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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by Ian Hutson

Ian Hutson Ceilidh - Scottish Dance Band

By Karyn Mac.  
“The Real Ceilidh” Presenter.

Featured Album: (Sunday 21st April 2019)

Ian Hutson Scottish Dance Band

“The Dashing White Sergeant”

“The 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:

Ian Hutson                Accordion

Neil Dawson             Fiddle

Alistair Mcleod          Accordion

Isobel Hodgson        Piano

Mark McDougall       Bass

Gordon Robertson   Drums

Sleeve notes from the CD:

Ian Hutson Scottish Dance Band “The Dashing White Sergeant”

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!

Dedication, inspiration and a certain laid-back air give Ian and his pals the perfect character for a top-notch ceilidh band”.

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