The Glasgow Connection (DVD)
This DVD features nine powerful routines from Eddie McColl; they range from sleight heavy mechanics to elegant and simple magic. Each of these routines will engage and impress any audience because not only is Eddie a master with a deck of cards, but he understands how to develop powerful magic.
In order to support some of the more technical effects, the DVD features an in-depth training section called Toolbox. In this section, Eddie teaches some of the more complicated sleights and his handling on some of card magic’s most versatile moves.
Ginsburg Aces – Here Eddie demonstrates a use for the Ginsberg Poke, producing the 4 aces from a shuffled pack.
Impossible Location – One quite impossible location of a card merely looked at by a spectator.
Merlin’s Lost Ace Trick – A very direct four ace assembly.
Two Card to Pocket Transposition – A combination of card-to-pocket with two selections and a classic transposition.
Stabbed – The classic stab effect using another card instead of a knife.
Triple Location – culminating in a very quick and beautiful production, three cards are located from a shuffled pack with ease.
Bold Travellers – The classic Vernon Travellers effect all from one palm.
Shuffle Trap – An impossible two card transposition using riffle shuffles.
No Rollover Aces – Four aces are found from a shuffled deck, only to climax with each of the four aces having found their royal flushes.
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This is an excellent dvd! The effects are brilliant, lots to learn and you teach them very well. Some stuff is quite advanced for me but they can be things that I come back to in time. The Bottom Deal and the Pull Out Shuffle that you teach are worth the price of the dvd alone! I do the Push Through Shuffle but never quite understood the Pull Out Shuffle till now so cheers for that. – Glenn Moulds
“The finest tabletop card work I’ve seen, in such an elegant and deceptive way.” – John Carey (via Magic Cafe)
“His Methods are ingenious.” – Roy Walton
“I’ve seen him perform for laymen and magicians with devastating effect.” – Gordon Bruce
“The best-kept secret in Europe” – Paul Cummings
“This man crushed me with his unbelievable sleight of hand” – Robert Moreland
“He shuffles cards naturally with an incredible soft touch” – David Solomon
“A wonderful DVD with superb performances. I highly recommend it. My favourites include Ginsburg Aces, McColl’s Lost Aces and Bold Travellers.” – Tom Gagnon
“Eddie McColl’s magic is the perfect example of how one turns deception into perception within the spectator’s mind.” – Howard Hamburg
“Scottish magicians are indeed fortunate that we have Eddie in our number with his consummate skill and clever ideas.” – Andy Galloway
“I don’t often recommend DVDs, but here’s one for serious card aficionados that’ll keep you busy.
It’s “The Glasgow Connection” by Eddie McColl, containing 9 effects using moves like the Push-Through Shuffle and lots more, plus thorough explanations of the moves used. One of the effects, No Rollover Aces, is a straightforward variation of the trick popularized by Derek Dingle, and it’s a killer.
Eddie is one of the finest card handlers I have ever seen, and one person who agrees is the legendary Roy Walton, who introduces the video. Eddie does his magic slowly and deliberately, which makes everything just seem all the more impossible.
The DVD is available from Russ Stevens’ RSVP Magic and seems to have been shot with no set in Russ’s home with his wife and daughter as assisting spectators. The production is simple but sufficient, and Russ’s camerawork and editing are superb as usual.
The explanation of the Push-Through Shuffle is the very best I have ever seen. Put in the work and you’ll have an amazing tool you can use in all your card work.
Eddie is a student of the great Gordon Bruce. He’s learned well. This has my highest recommendation.” – Matthew Field
“Eddie McColl is an expert when it comes to manipulating playing cards. No matter the difficulty of the “move”, Eddie’s handling of it is effortless, as it should be. Although this DVD is probably best fit for “experienced” cardmen, anyone who watches Eddie’s manipulation of the cards will learn many valuable tips. On the DVD are classic effects… Transpositions, Merlin’s Lost Aces, Ace Productions, Travellers, and much more. In the Toolbox you will find Eddie’s touches on the strip out shuffle, strip out shuffle with a block transfer, the bottom deal, etc. Eddie is a real pro and we are lucky that he has chosen to share his thoughts and methods with the magic community. You should take advantage of his generosity.” – Gary Plants