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Desperate Danz Band

Popular raucous electric dance band active in the 1980s. Guitarist Dave Francis later teamed up with his wife, fiddler Mairi Campbell, to perform as The Cast. Any further information would be gratefully received (email me).



Desperate Danz Band: Send Three and Fourpence...We're Going to a Dance ( P&C Happas Records HAPPAS 1C, 1989)

Side One: The Gay Gordons/Loch Ruan/Joe Hutton's March; The Tenpenny Bit/Calliope House/The Skyeman's Jig/Banks of the Allan/Lt Maguire's/The Connaughtman's Rambles; The Poppyleaf/Johnny Will You Marry Me/Brose and Butter; Pipe Major Jim Christie of Wick; The 72nd's Farewell to Aberdeen/Jim Anderson's Delight
Side Two: The Reconciliation/The Barrowburn Reel/The Fairy Dance; The West-Coaster/The Rights of Man/The Hut On Staffin Island; Trip to Sligo/Morrison's Jig/Peter's Peerie Boat/Saddle the Pony; Cameron's Farewell to red Gap/The Inverness Gathering

All tracks traditional except where indicated

John Carnie (electric guitar, acoustic guitar), Dave Francis (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bodhran), Ron Grant (acoustic bass, electric bass), Louise Mackenzie (fiddle), Lynn O'Shay (flute, keyboards), Stuart Ritchie (drums)
with Iain Macdonald (electric guitar, bouzouki)