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Hamish Napier: The River

Hamish Napier: The River (Strathspey SPRCD01)

The River
Hamish Napier

Strathspey Records SPRCD01 (CD, UK, 19 January 2016)

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Produced by Andrea Gobbi and Hamish Napier;
Recorded and mixed by Andrea Gobbi at Carrier Waves Studios and at GloWorm Recording;
Mastered by Iain Hutchison at GloWorm Recording;
Artwork and design by Somhairle MacDonald

Musicians

Hamish Napier: whistles, wooden flutes, piano, harmonium, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer 200A, bean pod shakers, backing vocals;
Sarah Hayes: alto flute;
James Lindsay: double bass;
Martin O'Neill: bodhrán;
Andrea Gobbi: synths and post-production;
Calum MacCrimmon: Canntaireachd vocals;
Oystercatchers, blackbirds, curlews, heron and River Spey: vocals

Tracks

  1. The Mayfly (2.47)
  2. The River (6.32)
  3. The Whirlpool (2.38)
  4. The Dance (4.03)
  5. The Drowning of the Silver Brothers, 1933 (5.36)
  6. Fate of the Kelts / Out to Sea (4.25)
  7. Floating (3.27)
  8. Huy Huy! (2.36)
  9. Iasgairean nan Neamhnaid (The Pearlfishers) (6.34)
  10. Spey Cast (Part A) (3.56)
  11. Spey Cast (Part B) (1.31)

All tracks written by Hamish Napier except
Canntaireachd lyrics by Calum MacCrimmon

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Hamish Napier: The Railway

Hamish Napier: The Railway (Strathspey SPRCD02)

The Railway
Hamish Napier

Strathspey Records SPRCD02 (CD, UK, 2 August 2018)

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Produced by Andrea Gobbi and Hamish Napier;
Recorded and mixed by Andrea Gobbi at Carrier Waves Studios and at GloWorm Recording;
Mastered by Iain Hutchison at GloWorm Recording;
Sound samples taken by Andrea Gobbi and Hamish Napier with kind permission of The Strathspey Railway;
Photos with kind permission from the Highland Railways Society, Great North of Scotland Railway Association, Grantown Museum & Heritage Trust and private contributors;
Artwork and design by Somhairle MacDonald

Musicians

Hamish Napier: whistles, flutes, piano, Rhodes, Wurly, Mellotron, backing vocals;
Fraser Stone: drums, percussion;
Ewan Robertson: guitar;
Findlay Napier: lead vocals, guitar [3, 10];
James Lindsay: double bass;
Ross Ainslie: Highland pipes in A, border pipes;
Patsy Reid: fiddles, viola, cello, string arrangements;
The Napiers: vocals;
Gillian Frame, Lucy Napier, vocals [11];
Strathspey Railway: whistle, wheels, brakes, rails, steam and chattering folk on the platform;
Broomhill sheep: vocals [10];
Jimmy's fireplace: as itself [7]

Tracks

  1. The Speyside Line (4.08)
  2. Double-Header (2.50)
  3. Jocky the Mole (2.50)
  4. The Firebox (2.26)
  5. The Old Ways (2.52)
  6. Up the Hill (4.05)
  7. Helen's Song (3.55)
  8. The Station (4.57)
  9. Dr. McGugan's Favourite (2.44)
  10. The World Came in By Rail (3.12)
  11. Cheery Groove (2.48)
  12. Diesel (3.31)
  13. The Railwayman, Pt. 1 (0.56)
  14. The Railwayman, Pt. 2 (1.58)
  15. The Railwayman, Pt. 3 (2.54)

All tracks written by Hamish Napier except
Tracks 3, 10 Findlay Napier

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Hamish Napier: The Woods

Hamish Napier: The Woods (Strathspey SPRCD04)

The Woods
Hamish Napier

Strathspey Records SPRCD04 (CD, UK, 21 March 2020)

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Produced by Andrea Gobbi and Hamish Napier and arranged by Steven Byrnes and Hamish Napier;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Andrea Gobbi at GloWorm Recordings and Carrier Waves, Glasgow;
Additional recordings by Barry Reid on location in Hamish’s livingroom, Grantown-on-Spey;
Field recordings by Hamish Napier, Will Boyd-Wallis and Pete Smith;
All photos by David Russell, Highland Wildscapes, except Spey floaters photo (p.19, Walter Dempster) and Lumberjills (p.10, courtesy of Forestry and Land Scotland);
Artwork and design by Somhairle MacDonald

