Scottish Weekend CD for 1998
Take the music home: Purchase the 1998 CD, "Memories of Scottish Weekend" and/or "More Memories of Scottish Weekend," from 2002. CDs purchased with your
registration are discounted and will be available for pickup at camp.
Since 1989 Scottish country dancers and musicians have gathered in the fall
for a weekend of dancing in the DC/Philadelphia area. At the request of many
participants, the Scottish Weekend committee decided to produce this souvenir
The committee wishes to give special thanks to the musicians and engineers for
creating such a fine recording of our 1998 ball and is also grateful to the
volunteers, composers, and financial backers who made production and
distribution of the CD possible.
The staff musicians perform together in various combinations from time to
time, so the unique Scottish Weekend 1998 ensemble has a cohesiveness and tight
delivery seldom found in an informal band. Members of the ensemble are Liz
Donaldson, Earl Gaddis, Ralph Gordon, Steve Hickman, Anne Hooper, Calum
MacKinnon, and Marty Taylor. Piper Dan Emery joins them on track 4. Track 7 is
a performance by the 1998 music class with pianist Dave Wiesler and some
members of the ensemble under the direction of Calum MacKinnon.
The waltz Lullaby for Kim is dedicated in loving memory to the late Kim
McGarrity, founder and director of the Scottish country dance band
"Fiddlesticks and Ivory."
Arrangements are by Liz Donaldson except track 7 which is by Calum MacKinnon.
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1. Swiss Lassie 8x32R 4'49"
2. Last of the Lairds, The 8x32J 4'47"
3. Adieu Mon Ami 8x32S 8'24"
4. Blue Bonnets (with Pipes) 8x32J 4'59"
5. De'il amang the Tailors, The 8x32R 4'41"
6. Lezlie & Gordon's Waltz W 3'01"
7. Fireside Reel, The 8x32R 4'54"
8. Flock of Geese, A 5x32J 3'08"
9. Sailor, The 8x32H 4'47"
10. Miss Gibson's Strathspey 8x32S 8'21"
11. Mrs. Stewart's Jig 8x32J 4'48"
12. Montgomeries' Rant, The, or Full Monty, The 8x32R 4'46"
13. Lullaby for Kim W 3'42"
Total Time 65'21"
Liz Donaldson, piano
Earl Gaddis, fiddle
Ralph Gordon, bass/cello
Steve Hickman, fiddle
Anne Hooper, fiddle
Calum MacKinnon, fiddle
Marty Taylor, flute/piccolo/concertina
Dan Emery, pipes (track 4)
Dave Wiesler, piano (track 7)
1998 Music Class (track 7), playing
Accordion: Helen Powell
Fiddles: Jerry Agin, Anne Leslie,
Robin Lohse, Lance Ramshaw,
Valerie Stewart, Helen Van Mater
Harp: Carla Holder
This magnificent live recording captures the spirit and excitement of the
Scottish Weekend 1998 ball at Camp Ramblewood, MD.
Recorded and mastered by Flawn Williams. Duplicated by Oasis.
Artistic Director Liz Donaldson. Producer Marty King.
The Scottish Weekend Ball at Camp Ramblewood, Darlington, MD, recorded live
September 26, 1998. Recorded by Flawn Williams. Duplication by Oasis. Artistic
direction by Liz Donaldson. Additional thanks to Mary Andrews, Elke Baker,
Ralph Gordon, Jill Emery/b&w photo, SueEllen Lawton, Ned Leight/color photos,
and LISS Productions.
Price and Ordering
$15 plus $2.50 shipping each; or 2 for $25 plus $3.00 shipping.
To order, send check payable to Scottish Weekend, Inc. to:
Scottish Weekend, Inc.
4518 Gladwyne Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814 USA
Please include your mailing address.
Note: You may combine orders for "More Memories of Scottish Weekend" and "Memories of Scottish Weekend".
For example, the total for one each is $28.00 (2 for $25 plus $3.00 shipping/handling).
Visit CD Baby to order this CD on-line or listen to samples
from each track.