29 may, 2005

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trk: far away from home
perf: Lena Martell
cd: my homeland
label: scotdisc cditv 714

trk: Britannia twostep
perf: Simon Howie sdb
cd: the dark island
label: shielburn shiel cd022

trk: The overgate
perf: Jeannie Robertson
album: Up the Dee and doon the Don
label: lismor lilf 7001

trk: Maries wedding
perf: Isobel Buchanan
cd: songs of Scotland
label: lismor lcom 6038

trk: slow marches
perf: Chris Armstrong
cd: Celtic soul
label: lochshore cdlds 7006

trk: bratach bana
perf: five hand reel
album: for a’ that
label: rca pl 25066

trk: smugglers road
perf: Gaberlunzie
cd: take the road
label: elm cdelm4137

trk: Loch Lomond
perf: various
cd: a highland journey in music
label: greentrax cdgmp8008

trk: twin towered stand
perf: Adam McNaughtan
cd: last stand at Mount Florida
label: greentrax cdtrax 120

trk: Campbeltown loch medley
perf: Alexander Brothers
cd: 45 party songs
label: scotdisc cditv 678

trk: gay gordons
perf: Neil McEachern sdb
cd: Scottish heartbeat
label: shielburn shielcd 021

trk: I wish I were where Helen lies
perf: Peter McCutcheon
cd: land of my heart
label: toreador trcd 026-2


trk: Gallowgate calypso
perf: Matt McGinn
album: the best of Scottish folk music
label: xtra 1053

trk: Sands of Kuwait
perf: 1st batt. Highlanders
cd: Scotland’s tartan top 20, the pipes and drums
label: lismor lcom 5279

trk: Jessie the flower of Dunblane
perf: Kenneth McKellar
album: the tartan
label: london sw99010

trk: hello stranger
perf; Eric Bogle
cd: the emigrant and the exile
label: greentrax cdtrax121

trk: Rowley Burn
perf: Brian McNeill
cd: Monksgate
label: greentrax cdtrax 062

trk: Bonnie Dundee
perf: The Corries
cd: the best of Scotland vol 1
label: mfp 7243 8 30390 29

trk: Greenland
perf: Barbara Dickson
cd: singular
label: greentrax cdtrax 269

trk: grand march
perf: Dick Black
cd: by you bonnie border burn
label: igus cdkbp508

trk: my granny’s party
perf: Tommy Scott
cd: Scotland
label: scotdisc cditv 630

trk: ferry me over
perf: Ed Miller
cd: generations of change
label: wellfield cd 025-d

trk: I love a lassie
perf: Andy Stewart
cd: 100 all time favourites
label: emerald gescd 1254

trk: crags of tumbledown mountain
perf: British Caledonian Airways pipe band
cd: Scotland’s tartan top 20 the pipes and drums
label: lismor lcom 5279

DenisSnowdon.com — May 2005 Newsletter (Update)

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The Toronto radio spring survey ratings have just been released, and the great news is that out of 24 stations listed, on Sunday afternoons between 4-6p.m., more people are listening to “A Little Breath of Scotland” than to any other radio station. It’s a great achievement being ranked # 1, thanks to you the faithful listener.

August 12th sees me back at Fergus for the 18th year to MC the Friday night tattoo. This is the 60th anniversary at Fergus, so it promises to be a great weekend.

In other news, the winter cruise information has just been released to a few select former cruisers, and already we are about 50% sold out! We are not going with as large a group as in previous years, so if you were thinking about coming along with Denise and I, please call Joyce at Ancaster Travel and Cruises at 1-866-648-4483 to reserve your cabin. For more information, just log onto the 2006 cruise link on the web site www.denissnowdon.com The ship itself is filling up very rapidly, so we’d love to have you come with us, but don’t wait too long, otherwise you may be disappointed.

