Person James Stanley 'Stan' Hamilton 2054

Lived
1928 – 2007
Short name
Stan Hamilton
Areas of activity
  • Publisher of dance descriptions
  • Composer of tunes
  • Musician (or band)
Member of

James Stanley 'Stan' Hamilton was born 1928 in Ayrshire as the son of James Stanley 'Jimmy' Hamilton and Mary Hamilton of Auchincruive.

Stan Hamilton played Piano and played together with his childhood friend Bobby Frew (Accordion), his father Jimmy Hamilton (Fiddle), John McCroskie (Drums) and others.

In 1957 Stan emigrated to Canada along with his wife Anne and Bobby Frew.

In Canada he played with Bobby Frew and Bobby Brown (also originally from Scotland, joining 1961 to 1974, when left to form his own band). Stan formed the band Stan Hamilton & The Clansmen, later named Stan Hamilton & The Flying Scotsmen.

He received the RSCDS Scroll of Honour in 2005.

Stan Hamilton passed away 4 September, 2007.

(Sources: The Session, Box and Fiddle archive, and obituary in Toronto Set+Link Oct 2007)

HiddenNamePublisherYearDancesTunes
Six Scottish Dances (YSDA, Volume III) Six Scottish Dances (YSDA, Volume III) Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen 1995
SortNameNameTypeArtist(s)AlbumMediaClipTunes
Baldovan Jig Baldovan Jig J32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen The Very Best of Stan HamiltonCD The Academy/Donaghadee/Denis, Don't be Threatening
Baldovan Jig, The The Baldovan Jig J32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 2LP [S] The Academy/Donaghadee/Denis, Don't be Threatening
Balquidder Strathspey Balquidder Strathspey S32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 5LP [S] Mr Oswald (of Auchencruive)/Macfarlane's Strathspey/Niel Gow's Wife/Lady Mackenzie of Coull
Black Craig of Dee, The The Black Craig of Dee R32 8 Ron Gonnella & Stan Hamilton Scottish Dance Masters, The Vol 4MC The Barren Rocks of Aden/Donald Mowatt's March/Highland Laddie/Auchmountain's Bonnie Glen
Braes of Breadalbane, The The Braes of Breadalbane S32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen The Very Best of Stan HamiltonCD Dumbarton Castle/The Gordon
Braes of Breadalbane, The The Braes of Breadalbane S32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 2LP [S] The Gordon/Dumbarton Castle
Braes of Tulliemet, The The Braes of Tulliemet S32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 4LP [S] The Braes of Tulliemet/Rose among the Heather/John Brown or the Faithful Friend/Kinloss
Buchan Eightsome Reel, The The Buchan Eightsome Reel R40 10 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen The Very Best of Stan HamiltonCD Timour the Tartar/The Bride's Reel/The Left Handed Fiddler/Jimmy's Return/Cuttyman and Treladle/The Kilt is my Delight/Inver Lasses/Miss Girdle/The Miller's Fair Daughter
Buchan Eightsome, The The Buchan Eightsome R40 10 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 2LP [S] Timour the Tartar/The Bride's Reel/The Left Handed Fiddler/Jimmy's Return/Cuttyman and Treladle/The Kilt is my Delight/Inver Lasses/Miss Girdle/The Miller's Fair Daughter
Cadgers in the Canongate Cadgers in the Canongate R48 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen The Very Best of Stan HamiltonCD John McNeil's Reel/Lady Madeline Sinclair's Birthday/Smith's Delight/Uncle Henry's Reel
Cadgers in the Canongate Cadgers in the Canongate R48 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 2LP [S] John McNeil's Reel/Smith's Delight/Lady Madeline Sinclair's Birthday/Uncle Henry's Reel
Captain Whiteside Captain Whiteside J32 8 Ron Gonnella & Stan Hamilton Scottish Dance Masters, The Vol 4MC Captain Whiteside's Quickstep/Ayr Races/Jamie Gow, Crathie Bellman/A Coggie o' Ale and a Pickle Aitmeal
