Fred Davidson

with Margaret Smith on

Melodeon and Piano

 

Available on Cassette - Catalogue Number - YMMC02 - £4.99

Here is something quite unique in the music of Aberdeenshire: a recording of tunes arranged for and played on the melodeon by a man who, at the age of forty-seven, was a late starter.  

Eighteen years ago, Fred Davidson could not read a note of music.  He played everything by ear, reaching eventually a standard of perfection and virtuosity which is the envy of many of his fellow musicians.  

All this he achieved through sheer hard work and perseverance and a deal of encouragement from the great Bill Smith, late Secretary of the Banchory Strathspey and Reel Society, who persuaded him, despite a natural modesty, to grasp every opportunity to play in public.

So sit back and listen to some rattling good playing, with a natural exhuberance and a great sense of rhythm and style.  

This is a super cassette.             

GEORGE DONALD (Scotland The What)

 

15 Tracks - Total Running Time of 47 min 22 sec.

1.

10th Battalion HLI Crossing the Rhine/MacDonald’s March to the War.

2.

Duke of Perth/The Rose Tree/My Love She’s but a Lassie Yet

3.

Happy Harry/Maggie’s Farewell to Blackhammer

4.

Aros Park/The Headlands

5.

The Queen’s Visit to Duart Castle/Rab’s Wedding

6.

I Love a Lassie/WeeDoch’n’Dorus/Roamin’in the Goalmin/It’s a Long Way to Tipperary/ Pack Up Your Troubles

7.

The Meeting of the Waters/The Old Rustick Bridge

8.

Lovely Stornoway/The Dancing in Kyle/Annie Lawrie

9.

Australian Ladies/Athol and Breadalbane Gathering

10.

Bunty and Fred’s Ruby Wedding

11.

Banjo on my Knee/Yellow Rose of Texas/Scotland the Brave/The Irish Rover

12.

 

13.

Dark Lochnagar/Auld Hoose/Coming Through the Rye/The Four Marys

14.

Kirkwall Bay/MacFarlane o’ the Sprotts/Bonnie Lass o Fyvie/Mormond Braes

15.

John MacDonald’s March/McFail of Bunessan