:Sounds Of The Orient
Genre: World Music / Instrumental
Red Admiral Records
17th February 2011
Sample Sounds Of The Orient
Dave Mason was born on 17th February 1949 and was brought up near Oban. His musical career started when he joined the Royal Signals in 1965. His career took him all over Europe and playing clarinet with the army band he became the inspiration and teacher of the youngsters who joined the Signals band.
Dave married Mary in 1969 and left the Signals in 1970, initially teaching clarinet and string bass with Durham Education Authority and then in Argyll and Bute in 1974. Teaching in the same 6 primary and secondary school for 35 years he retired from teaching in 2009. As well as Dave's career in education he continues to enjoy a career performing with various Scottish Dance Bands and has been part of many BBC recordings.
Dave is a very gifted teacher and built up a rapport with his students that they will remember way beyond their school years. He nurtured, inspired, guided, encouraged and most importantly enjoyed teaching children. Since Dave's retirement from full time teaching he has been focusing on composing commercial music and percussion music for his Advanced Higher pupils that he continues to teach part time.
Dave Mason is an outstanding performer, composer and musician, we hope you will enjoy his music for many years to come as he ventures on new musical journeys.
Sounds Of The Orient is Dave’s first compositional release on Red Admiral, we hope you enjoy the moods and come back for his next Trip.
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