On a personal note, our son Paul is having a showing of some of his photographs taken in India, during his trip around the world. You can get all the details on his web site, www.paulsnowdon.com

Thank you and regards,


may 22, 2005

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4-5 p.m.

trk: reels-Arran ceilidh set
perf: JCB with Jerry Holland
cd: a trip to Cape Breton
label: lochshore cdldl 1269

trk: suilean dubh
perf: Tannas
cd: suilean dubh
label: lochshore cdldl 1289

trk: rattlin bog
perf: The Corries
cd: the lads among the heather
label: private gbpcd002

trk: slow air/jigs
perf: The Gaelic College pipe band
cd: revelations
label: private

trk: Lass of Ballochmyle
perf: Peter Mallan
cd: Scotland in song
label: lochshore cdloc 1088

trk: spirit of the land
perf: Heather McLeod
cd: spirit of the land
label: greentrax g2cd 7004

trk: waltz
perf: John Ellis band
cd: thistle and the shamrock
label: lismor lcom 5282

trk: bonnie Jean
perf: Billy Meek
album: the jovial Scot
label: audat 477 9090

trk: Singalong
perf: Bobby Brown and the Scottish Accent
cd: any good dance, any good tune
label: brownrigg brg 020cd

trk: selection of jigs
perf: Bobby Brown and the Scottish Accent
cd: any good dance, any good tune
label: brownrigg brg 020cd

trk: nancy whisky
perf: Connie and Paul
cd: dancing in the moonlight
label: Miramachi cp2-002cd

trk: highland dance
perf: Queen Victoria school pipe band
cd: Jim McLeod’s ceilidh
label: scotdisc cditv 604


trk: The lion roars inside of me
perf: Lena Martell and the Alexander Brothers
cd: Scotland we love you
label: scotdisc cditv 711

trk: highland clearances
perf: Brian Cooper
cassette: The saga of scotland
label: golden heritage glo13

trk: set of Jigs
perf: The gaelic college pipe band
cd: revelations
label: private

trk: grannies heilan hame
perf: Calumn Kennedy
cd: home to Scotland
label: savanna sslcd 107

trk: the Campbeltown song
perf: follow that camel
cd: Cameltown
label: private

trk: Petronella
perf: Scottish Fiddle orchestra
cd: the best of……..
label: rel recd 540

trk: When the kye come hame
perf: Peter McCutcheon
cd: land of my heart
label: torreador trcd 026-2

trk: the pride of bonnie Scotland
perf: Sydney Devine
album: pride of bonie Scotland
label: phonodisc phe 6006

trk: I’ll be your sweetheart
perf: Helen McArthur
cd: the vintage melodies
label: lismor lcdm 9040

trk: westering home
perf: Robert Wilson
cd: the very best of…..
label: emi 7243 8 35430 2

may 15th, 2005

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4-5 p.m.

trk: The faraway land
perf: Andy Stewart
album: scotch corner
label: emi/starline srs 5159

trk: bluebird polka
perf: Will Starr
cd: the early years
label: ross records cdgr 182

trk: Peggy and the soldier
perf: Alex Beaton
cd: lover’s heart
label: glenfinnan grcd 120

trk: bonnie wee Lochee lass
perf: Lowland folk
album: this is lowland folk
label: balaena brlp 3002

trk: Gentle Annie
perf: Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
cd: serenity
label: rel recd 546

trk: steal away
perf: Sangsters
cd: begin
label: greentrax cdtrax 065

trk: my love is like a red red rose
perf: Peter McCutcheon
cd: land of my heart
label: toreador trcd 026-2

trk: marches in 2/4 time
perf: City of Glasgow Police pipe band
album: marching with the pipers
label: talisman stal 5030

trk: The wild geese
perf: Jim Reid
cd: yont the tay
label: greentrax cdtrax 272

trk: waltz
perf: Allan McIntosh heather band
cd: a highland welcome
label: lochshore cdloc 1083

trk: Duncan Gray/my love she’s but a lassie yet
perf: Bill McCue
album: this is our Scotland
label: fiesta flps 1603

5-6 p.m.

trk: The proposal
perf: James Urquhart/Moira Anderson
album: a sprig of white heather
label: phillips 6382 074

trk: Bonnie Prince Charlie
perf: Geraldine McEwan
cassette: the saga of Scotland
label: golden heritage gl 013

trk: McPherson’s rant
perf: Corries
cd: the lads among the heather
label: private

trk: Flowers of Edinburgh
perf: the dustmen
cd: rants, reels and other songs
label: mcwhorter records mcw 0409.20

trk: Ellan Vannin
perf: Kenneth McKellar
album: greensleeves
label: london sw 99389

trk: bonnie Kirkwall bay
perf: Jim McLeod
cd: the nice and easy collection
label: scotdisc cditv 715

trk: far from home
perf: Hugh Morrison
cd: far from home
label: dun eistein depcd 02

trk: bonnie Aiberdeen
perf: Robert Lovie
cd: the best of Robert Lovie vol 1
label: ross records cdgr 193

trk: stoutest man in the forty twa
perf: Ian Bruce
cd: hodden grey
label: greentrax cdtrax 156

trk: strip the willow
perf: p/m Malcolm McKenzie
cd: McKenzie’s ceilidh
label: lochshore cdloc 1065

Sneak Peek at 2005 Atlantic Tour.

