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Silly Wizard: Silly Wizard

Silly Wizard: Silly Wizard (Transatlantic XTRA 1158)

Silly Wizard
Silly Wizard

Transatlantic Records XTRA 1158 (LP, UK, 1976)
Guimbarda GS-11056 (LP, Spain, 1979)
Highway SHY 7022 (LP, UK, 1983)
Lapwing LAPCD 130 (CD, UK, 1997
Talking Elephant TECD420 (CD, UK, 8 March 2019)

Silly Wizard: Silly Wizard (Talking Elephant TECD420)
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Produced by Silly Wizard;
Recorded by Dick Ollett at Maritime Studio, Edinburgh

Musicians

Johnny Cunningham, fiddle, viola, mandolin;
Gordon Jones, vocals, guitar, bouzouki, autoharp, bodhrán;
Bob Thomas, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, concertina;
Andy M. Stewart, vocals, tenor banjo, mandolin;
Alistair Donaldson, bass, flute, organ;
Freeland Barbour, accordion, bouzouki, whistle, keyboards

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Pibroch (3.30)
  2. Jenny Gray's Whisky (3.52)
  3. Wind That Shakes the Barley / The Ale Is Dear (2.26)
  4. Carlisle Wall (3.14)
  5. My Love's in Germany (Roud V39245) (6.50)
  6. Election Jig (0.45)
  1. The Heron Election Ballad No.4 (4.00)
  2. Atholl Braes / The Drunken Piper (2.45)
  3. The Shearing (Roud 1524; G/D 3:406) (4.25)
  4. The Fairy Dance (1.55)
  5. Land o' the Leal (Roud 8999) (4.20)

All tracks trad. arr. Silly Wizard except
Track 7 words Robert Burns;
Track 10 trad. arr. Johnny Cunningham;
Track 11 words Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne

> Folk Music > Records > Andy M. Stewart, Phil Cunningham, Manus Lunny: Fire in the Glen

Andy M. Stewart, Phil Cunningham, Manus Lunny: Fire in the Glen

Andy M. Stewart, Phil Cunningham, Manus Lunny: Fire in the Glen (Topic 12TS443)

Fire in the Glen
Andy M. Stewart, Phil Cunningham, Manus Lunny

Shanachie 79062 (LP, US, 1985)
Topic Records 12TS443 (LP, UK, 1986)
Shanachie SH 79062 (CD, US, 1989)

Andy M. Stewart, Phil Cunningham, Manus Lunny: Fire in the Glen (Shanachie SH 79062)
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Recorded at REL Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland, in September 1985;
Engineer Neil Ross;
Produced by Phil Cunningham, Andy M. Stewart and Manus Lunny;
Front sleeve photograph by Steve Krongard, courtesy of The Image Bank;
Sleeve design by Tony Engle

Musicians

Andy M. Stewart, lead vocals, tenor banjo;
Phil Cunningham, accordion, synthesisers, acoustic piano, whistles, backing vocals;
Manus Lunny, acoustic guitar, bouzouki, lead vocals [5], backing vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Treorachadh / I Mourn for the Highlands (4.35)
  2. The Gold Claddagh Ring (3.31)
  3. Fire in the Glen (4.08)
  4. The Spare Shillin' / The Viszla's Rambles / The Lying Dew (3.38)
  5. Níl Sí i nGrá (4.07)
  1. Watkins' Wee Red Whiskers / All Hail to Mevagissey / The Girls at Martinfield (4.13)
  2. Young Jimmy in Flanders (4.59)
  3. Brighidin Ban Mo Store (3.58)
  4. Ferry Me Over (5.56)

Track 1 Phil Cunningham / Andy M. Stewart / trad.;
Tracks 2-3, 7, 9 Andy M. Stewart;
Track 4 Phil Cunningham / Manus Lunny;
Track 5 Manus Lunny;
Track 6 Phil Cunningham / Andy M. Stewart;
Track 8 Andy M. Stewart / trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Silly Wizard: Live Wizardry

Silly Wizard: Live Wizardry

Silly Wizard: Live Wizardry (Green Linnet GLCD 3036/37)

Live Wizardry
Silly Wizard

Green Linnet GLCD 3036/37 (CD, USA, 1988)

