Greentrax Recordings released The Full Set, The Occasionals’ sixth album (5th on Greentrax), and, as the title suggests, this one really is "The Full Set" – new music on audio CD for the 12 most popular Scottish ceilidh dances (recorded in the studio), plus written dance instructions in a booklet and a DVD video of live dance demonstrations for each dance. Not only that, there are an additional 4 bonus tracks on the audio CD and 1 hour documentary about the band on the DVD video.
The 12 dances on the DVD video and audio CD are The Gay Gordons, The Highland Schottische, The Eva Three Step, The Virginia Reel, St Bernard’s Waltz, Dashing White Sergeant, The Military Two Step, The Pride of Erin Waltz, The Britannia Two Step, The Canadian Barn Dance and The Eightsome Reel. The most popular Scottish ceilidh dances without a doubt.
The DVD video has been formatted for PAL and NTSC to make it suitable for playback in all territories of the World. Filming was completed in Scotland and the audio CD was recorded at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland, and engineered by Stuart Hamilton.
The Occasionals are Freeland Barbour (accordions, midi bass and piano), Ian Hardie (fiddle), Kevin MacLeod (banjo, mandolin and tenor guitar) and Gus Millar (drums and hi-hat). Each is an experienced and talented musician and Freeland, Ian and Kevin all have solo albums to their credit.
Buy the set:
- In North America: The Full Set
Author: World Music Central News Department
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