Complete Scottish Dance Master No.1 - Bobby MacLeod and his Band: Exciting, beautifully played sets of Scottish dance music - jigs, reels and strathspeys recorded by the great Bobby MacLeod in 1963. Bobby MacLeod's band was in the top echelons of Scottish dance music and over the years carved out a name not only national in prominence but international to the extent of being a much-admired ambassador for Scottish music across the world. Even if the intricate steps of the traditional dance are a complete mystery to you this record cannot fail to please; from the first rousing chord the blood is quickened and the irresistible beat soon has you toe-tapping, and we hope, itching to join in the fun. For Scottish Country Dance Clubs and fellow enthusiasts the world o'er, this is the ideal record; considerable thought has gone into the set dances and they are complete in their entirety. The arrangements by Bobby MacLeod bring into full play the wide range of his experience, whilst the band is recruited from the cream of Scottish Dance musicians. The personnel are: Bobby MacLeod on first accordion, Ian Holmes on second accordion, Syd Chalmers on violin, Harry Carmichael on piano, Tommy McTague on bass and Andrew Hardy on drums. This album got the wholehearted approval of a great many first class teachers and members of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.
This CD has been produced from records made over fifty years ago. There may be a few slight imperfections associated with the age of the original material, but we have tried to make the sound quality of the CD as clear and crisp as possible. We hope that you will agree with us that the quality of the music still shines through.