Might this be the oldest surviving non-commercial recording of Scottish fiddle music. Explored here: https://raretunes.org/professor-maclellan-of-berkeley/
Stuart Eydmann adds two new tracks played on a new miniature concertina recently made for him by Andrew Norman. More to follow. https://raretunes.org/stuart-eydmann/
Simon Thoumire recently asked whether we knew anything about fiddler William Craig, his life and music. Like others we knew little but had been intrigued by him for some years. After a brief flurry of research we offer the following information as well as three of his pioneering tracks.
Elgin melodeon player Fred Cameron recorded these figures for quadrilles and other tracks in 1910.
Singer Earl Robinson paired his song that opens with the line “What is America to me?…” with Robert Burns’ A man’s a man for a’ that.
Listed to the strings of the BBC Scottish Orchestra playing traditional dance music, arranged and conducted by Ian Whyte. More to follow later:
RareTunes is now 10 years old. We are still uploading tracks from our original system and have recently added fiddlers, singers, pipers and folk groups. Happy listening! Many, many more still to come!
Eight Scottish concertina players* and their music have been added to rareTunes. This is just the start as a new area dedicated to the instrument is in preparation. Watch this space!
*Alexander Prince, Walter Dale, Tommy Dale, George S. Morris, Jack Easy, Peter McCabe, Victor Smith and Jimmy Dickson.
Hear forgotten button accordionist Davy Hutchison here. With supporting biographical information and memoirs.