, HMV Picture House, The Waverley Bar, The Royal Oak, The Lot and The White Hart. The festival will this year include its very own street fair. From Friday 2 to Monday 5 April, Castle Street will play host to a wide range of stalls with food and drink, crafts, fashion and music, all celebrating the very best of Scotland. Alongside some of Scotland’s most accomplished musicians, the packed Ceilidh Culture programme features acts from as far afield as the US, Paraguay, Germany, Sweden and Thailand For brochure, information and tickets contact: 0131 228 1155.
http://bit.ly/aGT5GB


6. Reviews
Cadal Cuain by Catriona Watt
From the first track to the last I was absolutely hooked! I didn’t want to fast forward through anything. Catriona shows such musicality and adds a modern twist while still managing to stay true to the tradition. And the track of her singing with her grandmother – inspired! Wonderful wonderful wonderful – not often that I’m at a loss for words! But it’s the best thing I’ve heard for a long time – she was definitely a worthy winner of Young Traditional Musician last year! £9.89 (£10.99 for first time customers) http://bit.ly/8dNALx


Blown Away by Stuart Cassells
Piper Stuart Cassells was the Young Scots Traditional Musician 2005, and this debut CD release is part of his prize. Here he launches into some unorthodox arrangements with the rip-roaring energy and virtuosity that won him the title, abetted by a driving band and several guests. £9.89 (£10.99 for first time customers) http://bit.ly/9ieb2v


7. Best Sellers
 
CD: Calum Kennedy’s Songs in Gaelic: Here’s a chance to sit down for an hour and listen again to the beautiful gentle tone and wonderful range of Calum Kennedy’s voice when he sung in his native Gaelic. Sublime!
http://bit.ly/9RV6SA
 
CD: Breabach – The Desperate Battle of the Birds: With their dual bagpipes, fiddle, whistles  guitar and song are one of the most inventive and diverse bands to have emerged from the Scottish folk scene in recent years.
http://bit.ly/aJ7FrR
 
CD: The Early McKellar: Here we have 20 tracks first recorded by Kenneth McKellar, one of Scotland’s most popular tenor voices, more than 50 years ago remastered and now available on CD. A beautiful Scots voice
http://bit.ly/bR1xRV
 
CD: The Skipinnish Ceilidh House: This CD demonstrates the tremendous music on offer at this west-coast venue and gives the listener a flavour of the wonderful musical culture of Scotland.
http://bit.ly/cKS5zJ
 
CD: Cadal Cuainn – Catriona Watt: A gorgeous album by one of Scotland’s finest young singers.
http://bit.ly/8dNALx


8. Foot Stompin’ Scotch Whisky
We’ve partnered again with the excellent Master of Malt to offer you the very best in Scotch Whisky. This week here’s another couple of beauties.


Ardbeg Corryvreckan (70cl, 57.10%). Named after the colossal Corryvreckan whirlpool, this is one of the legendary Islay malts. We loved the Committee release and we weren’t disappointed with this incredible dram. This was released to replace Airigh Nam Beist, choosing a more medicinal style over the creamier style of the beastie. £59.95
http://bit.ly/bNDhzA


Ardbeg Lord Of The Isles (25 Year Old) (70cl, 46%). One malt to rule them all. An incredible dram, Whisky Mag recommended, Lord of the Isles is an exquisite Ardbeg, matured for 25 years. This is rich, full-bodied, with good sweetness. £279.95
http://bit.ly/csZZQ6


9. Foot Stompin’ Discussion Forum


Our discussion is a happening place! Recently discussed is:
Scotia Bar Reunion
At a recent funeral,one of the far too many we had in 2009, I was talking to (Big) Arthur Johnstone of The Laggan and The Stars Band and he was saying how miserable it is to keep meeting up with a dwindling folk scene at these sad occasions,he has decided to invite all who where ever a part of the thriving folk scene in The Scotia in the 60s and 70s to a reunion in Laurie’s Bar 21st Feb at 2pm.
http://bit.ly/99JOYd


Mandolin question
I’m thinking of getting myself a better Mandolin. Any suggestions?
http://bit.ly/c5nLCF


10. Testimonials
 
 I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic music podcast.  I live in Israel and don’t get to enjoy Scottish music like this often.  Thanks! Jonatha Degai
 
Just wanted to say great newsletter, catalog and service.  I live in the U.S., and you sent my CDs across the ocean faster than the “big river” guys, if you know what I mean. Kevin H.


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Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Line-Up announced

Treacherous OrchestraKnockengorroch World Ceilidh Line-Up Confirmed! 27-30 May at Knockengorroch farm in Dumfries and Galloway. Lineup includes Treacherous Orchestra, Lunasa, King Creosote and many more.

