27th March, 2005

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4-5 p.m

trk: Madame Bonaparte
perf: Leahy
cd: fire in the kitchen
label: bmg 09026 631332

trk: old rugged cross
perf: Sydney Devine
album: take my hand precious lord
label: emerald ges 1220

trk: Bonnie border burn
perf: Tartan Lads
cd: welcome to Scotland
label: lochshore cdloc 1075

trk: Quantum leap
perf: Chris Armstrong
cd: quantum leap
label: lochshore cdldl 1295

trk: my old man
perf: Clydesiders
cd: crossing the borders
label: rel recd 502

trk: Lassie wi the yellow coatie
perf: Norma Cairns
cd: a song in the air
label: private

trk: Lord McDonald’s reel
perf: Max Houliston
album: dancing thro’ Scotland
label: marble arch mals 1426

trk: Thou bonnie wood o’ Craigielee
perf: Sam Monaghan
cd: The tannahill songbook
label: corban cbncd 028

trk: Iona boat song
perf: Glasgow phoenix choir
cd: Iona Abbey
label: scotdisc cditv 709

trk: my friend buddy
perf: Natalie McMaster
cd: Natalie McMaster
label: wea cdn 87

trk: Paul’s song
perf: Heather Heywood
cd: By yon castle wa’
label: greentrax cdtrax 054

trk: Jimmy Shand’s on the wireless
perf: Big Elastic Band
cd: When big Roy sang on Annie McGregors jukebox
lable: lismor lcom 5254

trk: Coilsfield house
perf: Christina Connell
cd: Thistle dew
label: private

trk: Rothesay Bay
perf: Andy Stewart
album: A Scottish soldier
label: capitol t6072

trk: William Wallace
perf: Brian Cooper
cassette: The saga of Scotland
label: golden heritage gh 013

trk: William Wallace
perf: Alastair McDonald
cd: heroes and legends of Scotland
label: corban cbncd 019

trk: 79th farewell to Gibraltar
perf: massed bands of Scotland
cd: Toronto International tattoo
label: lismor lcom 8015

trk: will you walk with me
perf: Isla Grant
cd: only yesterday
label; cmr igcd 1074

trk: mal na mara
perf: Catherine Ann McPhee
cd: looking back
label: greentrax cdtrax 258

trk: when the pipers play
perf: Invercargill pipe band
cd: pipin’ hot
label; lochshore cdloc 1105

trk: Willies gane tae Melville castle
perf: Eileen Cameron
album: songs of the borders
label: london sw 99513

trk: my forever friend
perf: John McDermott
cd: great is thy faithfulness
label: emi 7243 582325 2 3

trk: wild geese
perf: Bobby Crowe
album: this lasting pride
label: lismor lilp 5187

20 March, 2005

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trk: selection of jigs
perf: Jimmy Blue
album: The Jimmy Blue band show
label: pye nspl 15085

trk: Women of Dundee
perf: Enoch Kent
cd: for the women
label: second avenue records sas 2010

trk: Beautiful Vale of the Leven
perf: Robert McKechnie
album: Sailing up the Clyde
label: emi stal 5016

trk: Ashokan farewell
perf: The Alexander Brothers
cd: Scotland we love you
label: scotdisc cditv 711

trk; Little sunday school
perf: Sheena Wellington
cd: strong women
label: greentrax cdtrax 094

trk: land o’ light
perf: Lowland band of the Scottish division
cd: Flowers of the forest
label: scotdisc cditv 659

trk: The kings shilling
perf: Fraser and Ian Bruce
album: Mrs. Bruce’s boys vol 1
label: lochshore 1007

trk: Loch Tay boat song
perf: The Cottars
cd: on fire
label: warner music 2-41716

trk: The Portree kid
perf: The Corries
album: live from Scotland, vol 3
label: pan audio pa015

trk: new Scotia quadrille
perf: John Ellis band
cd: Thistle and the shamrock
label: lismor lcom 5282

trk: Livingstone
perf: Alastair McDonald
cd: House of Macdonald
label: Corban cbncd027

5-6 p.m.

trk: The sands o’ the shore
perf: Scots women
cd: live from celtic connections 2001
label: greentrax cdtrax 213d

trk: The old rustic bridge
perf: Francis Canning
cd: my dreams of long ago
label: Lismor lcom 3006

trk: crushed by England
perf: Geraldine McEwan
cassette: the saga of Scotland
label: golden heritage gh 013

trk: these are my mountains
perf: Dennis Clancy
album: our way
label: beltona sbe 1009

trk: The Lochaber dance
perf: Fred Morrison and Jamie McMenemy
cd: up south
label: lochshore cdldl 1313

trk: Sound the pibroch
perf: John Allan Cameron
cd: Classic John Allan Cameron vol 1/ 2
label: margaree mscd 9231

trk: The old accordian man
perf: Isla Grant
cd: Mother
label: cmr records cmcd 1078

trk: The white cockade reel
perf: Ron Gonella
album: Ron Gonella plays the fiddle of Neil Gow
label: Brownrigg brg 004

trk: Jock McKay
perf: Robert Wilson
album: Down in the glen
label: emi mfp 1115

trk: Lauder medley
perf: Lowland band of the Scottish division
cd: Flower of the forest
label: scotdisc cditv 659

trk: Aikey Braes
perf: Andy Stewart
album: Scotch corner
label: starline srs 5159

trk: strip the willow
perf: Alasdair MacCuish
cd: The black rose ceilidh band
label: lochshore cdloc 1086

