By Karyn Mac.
“The Real Ceilidh” Presenter.
“On the Rocks” from James Coutts and his Band
“On the Rocks” from James Coutts and his Band is this week’s featured album on the Real Sunday Ceilidh. It was released in 2010.
The band are:
1st Accordion James Coutts
2nd Accordion Iain Cathcart
Piano Graham Berry
Bass Brian Cruickshank
Drums Ian Adamson
Guest Vocal John Caskie
Sleeve notes from the CD from James Coutts:
“Hopefully this album will appeal to both dancers and listeners alike, as well as giving me the opportunity to pay tribute to just a few of the many musicians whose playing and compositions have inspired me.
Thanks, as always, to the boys for their great support and to the production team for their expertise and advice.
Dedicated to Catherine, Sandy and Gordon”
James Coutts and his Band
Based in Kirkcaldy, James Coutts and his Band are one of the most popular bands in the circuit, and travel the length breadth of the country to play at gigs, dances, ceilidhs, weddings, etc. Most of the band members are regular visitors to Shetland too, for the various festivals there.
James was taught by Peter Bruce and has won many competitions over the years, including some of the most prestigious accordion competitions in the country.
Nowadays he can be found on the other side of the competition stage – and is often called upon to adjudicate many competitions – including some he has won in the past.
When he’s not strapped into an accordion, you can find him strapped into a car – his day job is a driving instructor!
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