Traditional Arts Working Group Report

Have you read the Traditional Arts Working Group Report yet? Definitely worth a look. http://bit.ly/c1we3L

Foot Stompin’ Free Scottish Music ringtone

Download the free Scottish music ringtone from Mairearad Green and Anna Massie CD. It’s cheery and will you smile. http://bit.ly/6H7zj6

Foot Stompin’ February 10th newsletter

Calum MacCrimmon - Man's Ruin

Calum MacCrimmon - Man's Ruin

We’ve a great special offer for you this week. We’re offering you Shona Mooney’s Award winning CD, Heartsease (Mojo Magazine’s CD of the Year) for £4.99 – 60% off retail price. A reviewer said of it “Shona’s playing dazzles with vibrancy, and delights with its combination of verve, technical expertise and soul… Her sheer delight in playing and communicating the music beams directly out to the listener.” David Kidman http://bit.ly/bXFEXK

1. New Releases – includes Calum MacCrimmon, Duncan Johnstone, Gaberlunzie
2. Legendary Scottish Singers – Kenneth McKellar
3. Snippets – Petition to Save Scottish Music Course!
4. Foot Stompin’ FREE Scottish Music ringtone- Mairearad and Anna
5. Reviews – includes Mick West, Pur
6. Best Sellers: includes Breabach, Fraser Fifield, Oor Wullie
7. Foot Stompin’ Scotch Whisky – Glenmorange & Oban
8. Discussion forum
9. Testimonials
10. Foot Stompin’ on Facebook and Twitter

1. New Releases (remember if you’ve bought from us before you get our loyalty 10% discount off everything)

WINE, WOMEN & SONG!! Man’s Ruin – Calum MacCrimmon: Calum MacCrimmon, piper and whistle player with popular folk band Breabach, has shown his composing and vocal talents on this brilliant new release. It’s packed with great contemporary songs and tunes and a fab list of guest musicians in the shape of Innes Watson – guitars, dobro, fiddle; Duncan Lyall – bass; Paul Jennings – drum kit, cajon; Rick Taylor – trombone; Nigel Hitchcock – sax; John Somerville – accordion; Darren MacLean – Gaelic song. Calum himself is lead vocalist and plays electric guitar & whistles. The only piping featured on this album is the saucy picture on the cover! We love it! £11.70 (£12.99 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/cREhJ6

THE MASTER’S ART!! Pipe Tunes – Duncan Johnstone: The tracks on this CD come from two early LPs recorded by an obvious master of the art of piping. Duncan (1925 – 1999) was first and foremost a ‘musician’, and this was clearly evident not only in his playing but also in his composing and teaching. He was one of the finest pipers of his generation and piping enthusiasts will enjoy this opportunity to hear one of the ‘greats’. £11.25 (£12.50 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/btoKIz

REVIVAL MUSIC!! The Times They Are A-Changin’ (2 CDs) – The Ian Campbell Folk Group : We were delighted to come across this amazing collection of 62 tracks from the band who were a leading light of the 1960s folk revival.The tracks cover the recordings from 10 of the groups albums from 1964 onwards. They made many appearances on radio, television, and at national and international festivals and had a hit single with their recording of Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A-Changin’. Two of the members – Dave Swarbrick and Dave Pegg – went on to fame with ‘Fairport Convention’. The Ian Campbell Folk Group were a trendsetting group who influenced so many others, This double CD is a real gem, and a snapshot of the vibrant folk scene at the time. Excellent sleeve notes too! £9.89 (£10.99 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/dmjk0P

TRAVELLIN’ MEN!! The Shire Of Kinross: – Gaberlunzie: By all accounts a ‘gaberlunzie’ was a travelling singer and storyteller. Robin Watson and Gordon Menzies have been together as Gaberlunzie since the early 1970s and have have travelled widely entertaining audiences with their blend of modern and traditional songs. On this CD, the duo have stayed close to home with a selection of songs and tunes from their home area of Kinross. £11.25 (£12.50 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/9tSjPa

NIGHT-CLUBBIN!! Reeltime – Keeping It Reel: Wild, pipe-led dance-music! The album is a compilation of selected contemporary works featuring bagpipes, large and small, played by Roddy Deans and a variety of Scotland’s session musicians. A CD of mixed musical flavours from around the world given a modern Scottish twist. £11.25 (£12.50 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/cClq5q

CALUM’S BACK!! Calum Kennedy – Songs in Gaelic: We are delighted to say that after an absence of several months (due to the illness of the sole supplier) we have managed to get some more of this beautiful and popular CD back into stock. Here’s a chance to sit down for an hour and listen again to the beautiful gentle tone and wonderful range of Calum Kennedy’s voice when he sung in his native Gaelic. Sublime! £11.25 (£12.50 for first time customers)
http://bit.ly/9RV6SA

CDs from other artists of bygone days also now available again include:

