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Border Background

Ed Miller: Border Background (Folk-Legacy FSS-115)

Border Background
Songs of Scotland, Old and New
Ed Miller

Folk-Legacy Records FSS-115 (LP, USA, 1989)
Folk-Legacy Records CD-115 (CD, USA, 2003)

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Produced by Rich Brotherton in Austin, Texas;
Original tapes engineered in Sharon, Connecticut, by Sandy Paton;
Additional vocals and instrumentation recorded and mixed by Spot and Rich Brotherton in Austin, Texas;
Cover photograph by Nora Mullarkey;
Design by Walter Schwarz / Graphics Unlimited, Sharon, Connecticut

Musicians

Ed Miller: vocals, guitar, whistling;
Rich Brotherton (Georgia): harmony vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass, cuatro, harmonium

with:
Pipo Hernandez (Canary Islands): charango [12b];
Isia Ross (Canada): fiddle [7];
Dan Foster (Texas): flute [7];
Ken Leichte (Zimbabwe/Scotland): bagpipes [8];
Champ Hood (North Carolina): fiddle [15];
Javier Chapero (Peru): violin on [6, 11];
Cathy Brotherton (Iowa): harmonium [2];
Serge Laine (France): accordion [1, 11]

Tracks

Side 1

  1. The Wark o’ the Weavers (Roud 374) (3.28)
  2. Thomas of Winesbury (Roud 64; Child 100; G/D 5:999; Henry H221) (3.55)
  3. Ballad of the School Leaver (1.34)
  4. The Shipyard Apprentice (3.48)
  5. Edinburgh Town (2.05)
  6. The Broom o’ the Cowdenknowes (Roud 8709) (3.55)
  7. Crooked Jack (4.12)
  8. Freedom Come All Ye (2.26)

Side 2

  1. Generations of Change (4.34)
  2. Bottle o’ the Best (2.53)
  3. Ferry Me Over (4.47)
  4. Port o’ Leith Pubs / The Old Pubs (2.26)
  5. Capernaum (2.27)
  6. At Home With the Exiles (4.03)
  7. Big Yellow Moon Over Texas (3.13)

Tracks 1-2, 6 trad.;
Tracks 3, 5 Ken Thomson;
Track 4 Archie Fisher, Bobby Campbell;
Track 7 Dominic Behan;
Track 8 Hamish Henderson;
Track 9 Matt Armour;
Track 10 Jack Foley;
Track 11 Andy M. Stewart;
Track 12a Hugh McDougall;
Track 12b Johnny Handle;
Track 13 Lewis Spence, Ed Miller;
Track 14 Ed Miller;
Track 15 Bill Neely

> Folk Music > Records > Ed Miller: Never Frae My Mind

Never Frae My Mind

Ed Miller: Never Frae My Mind (Wellfield CD-026D)

Never Frae My Mind
Ed Miller

Wellfield Records CD-026D (CD, USA, 2006)

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Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Rich Brotherton;
Recorded at Ace Recording Studio, Austin, TX, in Spring 2006

Musicians

Ed Miller: vocals, whistling, guitar;
Rich Brotherton: guitar, cittern, mandolin, banjo, harmony vocals;
Brian McNeill: fiddle, concertina;
E.J. Jones: Border pipes, Highland pipes, flutes, whistles;
Mark Stone: percussion;
Rob Forkner: bodhrán;
Karine Polwart: vocals [1, 5];
Jil Chambless: harmony vocals [4, 8, 13];
Marty Muse: pedal steel guitar [4, 12];
Pipo Hernandez: charango [8]

Tracks

  1. The Rolling Hills of the Border (4.05)
  2. David and Goliath (3.54)
  3. The Yew Tree (4.20)
  4. Across the Hills of Home (4.16)
  5. The Spanish Lady (Roud 542; G/D 4:746; Henry H532) (3.13)
  6. Mary Hamilton (Roud 79; Child 173; G/D 2:195) (5.56)
  7. The Wild Geese (3.13)
  8. Daughters and Sons (4.28)
  9. The Smith’s a Gallant Fireman (3.31)
  10. The Gallowa’ Hills (Roud 3358) (3.25)
  11. Sleepytoon (3.09)
  12. My Old Martin Guitar (3.21)
  13. Come Fill Up Your Glasses (4.14)

Track 1 Matt McGinn, Ed Miller;
Track 2 Robin Laing;
Track 3 Brian McNeill;
Track 4 Eric Bogle, James McArthur, Ed Miller;
Tracks 5-6, 10 trad.;
Track 7 words Violet Jacob, music Jim Reid;
Track 8 Tommy Sands;
Track 9 J. Scott Skinner, Harrison;
Track 11 George S. Morris;
Track 12 Alex Campbell, tune trad.;
Track 13 Peggy Seeger, tune trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Ed Miller: Lyrics of Gold

Lyrics of Gold

Ed Miller: Lyrics of Gold (Wellfield CD-027D)

Lyrics of Gold
Songs written or collected by Robert Burns
Ed Miller

Wellfield Records CD-027D (CD, USA, 2009)

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Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Rich Brotherton at Ace Recording Studio, Austin TX;
Karine Polwart’s tracks engineered by Mattie Foulds;
Tracks 9-10 originally appeared on John Taylor’s album After the Dance, Hamilton House Records, produced by Brian McNeill,
Front cover photo by Matt Lankes

Musicians

Ed Miller: vocals, whistling;
Rich Brotherton: guitar [1-8, 11, 15-16], cittern [1, 4, 6-7, 11-12], mandolin [2-3], organ [5], bass [11], bouzouki [12];
Brian McNeill: fiddle [1-4, 6-9, 13-14], octave fiddle [10], concertina [1, 4, 7, 9, 15]-16, bouzouki [9], guitar [13, 14], cello [15];
E.J. Jones: flute [1, 3, 5], fife [3, 11], whistles [6], small pipes [11];
Tom van Schaik: cajon [1], shakers [1], hand drum vocals [1];
Marty Muse: pedal steel guitar [2, 16];
Karine Polwart: vocals [3-4, 16];
John Taylor: fiddle [9-10, 13];
Lawrence Drummond: jew’s harp [10];
Alasdair Fraser: fiddle [12]

Tracks

  1. The Rigs o’ Barley (4.21)
  2. Ae Fond Kiss (Roud V1011) (3.01)
  3. Braw Lads o’ Gala Water (Roud 2578) (2.37)
  4. Hey Ca Thro’ (Roud 8692) (3.21)
  5. The Silver Tassie (Roud 30954) (3.09)
  6. Green Grow the Rashes O (Roud 2772; G/D 7:1297) (4.13)
  7. Comin’ Thro’ the Rye (Roud 5512; G/D 8:1860) (3.27)
  8. Aye Waukin’ O (Roud 6749, V16870; G/D 5:933) (3.17)
  9. MacPherson’s Farewell (Roud 2160; G/D 3:697) (5.39)
  10. The De’il’s Awa’ Wi the Exciseman (Roud 16787) (2.58)
  11. Ca’ the Yowes (Roud 857; G/D 5:1014; Henry H175) (3.42)
  12. The Collier Laddie (Roud 3787; G/D 5:991) (3.58)
  13. The Lea-Rig (Roud 8515) (3.08)
  14. My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose (Roud 12946) (3.15)
  15. A Man’s a Man (Roud 30953) (3.50)
  16. Auld Lang Syne (Roud 13892) (3.53)