24 OCTOBER, 2010

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4-5P.M.

TRK; JIMMY SHAND’S ON THE WIRELESS
PERF; THE BIG ELASTIC BAND
CD; WHEN BIG ROY SANG ON ANNIE MCGREGOR’S JUKE BOX
LABEL; LISMOR LCOM 5254

TRK; DOWN IN THE GLEN
PERF; ROBERT WILSON
CD;THE VERY BEST OF ROBERT WILSON
LABEL; EMI 35430

TRK; ROAD AND THE MILES TO DUNDEE
PERF; DENNIS CLANCY
ALBUM; SHAMROCK AND HEATHER
LABEL; EMERALD GEM GES 1014

TRK; LOCH MAREE
PERF; MOIRA ANDERSON
CD; A LITTLE BREATH OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; UNIVERSAL BX 1058

TRK; SCOTLAND FOREVER
PERF; TOMMY SCOTT
CD; SCOTLAND FOREVER
LABEL; SCOTDISC CDITV 545

TRK; DANNY BOY
PERF; JOHN MCDERMOTT
CD; DANNY BOY
LABEL; EMI CDM 54772

TRK; HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL
PERF; ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS
ALBUM; PROUD HERITAGE
LABEL; LISMOR LILP 5146

TRK; GLENCOE
PERF; ALASTAIR MCDONALD
CD; A LITTLE BREATH OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; UNIVERSAL BX 1058

5-6P.M.

TRK; MY LOVE IS LIKE A RED,RED ROSE
PERF; KENNETH MCKELLAR
CD; A LITTLE BREATH OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; UNIVERSAL BX 1058

TRK; NOBODY’S CHILD
PERF; THE ALEXANDER BROTHERS
CD; A LITTLE BREATH OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; UNIVERSAL BX 1058

TRK; SCOTTISH SOLDIER
PERF; ANDY STEWART
ALBUM; THE SCOTTISH SOLDIER
LABEL; CAPITOL T 6072

TRK; HAIL CALEDONIA
PERF; BILL MCCUE
ALBUM; IT’S A FINE THING TO SING
LABEL; WAVERLEY WAV 25004

TRK; THE PRIDE OF BONNIE SCOTLAND
PERF; SYDNEY DEVINE
ALBUM; PRIDE OF BONNIE SCOTLAND
LABEL; PHONODISC PHE 6006

TRK; JACQUELINE WALTZ
PERF; WILL STARR
CD; STARR TYME
LABEL; SAVANNA SSLCD 101

TRK; ROAMIN’ IN THE GLOAMIN’
PERF; JIMMY LOGAN
ALBUM; JIMMY LOGAN SINGS LAUDER
LABEL; MFP MFP 50250

TRK; FLOWER OF SCOTLAND
PERF; THE CORRIES
CD; LIVE FROM SCOTLAND VOLUMES 1,2
LABEL; WWW.CORRIES.COM

TRK; THE TOAST IS MUSIC
PERF; PETER MORRISON
CD; A LITTLE BREATH OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; UNIVERSAL BX 1058

TRK; EIGHTSOME REEL
PERF; THE SCOTTISH FIDDLE ORCHESTRA
CD; THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
LABEL; REL RECD 504

A Little Breath of Scotland Turns 45

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Ontario’s Longest Running Radio Show

On October 24, 2010, Denis Snowdon’s A Little Breath of Scotland and The New AM740 – ZoomerRadio are proud to celebrate a milestone achievement that very few in the industry can match, the 45th anniversary show!

The secret to the show’s success? Denis says it’s all about the music and the loyalty of faithful listeners around the world who tune in every weekend. “For a great many people, it’s ‘their’ show, not mine. A Little Breath of Scotland is part of their weekend routines. On Sundays, for a couple of hours, they listen to ‘their show’.”

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Denis Snowdon came to Canada in 1964 and has called Oakville home ever since. Since 1965, Denis Snowdon’s A Little Breath of Scotland has been heard every Sunday on The New AM740 – Zoomer Radio (formerly known as CHWO-AM740 in Oakville), making it one of the longest-running shows with the longest-serving host in Canadian broadcast history.

From bagpipes and highland jigs, and pop songs and favourite ballads, to special guest interviews with John McDermott, Andy Stewart, Kenneth McKellar, The Alexander Brothers, Ian Rankin, and Diana Gabaldone, A Little Breath of Scotland has been the gateway to Scotland, without the airfare.

