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Ossian: Ossian

Ossian: Ossian (Springthyme SPRCD 1003)

Ossian
Ossian

Springthyme Records SPR/SPRC 1003 (LP/cass., UK, July 1977)
Springthyme Records SPRCD 1003 (CD, UK, March 1997)

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Produced by Peter Shepheard;
Recorded and mixed by Colin Nicolson at Pan-Audio Studis, Edinburgh, between 19 February and 1 June 1977;
Original sleeve design by Colin Brown

Ossian Song Book

Musicians

Billy Jackson: Celtic harp, uilleann pipes, whistle, vocals;
John Martin: fiddle, mandolin, cello, vocals;
George Jackson: fiddle, mandolin, flute, whistle, guitar, vocals;
Billy Ross: lead vocals, guitar, whistle, dulcimer

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Corncrake (Roud 2736; G/D 5:945; Henry H18b) / I Hae a Wife o Ma Ain jig (2.50)
  2. Sitting in the Stern of a Boat (Mi'm Shuidh'an Deireadh Bàta) slow air (2.55)
  3. Ma Rovin Eye (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152, H793) (2.44)
  4. O Mo Dhúthaich (Oh My Country) Gaelic song / Ossian's Lament (6.38)
  5. The 72nd Highlanders Farewell Tae Aberdeen pipe march / The Favourite Dram bumpkin (2.37)
  6. Ae Fond Kiss (Roud V1011) (4.28)
  1. Brose and Butter (Roud 8552, 12585) / Monaghan Jig / Jackson's Bottle of Brandy jigs (5.28)
  2. Music of Spey slow air (3.38)
  3. Let Me In This Ae Nicht (Roud 135; G/D 4:778) (5.31)
  4. Spootaskerry / The Willow Kishie / Simon's Wart Shetland reels (3.30)
  5. Oidche Mhath Leibh (Goodnight to You) Gaelic song (3.20)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Rev. William MacLeod (18th century);
Track 4a Allan MacPhee;
Track 6 Robert Burns;
Track 8 James Scott Skinner;
Track 10a Ian Burns;
Track 10b Willie Hunter jnr.;
Track 10c Willie Hunter snr.;

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Ossian: Dove Across the Water

Ossian: Dove Across the Water (Iona IR 004)

Dove Across the Water
Ossian

Iona Records IR 004 (LP, UK, 1982)
Iona Records IRCD004 (CD, UK, 1990)

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Produced by Ossian;
Recorded by Calum Malcolm at Castle Sound Studios, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland in April 1982;

Musicians

Billy Jackson: harp, uilleann pipes, whistle, double bass, vocals;
George Jackson: guitar, fiddle, whistle, vocals;
John Martin: fiddle, cello, vocals;
Tony Cuffe: vocals, guitar, tenor guitar, tiple;
Iain MacDonald: pipes, vocals, flute, whistle, jew's harp

with Flora MacNeil and Maggie MacInnes

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Duncan Johnstone / The Duck / The Curlew (4.39)
  2. Braw Sailin' on the Sea (Roud 5537; G/D 6:1217) (5.02)
  3. Drunk at Night and Dry in the Morning (2.54)
  4. Will Ye Go to Flanders? (Roud 8544) (6.04)
  1. Tae the Beggin’ (Roud 286; G/D 3:488) (4.43)
  2. Mile Marbhaisg air a'ghaol (A Thousand Curses on Love) wauling song (2.54)
  3. Dove Across the Water
    1. Iona Theme (1.56)
    2. March - The Cunning Workmen (3.49)
    3. Columba (4.19)
    4. Iona Theme, Reprise (1.52)

Tracks 1a, 3, 5-6 trad.;
Track 1b Pipe Major Donald MacLeod;
Track 1c Donald Macpherson;
Track 2 trad. / Tony Cuffe;
Track 4 trad. / Billy Ross;
Track 7acd George Jackson;
Track 7b Tony Cuffe

The Dove Across the Water sequence is a rearranged and rerecorded version of music created for the film Iona… Dove Across the Water, produced by Mike Alexander for Films of Scotland in 1982.

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Ossian: Borders

Ossian: Borders (Iona IR 007)

Borders
Ossian

Iona Records IR 007 (LP, UK, 1984)
Iona Records IRCD007 (CD, UK, unknown)

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Produced by Ossian;
Recorded by Calum Malcolm at Castle Sound Studios, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland in April 1982;

Musicians

Billy Jackson: harp, uilleann pipes, whistle, acoustic bass guitar, synthesiser, vocals;
George Jackson: cittern, guitar, whistle;
John Martin: fiddle, cello, vocals;
Tony Cuffe: vocals, guitar, tiplé;
Iain MacDonald: pipes, flute, whistle

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Troy's Wedding / Biddy From Sligo (3.45)
  2. Rory Dall's Sister's Lament (3.56)
  3. Chairlie, Oh, Chairlie (Roud 2584; G/D 3:401) (3.28)
  4. I Will Set My Ship in Order (Roud 402; G/D 4:792) (6.00)
  1. John MacDonald's / The Sandpit (4.47)
  2. Bide Ye Yet (Roud 8411) / The Random Jig (4.07)
  3. 'Neath the Gloamin' Star at E'en (Roud 5569; G/D 4:880) (3.54)
  4. The New House in St Peter's / The Ewe Wi' the Crookit Horn / Willie Murray's (6.52)