Robert Wilson The Voice of Scotland: (3 volumes available) http://bit.ly/dalc1w
Father Sydney MacEwan (Silver Threads.. & Bonnie Mary of Argyle) http://bit.ly/bjitmE
Harry Gordon – The Laird o’ Inversnecky: http://bit.ly/aYakgb
The Cornkisters (3 volumes available): http://bit.ly/aTrQuP
Dancing Memories (4 volumes available) http://bit.ly/9RBJAS
Jimmy Blue Scottish Dance Band: http://bit.ly/aVfTeu
Joseph Hislop – Songs From Scotland: http://bit.ly/brSfEt
Jim Cameron’s Scottish Dance Band (3 volumes available): http://bit.ly/a8NZZM

Remember you can also buy from Foot Stompin’ by phone – +44 (0)131 441 3135. We take all credit cards. If you like a friendly voice at the end of your phone we’re here!

2. Legendary Scottish Singers – Kenneth McKellar

Scottish tenor Kenneth McKellar was born in Paisley in 1927. He originally studied Forestry at Aberdeen University, after graduation working for the Scottish Forestry Commission. He later trained at the Royal College of Music as an opera singer. Kenneth’s great talent as a singer first came to public notice in 1947 through a broadcast with the BBC in Glasgow. “It was the ballad opera The Gentle Shepherd, by the early 18th century Scottish poet Allan Rarnsay,” he recalls. “The music for it was arranged by Cedric Thorpe Davie, who was Professor of Music at St.Andrew’s University. I sang the main tenor part in that. It was very beautiful. That was my introduction to broadcasting.”

He did not enjoy his time with the Carl Rosa Opera Company and left them to pursue a career singing traditional Scottish songs and other works. A year after he left opera for good he signed with the Decca Record Company where he remained for over 25 years during which time he recorded some 35 or more LPs which have sold many millions of copies throughout the world. He was a star of both radio and television and even represented the UK in the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest. His Songs of Robert Burns album is regarded in Scotland as the definitive Burns collection. His recordings in Paisley Abbey, Sacred Songs and Hosana are among the best-loved ever to come out of Scotland.

Foot Stompin’ has some beautiful recordings by Kenneth McKellar:
Kenneth McKellar – The Decca Years (1955-1975): http://bit.ly/bsxqQl
The Very Best Of Kenneth McKellar : http://bit.ly/arLjqa
The Early McKellar: http://bit.ly/bR1xRV
To Robert Burns, A Tribute: http://bit.ly/9thPhC
Kenneth McKeller’s Book of Hymns: http://bit.ly/bdYUmL

3. Snippets

Petition to Save top Scottish Music Degree!
One of the most sought-after music courses in Scotland is threatened with closure…there’s a petition to try and stop the axe falling on the BA Applied Music course at Strathclyde University which has seen many young traditional musicians among its graduates. More details here: http://bit.ly/9ieqM4

Awards galore!
Lots of Scottish singers and bands have been nominated in the 2010 Spiral Awards. You can vote for Border’s Tunesmiths and Fiddlers’ Bid (both in Instrumental Album), Lau (Best Original Song), Kris Drever (Best male singer), Alyth McCormack (Best female singer), Lau and Karine Polwart (Best Live Act). Vote here http://bit.ly/cMVVp8

Wee Precious!
Alexander McCall Smith’s new novel d”Precious and the Puggies” (monkeys) due for publiclation next month is to be released only in the Scots language. The author has decided that it appears in print in the Scots language for a year before it is translated into English or any other language. http://bit.ly/a9QR2w

Rallying call!
Annual Inverness Fiddlers Rally takes place Saturday 13th February 2010 at Eden Court Theatre. Be there or be square! http://bit.ly/dcsZmY

Road to Sunset: A Life of Lewis Grassic Gibbon
A lovely radio programme about the life of Lewis Grassic Gibbon  the writer of Scottish classic ‘Sunset Song’. It can still be accessed on BBC Radio Scotland. http://bit.ly/bfAyti

Arizona
Anyone know about a group of travellers who went over to North America from Perthshire about 150 years ago, who still travel across a number of states including Arizona? They apparently speak (Ar Cainnt) Gaelic or Cant in English. http://bit.ly/cRE9Yn

Piping Summer School in Tuscany
Piper Hamish Moore is delighted to announce an exciting new Summer School for Piping, Traditional Music and Dance, to be held in Barga in Tuscany where he spent 2008 as musician in residence. Barga dates back a thousand years and is a walled hill town of astounding beauty… http://bit.ly/9o1ker

The Muckle Sing Again!.
An extra day (21st February) has been added to this popular event which encourages community song groups and choirs.  There’s room for indivisdual singers too.  It will be a repeat of the Saturday’s programme (now fully booked) Howden Park Centre Livingston, West Lothian.. Booking details : http://bit.ly/axo0Le