A Little Breath of Scotland with Denis Snowdon can be heard on The New AM740 – Zoomer Radio every Sunday from 4-6pm. Visit www.zoomerradio.ca.

A message from Moses Znaimer

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A message from Moses Znaimer, founder of Zoomer Radio, AM 740.

17 OCTOBER, 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;CRIMMOND
PERF; GLASGOW ORPHEUS CHOIR
ALBUM; THE GLASGOW ORPHEUS CHOIR
LABEL; HMV DLP 1020

TRK; WEE KIRKCUBRIGHT CENTIPEDE
PERF; MATT MCGINN
CD; THE BEST OF MATT MCGINN VOLUME 2
LABEL; GREENTRAX CDTRAX 253

TRK; DASHING WHITE SERGEANT
PERF; JIM MCLEOD
CD; SIMPLY THE BEST SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE ALBUM
LABEL; SCOTDISC CDITV 723

TRK; AE FOND KISS
PERF; CALUM KENNEDY
ALBUM; THE SCOTTISH WORKING MAN
LABEL;PHONODISC NSPL 15020

TRK; GRANNY’S HIGHLAND HAME
PERF; GLEN DALY
CD; LEGENDS OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; ELM CDELM 4135

TRK; AMAZING GRACE
PERF; ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS
CD;THE GREATEST SCOTTISH COLLECTION CD2
LABEL; HMV 35425

TRK; COD LIVER OIL AND THE ORANGE JUICE
PERF; HAMISH IMLACH
CD; A LITTLE BREATH OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; UNIVERSAL BX 1058

TRK; AND THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA
PERF; ERIC BOGLE
CD; BY REQUEST
LABEL; GREENTRAX CDTRAX 210

TRK; FLYING SCOTSMAN
PERF; STAN HAMILTON AND THE FLYING SCOTSMEN
ALBUM; STAN HAMILTON AND THE FLYING SCOTSMEN
LABEL; RCA PCS 1041

TRK; DEAR GOD
PERF; MAUREEN HART
CD; ELM CDELM 4113

TRK; CALEDONIA
PERF; FRANKIE MILLER
CD; THE POWER OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; REL RECD 545

5-6P.,.

TRK; THE DARK ISLAND
PERF; GAELFORCE ORCHESTRA
ALBUM; THE GAELFORCE PLAYS THE MELODIES OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; LISMOR LILP 5153

TRK; MY HOMELAND
PERF; ISLA GRANT
CD; LIFE’S STORYBOOK COVER
LABEL; ELM CDELM 4100

TRK; SAM THE SKULL
PERF; GABERLUNZIE
CD; THE TRAVELLING MAN
LABEL; ELM CDELM 4120

TRK; I DREAMED THE DREAM
PERF; SUSAN BOYLE
CD; I DREMED A DREAM
LABEL; COLUMBIA 59829

TRK; MINGULAY BOAT SONG
PERF; MCCALMANS
CD; SCOTTISH SONGS
LABEL; ROSS RECORDS CDGR 092

TRK; HOOKED ON GRANNY
PERF; THE PATTER
CD; A LITTLE BREATH OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; UNIVERSAL BX 1058

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

TRK; BY THE LOCHSIDE
PERF; THE TARTAN LADS
CD; MEMORIES OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; ELM CDELM 4119

TRK; MARIES WEDDING
PERF; THE RANKINS
CD;THE RANKIN FAMILY
LABEL; PRIVATE RFCD 001

TRK; PIPING HOT
PERF; SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY PIPE BAND
CD;LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL
LABEL; LISMOR LCOM 8019

10 OCTOBER, 2010

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4-5P.M.

