SPRING 2010 NEWSLETTER

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I can hardly believe a year has gone by since we last sent out a newsletter. I’m not sure if it’s because there is no news, or that time just flies, and as the old song says,” Another year passes”!

This October we will be celebrating the 45th birthday of the show. It really is amazing that it all started away back in 1965! I have so many great memories, met interesting people, and had the best, most loyal audience a host could ever wish for.

The show continues to be one of the most listened to shows on AM740, and on Sundays, one of the top ranked shows in all of Ontario in it’s time slot. Remember too, as you have a computer, that you can listen to the show at www.zoomerradio.ca, and it comes through crystal clear, and in stereo, an added bonus. This is especially helpful if you happen to live in or near a hi rise building, which sometimes interferes with our signal.

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Kenneth McKellar earlier this month, but the great thing is, of course, that we will still be able to enjoy all the wonderful recorded music he left for us.

On a personal note, Denise and I now have a fourth grandchild ! Malaiki Anne-Marie Snowdon is the latest addition to the clan. Our son Paul and his wife Penny now have a little girl to join Gabriel, who is now two and a half. Malaiki, by the way is Swahili for “angel”!

We had a wonderful Panama Canal cruise in February with our usual wonderful group of friends. You can see some of the photographs in the photo section of the website www.denissnowdon.com

At the time of writing, we only have space for three couple on our 2011 winter cruise. Again, the itinerary is posted on the web site, so if you are interested in coming with us, don’t delay.

Still on the cruise front, as a result of many requests, we will be doing a Rhine/Danube river cruise next September. Details are being finalized at the moment, and will be available very shortly. These cruises are so popular that they sell out very quickly, so advance booking is paramount.

Once again, may I take this opportunity to thank you for listening to the show, spreading the good word, and making my weekly drive from Oakville to Toronto every Sunday so worthwhile!

Have a wonderful summer, and stay healthy.

Denis

25 APRIL, 2010

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4-5P.M.

TRK; LET’S HAVE A CEILIDH
PERF; ALASDAIR GILLIES
CD; A LITTLE BREATH OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; UNIVERSAL BX 1058

TRK; BARON OF BUCHLYVIE
PERF; KEN CAMPBELL
CD; GENTLE GIANTS
LABEL; GREENTRAX CDTRAX 271

TRK; BRAVEHEART TRILOGY
PERF; CELTIC PIPES AND STRINGS
CD; MUSIC OF CALEDONIA
LABEL; SCOTDISC CDITV 613

TRK; SPINNING WHEEL
PERF; CATHERINE MCKINNON
ALBUM; THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL
LABEL; ARC AS 628

TRK; BONNIE SCOTLAND I ADORE THEE
PERF; GLEN DALY
CD; LEGENDS OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; ELM CDELM 4135

TRK; SHOALS OF HERRING
PERF; ALEX BEATON
CD; FROM THE SEA TO THE SHORE
LABEL; GLENFINNAN GRCD 0123

TRK; NEWCASTLE REEL
PERF; JIMMY SHAND
CD; THE LEGENDARY JIMMY SHAND MBE
LABEL; REL RECD 514

TRK; SINOOKER
PERF; JOHNNY BEATTIE
ALBUM; TRIBUTE TO THE KINGS OF SCOTTISH COMEDY
LABEL; IGUS KLP 67

TRK; SKYE BOAT SONG
PERF; CALEDON
CD; SCOTLAND’S TENORS
LABEL; REL RECD 549

TRK; DE’IL AMANG THE TAILORS
PERF; JACK SINCLAIR
CD; JACK SINLAIR LIVE AT HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, ABERDEEN
LABEL; ROSS RECORDS CDGR 173

TRK; COLLIER LADDIE
PERF; SCHIEHALLION
CD;NAE UNION
LABEL; PRIVATE WWW.SPANGLEFISH.COM/SCHIEHALLION

TRK; LASSIE O’ MINE
PERF; GEORGE CORMACK
ALBUM; THE BRIG OF BALGOWNIE
LABEL; DOMINION LP 1289

5-6P.M.

