The Irvine Valley Sound is a 'one man band' of Accordion, Keyboard, Drums & Vocals all produced in a live situation for dancing.
Music for Old Time Dances, Ballroom Dances, Ceilidh Dances, Sequence Dances and Scottish Country Dances.
All in Strict Tempo.
Hello, I'm Derek Hamilton and I've been in the business of making music for well over 50 years.

I cut my teeth playing accordion at women's guild socials and the like in a four piece band.

I formed my own trio in the sixties and played the hard circuit of working men's clubs which blossomed in that era.

I followed on from that playing resident in a hotel for supper dances, dinner dances and weddings.

For over 30 years I did functions, cruises, theatre, general dances and Scottish Country Dances with some of the best known Scottish Ceilidh and Dance bands.

I've played, piano, accordion and drums in over 70 broadcasts for BBC Radio Scotland's Take the Floor.

I've played on some 20 albums and produced and engineered another 100 or so.

My ONE MAN BAND - THE IRVINE VALLEY SOUND is a fairly new venture for me. Having always been a side man in bands it is a break away from that to fronting my own thing.

I am proud to say that I can cater for most tastes in the Ceilidh, Sequence , Old Time and Scottish Country Dance scenes.

If you flick through the pages here you will hear examples of the sound I produce at dances.

Ceilidh/OT/Sequence
Gay Gordons
Palais Glide
Britannia Twostep
Dashing White Sergeant
White Heather Foxtrot
Jaqueline Cha Cha
Mayfair Quickstep
Shiftin' Bobbins
Postie's Jig
Saunter Together
Alpine Stroll
Festival Glide
Barn Dance Rock
Boston Twostep
Square Tango
Lomond Waltz
Edinburgh Mixture
Bobby Brown's Breakdown
Fisherman's Reel
Black Mountain Reel
Joe McDiarmid's Jig
Jazz Twinkle
Waltz Catherene
Winfield Quickstep
Georgella Blues
New Kilarney Waltz
Fiona's Polka
Lace Agate Swing
Call of the Pipes
Blue Moon Blues
Sindy Swing
Red Rose Saunter
Viennese Swing
Eugine Tango
Pride of Erin Waltz
etc etc
SAMPLE DANCE LIST
22 Popular Dances
Village Hall Favourites

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www.bryansroom.co.uk
WHAT YOU HEAR IS WHAT YOU GET LIVE
DATES FOR 2018

FEBRUARY
4th Penrith Cons Club
24th Dunbar Br Legion
MARCH
3rd Greenodd Village Hall
17th Horncliffe Hall
31st Red Rose Club Ulverston
APRIL
1st Penrith Cons Club
20th Newsham Hall N yorkshire
MAY
12th Red Rose Club Ulverston
JUNE
2nd Dunbar Br Legion
9th Red Rose Club Ulverston
10th Penrith Cons Club
JULY
7th Red Rose Club Ulverston
14th Dunbar Br Legion
AUGUST
10th Greenodd Village Hall
18th  Dunbar Br Legion
25th Red Rose Club Ulverston
SEPTEMBER
9th Penrith Cons Club
22nd Dunbar Br Legion
OCTOBER
13th  Red Rose Club Ulverston
NOVEMBER
24th Red Rose Club Ulverston
25th Penrith Cons Club
DECEMBER
16th Heathfield Dance Club