TRK; UYEA ISLE
PERF; FIDDLERS BID
CD;DA FARDER BEN DA WELCOMER
LABEL;GREENTRAX CDTRAX 218

TRK; LEAVING NANCY
PERF; THE FUREYS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
ALBUM; THE SOUND OF THE FUREYS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
LABEL; POLYDOR 2490160

TRK; COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
PERF; BILL MCCUE
CD; COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
LABEL; SCOTDISC CDITV 467

TRK; SKYLINE OF SKYE
PERF; IAN CLARK
CD; IAN CLARK PLAYS THE MELODIES OF SCOTLAND
LABEL; LOCHSHORE CDSLP 615

TRK; OLD RUSTIC BRIDGE
PERF; JOHN MEARNS
CD; THE BEST OF JOHN MEARNS
LABEL; ROSS RECORDS CDGR 210

TRK; LAND OF THE NORTH WIND
PERF; TICH FRIER
CD; SHANGHAIED
LABEL; CELTIC MUSIC CMCD 089

TRK; OFT IN THE STILLY NIGHT
PERF; BILL HEPBURN
CD; ECHOES IN THE GLEN
LABEL; ROSS RECORDS CDGR 197

TRK; ER FA LA LA LO
PERF; THE CORRIES
CD; THE BONNIE BLUE
LABEL; WWW.CORRIES.COM

TRK; FORTY FIVE YEARS
PERF; MARY O’HARA
ALBUM; MARY O’HARA AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
LABEL; CHRYSALIS CHR 1159

TRK; TIGER RAG
PERF; CLYDE VALLEY STOMPERS
CD; THE REUNION SESSION
LABEL; SCOTDISC CDITV 775

TRK; DREAMING OF HOME
PERF; DAVID SOLLEY
ALBUM; HOME TO CALEDONIA
LABEL; BLUEBELL BBR/LP 115

5-6P.M.

TRK; THE FIERY CROSS
PERF; GABERLUNZIE
ALBUM; BRAVE WORDS ‘N’ FIGHTIN’ TALK
LABEL; GOLDEN GUINEA GGL 0435

TRK; BONNIE MARY OF ARGYLE
PERF; ROBERT WILSON
CD; WESTERING HOME
LABEL; MEMOIR CLASSICS CDMOIR 443

TRK; A WOMANS HEART
PERF; MARY KATHLEEN BURKE
CD; A SONG IN HER HEART
LABEL; GREENTRAX CDTRAX 321

TRK; SING TO ME THE OLD SCOTS SONGS
PERF; KENNETH MCKELLAR
CD; A SCOTTISH JOURNEY PART 2
LABEL; LISMOR LCOM 6044

TRK; THE WAGGLE OF THE KILT
PERF; GLENCRAIG S.D.B.
CD; AH’M ASKIN…..
LABEL; GREENTRAX CDTRAX 355

TRK; MY HIGHLAND HOME
PERF; DAVID CUNNINGHAM
ALBUM; COME AND SEE SCOTLAND
LABEL; BELTONA SBE 125

TRK; SANDS OF KUWAIT
PERF; HAMISH MUNRO
CD; ECHOES IN THE GLEN
LABEL; ROSS RECORDS CDGR 197

TRK; BONNIE STRATHYRE MELDEY
PERF; THE TARTAN LADS
CD; THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION
LABEL; LISMOR LCOM

TRK; AT THE END OF THE DAY
PERF; THE ALEXANDER BROTHERS
CD; SONGS OF INSPIRATION
LABEL; SCOTDISC CDITV 619

TRK; ISLAND OF RAASAY
PERF; JOHN ELLIS
CD; DANCIN’ WI’ CLAYMORES
LABEL; LISMOR LCOM 5210

3 OCTOBER, 2010

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4-5 P.M.