Cauld Kail in Aberdeen Cauld Kail in Aberdeen M32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 3LP [S] Mary Gray/South Uist Golf Club/The Ale is Dear/Niel Gow/Weary We've Been
College Hornpipe, The The College Hornpipe R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen The Very Best of Stan HamiltonCD The Wonder Hornpipe/Cooper's Hornpipe/The Lamplighter's Hornpipe
College Hornpipe, The The College Hornpipe R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 2LP [S] The Wonder Hornpipe/Cooper's Hornpipe/The Lamplighter's Hornpipe
Corn Rigs Corn Rigs R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 4LP [S] Corn Rigs/The Old Grey Cat/Miss Laura Andrew
Deuks Dang Ower my Daddie, The The Deuks Dang Ower my Daddie J40 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 2LP [S] The Merry Girls of Dublin/Money in Both Pockets/The Deil's awa' wi' the Exciseman
Deuks Dang Ow're My Daddie, The The Deuks Dang Ow're My Daddie J40 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen The Old Scottish Dance Bands Vol 1CD [S] The Merry Girls of Dublin/Money in Both Pockets/The De'ils Awa'
Duke of Atholl's Reel, The The Duke of Atholl's Reel J32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 4LP [S] The Athole Highlanders/Dr J G Hunter of Aultbea/6/8 March
Duke of Perth Duke of Perth R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen The Old Scottish Dance Bands Vol 2CD [S] Duke of Perth/The Rose Tree/Davy Nick Nack
Duke Of Perth, The The Duke Of Perth R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 2LP [S] Duke of Perth/The Rose Tree/Davy Nick Nack
Dundee Whaler, The The Dundee Whaler S32 4 Ron Gonnella & Stan Hamilton Scottish Dance Masters, The Vol 4MC The Piper of Dundee/Lady Mary Ramsay/Loudon's Bonnie Woods
Fight About the Fireside Fight About the Fireside R32 8 James Stanley 'Stan' Hamilton The Scotch PianoLP The Glenburnie Rant/Loch Earn/Fife Hunt/The Turning Lathe
Flowers of Edinburgh, The The Flowers of Edinburgh R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 1LP [S] The Flowers of Edinburgh/Kirk's Hornpipe/The East Neuk o' Fife
From Scotia's Shores We're Noo Awa' From Scotia's Shores We're Noo Awa' S32 8 Ron Gonnella & Stan Hamilton Scottish Dance Masters, The Vol 4MC From Scotia's Shores We're Noo Awa'/Miss Maureen Fraser's Strathspey/Mrs MacDonald of Clan Ranald/Willie Blair, Queen Victoria's Fiddler
Gates of Edinburgh, The The Gates of Edinburgh R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 3LP [S] Far Frae Hame/Master Erskine/Legget's Reel
General Stuart's Reel General Stuart's Reel R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Memory LaneCD+ The Stuart's Rant/Mr Busbie Maitland/The Waverley Ball/Bonnie Anne
General Stuart's Reel General Stuart's Reel R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 1LP [S] The Stuart's Rant/Staten Island/The Teetotaller/Angus Campbell
Haddington Assembly, The The Haddington Assembly J32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 5LP [S] Haddington Assembly/The Wark o' the Weavers/Flower of France and England O
Hamilton Rant, The The Hamilton Rant R48 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 1LP [S] Lord Wellington/Harvest Home/The Green Meadow
Hollin Buss, The The Hollin Buss J32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 5LP [S] Farewell to the Tay/The Wee Sergeant/Birkwood Castle
Hooper's Jig Hooper's Jig J32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 3LP [S] The Steamboat/Syd Chalmers
