Music for Scottish Country Dancing
I’m and SCD dancer, and also I’m trying to make a band to play irish/scottish music - including playing for dancers. The rule is that before playing some sort of music, you should listen lots of it. So - what will you recommend?
We have some of these official RSCDS CDs [ http://www.rscds.org/shop/rscds-recordings-cds-and-cassettes ] (and will get more, I hope - although they’re quite expensive). They are great - but where can we find the names of the tunes they’re playing there? Not leading tunes (we have that Originally Ours book), but other tunes of the set?
And what other SCD music (bands, perfomers, CDs) will you recommend? And, generally, what other trad scot instrumental music is recommended listening for us?
…and, since I’m writing here, can you recognize these two tracks - [ http://www.sendspace.com/file/0g1tkc ] and [ http://www.shadyglen.ru/music/45f71b541e3f6.mp3 ]? Leading tunes are Flowers of Edinburgh and The Laird o’ Cockpen, bur what are other tunes, and who performs each of the two?