Person Murray Shoolbraid 1764

Lived
1931 – 2020
Location
Salt Spring Island, Canada
Areas of activity
  • Deviser of dances
  • Publisher of dance descriptions
  • Composer of tunes
  • Musician (or band)
Member of

Murray Shoolbraid was a piano player.

He was born November 10, 1931 in Kinglassie, Fife.

Already in Scotland he provided the musical accompaniment on the piano for the many classes his mother was teaching.

In 1961 he moved to Vancouver, Canada, joining his sister Mary Shoolbraid Brandon. He got actively involved with the SCD groups in the region that Mary had started.

Besides composing many tunes and having written a dance, Murray Shoolbraid played piano with the a number of bands, namely the "Schiehallion SCD Band" formed in 1975, “The Teuchters”; the “Vancouver Ceilidh Band” and Victoria-based “Barley Bree”. He is said, that he could transpose music to any key. This was very advantageous because many of the pianos he encountered were frequently off pitch.

In 1980 his family moved to Salt Spring Island.

He died on February 26, 2020 after a short illness.

There is an informative obituary on Salt Spring Exchange.

NameTypeShapePublication
HiddenNamePublisherYearDancesTunes
Leslie Braes Leslie Braes Murray Shoolbraid 0
SortNameNameTypeArtist(s)AlbumMediaClipTunes
1314 1314 M128 Schiehallion SCD Band The Canadian West Coast SoundMC Highland Harry/Tak Your Gun to the Hill/Loch Carron/Duncan Lamont
Bees of Maggieknockater, The The Bees of Maggieknockater J32 4 Schiehallion SCD Band The Vancouver Collection of Scottish MusicLP+ Rose Wood/Father O' Flynn/The Blackthorn Stick
Belle of Bon Accord, The The Belle of Bon Accord S32 4 Schiehallion SCD Band The Vancouver Collection of Scottish MusicLP+ The Bonnie Lass o' Bon Accord/The Rowan Tree
Blooms of Bon Accord, The The Blooms of Bon Accord R32 4 Schiehallion SCD Band The Canadian West Coast SoundMC The Blooms of Bon Accord/Waves of Tory/Liberton Pipe Band
Bonnie Anne Bonnie Anne J96 Schiehallion SCD Band The Canadian West Coast SoundMC The Glendaruel Highlanders
Bratach Bana Bratach Bana R32 8 Schiehallion SCD Band The Vancouver Collection of Scottish MusicLP+ Bratach Bana/Whistle O'er the Lave O't/Staten Island/The Black Bear
Ellwyn Strathspey, The The Ellwyn Strathspey S48 4 Schiehallion SCD Band The Canadian West Coast SoundMC Orange and Blue/Castles in the Air/The Road to the Isles
Gleneagle's Dominie Gleneagle's Dominie J48 4 Schiehallion SCD Band The Canadian West Coast SoundMC Simon Scott/May Loudon/Janet Dickson
Highland Lass, The The Highland Lass R32 8 Schiehallion SCD Band The Canadian West Coast SoundMC The Fairy Hillock/Aberdeen Accordion Fiddle Club/Fiona MacLeod/Miss Judith Baillie of Dochfour/Joe MacKenzie
Kincaid Medley, The The Kincaid Medley M32 4 Schiehallion SCD Band The Vancouver Collection of Scottish MusicLP+ Miss Mary O'Bierne's Welcome to Kildonan/Mackenzie Hay/Harvest Time/The Fairy Dance
Mamie's Jig Mamie's Jig J32 4 Schiehallion SCD Band The Canadian West Coast SoundMC Mamie's Jig/Harvest Time/The Steamboat
Montgomeries' Rant, The The Montgomeries' Rant R32 8 Schiehallion SCD Band The Canadian West Coast SoundMC Lady Montgomerie/Jumping Geordie/Rachel Rae/The Left Handed Fiddler
Mount Seymour Waltz Mount Seymour Waltz W Schiehallion SCD Band The Vancouver Collection of Scottish MusicLP+ Mount Seymour Waltz/The Mist Covered Mountains of Home/The Highland Cradle Song
Neidpath Castle Neidpath Castle S32 3 Schiehallion SCD Band The Vancouver Collection of Scottish MusicLP+ Dr & Mrs Green/Miss Janet Laing's Strathspey
Polharrow Burn Polharrow Burn R32 5 Schiehallion SCD Band The Vancouver Collection of Scottish MusicLP+ Polharrow Burn/MacGregor's March
Princess Royal, The The Princess Royal R28 8 Schiehallion SCD Band The Vancouver Collection of Scottish MusicLP+ The Princess Royal/The Lass o' Patie's Mill/Mrs MacLeod of Raasay/The Bottom of the Punch Bowl
Robertson Rant, The The Robertson Rant S80 Schiehallion SCD Band The Canadian West Coast SoundMC Struan Robertson's Rant/Colonel Byng's Favourite/The Laird o' Thrums/Lady Ann Hope
Sarona Sarona S32 4 Schiehallion SCD Band The Canadian West Coast SoundMC Sarona/Forres Cradle Song/My Love is like a Red Red Rose
Schiehallion Medley Schiehallion Medley M128 Schiehallion SCD Band The Vancouver Collection of Scottish MusicLP+ Tullochgorum/Gillie Calum/Clean Pease Strae/The Rejected Suitor
Scotch Mist Scotch Mist S32 5 Schiehallion SCD Band The Vancouver Collection of Scottish MusicLP+ Mrs McHardy/Marchioness of Huntly/Lady Madeline Sinclair
Ullapool Waltz, The The Ullapool Waltz W Schiehallion SCD Band The Canadian West Coast SoundMC West of Rhue/By Lovely Loch Broom/The Far Isles
Waggle of the Kilt, The The Waggle of the Kilt J40 8 Schiehallion SCD Band The Canadian West Coast SoundMC The Waggle o' the Kilt/It's nice to get up in the morning/I'm the Saftest O' the Family/The Reason Noo' I Wear the Kilt
SortNameNameArtist(s)MediaYear
Canadian West Coast Sound, The The Canadian West Coast Sound Schiehallion SCD Band MC 1982
Vancouver Collection of Scottish Music, The The Vancouver Collection of Scottish Music Schiehallion SCD Band LP+ 1978
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