Sunday, 6 December 2009

Bobby MacLeod: Maestro MacLeod (1977)

Bobby MacLeod: Maestro MacLeod (Emerald Gem GES 1171, 1977)

As the sleeve notes say, Bobby MacLeod is one of the all-time greats of the Scottish accordion. Originally from the island of Mull, MacLeod's recording career started in the early 1950s on 78rpm sides, and continued for decades afterwards. In this recording, rather like another here (Simply Solo), he is playing away from his usual band, except here he's accompanied by Wullie Thom on drums. The concept was formed as they jammed at Bobby's Hotel in Tobermory in 1976.

01 Hiram and Calum: Hi-O-Hiram/Calum Bheg
02 Piper's Delight: Millbank Cottage/The Edinburgh Volunteers
03 New Hebridean Waltz: Malcolm Ferguson
04 Two-Step: The Dancing Dustman
05 Polka: Happy Hours
06 Jiggery: Dan the Cobbler/The Maid On the Green/Jimmy McHugh
07 Reelography: Colonel Rodney/The General Election/The Byres Road
08 Waltz Musette: Bourrasque
09 March, Strathspey & Reel: Captain Carswell/Lady Macbeth/John Morrison of Assynt House
10 Pride of Erin Waltz: The Homes of Donegal/A Mother's Love/The Glens of Antrim/The County of Armagh
11 Hornpipery: The Kingston/The Golden Eagle/Off to California
12 Melodeonisticks: Les Triolets


Other albums featuring Bobby MacLeod:


  1. Great to get these !!

    have you seen or will be likely to get "The Man from Tobermory" which is the next LP to this again on the Lismor Label ??

  2. I think I do have that one in the attic - I'll have a look tomorrow.