Isle, The The Isle J32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 4LP [S] Bonnie Dundee/Lochiel's Welcome to Glasgow/Lumps o' Puddin'
Jessie's Hornpipe Jessie's Hornpipe R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 3LP [S] Highland Donald/Bill Sutherland
King's Rant, The The King's Rant R32 8 James Stanley 'Stan' Hamilton The Scotch PianoLP Kings Rant/Dunse Dings A'/Moulin Dhu/The Highlandman Kissed his Mother
Kingussie Flower Kingussie Flower R40 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 3LP [S] Mrs Coutts Trotter's Favourite/My Only Jo and Dearie O'/Bonnie Mally Lee
Lassie What Mair Wad ye Ha'e? Lassie What Mair Wad ye Ha'e? J32 8 James Stanley 'Stan' Hamilton The Scotch PianoLP Lady Charlotte Murray's Favourite Jig/Sir John Henderson/Peter Baillie's Wife
Lass of Humberside Lass of Humberside L Ron Gonnella & Stan Hamilton Scottish Dance Masters, The Vol 4MC
Lea Rig, The The Lea Rig S32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 2LP [S] The Lea Rig/Jocky's Ta'en the Pairtin Kiss/A Man's a Man for A' That/O Why I Left My Hame/My Love is like a Red Red Rose/O' A' the Airts/Thou Bonnie Wood o' Craigielea
Lea Rig, The The Lea Rig S32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen The Very Best of Stan HamiltonCD The Lea Rig/Jocky's Ta'en the Pairtin Kiss/A Man's a Man for A' That/O Why I Left My Hame/My Love is like a Red Red Rose/O' A' the Airts/Thou Bonnie Wood o' Craigielea
Leith Country Dance Leith Country Dance J32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 1LP [S] The Sailor's Wife/The Soldier's Dance/Old Rosin the Beau/Twopenny Jig
Lochiel's Rant Lochiel's Rant S32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 1LP [S] The Miller o' Hirn/Graham's Rant/Invercauld
Loon Mountain Reel, The The Loon Mountain Reel R32 4 Ron Gonnella & Stan Hamilton Scottish Dance Masters, The Vol 4MC John Turner's Compliments to Governor Adams/The Burning of the Piper's Hut/The Caves of Mieuville St. Vaast
Machine Without Horses, The The Machine Without Horses J32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 1LP [S] The Machine without Horses/The Praties are Dug/The Blackthorn Stick
MacPhersons of Edinburgh, The The MacPhersons of Edinburgh S32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 3LP [S] Miss Isabella McPherson Grant's Strathspey/Master Francis Sitwell/Schiehallion
Maggie Lauder Maggie Lauder S32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 4LP [S] Maggie Lauder/Largo Law/Mrs Gregory/Sir James G Baird, Bart.
Mairi's Wedding Mairi's Wedding R40 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 3LP [S] Rannoch Bhana/Whistle O'er the Lave O't/Walter Douglas
Mary Branigan's Delight Mary Branigan's Delight R32 8 James Stanley 'Stan' Hamilton The Scotch PianoLP The Quarry Weel/Johnny Stewart the Piper/Dunkeld Steeple/Cathkin Braes
Mason's Apron, The The Mason's Apron R32 4 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Memory LaneCD+ The Mason's Apron/The Fairy Dance/The Flowers of Edinburgh/Deil Amang the Tailors
Maxwell's Rant Maxwell's Rant R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 5LP [S] Maxwell's Rant/The Kettledrum/Miss Thompson's Reel/Miss Campbell
Merry Oddfellows, The The Merry Oddfellows J32 8 Ron Gonnella & Stan Hamilton Scottish Dance Masters, The Vol 4MC Jean Mullen's Jig/The Prince of Wales/Taymouth Heritage
Miss Catherine Allan Miss Catherine Allan S32 8 James Stanley 'Stan' Hamilton The Scotch PianoLP The Beauty of the North/Mr Michie's/The Perthshire Volunteers/Miss Urquart of Meldrum
Miss Mary Douglas Miss Mary Douglas J48 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 5LP [S] Earl of Errol/The Belfast Almanac/Balcomie House
