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The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 1

The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 1 (Sleepytown SLPYCD001)

The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 1
Various Artists

Sleepytown Records SLPYCD001 (CD, UK, 1999)

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Recorded by Ronnie Cairns at The Sleepy Studios in Ellon, Aberdeenshire

Musicians

Joe Aitken, from Kirriemuir in Angus [3, 7, 11];
Jock Duncan, originally from New Deer, retired to Pitlochry in Perthshire [1, 8, 13];
Gordon Easton, from Tyrie near Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire [4, 10, 14];
Eric Simpson, once of Rosehearty, retired to Mosstodloch in Moray [5, 9, 15];
Tam Reid, from Cullerlie near Echt in Aberdeenshire [2, 6, 12]

Tracks

  1. [JD] Sleepytoon (Roud 9140) (2.27)
  2. [TR] Bandy's Roup (Roud 15809) (4.10)
  3. [JA] A Pair o' Nicky Tams (Roud 1875) (2.34)
  4. [GE] The Foreman at Drum (Roud 15812) (2.24)
  5. [ES] The Buchan Bobby (Roud 15746) (4.03)
  6. [TR] Oor Fairm Toon (Roud 5411; G/D 3:403) (3.00)
  7. [JA] Barnyards o' Delgaty (Roud 2136; G/D 3:347) (3.42)
  8. [JD] Bonnie Mill Dams o' Binnorie (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (5.41)
  9. [ES] The Mains o' Drummuir (Roud 15810) (3.33)
  10. [GE] The Coortin' in the Stable (Roud 3793; G/D 2:288) (4.55)
  11. [JA] The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre (Roud 2137; G/D 7:1303) (2.36)
  12. [TR] Muckle Friday Fair (Roud 15808) (3.52)
  13. [JD] Aikey Brae (Roud 2500) (3.41)
  14. [GE] The Mains o' Pittendree (Roud 15811) (3.30)
  15. [ES] MacFarlan o' the Sprotts (Roud 6314; G/D 6:1221) (4.09)

All tracks trad. except
Tracks 1, 5, 11-13 George S. Morris;
Track 15 words George Bruce Thomson, music Willie Kemp

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The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 2

The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 2 (Sleepytown SLPYCD006)

The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 2
Various Artists

Sleepytown Records SLPYCD006 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Recorded by Ronnie Cairns at The Sleepy Studios in Ellon, Aberdeenshire

Musicians

Joe Aitken, from Kirriemuir in Angus [4, 9, 12];
Jock Duncan originally from New Deer, retired to Pitlochry in Perthshire [5, 11, 15];
Gordon Easton, from Tyrie near Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire [3];
Frank McNally, Huntly [6];
Geordie Murison, Netherly near Stonehaven [7];
Eric Simpson, once of Rosehearty, retired to Mosstodloch in Moray [2, 8, 14];
Tam Reid, from Cullerlie near Echt in Aberdeenshire [1, 10, 13]

Tracks

  1. [TR] The Festival o’ Keith (Roud 16683) (2.44)
  2. [ES] The Halflin (Brose A’ Day) (Roud 11263) (2.51)
  3. [GE] The Traivlin’ Mull (Roud 16684) (5.29)
  4. [JA] The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie (Roud 545; G/D 1:84) (3.12)
  5. [JD] The Plooin’ Match (Roud 11278) (4.13)
  6. [FMcN] Drumdelgie (Roud 2180; G/D 3:384) (2.15)
  7. [GM] The Far Famed Fite Turra Coo (Roud 16685) (2.57)
  8. [ES] The Hash o’ Bennagoak (Roud 1527) (3.03)
  9. [JA] Bogie's Bonnie Belle (Roud 2155; G/D 7:1396) (4.01)
  10. [TR] The Muckle Gawkit Gype (Roud 16686) (3.51)
  11. [JD] Cameloun (Roud 5592; G/D 3:389) (2.50)
  12. [JA] Neeps Tae Pluck (Roud 6923) (2.30)
  13. [TR] The Buchan Gairdner (Roud 16687) (4.22)
  14. [ES] The Alford Cattle Show (Roud 16688) (4.23)
  15. [JD] The Dying Ploughboy (Roud 2514; G/D 3:700) (2.46)

All tracks trad. except
Tracks 1, 3 Ian Middleton;
Tracks 5, 8, 12-13 George S. Morris;
Track 7 words J. Malcolm, music trad.;
Track 10 Willie Kemp;
Track 14 J. Wright;
Track 15 Rev. R.A. Calder

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The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 3

The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 3 (Sleepytown SLPYCD011)

The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 3
Various Artists

Sleepytown Records SLPYCD011 (CD, UK, 2001)

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Recorded by Ronnie Cairns at The Sleepy Studios in Ellon, Aberdeenshire except tracks 2, 5-6, 10, 12-13; see below

Musicians

Joe Aitken [1, 11];
Jock Duncan [4, 9];
Jimmy McBeath [6];
John McDonald [12];
Frank McNally [5, 14];
John Malcolm [15];
John Mearns [2];
Geordie Murison [7];
Davie Stewart [10];
John Strachan [13];
Tam Reid [3, 8]