Trad in the Park
A weekend of traditional music making At Highland Adventure, Glenisla with two of the country’s most respected traditional musicians. Including one half-day’s outdoor activity. For musicians of S3 and above of intermediate or advanced playing / singing ability.
http://bit.ly/aJx7d5

4. Foot Stompin’ FREE Scottish Music ringtone
Here’s our latest Free Scottish music ringtone. It’s a tune from the new Mairearad and Anna CD. It’s very cheery and guaranteed to make you smile. http://bit.ly/6H7zj6

5. Reviews

CD:  Sark o Snaw. 5 stars reviewed in Scotland on Sunday .
This masterful album of traditional songs was created over hundreds of years, by many thousands of individuals, and their spirit remains palpable in West’s deeply moving and authentically Scots voice. Each of these 11 evergreen songs is given a carefully wrought, modernist accompaniment that dramatises the ballads (Chylde Owlett), conjures mystery (Well Below The Valley) or remains simple and demurely touching (Kelvin’s Purling Stream). Go listen to it…Norman Chalmers
http://bit.ly/5Fh2lK

CD: Pur reviewed in The Scots Magazine
If, like me, you span both Scottish cultures, it is maybe too easy to approach this CD with some apprehension, in case attempts to Gaelicise Burns result in McGonagall-esque Gaelic doggerel — but this is definitely not the case, and the resulting synthesis is pleasing in the extreme. In fact, it’s sometimes difficult to realise that two cultures are being welded together . . . seamless is perhaps the word. I can’t help thinking that it’s a shame we don’t spend more time considering what unites us rather than what separates us, and that this time of the Scottish cultural year should be encouraged for simply that.
http://bit.ly/3vofw7

CD: Don’t Sing Love Songs by Maeve Mackinnon. Five Stars. Scotland on Sunday
“From the crunchy opening string chords and cross-rhythmic tension, you know an unusual musical intelligence is at work. The title comes from the Stateside favourite ‘Silver Dagger’, and while the Scots ‘Cruel Brither’ makes an appearance, most of the songs are in Gaelic. Striking arrangements might on occasion overshadow a song, but this is one of the most absorbing albums to be released in Scotland for a long time.”.. Norman Chalmers
http://bit.ly/9z84M9

CD: Songs in Gaelic – Calum Kennedy. Customer Review
This CD is a must for Calum’s many fans.His wonderful romantic voice confirms he was the greatest gaelic singer of his generation. I was privileged to hear him singing in his prime.A great loss to the Scottish musical scene. (Mr Tom Aitchison)
http://bit.ly/9RV6SA

6. Best Sellers

CD: The Desperate Battle Of The Birds By Breabach
Latest CD from top Scottish band. http://bit.ly/aJ7FrR

CD: Sark o’ Snaw by Mick West Band
Mick’s take on traditional and contemporary Scots song. http://bit.ly/5Fh2lK

CD: Stereocanto by Fraser Fifield.
Great use of pipes and electronics. http://bit.ly/aw71KG

CD: A Shirt Of Silk Or Snow by Wendy Weatherby
Scots song and cello – a great combination. http://bit.ly/9PFgK8

Book: Awfy Braw – Oor Wullie Funbook
Fun games with Oor Wullie. http://bit.ly/55Q3Z6

DVD: Eric Bogle – Live At Stonyfell Winery (DVD)
Leading Scots export sings his own songs. http://bit.ly/9RbR8V

7. Foot Stompin’ Scotch Whisky

Foot Stompin’ and Master of Malt have again combined to offer you great deals on Scots Whisky. Here are two classic whiskies from the Highland region.

Oban 14 Year Old: This West Highland malt is still produced in the same unhurried, traditional fashion and this 14 year old is a classic dram from the Oban Whisky Distillery. £32.95 (should have been £39.95) http://bit.ly/daZdlj

Glenmorangie 12 Year Old Golden Rum Cask (70cl, 40%). A rare 12 year old Glenmorangie, finished in a dark rum cask. This was released before the range of LVMH Glenmorangie malts, thus the old-fashioned packaging… £79.95 http://bit.ly/cUKBEC

8. Foot Stompin’ Discussion Forum

Our forum is a busy place! Feel free to join in.

Here we go again – more Gaelic dissent in the North
Councillor slams spending on Gaelic education….
http://bit.ly/9Jf0cD

Copper and Brass
I’ve just dug out the old vinyl copy of this Dick Gaughan album and it’s nice to hear again
http://bit.ly/ceFSff

9. Testimonials

Wow! what speedy service! the CDs arrived with today’s post. Many thanks…..Kirsten

..You guys deserve any customer service awards going – you’re certainly doing it right…Many thanks again. AlyFinlayson

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