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The Occasionals - Birling (CD)

…Occasionals ceilidh band started in 1986, featuring a number of great musical friends. Over time it naturally distilled into the quartet of musicians heard here on this, their seventh recording: Freeland Barbour, Ian Hardie, Kevin MacLeod and Gus Millar. This album is a celebration of 25 years of playing dances…

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The Occasionals - The Full Set (Of Basic Scottish Ceilidh Dances) (DVD & CD) (CD and DVD set)

…Occasionals’ sixth album and, as the title suggests, this one really is The Full Set.  It features: new music on audio CD for the twelve most popular Scottish ceilidh dances (recorded in the studio) written dance instructions in a booklet a DVD video of live dance demonstrations for each of…

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The Occasionals - Down To The Hall (CD)

…Occasionals are widely regarded as one of the foremost ceilidh dance bands. They have a huge reputation around the Scottish dance scene, and have been playing for dancing the length and breadth of Europe since 1986. Great dancing nights are still to be found in halls around Scotland, where enthusiastic…

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The Occasionals - Reel Of Four (CD)

…Tremendous sets from the top ceilidh dance band. A selection of sets for Scottish Ceilidh dancing, featuring a range of traditional and contemporary tunes, with some new compositions by Freeland Barbour and Ian Hardie. Written information about the tunes and dances is included. Featuring Freeland Barbour (accordion), Ian Hardie (fiddle,…

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The Occasionals - Live From The Music Hall, Aberdeen (CD)

…One of Scotland’s most popular ceilidh bands recorded live in November 1998. Freeland Barbour (accordion), Ian Hardie (fiddle), Kevin MacLeod (banjo) and Gus Millar (drums).

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Dougie Mackenzie with Brian Miller - Along The Way (CD)

…Occasionals, The Singing Kettle, Tom Paxton and Arthur Johnstone. More recently Brian was in the cast of Far, Far From Ypres. Siobhan Miller adds backing vocals along with Ian McCalman, Charlie Milne, George Archibald and Ken McNaughton (referred to in the notes as The Kevock Chorus). The album was recorded…

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Scotland, The Music And The Song - A 20 Year Profile Of Greentrax (3 x CD)

…In 2018, Greentrax Recordings are re-launching this best-selling album. This compilation was originally released in 2006 when the company, which also includes the Culburnie label, celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Greentrax Recordings, ‘Scotland’s Favourite Record Company’, was launched in 1986 by retired Police Inspector Ian Green. The 59 tracks for this…

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Freeland Barbour & Friends - The Music And The Land (The Concert) (CD)

…Occasionals Ceilidh Band - comprising Freeland Barbour (accordion), Mairi Campbell (fiddle), Alison Smith (fiddle), Kevin Macleod (tenor banjo and mandolin), Gus Millar (drums) and Neil MacMillan (piano) - with guests Martin Carthy (songs), Phil Cunningham (accordion), Ross Ainslie (smallpipes and Highland pipes), Simon Thoumire (concertina), Gary West (smallpipes), Jane Gardner…

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Ian Hardie - A Breath Of Fresh Airs (CD)

…Occasionals ceilidh band, with whom he has recorded several times. In addition to this highly acclaimed solo album, Ian recorded a second solo album - A Breath of Fresher Airs - and a duo album with Andy Thorburn - The Spider’s Web. He also released his album Westringing on his…

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Kevin MacLeod - Dorney Rock (CD)

…Occasionals Ceilidh Band, features a lively collection of Scottish and Irish traditional music, and also some new melodies from several contemporary composers including himself. He is joined by three masters of the tradition - Ireland’s legendary bouzouki player Alec Finn of De Dannan, Orcadian guitar supremo Kris Drever of trio…

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Ceilidh Band Music Of Scotland (Celtic Collections vol 3) (CD)

…A varied selection of dances and tunes from a number of Scotland’s finest ceilidh bands.

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Kevin MacLeod - Springwell (CD)

…Occasionals. ‘This is one you’ll want on your CD player, just try prizing it out once it is in’ (Irish Music Magazine) ‘The use of no less than nine beautiful and varied stringed instruments gives the music a delightful timeless quality’ (Scots Music) ‘Springwell is a fine example of a…

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Death of Ian Hardie

Occasionals Ceilidh Band and others. His funeral will take place on Tuesday 23rd October at 12.30 in Nairn, in the United Reform Church. Ian Green was proud to have Ian Hardie on the Greentrax books and considered him a good friend as well as a great musician.  He will be…

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