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Recently Denis and Denise took a “pre-trip” tour of Atlantic Canada to familiarize themselves with the sites. Denis snapped a few pictures to share on the web site to give you a flavour for some of the sites. Click here to have a look at a few of the pictures.

For more information on this tour visit the “Atlantic Canada” section of the site or


Great Canadian Holidays & Coaches
36 Sasaga Drive, Kitchener, Ontario N2C 2G6
(519) 896-TOUR(8687)
or toll free 1-800-461-TOUR(8687)


DenisSnowdon.com — May 2005 Newsletter

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Radio Show Info and Updates
My annual feature of Andrew Cruickshank, Geraldine McEwan and Brian Cooper’s epic “the Story of Scotland” is nearing its final episode for this year. You can find all of the episodes that have been featured during the second hour of the show each week over the past several weeks 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!

Tour Updates
Denise and I have just returned from a trip down east, visiting New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Nova Scotia in preparation for the June Atlantic Canada tour departing on June 21st, that I am hosting on behalf of Great Canadian Holidays. It will be a great tour, and there may still be a couple of seats left. you can give Great Canadian a call at 1-800-461-8687 to check availability.

We are not having a burns’ cruise in 2006, but we are still having a winter cruise, leaving on February 1st. check out the details on the web site, and if you act quickly you may still be able to take advantage of a great seven category upgrade to a mini suite for the price of a balcony cabin. This is an extremely limited time and availability offer, so I urge you to act now and enjoy the savings and the upgrade. Check the website for details! Or, you can click here for a direct link to the PDF version of the brochure.

We have attached a copy of a letter that I have composed for past cruise guests with the full details on the slight change in the cruise agenda. You can also click here to download a copy from the website.

This year is 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 26th annual tour of Scotland is 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
I’ll be officially opening the Scottish Pavilion at Carrasauga!!! The Scottish Pavilion at Carrasauga is located in the Rivergrove Community Centre, 5800 River Grove Avenue, South of Britannia Rd and west of Creditview Rd. and runs May 27, 28, 29. Passports in advance from Patricia Heaney, 905-877-5754 and are just $8. Hope to see you there!

The CD to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the show is in production, and will be released in the early summer. 25 great titles from your favourite artists.

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!! Check the website if you would like to participate!!

Frank Benson from the Radio Erin Show and I will be part of the Beaches Ceilidh party September 24th. This is a great family party, as only the folks in the Beaches area can host. By the way, don’t worry, Frankie is doing some entertaining,but I’ll only be M.C.’ing !!!

Later in the year, November 26th, Denise and I have been invited to be guests of honour at the St Andrew’s ball , sponsored by the St Andrew’s Society,at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

Remember to check the links section of the web site, there’s lots of great stuff here too.

Enjoy your summer!!!

Thank you and regards,


May 8th, 2005

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4-5 p.m.

trk: When you and I were young, maggie
perf: Bill Torrance
cd: all the best from Scotland, vol 2
label: lochshore cdlbp 2019

trk: Glorious victory
perf: concert band of Coburg
cd: Canada on the march
label: private

trk: Hills o’ Yarrows
perf: Hugh Morrison and friends
cd: far from home
label: dun eistein productions depcd02

trk: gallus marching medley
perf: Kenneth McKellar
cd: twenty favourite songs
label: lismor lcom6047

trk: eva three step
perf: Bobby Brown and The Scottish accent
cd: Grandfather Mountain gala
label: brownrigg brg022-cd

trk: a mother’s loves a blessing
perf: Joe Gordon, Sally Logan
album: crookit bawbee
label: klub klp51

trk: dancing in the moonlight
perf: Connie and Paul
cd: dancing in the moonlight
label: private

trk: we want to keep Holland
perf: Queens York Rangers
cd: Queens York Rangers
label: private

trk: Come and see with me
perf: David Cunningham
album: come and see Scotland
label: beltona sbe 125

