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30-Jan-2015

Arthur Spink LPs on CD, Scotland – UK

Arthur Spink CD CoversArthur Spink, from Dundee, Scotland, began his career in show business when he was just 17, having started playing the accordion at the age of 5, and competed successfully in many NAO contests. He spent many years touring the world as a popular accordion entertainer, and became a household name in Scottish music circles. In the late 1970s he switched from acoustic accordions to the Cordovox electronic accordion.

Before emigrating to Australia in 1980, Arthur Spink recorded for the Beltona label in the 1960s and 70s, and made several best-selling LPs. These albums have been recently reissued on four CDs, each containing two LPs.

‘The Best of Arthur Spink - Volume One’ has all the tracks from the LPs ‘Scotland's Greatest’ and ‘Dancing Fingers’. Tracks: Roxburgh Castle/Fairy Dance/Dr. Robertson’s Reel/Archie Menzies; The Conundrum/Highland Fling/High Level Hornpipe; These Are My Mountains/Rothesay Bay/Song of the Clyde/Northern Lights of Aberdeen; Hawaii Tattoo; Gaelic Airs Waltz; Household Brigade; Cock o’ the North/Liberton Pipe Band; Reine de Musette; The Tartan/The Badge of Scotland/Scotland the Brave; Wheels; Bluebell Polka; Cuckoo Waltz; Balmoral Highlanders/Laird o’ Drumblair/Mrs MacLeod; Storrar’s Hornpipe/Staten Island/Bonnie Banchory/Davy Knick-Knack; Oslo Waltz; McDonald’s March/Stirling Castle/Mrs MacPherson; Czardas; My Home/Dream Valley of Glendaruel; Dancing Fingers; New Rigged Ship/The Rock and Wee Pickle Tow/A.M. Shinnie/The Drunken Parson; Green Grow the Rashes-O/A Man’s A Man for a That/Ye Banks and Braes/Scots Wha Hae; Dundee March/James Stephen; Sailor’s Hornpipe; The Dark Island; The Cradle Song/The Piper’s Weird/Lass O’ Lowrie; Old Comrades

The other CDs are Volume 2: LPs – ‘Hoots Mon’ and ‘The Continental Accordion of Arthur Spink’, Volume 3: LPs – ‘King of the Scottish Accordion’ and ‘The Flying Scotsman’; Volume 4: LPs – ‘Arthur Spink’s Hogmanay’ and ‘Arthur Spink’s Dance Party’.

For further information email: jiml@musicinscotland.com
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