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DAMFANKLE CEILIDH BAND
 

    

     With days of playing for ceilidh dances in village halls around the North of Scotland a thing of the past, Julia Gordon (accordion), Brian Yates (small pipes) and Alan Heap (guitar) - the Damfankle Ceilidh Band - still get together each summer to play for tour groups on board the Lord Of The Glens, the magnificent cruise ship that transits the water of the Caledonian Canal from Inverness to Fort William and out around the sheltered waters of Scotland's hauntingly beautiful West Coast.

 

 

 

 

    This page is just a place to hold some of the band's memories, pre-Covid 19...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Garden Of Skye / Lochanside (4/4 and 3/4 pipe marches)

 

Sweet Maid Of Mull / The Banks Of Allan Water / Jool's Hornpipe (6/8, 3/4 pipe marches and reel)

 

An Eala Bhàn / Sabhal Iain 'Ic Uisdean / Bheil An Cadal Ort (slow air and Puirt à beul)

 

The Boatman / Kishmul's Galley / The Surge Of The Sea / Crovan's Galley (Gaelic airs)

 

The Conundrum / Highland Laddie (2/4 pipe march and reel

 

Farewell To The Tay / The Wee Sergeant / The Glasgow Gaelic Club / Lochiel's Welcome to Glasgow (jigs)

 

Theid Mi Dhachaidh Chro Chinn t-Saile (lament

 

The Peat Fire Flame / Susan Steven Of Tower House / The Moving Cloud (4/4 march, strathspey and reel)

 

Tha Mi Ghaol Air Aird A' Chaun / P.M. Donald MacLean Of Lewis / Whistle O'er The Lave O't (slow air, 6/8, 4/4 pipe marches)

 

Hector The Hero (slow air)

 

Donald MacLean's Farewell To Oban / Old Highland Air / The Piper's Cave (4/4 pipe march and reels)

 

Songs Of Skye (Skye Is My Home / Morag Of Dunvegan / Farewell To Skye / The Skye Boat Song)

 

Walter Douglas MBE / Dr. Ross's 50th Welcome To The Argyllshire Gathering

 

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