trk: Mormond Braes
perf: Jim Reid
cd: yont the Tay
label: greentrax cdtrax 272

trk: The green hills of Tyrol
perf: Turriff pipe band
cd: The auld meal mill vol 4
label: ross records cdgr 180

trk: mother
perf: Isla Grant
cd: mother
label: cmr cmcd 1078

trk: Floodgarry
perf: The Corries
cd: the lads among the heather
label: private gbpcd002


trk: Hector the hero
perf: Wolfstone
cd: the power of Scotland
label: rel recd545

trk: Killiekrankie/Glencoe
perf: Andrew cruickshank
cassette: the saga of Scotland
label: golden heritage gl 013

trk: these are my mountains
perf: Peter Mallan
album: these are my mountains
label: waverley wav 25002

trk: old fashoined mother of mine
perf: Tommy Scott
cd: the special requests
label: scotdisc cditv 667

trk: WW 2 medley
perf: Canadian Orpheous male choir
cd: The Rose, vol 1
label: private

trk: Waltz
perf: Ian Thomson band
cd: set two
label: shielburn and associates shielcd 012

trk: haw maw, gie’s a piece
perf: Jimmy Neil
album: Jimmy Neil
label: dominion lp 1263

trk: Annie your just like my mammy
perf: Glen daly
album: live at the Ashfiield
label: golden guinea gsgl 10469

trk: my maw’s a millionaire
perf: Tommy Scott
cd: hail, hail Caledonia
label: scotdisc cditv 597

trk: 2/4 marches
perf: 48th Highlanders/Royal regiment of Canada
cd: fields of honour
label: private

May 1st, 2005

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4-5 p.m.

trk: Come in, come in
perf: Tommy Scott
cd: going home
label: scotdisc cditv 564

trk: lights of Lochindaal
perf: Bill McCue
album: McCue’s music
label: rca ints 1249

trk: zeppelin
perf: Clanterra
cd: waiting for the wickerman
label: private

trk: banks of the roses
perf: Barra MacNeils
cd: timeframe
label: Barra music bm3

trk: toast to the lasses
perf: Alexander Brothers
cd: Scotland we love you
label: scotdisc cditv 711

trk: Heather mixture/rose of Kelvingrove
perf: Black Watch/ Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
cd: 250th anniversary tour
label: columbia artists es 112 cd

trk: The bridal path
perf: The Kennedys’
album: meet the Kennedys’
label: pye nspl 15034

trk: I once loved a lass
perf: Bobby Watt
cd: Watt next ?
label: glenashdale music watt0302

trk: dashing white sergeant
perf: The occasionals
cd: footnotes
label: iona ircd 021

trk: Across the hills of home
perf: Eric Bogle
cd: Eric Bogle songbook volume 2
label: greentrax cdtrax 051

trk: The bird flies high
perf: unknown
cd: The patter album
label: lismor lcom 6020

trk: Kintail
perf: John Carmichael
cd: Ceilidh in the Park 2
label: scotdisc cditv 648

trk: Running home
perf: McCalmans
cd: where the sky meets the sea
label: greentrax cdtrax 232


trk: Gay Gordons
perf: Ian McPhail
cd: Ian McPhail celebrates in South America
label: shielburn and associates shielcd010

trk: union of the crowns
perf: Brian Cooper
cassette: the saga of Scotland
label: golden heritage gl013

trk: Down in the glen
perf: Robert Wilson
cd: the very best of Robert Wilson
label: emi 7243 835430 2 1

trk: Haughs of Cromdale
perf: Alastair McDonald
cd: velvet and steel
label: greentrax cdtrax 078

trk: monster of Loch Ness
perf: Billy Meek
album: the jovial Scot
label: audat 477-9090

trk: regimental marches
perf: Black Watch/Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
cd: 250th anniversary tour
label: columbia artists es 112cd

trk: Scottish soldier
perf: Andy Stewart
cd: the greatest Scottish collection
label: hmv 7243 35424 2 9

trk: Uig Brae
perf: Mac -talla
cd: Mac-talla
label: temple records comd 2054

trk: lovely glens of Angus
perf : Tartan Lads
cd: Bonnie Scotland
label: scotdisc cditv 540

trk: the voyage
perf: Alex Beaton
cd: lovers heart
label: glenfinnan music grcd 120

trk: eightsome reel
perf: Riverside ceilidh band
cd: first footing
label: lismor lcom5241