12 Tracks:Eightsome Reels: Unknown / The Fair Maid Of Perth / Rachael Rae / My Love She's but A Lassie Yet / Roxburgh Castle * East Neuk Of Fife / The Drummer / Hey Johnnie Cope * Jigs: Bonnie Dundee / Wi' A Hundred Pipers / Rock And Wee Pickle Tow / Kinloch Of Kinloch * Inverness Gathering: Inverness Gatherin / 79ths Farewell To Gibraltar / (Jig) Pibroch O' Donald Dhu * Waltzes: Leezie Lindsay / Ho Ro My Nut Brown Maiden / Skye Boat * Schottische: The Gordon * Highlands / Reels: Duncan Davidson / Soldier's Joy / Lord Lynedoch / Fairy Dance * Dashing White Sergeant: Dashing White Sergeant / (Jig) Kenmure's On And Awa' / (Jig) The Muckin' O' Geordie's Byre * Waltzes: (Intro) The Auld Hoose / William Hannah's Waltz * Reels: Duke Of Perth / Staten Island / The Auld Grey Cat / Goodnight And Joy Be Wi' Ye * Boston Two-Step: Comp' Luke Cavendish Everett * Strathspeys: Glasgow Highlanders / Unknown * Waltzes: Little Annie Rooney / Peggy O'Neill / Molly O'Moran / Maggie Murphy's Home.
This album is a wonderful tribute to prolific recording artist William Hannah delivered in style by Luke Daniels.
A celebrated band leader in the 1920s and a major influence on Jimmy Shand, William Hannah made a hugh contribution to Scottish music.
Four of the UK's finest traditional players, Luke Daniels (melodeon), Neil Ewart (fiddle), Ian Carr (guitar), John Paul Gandy (piano), have come together to recreate Hannah's exciting music and playing.
A Wilkinson Excelsior c1927 (Hannah's own signature instrument) was restored specially and played on this recording along with an earlier model used by Daniel and Peter Wyper c1909.
William Hannah (1891 - 1961) was born in the mining town of Blackburn, West Lothian. Having started on the mouth organ as a boy he became well known as Scotland's premiere melodeon player by the end of the First World War, during which he served in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
His role in the development of the modern accordion was an important one. William Hannah was a creative recording artist, with companies such as Parlophone and Columbia, and a celebrated band leader in th 1920's.
Luke Daniels (melodeon), Neil Ewart (fiddle), Ian Carr (guitar), John Paul Gandy (piano).
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