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Rachel Hair: Hubcaps & Potholes

Rachel Hair: Hubcaps & Potholes (March Hair MHRCD001)

Hubcaps & Potholes
Scottish, Irish and original harp music
Rachel Hair

March Hair Records MHRCD001 (CD, UK, 2007)

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Produced by Rachel Hair;
Recorded and mixed by Iain Hutchison at GloWorm Recording Studios, Glasgow;
Additional mixing and mastered by Iain Graham at Park Lane Studios;
Photography and design by Sean Purser

Musicians

Rachel Hair: harp;
Douglas Miller: piano [2, 4, 7];
Peter Webster: flute [10]

Tracks

  1. Castle Grand: The Braes of Castle Grand / Ho! 'se mo rùn an T-òigear (3.51)
  2. Da Day Dawn / Gillian's Waltz (8.49)
  3. Hubcaps and Potholes / The Noon Lasses (4.20)
  4. Marie's Tune / Art O'Keefe's (3.40)
  5. Eilean Aigas (4.12)
  6. Jigs: Starry-Eyed Lads / The Alamo / The Rolling Waves (4.33)
  7. Cancro Cru (3.34)
  8. Do Làmh, A Chriosda (4.48)
  9. 52nd Street (2.16)
  10. Chandni Chowk: The Lady on the Island / Chandni Chowk / Custy's (3.26)
  11. Charmed (2.07)

Track 1a Duncan MacDonald;
Tracks 1b, 2a, 3b, 4b, 5, 6c, 10a trad.;
Track 2b Gordon Gunn;
Tracks 3a, 4a, 6a, 10b, 11 Rachel Hair;
Track 6b Gràda, Alan Doherty;
Track 7 Anxo Pintos;
Track 8 Ishbel T. MacDonald;
Track 9 arr. Rachel Hair;
Track 10c Mary Custy

> Folk Music > Records > Rachel Hair: The Lucky Smile

Rachel Hair: The Lucky Smile

Rachel Hair: The Lucky Smile (March Hair MHRCD002)

The Lucky Smile
Rachel Hair

March Hair Records MHRCD002 (CD, UK, 2009)

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Produced by Angus Lyon;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Iain Hutchison at GloWorm Recording Studios, Glasgow;
Additional recording by Duncan Lyall at Secret Music Studios;
Cover photo by Iain Thomson;
Artwork by Adam Rhodes

Musicians

Rachel Hair: harp;
Paul Tracey: guitar [1-2, 4, 6, 10];
Andy Sharkey: double bass [1, 4-7, 10];
Joy Dunlop: vocals [5, 9];
Graham McGeoch: fiddle [4];
Scott Mackay: drums [1, 4, 6, 10];
Paul Jennings: cajon, percussion [2, 4-5, 7, 10];
Angus Lyon, harmonium, Rhodes electric piano [1, 4-5]

Tracks

  1. Back Home: The Greycoast Reel / Flora Macdonald's / Back Home at Onsbacken (5.05)
  2. Kilmartin Sky / Francie's (4.32)
  3. Blue Hills of Antrim (5.03)
  4. Tsunami Jack (5.07)
  5. A Fhleasgaich Òig as Ceanalta (5.19)
  6. The Lucky Smile (3.50)
  7. I Lost My Harp in Barcelona (3.10)
  8. The Lochaber Gathering / New Year's Day / The Graf Spree (5.25)
  9. Leis an Lurgainn (3.19)
  10. The Midge House Jigs: The Midge House / Tune for the Boys / Andy's Salute (5.02)

Track 1a Gordon Gunn;
Tracks 1b, 3, 5, 8bc, 9 trad.;
Track 1c Karen Tweed;
Tracks 2ab, 4, 6-7, 10abc Rachel Hair;
Track 8a George Stewart McLennan (1883-1929)

> Folk Music > Records > Rachel Hair Trio: No More Wings

Rachel Hair Trio: No More Wings

Rachel Hair Trio: No More Wings (March Hair MHRCD003)

No More Wings
Rachel Hair Trio

March Hair Records MHRCD003 (CD, UK, 2 April 2012)

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Produced by Angus Lyon;
Recorded by Angus Lyon at Grans House Studios;
Mixed and mastered by Iain Hutchison at GloWorm Studios;
Photo by Simon Lees;
Typesetting by Adam Rhodes;
Artwork by Rosie Cunningham

Folk Radio UK review by Mike Wilson

Musicians

Rachel Hair: harp;
Jenn Butterworth: guitar, vocals;
Euan Burton: double bass

with
Fraser Fifield: soprano saxophone;
Angus Lyon: Rhodes electric piano, accordion;
Signy Jakobsdottir: percussion

