IRISH AND SCOTTISH DANCE MUSIC
No relation of the William Hannah Band, this is another tasty issue from the 1950s Beltona catalogue.
Fred Hanna's band was a six piece led by himself on accordion plus fiddle, piano, drums, bass and for some numbers, saxophone. There are eighteen tracks with over 50 tunes on the CD, a mixture of Irish and Scots airs. There are no songs, it's a lively session of jigs, reels and waltzes that you'll not sleep through!
Fred Hanna was a really top notch musician so this collection is well worth listening too.
18 tracks / 52 Tunes -
The Invercauld - Campbell's Farewell to Redcastle - Colonel Sinclairs :
If You're Irish - With My Shillelagh - Irish Washerwoman - Burnt Potato - McNamara's Band :
The Boys of Blue Hill - The Green Castle :
The Seige of Ennis :
The Locomotive - Golden Eagle :
Sweets of May - Humours of Bandon :
Moincoin Reel - Cooleen Bridge - Music in the Glen :
Mount Stuart House - 79ths Farewell to Gibraltar - Sister Elders :
Dornoch Links - Staten Island - Heights of Alma :
Galway Hornpipe - Sligo Fancy :
Waves of Tory - Officer of the Guard - Trip to the Cottage :
Wild Colonial Boy -
Girl from Donegal - Hills of Glenswilly - Banks of Lovely Lee :
The Colquhouns - Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre - Angus MacLeod :
Gentle Maiden - Wild Irish Rose - Kitty of Coleraine - All Those Endearing Young Charms :
Inverness Gathering - Earl of Mansefield - Sweet Maid of Glendaruel :
Peter Street - On the Railroad - Breakdown :
Mountains of Pomeroy - Kelly the Boy from Killann - Step Together - O'Donnell Abu - Boys of Wexford :
Bridge of Athlone :