Track 1a Colin Magee;
Tracks 1b, 2-3, 7, 8b trad.;
Track 4 words trad., tune Tony Cuffe;
Tracks 5ab Dan Hugh MacEacher;
Track 6a words trad., additional verses Tony Cuffe, tune Tony Cuffe;
Track 6b James Hill;
Track 8a Iain MacDonald;
Track 8c trad., Iain MacDonald

> Folk Music > Records > Ossian: The Best of Ossian

Ossian: The Best of Ossian

Ossian: The Best of Ossian (Iona IRCD 023)

The Best of Ossian
Ossian

Iona Records IRCD 023 (CD, UK, 15 May 1994)

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Tracks 1-9 recorded and mixed by Calum Malcolm at Castlesound Studios;
Tracks 10-12 recorded and mixed by Robin Rankin at Ca-Va Studio;
Digitally re-mastered by Bob McDowall at Iona “Digi-one”

Musicians

Billy Jackson: harp, uilleann pipes, whistles, vocals, acoustic bass, synthesisers;
George Jackson: cittern, mandolin, fiddle, whistle, flute, guitar, vocals;
John Martin: fiddle, cello, vocals;
Billy Ross: guitar, dulcimer, whistle, lead vocals [1-2];
Tony Cuffe: guitar, tiplé, lead vocals [3-12];
Iain MacDonald: bagpipes, flute, whistle, jew's harp, vocals [5-12]

Tracks

  1. The St. Kilda Wedding / Perrie Werrie Reel / The Honourable Mrs. Moll's Reel reels (4.28)
  2. 'S Gann Gunn Dirich Mi Chaoidh (3.10)
  3. The Road to Drumleman (4.35)
  4. The Sound of Sleat / Aandowin' at the Bow / The Old Réel reels (4.33)
  5. Will Ye Go to Flanders? (Roud 8544) / Lord Lovat's Lament (6.10)
  6. Duncan Johnstone hornpipe / The Duck / The Curlew jigs (4.46)
  7. Drunk at Night, Dry in the Morning (3.01)
  8. I Will Set My Ship in Order (Roud 402; G/D 4:792) (6.06)
  9. Rory Dall's Sister's Lament (4.00)
  10. Johnny Todd (Roud 1102; G/D 8:1583) / Far from Home (5.20)
  11. Jamie Raeburn (Roud 600; G/D 8:1535; Henry H151) / The Broomielaw (5.54)
  12. Mrs. Stewart of Grantully / Be Sud An' Gille Truagh / Calum Johnston's / Harris Dance (4.43)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Norman Nicolson (Skye, 1778-);
Track 3 words Willie Mitchell (1948), music Tony Cuffe;
Track 4a Donald MacKinnon;
Track 5a verse 1, 4 trad., verse 2-3 Billy Ross;
Tracks 6ab PM Donald MacLeod;
Track 6c Donald MacPherson;
Track 10a trad., additional verses and tune Tony Cuffe;
Track 11b William Jackson

Tracks 1-2 are from St Kilda's Wedding (Iona IR 001, 19778);
Tracks 3-4 are from Seal Song (Iona IR 002, 1981);
Tracks 5-7 are from Dove Across the Water (Iona IR 004, 1982);
Tracks 8-9 are from Borders (Iona IR 007, 1984);
Tracks 10-12 are from Light on a Distant Shore (Iona IR 009, 1986)

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Ossian: The Carrying Stream

Ossian: The Carrying Stream (Greentrax CDTRAX127)

The Carrying Stream
Ossian

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX127 (CD, UK, 1997)

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Produced by Ossian;
Recorded by Robin Rankin and Stuart Hamilton at CaVa Sound Workshop, Glasgow, and Castle CaVa, Pencaitland;
Mixed by Robin Rankin;
Photograph by Marc Marnie;
Cover illustration by Shelly Haas;
Digital design by Art Surgery

Musicians

William Jackson: harp, whistles, piano, bodhrán, vocals;
Iain MacInnes, Scottish smallpipes, whistles;
George Jackson: cittern, guitar, whistle;
Stuart Morison, fiddle, cittern, mandolin, vocals;
Billy Ross, lead vocals, guitar, dulcimer

Tracks

  1. Fisherrow (Roud 8702) / Noose & the Ghillies (4.26)
  2. The Black Crags / Pipe Major Joe Wilson / The Duke of Hamilton / Barney's Balmoral / Mrs. Webster (4.52)
  3. Logan Water / Pennan Den (4.24)
  4. The Working Man (4.57)
  5. Mo Chailin Dileas Donn (5.42)
  6. Port Lennox (3.40)
  7. Blustering Home / Flora Macdonald / David Glen's Jig (5.12)
  8. The Flower of France and England (Roud 5532; G/D 4:719) (3.57)
  9. Maighdeanan Na H-Airidh (4.07)
  10. Alick Cameron, Champion Piper / Joe McGann's Fiddle / Jenny's Jig / The Glasgow Police Pipers (5.34)
  11. The Carrying Stream (4.19)

Tracks 1a, 2ce, 3a, 6, 7c trad. arr. Ossian;
Track 1b Perry Gauthier;
Track 2a, 10c Stuart Morison;
Track 2b PM Angus MacDonald;
Track 2d E. MacDonald;
Track 3b James Watt;
Track 4 words unknown, Billy Ross, music Billy Ross;
Track 5 Hector MacKenzie;
Track 7a Michael Grey;
Track 7b Willie MacDonald;
Track 8 words trad., music Archie Fisher;
Track 9 John MacGillivray;
Track 10a G.S. MacLennan;
Track 10b D.R. MacLennan;
Track 10d Donald MacLeod;
Track 11 William Jackson