March13, 2005

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4-5 p.m.

trk: among the Wicklow hills
perf: The Alexander Brothers
album: Aye yours, Tom and Jack
label: Pye nspl 15026

trk: I’m looking for a bonnie lass
perf: Robert Lovie
cd: the best of Robert lovie vol 1
label: Ross reords cdgr 193

trk: Garnett Barry
perf: Paddy Keenan/Bothy Band
cd: live in concert
label: Green Linnet glcd 3111

trk: Coshieville
perf: North Sea Gas
cd: schiehallion
label: scotdisc cditv 629

trk: My wild Irish Rose
perf: Tom Leadbeater
cd: fond tribute to Charlie Chamberlain
label: private

trk: military twostep
perf: Larry McKee and the Shandonairs
cd: dancin’ Irishman
label: quality rspd258

trk: heather on the hill
perf: Irene Sharpe
album: heather on the hill
label: waverly wav25016

trk: emigrants eyes
perf: Rita McNeil and Men of the Deeps
cd: mining the soul
label: luprock 2000A

trk: will ye no come back again
perf: Christina Connell
cd: Thistle dew
label: private

trk: Danny Boy
perf: Lena Martell
cd: My homeland
label: scotdisc cditv 714

trk: Lauder medley
perf: Peter Mallan
cd: Scotland in song
label: lochshore cdloc 1088

trk: Lilly bolero/white cockade
perf: Chieftains
cd: live at the Grand Opera house, Belfast
label: rca 09026

trk: Granny’s Highland hame
perf: Kenneth McKellar
cd: the bluebells of Scotland
label; eclipse 820 945-2

trk: 500 miles
perf: Proclaimers
cd: greatest Scottish collection cd 3
label: hmv 7243


trk: Wild rover
perf: Andy Stewart
cd: greatest Scottish collection vol 3
label: hmv 7243

trk: Scotland becomes a nation
perf: Brian Cooper
cassette: Saga of Scotland
label: golden heritage gh013

trk: Rise again
perf: Rankin family
cd: Rise again
label:emi cdpro 773

trk: Hero’s of Longhope
perf: Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
cd: serenity
label: rel recd546

trk: Rose of Tralee
perf: John McCormack
cd: John McCormack, vol 1
label; naxos 8.120504

trk: Gallant Murray
perf: Andy M.Stewart
cd: Donegal rain
label: green linnet glcd 1183

trk: Bells of Dunblane
perf: Robert Matheson
cd: The big birl
label: Lismor lcom 5262

trk: Cavan girl
perf: Alex Beaton
cd: halfway home
label: glenfinnan grcd107

trk: He’s aye a kissin me
perf: Helen McArthur
album : My ain folk
label: harmony hes6017

trk: March,strathspey and reel
perf: F/M Montgomery Pipe band
cd: world pipe band championships 2004, vol 1
label: Monarch cdmon 859

trk: Tyne boatman
perf: Enoch Kent
cd: for the women
label: second avenue records sas2010

trk: Patsy Fagan
perf: Tommy Scott
cd: Holiday in Ireland
label: scotdisc cdiyv 610

DenisSnowdon.com — March 2005 Newsletter

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Radio Show Info and Updates

February 20th marked the beginning of my annual feature of Andrew Cruickshank, Geraldine McEwan and Brian Cooper’s epic “the Story of Scotland” a new episode will be featured in the second hour of the show each week for the next several weeks. As an exciting addition to the show this year you will be able to find the audio from that portion of the show posted in the show notes on the website. If you missed any shows you will be able to catch up on what you missed! In the past I have received tonnes of email from listeners about show content and now I am able to provide that information in the show notes section of the website. According to my webmaster that is the most popular section of the site so far!

New material comes in all the time; it’s interesting how people find out about the show. Winnipeg, Manitoba and Carthage, Missouri were just two of the postmarks from the past couple of weeks that amazed me!

Alastair McDonald (Massacre of Glencoe) sent an e-mail, so we will be looking for a goody bag from him in the next couple of weeks.

If you want to hear more of the type of music you hear on a Little breath of Scotland, give a listen to BBC Radio Scotland on our links, and enjoy Robbie Shepherd’s two shows, “Reel Blend”, and “Take the Floor”.

Tour Updates

In January we had our annual “Burns’ Cruise” and by all measures it was a success!! Everyone enjoyed the time away and the celebration. You can find some great pictures in my favourite part of my website … the photo albums. Many folks are looking forward to next years all ready!!