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Recorded live at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA;
Engineered by John Nagy (USA) and Neil Ross (Scotland);
Mixed at REL Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland;
Produced by Phil Cunningham;
Executive producers: Silly Wizard;
Photography by Robin Gillanders;
CD design by Julia Wyant

Musicians

Andy M. Stewart, vocals, tin whistle, tenor banjo;
Johnny Cunningham, fiddle, viola, mandola, vocals;
Phil Cunningham, accordion, tin whistle, harmonium, synthesiser, octave mandolin, vocals;
Gordon Jones, guitar, bodhrán, vocals, bouzouki, mandola;
Martin Hadden, bass, guitar, piano

Tracks

  1. The Queen of Argyll (3.22)
  2. Mrs. Martha Knowles / The Pitnacree Ferryman / The New Bob (2.57)
  3. The Parish of Dunkeld (Roud 13081) / The Curlew (4.07)
  4. The Valley of Strathmore (7.03)
  5. Miss Shepherd / Sweeney's Buttermilk / McGlinchey's Reels (3.41)
  6. The Ramblin' Rover (3.12)
  7. The Blackbird (7.40)
  8. Scarce O'Tatties / Lyndhurst (3.18)
  9. The Banks of the Lee (Roud 6857) (4.49)
  10. Donald McGillavry (Roud V5228) (3.59)
  11. Golden, Golden (4.44)
  12. The Humors of Tulla / Toss the Feathers / Saint Anne's Reel / Lexy McAskill / The Limerick Lasses / Jean's Real (8.55)
  13. The Broom of the Cowden Knowes (Roud 92; Child 217; G/D 4:838) (6.33)

Tracks 1, 4, 6-7, 11 Andy M. Stewart;
Track 2a Phil Cunningham;
Tracks 2bc, 3b, 5ab, 8b, 10, 13 trad. arr. Silly Wizard;
Tracks 3a, 9 trad. arr. Andy M. Stewart, Phil Cunningham;
Track 5c B. McGlinchey;
Track 8a Norman MacLean;
Tracks 12abce trad. arr. Johnny Cunningham, Phil Cunningham;
Track 12d trad. arr. Johnny Cunningham;
Track 12f Bobby MacLeod

> Folk Music > Records > Andy M. Stewart: Songs of Robert Burns

Andy M. Stewart: Songs of Robert Burns

Andy M. Stewart: Songs of Robert Burns (Wundertüte TÜT 72.140)

Songs of Robert Burns
Andy M. Stewart (1952-2015)

Wundertüte TÜT 72.140 (LP/CD, Germany, 1989)
Green Linnet Records GLCD 3059 (CD, USA, 1991)

Andy M. Stewart: Songs of Robert Burns (Green Linnet GLCD 3059)
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Produced by Manus Lunny and Andy M. Stewart;
Recorded at Palladium Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland, in September 1989;
Engineered by Jon Turner;
Cover concept and design by Shauna Scranton;
Cover art by Keith E. Lo Bue;
Cover photograph by Robert Rinaldi

Musicians

Andy M. Stewart, lead vocals;
Manus Lunny, guitar, bouzouki;
Donald Shaw, accordion, keyboards;
Charlie McKerron, fiddle

Tracks

  1. Rantin' Rovin' Robin (Roud V28828) (2.37)
  2. Ca' the Yowes to the Knowes (Roud 857; G/D 5:1014; Henry H175) (3.42)
  3. Is There for Honest Poverty (For A' That) (Roud V8676) (2.30)
  4. Green Grow the Rashes O (Roud 2772; G/D 7:1297) (4.19)
  5. Ae Fond Kiss (Roud V1011) (3.52)
  6. Hey, Ca' Thro' (Roud 8692) (1.29)
  7. Hey How Johnnie Lad (Roud 7148; G/D 7:1351) (3.15)
  8. The Lea-Rig (Roud 8516) (3.54)
  9. It Was A' for Our Rightfu' King (Roud 5789) (3.08)
  10. A Red, Red Rose (Roud 12946) (4.13)
  11. To the Weavers Gin Ye Go (Roud V22409) (2.58)

All songs by Robert Burns

Video

Andy M. Stewart sings The Lea-Rig in a recording made in 1991:

> Folk Music > Books > Andy M. Stewart: The Andy M. Stewart Collection

The Andy M. Stewart Collection

Andy M. Stewart: The Andy M. Stewart Collection

Andy M. Stewart,
The Andy M. Stewart Collection
Galashiels: Strathmore Music and Film Services, 1998.

