Wednesday, 20 October 2010

William Hannah 78s

William Hannah (1891-1961) was from Blackburn, some 20 miles west of Edinburgh. A postman by trade, he was also an influential melodeon player and band leader, releasing over a hundred commercial recordings in solo, duet, trio and band formats. His five-piece band were popular, and included melodeon, fiddle, drums, piano and trumpet, echoing Jim Cameron's Band of later years. This compilation is from recordings in my own collection.

01 Eightsome Reel: Unknown Reels
02 Highland Waltz: Leezie Lindsay/Ho Ro My Nut Brown Maiden/Skye Boat Song
03 Circassian Circle: Circassian Circle/74th's Farewell/Pibroch of Donal Dhu
04 Dashing White Sergeant: Original/Kenmure's On An' Awa'/Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre
05 Scottish or Foursome Reel: Duncan Davidson/Soldier's Joy/Lord Lyndoch/The Fairy Dance
06 The Duke of Perth: Original/Staten Island/Old Grey Cat/Good Night an' Joy Be Wi Ye A'
07 Flowers of Edinburgh/Lochleven Castle/Teetotaller
08 Scottish Reform: Original/Stool of Repentance/March of Donald of the Isles to the Battle of Harlaw/Unknown Jig
09 The Dundee Reel: Bonnets o' Bonnie Dundee/Hundred Pipers/Rock and Wee Pickle Tow/Unknown Jig
10 The Boston Two-Step
11 St Bernard's Waltz: Little Annie Rooney/Peggy O'Neill/Molly O'Morgan/Maggie Murphy's Home
12 Canadian Three-Step (William Hannah)
13 Celine Waltz (William Hannah)
14 Lady Mary Douglas/Biddy the Bowl Wife/Roaring Jelly/Unknown Jig
15 Glasgow Highlanders/Unknown Schottisches
16 Inverness Gathering/Athole Highlanders

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