Tracks

  1. [JA] The Lispin Leghorn (Roud 16925) (2.51)
  2. [JMe] Sleepytoon (Roud 3775; G/D 3:356) (1.41)
  3. [TR] Country Geordie (Roud 16926) (2.51)
  4. [JD] Pirn Taed Loonie (Roud 6315; G/D 6:1220) (3.42)
  5. [FMcN] The Moss o' Burreldale (Roud 1876) (3.51)
  6. [JMcB] Gruel (Roud 935) (2.18)
  7. [GM] The Guise o' Tough (Roud 3800; G/D 3:378) (4.05)
  8. [TR] Imm-Hmm (Roud 2858) (4.02)
  9. [GD] Swaggers (Roud 4589; G/D 3:386) (2.40)
  10. [DS] I Am a Miller tae My Trade (Roud 888; G/D 7:1489) (2.45)
  11. [JA] The Buchan Plooman (Roud 6855) (2.51)
  12. [JMcD] The Ball o’ Kirriemeer (Roud 4828) (2.16)
  13. [JS] Glenlogie (Roud 101; Child 238; G/D 5:973) (2.15)
  14. [FMcN] The Goat of the W.R.I. (Roud 8070) (2.28)
  15. [JMa] McGinty's Meal and Ale (Roud 2518; G/D 3:630) (4.33)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 Ian Middleton;
Track 3 Tom L. Morrison;
Track 4 George Bruce Thomson;
Tracks 5, 12 George S. Morris;
Track 8 V. Davidson, D. Thomson;
Track 14 Willie Kemp;
Track 15 words George Bruce Thomson, music Willie Kemp

Track 2 is from The World Library of Folk and Primitive Music: Scotland (Columbia 1955);
Track 5 is from Jack of All Trades (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 3; Caedmon 1971; Topic 1968);
Track 6 is from Wild Rover No More (Topic 1967);
Track 10 is from Festival at Blairgowrie (Topic 1968);
Track 12 is from John MacDonald, The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire (Topic 12TS263, 1975);
Track 13 is from The Child Ballads 2 (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 5; Caedmon 1971; Topic 1968)

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The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 4

The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 4 (Sleepytown SLPYCD012)

The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 4
Various Artists

Sleepytown Records SLPYCD012 (CD, UK, April 2009)

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Tracks 3, 5, 7, 9, 13 recorded by Ronnie Cairns at Sleepy Studios in Ellon, Aberdeenshire;
Tracks 4, 6, 10, 14-15 taken from old Beltona and Parlophone recordings and digitally remastered at Sleepy Studios

Musicians

Charlie Allan [12];
Jock Duncan [3, 8, 13];
Gorge Elrick [14];
The Fife Yokels [15];
The Gaugers [1];
Willie Kemp [4];
Jimmy McBeath [11];
John McDonald [2];
John Malcolm [5, 9];
Tom L Morrison [6];
George Morris [10];
Tam Reid [7]

Tracks

  1. [G] The Merchant's Son (Roud 2153; G/D 2:303; TYG 65) (2.54)
  2. [JMcD] The Mains o' Fogieloan (Roud 5148) (2.05)
  3. [JD] The Strae Man (Roud 5161; G/D 2:316) (2.39)
  4. [WK] The Tinkler's Waddin' (Roud 5408; G/D 3:609) (3.22)
  5. [JMa] My Big Kilmarnock Bonnet (Roud 5861; G/D 2:296) (3.57)
  6. [TM] The Postie (3.14)
  7. [TR] It's Afa' Like It's Father (Roud 8072) (2.43)
  8. [JD] Bonnie Ythanside (Roud 3783; G/D 5:951) (3.42)
  9. [JMa] The Forfar Sodger (Roud 2857; G/D 1:69) (2.52)
  10. [GMo] The New Lum Hat (Roud 23329) (3.24)
  11. [JMcB] Ye Canna Pit It on tae Sunday (Roud 5143) (2.34)
  12. [CA] It's Lonely in the Bothy (Roud 23396) (3.52)
  13. [JD] The Waddin' o' McGinnis, tae His Cross-Eyed Pet (Roud 5158) (2.40)
  14. [GE] The Buchan Miller (Roud 888; G/D 7:1489) (2.33)
  15. [FY] Twa Heids Are Better Than Yin (Roud 4848) (3.31)

All tracks trad. except
Track 6 Thomas Leith Morrison;
Tracks 7, 11 D. Thomson, V. Davidson;
Track 10, 14-15 George Smith Morris;
Track 12 Charles Allan;
Track 13 words George Bruce Thomson, music Willie Kemp

Track 1 from The Gaugers, No More Forever (Sleepytown SLPYCD009, 2000);
Track 2 from John MacDonald, The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire (Topic 12TS263, 1975);
Track 8 from Jock Duncan, Tae the Green Woods Gaen (Sleepytown SLPYCD010, 2001);
Track 11 from Jimmy McBeath, Bound to Be a Row (Topic 12TS303, 1978);
Track 12 from Charlie Allan, It's Lonely in the Bothy (Ardo 101, 1980)