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.
The Garlogie Ceilidh with the Bothy Ballad King. The Garlogie Ceilidhs were on Sunday afternoons at the Garlogie Village Hall and were well attended by people from far and wide. The hall was full of tables and there was no space left for dancing. It was more an open mic ceilidh where local personalities got [...]
I have been told a few times recently that I'm not good at selling myself. The truth is it's because generally, I don't like people who are good at selling themselves. It's something ingrained in the northeast of Scotland psyche. Naebody likes a big heid. I've always been conscious of this. I really enjoy creating [...]
https://youtu.be/lV1ic9JD7A4 Live clip from the ceilidh - Thanks to Drew Brown of Abertunity.co.uk A would like to say a big thank you to the people who came to our ceilidh and supported us in raising funds for Diabetes UK and having fun at a ceilidh. It was a great night even though the turn out [...]
Nostalgic Scottish Music Leaving Loch Maddy, North Uist. Looking back towards the Dark Island It's a tune every Scottish accordion player learns and probably the most widely requested Scottish music tune I ever get. In my experience, it's also the highest earning tune in my repertoire back when we were busking or playing in bars. [...]
The Left-Handed Fiddler is a well-known traditional Scottish tune written by James Scott Skinner, who is an iconic Scottish fiddle player from Banchory. (1843-1927) Skinner rose to fame during his time and left a vast legacy of music with his own compositions and collections that are still played widely to this day. Skinner gave himself [...]
Filming some Scottish ceilidh band music clips in Aberdeen, in front of a Pizza oven.
I wrote a tune for Albert Thomson of Inverurie for his retirement. 'Albert Thomson, Armiger, Knight and Samurai' I'm hoping folk will pick it up and slip it in at a few ceilidhs. So one day I can retire as well 😉 https://charlieabel.scot/piece/141/