TRK; WELLINGTON’S ADVANCE
PERF; HOT TODDY
CD;PURELY MEDICINAL
LABEL; LOCHSHORE CDLOC 1092

TRK; MY PRETTY JANE
PERF; CLIFFORD HUGHES
ALBUM; A SONG FOR YOU
LABEL; LISMOR LILP 5018

TRK; LOVELY STORNOWAY
PERF; CALUM KENNEDY
ALBUM; SONGS OF SCOTLAND AND IRELAND
LABEL; ACE OF CLUBS ACL 7717

TRK; FORFAR BRIDIE
PERF; 3RD BATT. BLACK WATCH
CD; PIPING ALL OVER THE WORLD
LABEL;KRL CDDMD 6002

TRK; YOU RAISE ME UP
PERF; TOMMY FLEMING
CD; VOICE OF HOPE
LABEL;DPTV CD 27

TRK; PROTECT AND SURVIVE
PERF; RUNRIG
ALBUM; THE CUTTER AND THE CLAN
LABEL;CHRYSALIS CHR 1669

TRK; A WHISTLE IN THE WIND
PERF; JOANIE MADDEN
CD;A WHISTLE IN THE WIND
LABEL; GREEN LINNET GLCD 1142

TRK; HOLIDAYS
PERF; GEORGE DUFFUS
ALBUM; STANDING ROOM ONLY
LABEL; LISMOR LILP 5121

TRK; OLD AILSA CRAIG
PERF; ALASTAIR MCDONALD
CD; OLD SCOTIA’S SHORES
LABEL; CORBAN CBNCD 031

TRK; THE LADY HELEN
PERF; MICHAEL PHILIP
CD; BACK ON TRACK
LABEL; LOCHSHORE CDLBP 2031

TRK; THE NORTHERN LIGHTS OF OLD ABERDEEN
PERF; DON GORDON
ALBUM; I WISH YOU LOVE
LABEL; HARMONY HE 90049

5-6P.M.

TRK; MARGARET AND ME
PERF; ARTHUR JOHNSTONE
ALBUM; NORTH BY NORTH
LABEL; LAPWING LAP 119

TRK; CENTENNIAL JIG
PERF; CHARLIE COWIE
CD; UNSQUARE DANCE
LABEL; LISMOR LCOM 5207

TRK; GLENGARRY MY HOME
PERF; BRIGADOONS
ALBUM; GLENGARRY MY HOME
LABEL; ICICLE ICL 5016

TRK; I’LL BE YOUR SWEETHEART
PERF; HELEN MCARTHUR
CD; THE VINTAGE MELODIES
LABEL; LISMOR LCDM 9040

TRK; SAILING WITH A HEAVY HEART
PERF; SCOTTISH POWER
CD; PIPING ALL OVER THE WORLD
LABEL; KRL CDDMD 6002

TRK; LIGHTS OF LOCHINDAAL
PERF; SCHIEHALLION
CD; NAE UNION
LABEL; PRIVATE

TRK; 2/4 MARCHES
PERF; RAYMOND CHUCHUK
CD;THE REEL TRADITION
LABEL;SCOTSOUND STCD 004

TRK; BONNIE SCOTS LASSIE O’ MINE
PERF; JIMMY NEIL
ALBUM;JIMMMY NEIL SINGS
LABEL; THISTLE LP 8

TRK;THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER
PERF; KENNETH MCKELLAR
CD;THE VERY BEST OF KENNETH MCKELLAR
LABEL; SPECTRUM 552-095-2

TRK; CAPE BRETON JIGS
PERF; ALEX GREEN
CD; WHISTLE O’ER THE LAVE O’T
LABEL; ROSS RECORDS CDGR 176

FALL 2010 NEWSLETTER

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What a summer !! No complaints about the weather this year, until you have a look at your hydro bill !

The busy fall season is upon us, and we are getting ready for our 45th birthday show on October 24th. The anniversary actually falls right on the day, as our first half hour show on CHWO was on Sunday evening, October 24th, 1965. The following week, the show was extended to an hour, and the rest, as they say, is history. I have so many memories that it is difficult recalling them all, so putting together the music for this programme will be challenging. Our show on October 17th will be an appetizer for the birthday show, as there is no way I can cram all the music I would like to play into two hours.

The most important part in the success of the show is the loyalty of the listener. Several generations have helped it grow in popularity, and with word of mouth being the best form of publicity, we’ve built up a listenership that is the envy of many in the broadcasting industry. They just find it hard to believe that a show like “A little Breath of Scotland” can consistently outdraw the competition in the Sunday afternoon time slot. The other interesting factor over the years is that the show has a wide appeal, not just to folks who are Scottish, or have a Scottish heritage. I am a firm believer that music is a universal language, and if the piece of music has a story to tell,or is pleasant to the ear, then no matter your background, you can enjoy the show.

So may I ask to mark October 24th on the calendar, and join me as we celebrate the 45th birthday of the show. Remember too that you can let your internet friends know that they can listen to the show at www.zoomerradio.ca

On another topic, the tour operator handling our Rhine/Danube river cruise next September had extended the early booking discount of $500/per person, but the deadline for making the deposit is October 9th. If you would like to join Denise and I on this fabulous cruise, you can get the details from Michelle Campbell, Vision 2000 travel group, at 1-866-648-4483. You can also find the detailed itinerary on our web site, www.denissnowdon.com, and look under the cruise link.

Enjoy fall, and stay healthy.

Denis