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Ewan Galloway Scottish Dance Band

A good turnout of members and friends of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Club assembled in Portree’s Royal Hotel for their November meeting and to enjoy a full evening of superb music and fun from the participants. Talented young box player Emily Matheson started the entertainment accompanied by Bill Ewan on keyboard who was “borrowed” from the guest band. Fiddlers also played their part with sets from Wendy Riva, Julia Rudram accompanied by guitarist George Baker and more great fiddle sets from Chris Mitchell who was visiting from Benbecula. Accordionist Chiara Maclean played solo while accordion duets were ably supplied by Eilidh MacFadyen and Radachan MacKinnon. Having enjoyed the great contributions from the Club players, the audience settled down in eager anticipation of the visit by the Club’s special guests for the evening, the Ewan Galloway Band. With Ewan leading on accordion, Bill Ewan on keyboards, Derek Hamilton on second box and Richard Hughes on drums, the band launched into a tremendous programme of varied music played to the highest standard and delighting the appreciative audience. With the band’s personalities shining through a great atmosphere was created in the function room added to which was a great deal of humour,a wonderful piano solo from Bill Ewan and a couple of fine vocals from the multi-talented Derek Hamilton. This was an amazing night of music which could only be ended one way – with a lively traditional ¬stramash” The Club look forward to their next meeting on Thursday 6th December when the special guests will be Archie & Alec MacAllister.

John Grundy.


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Ewan Galloway Scottish Dance Band
1st November 2018

Roy Hendrie Duo
4th October 2018

Steven Carcary Duo
3rd May 2018

Sandy Nixon Scottish Dance Band
5th April 2018

Sileas Sinclair Trio
1st March 2018






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