Dashing White Sergeant” from the Ian Hutson Scottish Dance Band is this week’s
featured album on the Real Sunday Ceilidh. It was released in 2004.
The band are:
Sleeve notes from the CD:
Were it not for the
obvious talent and dedication to the development of a specific musical style,
the background of Ian Hutson’s musical career might lead one to suspect other
reasons for the jauntiness of his playing.
Off to accordion
lessons aged six, he carried his box in a McEwans Export poly bag! Then aged
sixteen, he was about to give up the accordion when, at a local inn, “I
discovered you could play the box and get free drink and get paid. What a
discovery that was!”
The other major
influence in his young life was the music of Jim Johnstone, in whose band Iain
was later to play, and to meet Gordon, the drummer on this album.
Isobel also played with
Jim, and was headhunted by her old friend Ian because her playing suits his
style so well. Alistair, Mark and Neil are old friends too, from the festival
circuit… and just the occasional session at the bar!
and a certain laid-back air give Ian and his pals the perfect character for a
top-notch ceilidh band”.
Other Featured Albums On The Sunday “Real Ceilidh”
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