TRK; HASTE TO THE WEDDING
PERF; BOBBY BROWN AND THE SCOTTISH ACCENT
CD;THE BOBBY BROWN COLLECTION
LABEL; BROWNRIGG BRG 021-CD

TRK; HAUGHS OF CROMDALE
PERF; THE CORRIES
CD; THE LADS AMONG THE HEATHER
LABEL; GAVIN BROWN PRODUCTIONS GBPCD 002

TRK; THESE ARE MY MOUNTAINS
PERF; PETER MALLAN
ALBUM; THESE ARE MY MOUNTAINS
LABEL; WAVERLEY SWAV 25002

TRK;A LAND FOR ALL SEASONS
PERF; ANNE LORNE GILLIES
ALBUM; THE HILLS OF LORNE
LABEL; LOCHSHORE LOCLP 1008

TRK; DR. MCINNES’S FANCY
PERF; GORDON WALKER
CD; WORLD MASTERS OF PIPING
LABEL;GREENTRAX CDTRAX 200

TRK; COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE
PERF; MAUREEN HART
ALBUM; SWEET DREAMS
LABEL;EMERALD GEM GES 1222

TRK; LASSIE COME AND DANCE
PERF; ANDY STEWART
ALBUM; ANDY SINGS SONGS OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; CAPITOL ST 6031

TRK; THE SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND
PERF; THE KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, LOWLAND BAND OF THE SCOTTISH DIVISION
CD; HIGHLAND CATHDRAL
LABEL; SCOTDISC CDITV 4S 624

TRK; THEN HIKING MEDLEY
PERF; TOMMY SCOTT
CD; HAIL, HAIL CALEDONIA
LABEL; SOTDISC CDITV 597

TRK; BUNCH OF THYME
PERF; THE TARTAN LADS
CD; MEMORIES OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; ELM CDELM 4119

TRK; MEMORIES OF MIDDLETON
PERF’ THE ORWELL CEILIDH BAND
CD;DANCING FINGERS
LABEL; WWW.ORWELLCEILIDHBAND.CO.UK

18 APRIL, 2010

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4-5P.M.

TRK; BRITANNIA TWO STEP
PERF; DICK BLACK
CD; SCOTTISH DANCE TIME
LABEL;LOCHSHORE CDKBP 509

TRK; OLD SCOTTISH WALTZ
PERF; ANN WILLIAMSON
CD; AMAZING GRACE
LABEL; SCOTDISC CDITV 600

TRK; STOUTEST MAN IN THE FORTY TWA
PERF; IAN BRUCE
CD; HODDEN GREY
LABEL; GREENTRAX CDTRAX 156

TRK; AMAZING GRACE
PERF; WESTERN AUSTRALIA POLICE PIPE BAND
CD; MUSIC OF THE GAEL
LABEL; MONARCH CDMON 854

TRK;ACROSS THE HILLS OF HOME
PERF; ERIC BOGLE
CD; SCOTLAND NOW
LABEL; GREENTRAX CDTRAX 060

TRK; ROAD AND THE MILES TO DUNDEE
PERF; MOYRA FRASER
CD; SCOTTISH NICKELODEON
LABEL; SCOTDISC CDITV 795

TRK; SETON’S CEILIDH BND
PERF; ROB GORDON
ALBUM; THE COMPLETE CALEDONIAN BALL
LABEL; LISMOR LDDL 8005

TRK; THIS IS SCOTLAND
PERF; KENNETH MCKELLAR
CD; A SCOTTISH JOURNEY PART 2
LABEL; LISMOR LCOM 6044

TRK;FREEWHEELING NOW
PERF; ED MILLER
CD;THE EDINBURGH RAMBLER
LABEL; WELLFIELD CD 022

TRK; KILBOWIE HILL
PERF; ANDY HUNTER
ALBUM; KING FAREWEEL
LABEL;LISMOR LIFL 7002

TRK; RIVERS OF BABYLON
PERF; TOYOTA PIPES AND DRUMS
ALBUM; AMAZING GRACE
LABEL; LISMOR LILP 5133

5-6P.M.