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Front cover photograph by Iren Young;
Back cover by Rod Stein, Ed Braytenbah;
Cover design by Bob Lawson

The Songs

The songs are referenced by page numbers.

Songs marked with an asterisk * can be heard on Live Wizardry (Green Linnet 3036/7).

From the album Silly Wizard (Transatlantic XTRA 1158)

  1. Jenny Gray’s Whisky
  2. Land o' the Leal (Roud 8999)

From the album Caledonia’s Hardy Sons (Shanachie 79015)

  1. The Broom of the Cowden Knowes (Roud 92; Child 217; G/D 4:838) *
  2. The Isla Waters
  3. Fhir a Bhata (The Boatman) (Roud 4356; Henry H834)

From the album So Many Partings (Shanachie 79016)

  1. Donald McGillavry (Roud V5228) *
  2. Wi' My Dog and Gun (Roud 2124; Henry H32)
  3. Bridget O’Malley (Brid og Ni Mhaille) (Ballad Index K027)
  4. The Valley of Strathmore *
  5. The Highland Clearances

From the album Wild and Beautiful (Shanachie 79028)

  1. Hame, Hame, Hame (Roud 269; Laws K43)
  2. Fishermen’s Song
  3. If I Was a Blackbird (Roud 387; Henry H79) *

From the album By the Hush (Green Linnet 3030, Wundertüte 72.138)

  1. The Ramblin' Rover *
  2. The Parish of Dunkeld (Roud 13081) *
  3. Haud Yer Tounge Dear Sally (Roud 2897; G/D 7:1362)
  4. Patrick Sheehan (Roud 983; Laws J11)
  5. I’d Cross the Wild Atlantic
  6. The Orphans Wedding
  7. They Wounded Old Ireland
  8. By the Hush (Roud 2314)

From the album Kiss the Tears Away (Shanachie 79037)

  1. The Loch Tay Boat Song (Roud S243064)
  2. Golden, Golden *
  3. The Banks of the Bann (Roud 889; Laws O2; Henry H86)
  4. The Queen of Argyll *
  5. Sweet Dublin Bay (Roud 785)
  6. The Banks of the Lee (Roud 6857) *

From the album A Glint of Silver (Green Linnet 1070)

  1. Lover’s Heart
  2. The Chill Eastern Winds

From the album Fire in the Glen (Shanachie 79062, Topic 12TS443, Wundertüte 72.153)

  1. Ferry Me Over
  2. Fire in the Glen
  3. Brighidin Ban Mo Store
  4. Young Jimmy in Flanders
  5. I Mourn for the Highlands
  6. The Gold Claddagh Ring

From the album Dublin Lady (Green Linnet 1083)

  1. Bogie's Bonnie Belle (Roud 2155; G/D 7:1396)
  2. The Humours of Whiskey (Roud 3079)
  3. Freedom is Like Gold
  4. Tak’ it, Man, Tak’ it
  5. Where Are you (Tonight I Wonder)
  6. Dinny the Piper (Roud 8147; Henry H29)
  7. Take Her in Your Arms
  8. Heart of the Home

From the album At it Again (Green Linnet 1107)

  1. Monday Morning
  2. The Haughs of Cromdale (Roud 5147; G/D 1:113)
  3. If I Never Spend a Morning Without You
  4. My Heart, It Belongs to She
  5. At It Again

From the album Songs of Robert Burns (Green Linnet 3059, Wundertüte 72.140)

  1. The Lea-Rig (Roud 8516)
  2. Hey How Johnnie Lad (Roud 7148; G/D 7:1351)

From the album Man in the Moon (Green Linnet 1140)

  1. Man in the Moon
  2. The Echo Mocks the Corncrake (Roud 98; G/D 5:945; Henry H18b)
  3. The Errant Apprentice
  4. Island of Sorrows
  5. MacGregor’s Gathering
  6. Listen to the People

From the Album Donegal Rain (Green Linnet GLCD1183)

  1. Reckless Affection
  2. When You Took Your Love (From Me)
  3. Gallant Murray (Gathering of Athole)
  4. Donegal Rain