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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by James Coutts

James Coutts - Featured Album Of The Week

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:

James Coutts & His Band

“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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