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Scott Band Scottish Dance Band

The March meeting of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Club in Portree’s Royal Hotel was off to a sombre start as Club secretary and compere for the evening, Linda Shaw, paid tribute to club member Mary Bell Campbell who had recently passed away.  Mary Bell had been attending the Club nights for as long as many people can remember and she will be sorely missed. Condolences are extended to her family and many friends. A good turnout of Club players soon had audience feet tapping, starting with accordionist Emily Matheson, followed by solo fiddler Rachel Henderson playing the air “Calum’s Road” and the reel “Spootiskerry”. Later in the evening Rachel and Emily joined forces for a duet which delighted the audience. More solo fiddling came from Wendy Riva and Julia Rudram with a change to a one-row melodeon of Peter Donnghale. The Club’s youngest member, drummer Charlie Oag was delighted to be invited on stage to play along with the guest band for a couple of sets which he did to a standard which earned him acclaim from the audience. Guest band for the evening was The Scott Band Scottish Dance Band led by accordionist Scott of Newtyle in Angus playing piano accordion and also a button-key accordion dsplaying his versatility. Starting his musical career at the tender age of seven with tutors such as John Huband and Gordon Pattullo and the encouragement of his local Blairgowrie Accordion and Fiddle Club he has gone on to be well known around the Clubs, has recorded albums and made several broadcasts. His well balanced programme was well received and enhanced by the great backing of drummer Gus Millar and pianist Bill Ewan, two of the best in the business. On Thursday 2nd April the Club look forward to hosting The Scott Carnegie Trio in the usual venue of the Royal Hotel, Portree.


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