You can find information on the website about my upcoming tours with ‘Great Canadian Holidays’. The next two are the ‘Atlantic Canada Tour’ and my 26th Annual ‘Tour of Scotland”. Bookings for the tours are being managed through ‘Great Canadian Holidays’ and as you have now come to expect you can find all of their contact information on the website. The Atlantic Canada tour is 3/4 full, so if you were planning on coming, sign up soon, or it will be too late. The 26th annual tour of Scotland is also getting great response. If you can’t come this year, perhaps you know of someone who is looking for such a tour. You can’t beat letting a Scot show you Scotland, can you? Please give Great Canadian Holidays a call for more information on either tour. Their toll free phone number is 1-800-461-8687

Coming up

Looking forward to the release of our CD, due out late spring, with great music, and lot’s of favourite artists.

The weekend of May 27th, I’ll be at the Scottish Pavilion of ASTA, the Association for Scottish Traditions and Arts. More about this on the show, closer to the time.

The second week in August sees the 60th Fergus Highland Games. I can hardly believe that the Friday night tattoo started in 1988, and I’ve been fortunate to have been the MC for every one! How time flies.

We are involved in the Prostate cancer awareness week pipe band parade in Toronto, and on Sept 18th, I will be an honourary pipe major in the parade that goes from City hall to Queens Park. With the help of Pipe major Stewart White of the Milton and district Pipe band, we will have our own pipe band for the day, called, the AM740 pipes and drums, and I will be inviting listeners who are pipers and drummers to come join my band for the day!! More info on this later…stay tuned, but keep practicing those pipes and drums

September 24th see’s Kew Gardens as the venue for the Beaches Ceilidh Festival, and Frankie Benson of the Radio Erin Show and I will be on hand to help with the event. If you’ve never had the chance to hear Frankie perform, this is a great opportunity, and the event is free!!!!

As always thanks for taking time out of your Sundays to listen to the show and thank you for visiting my new website. I have appreciated all of your kind notes since launching the website only a few weeks ago. If you have any comments or questions please let us know.

Thank you and regards,


March 6, 2005

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4-5 p.m.

trk: Highland medley
perf: Graeme Mitchell
cd: Lasting impression
label: Shielburn Associates shielcd009

trk: Bound to go
perf: Davey Steele
cd: McCalman Singular
label: greentrax cdtrax269

trk: Northern lights of old Aberdeen
perf: Jimmy Logan
cd: The greatest Scottish collection vol 4
label: HMV 7243 5 35427

trk: Strip the willow
perf: Bill Burnett
album: recorded live
label: world records tbg 25623

trk: Simmers a pleasant time
perf: Simpsons Folly
cd: a drop o’ the best
label: Simpsons Folly sf009

trk: Working man
perf: Rita McNeill/Men of the Deeps
cd: Mining the soul
label: luprock luprock2000A

trk: Enter……
perf: Enter the haggis
cd: Let the wind blow high
label: rel recd 529

trk: fishing days
perf: Rannoch
cd: ceilidh in the Park
label: scotdisc cditv 635

trk: Brochan lom
perf: Calumn Kennedy
cd: Home to Scotland
label: Savanna sslcd 107

trk: Sitting in the stern of a boat
perf: Ron Gonnella
album: fiddle gems
label: Lismor lilp 5044

trk: Broken wings
perf: Cherish the ladies
cd: new day dawning
label: green linnet glcd1175

trk: ma bonnie wee lass
perf: Tommy Scott
cd: The special requests
label: scotdisc cditv 667

trk: Highland Cathedral
perf: Royal Highland Fusiliers
album: Proud Heritage
label: lismor lilp 5146


trk: Son of the homeland
perf: Peter Morrison
cd: twenty favourite songs
label: Lismor lcom 6046

trk: The Norman Scots
perf: Geraldine McEwan
cassette: the saga of Scotland
label: golden heriage gh 013

trk: Dark Lochnagar
perf: Corries
cd: live in Scotland vol 1
label: pan audio cdpa 002

trk: taramundi e alen
perf: Susana Seivane
cd: Susana Seivane
label: green linnet glcd 3137

trk: This feeling inside
perf: Marie McInnes/Glasgow gaelic choir
cd: Gaelic women
label: greentrax dctrax 172

trk: Ballad of blind Mattie
perf: Lowland Folk
album: Time to be singing again
label: balaena records brlp 3001

trk: Dashing white sergeant
perf: George Smith
cd: ceilidh in the Park
label: scotdisc cditv 635

trk: Skye boat song
perf: Leigh garden
cd: Highland Cathedral
label; scotdisc cditv 683

trk: My homeland
perf: Lena Martell
cd: My Homeland
label: scotdisc cditv 714

trk: Ye banks and braes
perf: Phil Coulter
cd: Scottish tranquility
label: music club mccd 071