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Recommended Individual Albums Below

Ray Fisher – Traditional Songs of Scotland

Sister of Cilla and Archie with backing from a trio of musicians of equal calibre, Colin Ross, John Kirkpatrick and Martin Carthy.

Tracks:  Night Visiting Song,  Wark o’ the Weavers,  Lady Leith’s Lament,  The Gallowa Hills,  Coulter’s Candy,  Willie’s Fatal Visit,  Twa Recruitin’ Sergeants,  Floo’ers o’ the Forest,  McGinty’s Meal and Ale,  Baron o’ Brackley,  Gipsy Laddies,  Lang Biding Here,  Jute Mill Song,  Hie Jeannie Hie,  Johnny My Man,  My Laddie’s Bedside, What Can A Young Lassie, Nicky Tams.                    

CD

£13.69

The McCalmans – Scottish Songs

One of Scotland's best-known folk groups sing songs such as Mormond Braes; Johnnie Cope; The Mingulay Boat Song; Smuggler; The Bonnie Maid O' Fife; The Lion Wallace Saw ; Fareweel Tae Tarwathie; Gin I were where Gadie rins; Come a' ye Tramps and Hawker Lads; Willie's gane tae Melville Castle; Coshieville; Bonnie Lass o' Gala Water.

CD

£6.99

John Watt – Heroes

This is an album for those who like to listen to the words. John is a Fifer,a singer and a songwriter numbering Kelty Clippie and Pittenweem Jo amongst his works. You would be right to assume then that he has been around for a long time, but this is his first solo album.  John's original songs are skilfully accompanied by the instruments of Rab Noakes, Fraser Spiers, Pete Clark, Jack Beck and several others.  Very listenable and highly recommended.

Tracks: The Day that Billy Cody played the Auld Grey Toon, Big Neil, Pittenweem Jo, Charlie Dickson, Herzogin Cecile, Kentucky Saturday Night, It's Fine to Keep in Wi' The Gaffer / Bonnie Dundee, Ode to Joe Corrie, I Don't Like Dundee, The Kelty Clippie, John Thomson / Flooers o' the Forest, Set of Tunes, Jocky's Incredible Flight, Owt for Nowt, No Snow Falls Today, The Wild West Show.

CD

£12.69

SINGING THE FISHING

Not exclusively a Scottish folk album but an engrossing and atmospheric radio ballad about Britain’s herring fishing communities.  A radio ballad is a tapestry of four basic elements: songs, instrumental music, sounds and the voices of those with whose lives the programme dealt.  First transmitted by the BBC in 1960 it was one of a series of eight ballads broadcast between 1957 and 1964.  Includes 16 songs of the sea.  Many of today’s supposed traditional songs (eg Come A’ Ye Fisher Lassies) were actually written for these programmes.  Produced by Ewen MacColl, Peggy Seeger and Charles Parker with songs from MacColl, John Clarence, Ian Campbell, A.L. Lloyd and Elizabeth and Jane Stewart.  Don’t worry about the sound, it’s crystal clear CD quality. 

CD

£15.99

Duncan Williamson – Put Another Log on the Fire

Duncan was born in a tent (the seventh of sixteen children!), to travelling parents.  Not surprisingly therefore he spent a great deal of time on the road himself.  This nineteen track album features entertainment on mouthorgan, jews harp and of course several ballads including : Put Another Log on the Fire : Thomas the Rhymer : Sir Patrick Spens : The Shepherd Lass etc.

Cassette

£8.49

Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor – Scotland My Scotland

Tracks : Johnny Lad,  Hares on the Mountain,  Inverey,  42nd – My Love She’s But a Lassie Yet – Mormond Braes,  Two Heids are Better Than Yin,  Cuttie’s Waddin’,  Ye Banks and Braes,  Street Song Medley,  Mick Maguire,  Davey Faa,  The Recuiting Sergeant,  Wild Mountain Thyme,  Where Gadie Rins,  The Ould Triangle,  Ca’ The Yowes,  Three Craws.                                       

CD

£6.99

SCOTS WOMEN - CELTIC CONNECTIONS 2001

Double album recorded live at the Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow, in January 2001. Featuring Aileen Carr, Elspeth Cowie, Cilla Fisher, Annie Grace, Corrina Hewat, Heather Heywood, Maureen Jelks, Chris Miles, Gordeanna McCulloch, Alison McMorland, Anne Neilson, Karine Polwart, Sheila Stewart, Stravaig and Sheena Wellington.

