A guide to choosing your music for your wedding Music is a significant feature of your big day. When it comes to choosing your music for your wedding, it isn't just the procession and first dance you need to think about. We've put together a handy guide to choosing your wedding music. Your wedding soundtrack [...]

Well folks, time is fair marching on, and we have the ceilidh lockdown blues. The lockdown is starting to drag now. We have not played a ceilidh gig since the 14th March. The fingers are itchy, and the band are getting restless. It may be some time before we are allowed loose on the ceilidh dancers and audience. I know many dancers feel the same way we do too. The only way we can get a tune together is online. We did have a small meet up for my birthday but with numbers restricted to five households. Now it's only two households and a maximum of six people. No use for a session. Even as a ceilidh duo, how can you play the ceilidh lockdown blues without dancers?

Sarah, is a waltz tune written by the famous Scottish accordion player, Max Houliston. Max is credited with being the first founder of an Accordion and Fiddle Club in Scotland. In 1965 he opened one in his own licensed premises, The hole in the wa', in Dumfries. I first heard this tune played about twenty years ago in the Dee Motel in Aberdeen. It was where the Aberdeen Accordion and Fiddle Club used to meet.

A wee bit of a laugh during the epidemic of Bogroll (toilet paper) panic buying which appears to be sweeping the western world driving lots of people crazy. I don't understand it and don't want to. I came across this tune called "The Smell of the Bog" and liked the title so I learned it for this moment in time to commemorate the occasion. This tune is an Irish traditional one I understand. It would be a hornpipe though I like it a wee bit faster. And the Bog might refer to the toilet or the peat bog. The lovely accordion is a Saltarelle Clifden.