TRK; WEE WILLIE WINKIE
PERF; CILLA FISHER
ALBUM; THE SINGING KETTLE
LABEL; KETTLE RECORDS KOP 10

TRK; THE CAMERONIANS
PERF; ROBERT WILSON
ALBUM; DOWN IN THE GLEN
LABEL; EMI MFP 1115

TRK; FIELDS OF GOLD
PERF; LEIGH GARDEN
CD; HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL
LABEL; SCOTDISC CDITV 683

TRK; GAY GORDONS
PERF; BOBBY HARVEY
ALBUM;GLENEAGLES FAVOURITES
LABEL;LOCHSHORE LOCLP 1042

TRK; TWELVE AND A TANNER A BOTTLE
PERF; WILL FYFFE
CD; WILL FYFFE
LABEL; LISMOR LCOM 5234

TRK; GAELIC WALTZ
PERF; LOTHIAN DANCE BAND
ALBUM; PRESENTING THE LOTHIAN DANCE BAND
LABEL; REL REL 461

TRK;ROLLING HILLS OF THE BORDERS
PERF; BLACKEYED BIDDY
CD; PEACE, ENJOYMENT, LOVE AND PLEASURE
LABEL;GREENTRAX CDTRAX 056

TRK; LOCH LOMOND
PERF; RUNRIG
CD; ONCE IN A LIFETIME, LIVE
LABEL; CHRYSALIS CCD 1695

TRK; MULL OF KINTYRE MEDLEY
PERF; TOYOTA PIPES AND DRUMS
ALBUM; AMAZING GRACE
LABEL; LISMOR LILP 5133

TRK; CALLING ME HOME
PERF; MOIRA ANDERSON
CD;20 SCOTTISH FAVOURITES
LABEL; LISMOR LCOM 9033

TRK; LOCH MAREE ISLANDS
PERF; ALASDAIR GILLIES
CD; THE INVERNESS CEILIDH
LABEL; SCOTDISC C DITV 772

11 APRIL, 2010

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4-5P.M.

TRKS; BORDERLAND,JOY OF MY HEART,FINAL TRAWL
PERF; ARCHIE FISHER
ALBUM; 0FF THE MAP
LABEL; SNOW GOOSE SONGSSGS 1112

TRK; THE THREE HEALTHS
PERF; ARCHIE FISHER,BARBARA DICKSON, JOHN MCKINNON
ALBUM; THE FATE O’ CHARLIE
LABEL; TRAILER LER 3002

TRK; THE MAN FROM SKYE
PERF; WILLIAM MCCALLUM
CD; WORLD MASTERS OF PIPING
LABEL;GREENTRAX CDTRAX 200

TRK; DARK LOCHNAGAR
PERF; DAVID SOLLEY
ALBUM; SCOTTISH HOLIDAY
LABEL; LISMOR LILP 5045

TRK;WHERE EAGLES DARE
PERF; MOIRA KERR
CD; CELTIC SOUL
LABEL; PRIVATE

TRK; ALIEN CEILIDH
PERF; ALASDAIR FRASER, NATALIE HAAS
CD; IN THE MOMENT
LABEL; CULBURNIE CUL122D

TRK; MY WEE LADDIE
PERF; JIM MCLEOD
CD; THE NICE AND EASY COLLECTION
LABEL; SCOTDISC CDITV 715

TRK; TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS
PERF; LENA MARTELL
ALBUM; HELLO MISTY MORNING
LABEL; PYE NSPL 18534

5-6 P.M.

TRK; SHETLAND TWO STEP
PERF; WILL STARR
CD; ACCORDIAN HITS
LABEL; SAVANNA SSLCD 102

TRK; CULLODEN
PERF; PETER MORRISON
CD; TWENTY FAVOURITE SONGS
LABEL; LISMOR LCOM 6046

TRK; REV. I.M. JOLLY
PERF; RIKKI FULTON
WWW.YOUTUBE.COM

TRK;WEDDING OF SANDY MCNAB
PERF; JIMMY LOGAN
ALBUM; JIMMY LOGAN SINGS LAUDER
LABEL; EMI MFP 50250

TRKS; HAIL CALEDONIA, SONG OF THE CLYDE
PERF; KENNETH MCKELLAR
CD;THE DECCA YEARS
LABEL; DECCA 466-415-2

TRK; THE MIDGES
PERF; KENNETH MCKELLAR
CD;A SCOTTISH JOURNEY
LABEL; LISMOR LCOM 6037

TRK; NESSUN DORMA
PERF; KENNETH MCKELLAR
ALBUM; KENNETH MCKELLAR CONCERT CLASSICS
LABEL; LONDON OS 25928

TRK; MY LOVE IS LIKE A RED,RED ROSE
PERF; KENNETH MCKELLAR
CD; THE VERY BEST OF KENNETH MCKELLAR
LABEL; SPECTRUM, 552095-2

TRK; THE LORD’S MY SHEPHERD
PERF; KENNETH MCKELLAR
ALBUM; SACRED SONGS AT PAISLEY ABBEY
LABEL; LONDON SW 99471

4 APRIL, 2010

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4-5P.M.