Miss Nancy Frowns Miss Nancy Frowns J32 8 James Stanley 'Stan' Hamilton The Scotch PianoLP Miss Nancy Frowns/There Cam' a Young Man/Black Walnut/On the Road to Cork/The Blooming Meadows
Molly Blair's Cradle Song Molly Blair's Cradle Song L Ron Gonnella & Stan Hamilton Scottish Dance Masters, The Vol 4MC
Montgomeries' Rant, The The Montgomeries' Rant R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 1LP [S] Lady Montgomerie/Hoch Hey Johnnie Lad/The Boatman of Pitnacree/Struy Lodge
Morag Murray of Dunning Morag Murray of Dunning L Ron Gonnella & Stan Hamilton Scottish Dance Masters, The Vol 4MC
Mrs MacLeod of Raasay Mrs MacLeod of Raasay R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 4LP [S] Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/72nd Highlanders Farewell to Aberdeen/The Falls of Lorna
Off She Goes in the North Off She Goes in the North J32 4 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Memory LaneCD+ [S] Mrs Seller's Favourite/Fanny Power/Kitty Magee
Peggy's Love Peggy's Love S32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Memory LaneCD+ Lady Louisa Gordon's Strathspey/Miss Stewart/Thou Hast Left Me Melancholy/Glenfiddich
Reel of Mey, The The Reel of Mey J48 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 3LP [S] Miss Sophia Campbell of Saddell's Reel/Colonel Baird/The Devil in Dublin
Reel of the 51st Division, The The Reel of the 51st Division R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 4LP [S] The Drunken Piper/The 93rd's Farewell to Edinburgh/Sprig of Ivy
Robertson Rant, The The Robertson Rant S80 Ron Gonnella & Stan Hamilton Scottish Dance Masters, The Vol 4MC Struan Robertson's Rant/South of the Grampians/Captain Horne/Miss Stewart of Grantully
Sailor, The The Sailor R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 5LP [S] The Davy Hornpipe/The Handsome Ploughboy/The Tullamore Piper/The Swansea Hornpipe
Saint John River, The The Saint John River S32 4 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 5LP [S] The Bonnie Lass o' Bon Accord/Mary Hamilton of Auchincruive
Sauchie Haugh Sauchie Haugh S32 8 James Stanley 'Stan' Hamilton The Scotch PianoLP Lord Eglinton's Auld Man/Alloway Kirk/Earl of Glencairn/The Highland Chieftain
Scottish Waltz Scottish Waltz W Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 1LP Maid of Morven/Fair Young Mary/Farewell to Fuinary/Why Should I Sit and Sigh?/Hush-A-Bye Bairnie
Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia R32 8 Ron Gonnella & Stan Hamilton Scottish Dance Masters, The Vol 4MC Ron Gonnella's Compliments to Senator Robert Byrd/The Lass o' Patie's Mill/Stan and Anne Hamilton's Reel
Strathclair Strathclair S32 8 James Stanley 'Stan' Hamilton The Scotch PianoLP Glen Cottage/The Banks of Garry/The Banks of Spey/The Auld Toon o' Ayr
Todlen Hame Todlen Hame J32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Memory LaneCD+ [S] Todlen Hame/The Hills of Glenorchy/Sodger Laddie/The Island of Mull
Triumph, The The Triumph R24 8 James Stanley 'Stan' Hamilton The Scotch PianoLP Triumph/Always Welcome/Dancing the Baby
Up in the Air Up in the Air S32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 1LP [S] Sir George Clark of Pennycuik/Mrs Stewart Nicholson/Mrs Scott Skinner
White Cockade, The The White Cockade R32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 4LP [S] The White Cockade/Soldier's Joy/The Blooms of Bon Accord
Wild Geese, The The Wild Geese J32 8 Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 5LP [S] Mrs MacPherson of Cluny/Beaver Hat/The Church of Dromore/Pretty Jane
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