A set of reels from the Scottish tradition.
Ian Holmes’ innate musicality and innovative approach have made him a widely respected name, not just in the world of Scottish country dance music, but in the flourishing accordion scenes of Switzerland and Scandinavia, whose music and instruments he has adopted with characteristic enthusiasm.
Expanding his accordion skills from the mainstream Scottish dance band instruments – piano accordion, five-row continental chromatic and Hohner “Shand” Morino – to master Swiss and Scandinavian models, Holmes was described early on in his career as “a muscians’ musician” by no less than Bobby MacLeod, while the great Sir Jimmy Shand would tell him, “You’re a one-off son.” Inspirations for the young Holmes, both men would become friends. To date he has composed some 450 tunes, from Scottish pipe marches to Scandinavian and Swiss waltzes and polkas.
Ian Holmes was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
Artist website: http://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/hall-of-fame/ian-holmes/
Single title: Duke of Perth: The Original / Jean Kirkpatrick’s Fancy / Kinclaven Bridge / Kennay House
Album title:Scottish Gold – In the Ceilidh & Dance Tradition
Single artist: Ian Holmes
Single duration: 4:30
Writers: Traditional / Ian Holmes
Publishers: MCPS / PRS