The Gaugers

Beware of the Aberdonian

Available on CD - Catalogue Number - SLPYCD008 - £11.99

Possibly Scotland’s most enduring traditional folk song group, 'The Gaugers' first performed together in 1964.  One of their earliest gigs was at Aberdeen folk club where they were bluntly introduced as follows,

‘They’re nae a’body’s cup o’ tea – but ye might like them – The Gaugers’!!

Well, they were liked and later went on to perform at traditional music festivals and concerts throughout the world.

Beware of the Aberdonian was recorded in 1975 by Tony Engle for release on the great ‘Topic’ label.  The album has always been regarded as a classic was licensed by Sleepytown in 1999 and is now available on CD for the first time.  The tracks feature Peter Hall on vocals, concertina and baritone concertina, Tom Spiers on vocals and fiddle, and Arthur Watson on vocals, whistle, dulcimer and bodrhan

13 Tracks - Total Running Time of 38 min 50 sec.
1. Young Jackie Vocal Peter – concertina, fiddle and whistle
2. The Cruel Brother Vocal Tom –fiddle, dulcimer, vocal Peter
3. Monymusk Lads Vocal Arthur –fiddle and concertina
4. The Keys to the Cellar/Go To Berwick Johnnie Fiddle, whistle, dulcimer and concertina
5. The Lass o’ the Moorland Hills Vocal Peter - fiddle
6. The Bonny Lass o’ Anglesey Vocal Arthur – fiddle and concertina
7. Sleepy Sound in the Morning / Donald Blue Fiddle, concertina, dulcimer and bodrhan
8. The Aberdonian Vocal Tom –  baritone concertina and whistle, vocal Peter
9. Lochaber No More Fiddle, whistle and concertina
10. The Minister’s Sheep Vocal Peter - chorus
11. Bogie’s Bonnie Belle Vocal Tom – concertina and whistle
12. The Ewie Wi The Crookit Horn Fiddle, whistle and concertina
13. The Scranky Black Farmer Vocal Arthur – fiddle and concertina