Tracks

  1. No More Wings (3.15)
  2. Swedish: Anglas, Engelska (3.12)
  3. Grey Funnel Line (3.19)
  4. Cancro Cru (5.34)
  5. Harsh Feb Reels: The Harsh February / File Under Biddley / The St James Lasses (4.49)
  6. Island (3.43)
  7. Fest Noz no.17 Pennou Ridée / Fest Noz no.17 / Valse des Jouets (3.48)
  8. The Eccentric’s Emporium (4.15)
  9. My Songbird (3.58)
  10. Home and Happy: Alistair m'annsachd / Home and Happy (4.47)
  11. The Birthday Jigs: The Plevin Jig / The Folkus / The Birthday Cow (4.02)

Tracks 1, 5c, 7b, 8, 10b, 11bc Rachel Hair;
Tracks 2ab, 7a, 10a trad.;
Track 3 Cyril Tawney;
Track 4 Anxo Pintos;
Track 5a Phil Cunningham;
Track 5b Jamie Smith;
Track 6 Jenn Butterworth;
Track 7c Michel Faubert;
Track 9 Jesse Winchester;
Track 11a Soig Siberil

> Folk Music > Records > Rachel Hair Trio: Trì

Rachel Hair Trio: Trì

Rachel Hair Trio: Trì (March Hair MHRCD004)

Trì
Rachel Hair Trio

March Hair Records MHRCD004 (CD, UK, 2015)

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Recorded by Keir Long at Carrier Wave Studios, Glasgow;
Mixed and mastered by Iain Hutchison at GloWorm Studios;
Photography by Somhairle Macdonald;
Artwork and design by Adam Rhodes

Folk Radio UK review by Simon Holland

Musicians

Rachel Hair: harp;
Jenn Butterworth: guitar, vocals;
Cameron Maxwell: double bass

Tracks

  1. Jigs for Mann: Saturday Night Club / The False Walk (to Ramsey) / Ta Cashen (3.33)
  2. The Duke of Fife's Welcome to Deeside (3.30)
  3. Angel (3.55)
  4. The Marching Gibbon (2.57)
  5. Tea Towel Polkas: Sylvain Barou's / The Tea Towel Polka (2.48)
  6. Tune for Esme (3.57)
  7. My Darling Fair One (3.28)
  8. Tobar Nan Cean / Kitty Gordon's (3.07)
  9. Starry-eyed Lads / The Alamo / The Rolling Waves (3.56)
  10. Roll on the Day (4.09)
  11. The Doctor / Rundtom I D Etter Christian Horne (3.54)

Tracks 1ab, 5b, 6, 9a Rachel Hair;
Track 1c trad. Manx;
Track 2 James Scott Skinner;
Track 3 Jenn Butterworth;
Track 4 Tom Gibbs;
Track 5a Sylvain Barou;
Tracks 7, 8a trad. Scottish;
Tracks 8b, 9c trad. Irish;
Track 9b Grada;
Track 10 Allan Taylor;
Track 11a Cameron Maxwell;
Track 11b trad. Norwegian

> Folk Music > Records > Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy: Sparks

Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy: Sparks

Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy: Sparks (March Hair MHRCD005)

Sparks
Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy

March Hair Records MHRCD005 (CD, UK, 11 March 2019)

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Recorded and mixed by Scott Wood at Oak Ridge Studios, Glasgow;
Mastered by Richard Dowling at Wav Mastering, Limerick,Ireland ;
Photography by Sam Hurt;
Artwork and design by Adam Rhodes

Folk Radio UK review by David Pratt

Musicians

Rachel Hair: harp;
Ron Jappy: guitar

with guests
Adam Brown: bodhrán [1, 4, 9];
Scott Wood: whistle [8]

Tracks

  1. Mera's: Grainne Brady's / The Namesake / Mera's Delight (4.10)
  2. Redford Cottage / Dhannsadh Gun Dannsadh / 'S Toigh Leam Fhin Buntàta 'S Ìm (4.18)
  3. Looking at a Rainbow Through a Dirty Window (3.46)
  4. Black Hair'd Lad / The Glenburnie Rant / Jamie Shearer's (2.50)
  5. Jurby Jigs: The Road to Jurby / Sunset Squatters (4.15)
  6. The Proofreader (2.39)
  7. Caroie & Colin's (5.36)
  8. Lochinver: Maybelle's Compliments to Her Brother Cameron / Lady Baird's (3.03)
  9. Polkas: Dan Sullivan's / Scartaglen Polka / The Munster Bank (3.48)
  10. Glenbervie: Arrane Y Chlean / Glenbervie (5.13)

Track 1a Fraser Shaw;
Tracks 1bc, 5b, 6-7, 10bRachel Hair;
Track 2a PM William Sinclair;
Tracks 2bc, 4abc, 8b trad. Scottish;
Track 3 Calum Stewart;
Track 5a Matt Kelly;
Track 8a Maybelle Chisholm McQueen;
Tracks 9abc trad. Irish;
Track 10a trad. Manx