Explore Scotland’s Scottish Dance music scene with Cèol Dannsa

A host of famous faces feature in Ceol Dannsa.
A host of famous faces feature in Ceol Dannsa.

AN ALL-star tribute to the legends of the Scottish Dance music scene, the box and fiddle night ‘Cèol Dannsa’ was recorded in the Royal Concert Hall during Celtic Connections 2012.

And now all the fun of that night can be enjoyed again in the one hour show which features the music that made household names of Jimmy Shand, Bobby MacLeod, Jim Johnstone and Ian Powrie; musicians and composers who, along with a handful of others, changed the repertoire and took Scottish Country dancing to a worldwide audience in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Presented by broadcaster John Carmichael, Cèol Dannsa features contemporary dance music stars on-stage and in back-stage conversations.

Marie Fielding, Robert Black, Fergie MacDonald, Alasdair MacCuish and accordion wizard John Carmichael all shine a light on why Andrew Rankine, Iain MacPhail and fiddler Angus Fitchet were so influential.

Cèol Dannsa will screen on New Year’s Eve (Monday, December 31st) at 10.30pm on BBC ALBA.