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Hanneke Cassel and Dave Wiesler | Many Happy Returns

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Many Happy Returns

by Hanneke Cassel and Dave Wiesler

Traditional and modern music for Scottish Country Dance
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. On the Morning Tide
4:55 album only
2. Many Happy Returns
8:44 album only
3. Arthur's Seat
4:51 album only
4. A Wee Nothin' (Miss Hannah's Jig)
4:47 album only
5. The St. John River
4:37 album only
6. Caberfei
4:47 album only
7. The Quaich
8:56 album only
8. Haddington Assembly
4:48 album only
9. McGregor's Leap
4:55 album only
10. Irongray
8:53 album only
11. Laird of Milton's Daughter
4:42 album only
12. Daybreak
4:45 album only


Album Notes
Hanneke Cassel is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music. Her playing has been called "exuberant and rhythmic...delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness" (The Boston Globe). She has performed and taught across the U.S., Scotland, Canada, Sweden, and Austria.

Pianist Dave Wiesler has been playing traditional Scottish music for dances and concerts since 1994. At home in a wide range of styles, Dave is in demand for folk dancing of all flavors. He has played for Scottish dance nationally from Boston to Hawaii and abroad in Canada, England, and Scotland.



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Neil Gillies

Cracking album of traditional music
I am very impressed by the playing on this album. Two musicians obviously enjoying themselves. You can just hear the bow bouncing off the fiddle strings throughout the faster sets of tunes. Dave sympathetically accompanies on the piano, complimenting Hanneke's playing perfectly. This is a great album - buy it NOW

Marian Lapp

Love the CD, especially the gorgeous waltz at the end.
A wonderful CD. I especially love the final waltz, Daybreak, written by Dave for a friend's wedding.

Harry G.

Great fiddle playing!
This album is a real surprise! I listen to a lot of fiddle music and play myself! Hanneke's fiddle playing is so perfect and excellent and I listen to this CD over and over again to learn as much I can! So, if you are interested in great fiddle playing, you really have to buy this album! (Dave is a great piano player and a great addition to Hanneke's fiddle!)

Herman Sol (Holland)

beautiful Scottish dancemusic!
I love the combination of fiddle and piano, great musicians!

Malcolm McConachie

Scottish Country Dance
This is a superb collection of Scottish Country Dance tunes. Hanneke's playing is very emotional and yet always maintaining the rhythm so necessary for dancing. We have been using it quite a bit at our practice dances and the only drawback is that one tends to get so caught up in the beauty of the music that you forget to dance!


Great music, but a bit slow for us
I love the music on this CD, but I was a bit disappointed to find most of the tracks too slow for the old-time/contra/country dances we like to do. It's still a great CD to listen to, though. Shipping service was very fast too. Thanks!