Musicians

Hamish Napier: whistles, wooden flutes, pods, pianos, harmonium, Rhodes, Wurly;
Steve Byrnes: guitars, drum kit, percussion;
James Lindsay: double bass;
Innes Watson: viola, fiddle, string arrangements;
Jarlath Henderson: uilleann pipes;
Ross Ainslie: Scottish small pipes [7], Border pipess [19], Highland pipes [2, 6];
Su-a Lee: cello, musical saw [17];
Calum MacCrimmon: Canntaireachd vocals [20];
Pete Smith: recording of a capercaillie ‘lek’ in the Caledonian Forest [21];
Will Boyd-Wallis: axe [18], loch ice waves and roaring red deer stags in the woods [17];
Northeasterly wind: clarsach [17];
Willie Laing, Malcolm ‘Ginge’ Lee: two man crosscut forestry saw [18];
Swifts, wood pigeon, tawny owl, crestie, chaffinch, woodpecker, River Spey: vocals

Tracks

  1. The Pioneer (3.26)
  2. The Capercaillie Rant / An Taghan (4.47)
  3. The Tree of Blessings (1.40)
  4. The Tree of Luck (3.19)
  5. Mycorrhiza / The Tree of Life (3.09)
  6. The Tree of Life / The Tree of Lightning (2.35)
  7. The Boortree (3.14)
  8. The Tree of Knowledge (3.31)
  9. Forest Folk (4.02)
  10. Hawthorn River / The Witches' Tree (2.54)
  11. The Shield Tree / The Trembling Tree (2.37)
  12. The Tree of Love (1.32)
  13. The Tree of Magic / Venus of the Woods (3.18)
  14. The Foragers (2.34)
  15. The Tree of the Return (2.24)
  16. Wildfire (1.39)
  17. The Tree of the Underworld (3.54)
  18. The March of the Lumberjills (3.53)
  19. The Regeneration March / Little Berry of the Moor (3.46)
  20. The Highest Willows (4.42)
  21. Forest Time (2.32)

All tracks written by Hamish Napier except
Canntaireachd lyrics by Calum MacCrimmon

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Other records with Hamish Napier

Besides being with Back of the Moon and Nae Plans, Hamish Napier played on these albums:

Margaret Bennett: In the Sunny Long Ago… (Foot Stompin' CDFSR1708) Margaret Bennett, In the Sunny Long Ago…, CD, Foot Stompin' CDFSR1708, 2001

Various Artists, TMSA Young Trad Tour 2004, CD, TMSA TMSA04, 2004

Gary Innes: How's the Craic? (Skippinish SKIPC05) Gary Innes, How's the Craic?, CD, Skippinish SKIPCD05, 2005

Emily Smith: A Different Life (White Fall WFRCD001) Emily Smith, A Different Life, CD, White Fall WFRCD001, 2005

Pūr: The Lassies' Reply (MacDug DUG002) Pūr, The Lassies' Reply, CD, MacDug DUG002, 2009

Various Artists, TMSA Young Trad Tour 2006, CD, TMSA TMSA06, 2006

Fiona Mackenzie: Duan Nollaig (Greentrax CDTRAX320D) Fiona Mackenzie, Duan Nollaig (A Gaelic Christmas), 2 CD, Greentrax CDTRAX320D, 2007

Mairearad Green: Passing Places (Buie BUIECDDVD01) Mairearad Green, Passing Places, CD+DVD, Buie BUIECDDVD01, 2009

Eddi Reader: The Songs of Robert Burns ((Reveal REVEAL020CDX) Eddi Reader, The Songs of Robert Burns - Deluxe Edition, CD, Reveal REVEAL020CDX, 2009

James Duncan Mackenzie: James Duncan Mackenzie (James Mackenzie Music JMMCD001) James Duncan Mackenzie, James Duncan Mackenzie, CD, James Mackenzie JMMCD001, 2013

Fiona Hunter: Fiona Hunter (Rusty Squash Horn RSH004CD) Fiona Hunter, Fiona Hunter, CD, Rusty Squash Horn RSH004CD, 2014

Mike Vass: In the Wake of Neil Gunn (Unroofed UR001CD) Mike Vass, In the Wake of Neil Gunn, CD, Unroofed UR001CD, 2014

Findlay Napier: VIP Very Interesting Persons (Cheery Groove CHEERY002) Findlay Napier, VIP Very Interesting Persons, CD, Cheery Groove CHEERY002, 2015

Mairearad Green: Summer Isles (Buie BUIECD03) Mairearad Green, Summer Isles, CD, Buie BUIECD03, 2016

Findlay Napier: VIP Very Interesting Extras (Cheery Groove CHEERY004) Findlay Napier, VIP Very Interesting Extras, CD, Cheery Groove CHEERY004, 2016

Gary Innes: Era (Gary Innes GHI01) Gary Innes, Era, CD, Gary Innes GHI01, 2017

James Lindsay: Strand (Oir OIRCD001) James Lindsay, Strand, CD, Oir OIRCD001, 2017

Siobhan Miller: All Is Not Forgotten (Songprint SPR004CD) Siobhan Miller, All Is Not Forgotten, CD, Songprint SPR004CD, 2020

Ross Ainslie: Vana (Great White GWR006CD) Ross Ainslie, Vana, CD, Great White GWR006CD, 30 October 2020