Black Bear Duo

Traditional Scottish Dance Music

Emma and Iain

Spirits soar and feet fly when Iain Mckenzie and Emma Nixon join forces to play fabulous Scottish music for balls and country dances, ceilidhs and concerts. They bring together a deep love of Scottish music and years of experience playing for dances. Their combined passion for performing traditional and contemporary Scottish music creates their signature exciting and individual style.


Their first CD is now available. A magnificent collection of tunes old and new. Fine musicianship set to work to great effect.



The Black Bear


1. The Black Bear
2. Scarce O’Tatties/Wing Commander Donald Mackenzi/MacArthur road
3. Milltimber Jig/Tam Lin/Frank’s Reel
4. Rory MacLeod/Cleveland Park/Wee Cooper O’Fife
5. Cathkin Braes/Farewell to Irn Bru
6. Cabin in the Clouds
7. Pamela Roase Grant/Calum’s Road/Inspector Donald Campbell of Ness
8. Paddy’s Leather Breeches/The Drunken Piper
9. The Laird O’Cockpen
10. Sally’s Reel/The Reconciliation/Paddy’s Trip to Scotland
11. Saw Jig/Miss (Dr) Grant’s Reel/Bonnie Dundee
12. Peat Fire Flame/ The Duke of Fife’s Welcome to Deeside/Laird of Drumblair/Miller’s Reel


Follow this link for some free music samples!