Tracks: The Sands o' the Shore; The Twa Brothers; The Good Looking Widow; Time Wears Awa'; Fause, Fause Hae Ye Been; Fair Rosie Ann; What Can A Young Lassie; Oh Tae Be In My Bed and Happit; The Braes o' Strathdon; The Pier o' Leith; Ye Banks and Braes; A Wee Bird Cam Tae My Apron; The Sodger Laddie; Jamie Foyers; Whaur Dae Ye Lie?; Hallowe'en; The Fisherman's Wife; Annachie Gordon; Tam I' The Kirk; Alison Cross; A Man's A Man For A' That; Mickey's Warning; The Shearin's No' For You; The Lichtbob's Lassie.

DOUBLE

CD

£16.99

JOHN McDONALD - THE SINGING MOLECATCHER OF MORAYSHIRE

John McDonald was born in Dunphail in Moray in 1905, went to work as an orra loon at the age of eight, and at thirteen embarked on a new career as a moudie-man (molecatcher).  His mother was an excellent musician and his grandfather was a drover who collected songs.  Against this background John became a celebrated singer, diddler, story teller and no mean hand on the melodeon.

Nineteen tracks including  The Mains o’ Fogieloan,   Waltz Set (Melodeon),  The Bonnie Hoose o’ Airlie,   The Ploughin’ Match at Duffus, Lord Ronald,   The Haughs o’ Cromdale,  Jacobite Waltz (Melodeon),  Bonnie Lassie Will Ye Gang,  Cairngorm Barn Dance (Melodeon), The Wandering Shepherd Laddie, etc. etc.

CD

£12.69

Jim Malcolm - Resonance

New album from the Angus born singer songwriter featuring self penned and traditional songs.  Jim accompanies himself on harmonica and guitar.  He fronts his own trio, is lead vocalist with ‘The Old Blind Dogs’ and also regularly teams up with fellow Angus singer/songwriter Jim Reid.         

Tracks: Weepers I Shall Wear; Nae Gentle Dames Tho Ne'er Sae Fair; Jimmy's Gone to Flanders; New Parliament Rag; Lochanside; The Workers' Song; Huntin' The Buntin; In The Land; Rohallion; Cruel Sister; Tam O' Shanter (part 2); There Grows a Bonny Brier Bush / Duncan Grey.

CD

£10.99

Jim REID - THE BETTER o' a SANG

World famous Angus folksinger songwriter.

Tracks : The Better o’ a Sang, Loch Duich, We Didn’t Know,  Loch Lomond (1), Loch Lomond (2), Faur Ye Weel, The Cuckoo’s Call,  Hills o’ Gallawa, The Dixie Fu’ o’ Beans,  The Greylag, Braes o’ Balquhidder, Lochnagar, The Deein’ Stag,  Flechy Eck, The Fiddler,  Linen of Loch Lee, Halloween,   Back in Time, It Took You Long Enough

CD

£12.69

Jim REID - EMFAE DUNDEE

Most recent album from Jim.

Tracks : Emfae Dundee,   Ma Rollin’ Eye, Auld Maid in the Garret,  Grizzel Jaffray, Beware o’ an’ Aiberdonian, The Road to Dundee,  The Beefcan Close, Adieu Dundee,  Granny and Robbie, Auld Ballumbie,  The Shipbuilders, Bonnie Susie Clelland,   Dundee Weaver, Ordinary Genius,   The Banks o’ the Tay, I’ll Meet You at Braedonnie, We’re No Awa’ Tae Bide Awa’

CD

£12.69

DAISY CHAPMAN - YTHANSIDE

Perhaps not as well known further afield as some other north east singers, in the mid 1960s, Daisy Chapman came to the attention of Peter Hall one of the founder members of Aberdeen folk song club.  Peter introduced her to the world of clubs, concerts, festivals, recordings - and long-distance travel.  The packaging of this CD is a little rustic, but it comes with an excellent A5 booklet and the content is quite unique.

Tracks : The Jolly Ploughboy, I Once had a Boy, The Bleacher Lass, Aikey Brae, The Poor and Single Sailor, The Banks of Allan Water, The Faithful Sailor Boy, False Henry, The Buchan Bobby, Green Grows the Laurel, Jimmy Raeburn, Go and Leave Me, Down in the Valley, You Gave Me Your True Love, My Grannie's Old Armchair, Bailiff's Daughter of Islington, Kissing in the Dark, Donside, The Dying Plooman

CD + 

A5 Book

£12.99