TRK; HOME AWAY FROM HOME
PERF; ED MILLER
CD; THE EDINBURGH RAMBLER
LABEL;WELLFIELD CD 022

TRK; WERE YOU THERE
PERF; MOIRA ANDERSON
ALBUM; A STAR FOR SUNDAY
LABEL;MFP MFP 50424

TRK; NICE TO BE A GRANDAD
PERF; ANDY STEWART
CD; ANDY STEWART’S SCOTLAND
LABEL; SCOTDISC CDITV 563

TRK; JOHN MURRAY OF LOCHEE
PERF; CALEDONIAN FIDDLE ORCHESTRA
CD; THE CELTIC CONNECTION
LABEL; LOCHSHORE CDLOC 1084

TRK; CALL OF TIREE
PERF; BILL MCCUE
ALBUM; MY SCOTLAND
LABEL; HARMONY HES 6013

TRK; HARVEST WIND
PERF; DONNIE MUNRO
CD; HEART OF AMERICA
LABEL; GREENTRAX CDTRAX 291

TRK; GRANNY’S HEILAN HAME
PERF; THE TARTAN LADS
ALBUM; BY THE LOCHSIDE
LABEL; LISMOR LILP 5027

TRK; THEME FOR THE GREENLANDS
PERF; WESTERN AUSTRALIA POLICE PIPE BAND
CD; MUSIC OF THE GAEL
LABEL;MONARCH CDMON 854

TRK; BRIGHT BLUE ROSE
PERF; ANNE PACK
CD; BRIGHT BLUE ROSE
LABEL; RED BARN RBCD 1012

TRK; ROLLING HOME
PERF; JIM REID
CD; ROLLING HOME
LABEL;SPRINGTHYME SPRCD 1026

TRK; ARNISH LIGHT
PERF; TANNAHILL WEAVERS
CD; ARNISH LIGHT
LABEL; GREEN LINNET GLCD 1226

TRK; O SCOTLAND
PERF; TOMMY SCOTT
CD; HAIL, HAIL CALEDONIA
LABEL; SCOTDISC CDITV 597

5-6P.M.

TRK; ROLLIN’ DOON THE BRAE
PERF; TOMMY SCOTT
CD; PIPES AND DIXIE BANDJO
LABEL; SCOTDISC CDITV 478

TRK; FAREWELL TAE TARWATHIE
PERF; ROBERT LOVIE
CD; 20 YEARS OF THE AULD MEAL MILL VOLUME 1
LABEL; ROSS RECORDS CDGR 177

TRK; MAPLE LEAF FOREVER
PERF; 48TH HIGHLANDERS, ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADA
CD; FIELDS OF HONOUR
LABEL; PRIVATE

TRK; BARNYARDS OF DELGATY
PERF; OLD BLIND DOGS
CD; THE COLLECTION
LABEL; LOCHSHORE CDLDS 7010

TRK; THE OLD RUGGED CROSS
PERF; SYDNEY DEVINE
ALBUM; TAKE MY HAND PRECIOUS LORD
LABEL; EMERALD GEM GES 1220

TRK; LASSIE WI’ THE YELLOW COATIE
PERF; NORMA CAIRNS
CD; A SONG IN THE AIR
LABEL; PRIVATE

TRK; ANNIE MCKELVIE
PERF; STEPHEN QUIGG
CD; VOICE OF MY ISLAND
LABEL; GRENTRAX CDTRAX 066

TRK; REEL OF THE 51ST
PERF; GLENCRAIG SCOTTISH DANCE BAND
CD; THE REEL PARTY, ARE YE ASKIN’ ?
LABEL; GREENTRAX CDTRAX 315

TRK; THE RAILWAY PORTER
PERF; THE CAERN
ALBUM; A COLLECTION OF SCOTCH FOLK
LABEL; EMERALD GEM GES 1015

TRK; ALL IN AN APRIL EVENING
PERF; GLASGOW ORPHEUS CHOIR
ALBUM; GLASGOW ORPHEUS CHOIR
LABEL; CAPITOL T6003

TRK; BROUNS REEL
PERF; THE FOUNDRY BAR BAND
CD; ROLLING HOME
LABEL; SPRINGTHYME SPRCD 1026