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Scottish Tradition

This is a series of collections from various regions of Scotland selected from the huge archive of the School of Scottish Studies and hailed as “the most important series of traditional recordings ever”.

This series was released on the Tangent label in the 1970s and is now being reissued and expanded on Greentrax Recordings.

> Folk Music > Records > Bothy Ballads

Bothy Ballads

Bothy Ballads (Greentrax CDTRAX 9001)

Scottish Tradition 1:
Bothy Ballads
Music from the North East
Various Artists

Tangent Records TNGM 109 (LP, UK, 1971)
Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9001 (CD, UK, January 1993)

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Chosen and prepared from the tape archives of the School of Scottish Studies;
Hamish Hendeson (selection and documentation), Fred Kent (technical work), Peter Cooke (production, series editor);
Original sleeve design by Robert Morgan;
CD sleeve design by John Haxby

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Jimmy McBeath: The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre (Roud 2137; G/D 7:1303) (3.24)
  2. Fiddle & Mouth-organ Bothy Band: The Stool of Repentance jig (1.06)
  3. James Bowie (Blind Jimmie): As I Came Ower the Muir o' Ord (Roud 135; G/D 4:778) (3.24)
  4. Jamie Taylor: The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47) (2.47)
  5. John MacDonald: The Shepherd Lad o' Rhynie (Roud 5152; G/D 6:1194) (3.02)
  6. Charlie Murray: My Last Farewell to Stirling (Roud 5160; G/D 8:1534) (4.11)
  7. Jimmy McBeath: Whistle Ow'r the Lave O't (Roud 506; G/D 7:1414) (1.01)
  8. Willie Fraser: Stumpie strathspey (diddling) / The Mason's Apron reel (diddling) / Lochiel's Welcome to Glasgow march (mouth organ) (2.02)
  1. Bill Elvin: Airlin's Fine Braes (Roud 517; G/D 3:415) (2.45)
  2. Jamie Taylor: Mrs Greig (Roud 5161; G/D 2:316) (2.41)
  3. Charlie Murray: The Hairst o' Rettie (Roud 3512; G/D 3:408) (4.59)
  4. Charlie Bremner fiddle: The Smith's a Gallant Fireman (0.54)
  5. Jamie Taylor: The Haill Week o' the Fair (Roud 5162; G/D 3:585) (3.30)
  6. Fiddle & Mouth-organ Bothy Band: The Old Horned Sheep jig / Atholl Highlanders march played in jig time (2.04)
  7. Frank Steele: Mouth tunes & nonsense rhymes: As I Gaed Up by Auchinclech / Hooch On, My Bonny Lass / We A' Jumped on to the Black Boar's Back / A Man Wi' a Tartan Sark / As I Gaed Ower the Bonny Brig o' Banff / My Father's Dairy Maid (2.22)

> Folk Music > Records > Music from the Western Isles

Music from the Western Isles

Music from the Western Isles (Greentrax CDTRAX 9002)

Scottish Tradition 2:
Music from the Western Isles
Various Artists

Tangent Records TNGM 110 (LP, UK, 1971)
Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9002 (CD, UK, January 1992)

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Selected, prepared, and documented by a team of staff members of the School of Scottish Studies:
Peter Cooke (series editor), Donald A. MacDonald, Fred Kent, John MacInnes, Morag MacLeod, Ralph Morton and Allie Munro;
Cover photography by Richard Cormack: ‘Rum & Eigg at dusk’
Original sleeve design by Robert Morgan;
CD booklet design by John Haxby

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Mrs. Kate MacLeod & chorus: Hé Mandu (2.00)
  2. Mrs. Nan MacLeod & chorus: Dheanainn sùgradh ris an nighean dubh (I Would Make Merry with the Black-Haired Girl) (1.55)
  3. Miss Penny Morrison & chorus: Mhurchaidh Bhig a chinn a' chonais (Little Murdoch, Best at Baiting) /
    Calum Beaton: Reels (5.58)
  4. Angus MacDonald: Oran do bhean Mhic Fhraing (Song to Rankin's Wife) (2.37)
  5. Murdo MacLeod and John Murray: Fiollaigean: choral céilidh song (3.31)
  6. Puirt a beul: mouth music (3.27)
    Mrs. Annie Arnott: Seallaibh curaigh Eoghainn (Look at Ewen's Coracle) /
    Mrs. Archie MacDonald: Fosgail an dorus dh'an tàilleir fhidhleir (Open the Door to the Fiddling Tailor) /
    Calum Johnston: Am bothan a bh'aig fionnghuala (Fionnghuala's Bothy) /
    Miss Mary Morrison: Canntaireachd
  1. Mrs. Archie MacDonald: Latha dha'n Fhinn am Beinn Iongnaidh (A Day When the Fenians Were in the Mountains of Marvels) Fenian lay (2.49)
  2. Hugh Mathieson: 'S e Mis' bhith fada bho thìr m'eòlais (Being Far from the Land That I Know) (4.04)
  3. Mrs. Christine Shaw: Suidhidh sinn a bhàin gu socair (We Will Sit Down at Ease) love song (2.12)
  4. Angus Kenneth MacIver: Tha thìde agam éirigh (Is It Time for Me to Rise Up) (2.24)
  5. Mrs. Archie MacDonald: Cha till MacCruimean (Macrimmon Will Never Come Back) pibroch song (1.44)
  6. Miss Murdina MacDonald: Tha Do Rìoghachd Iàn Do Ghlòir (Your Kingdom Is Full of Glory) evangelical hymn (5.31)

> Folk Music > Records > Waulking Songs from Barra

Waulking Songs from Barra

Waulking Songs from Barra (Greentrax CDTRAX 9003)

Scottish Tradition 3:
Waulking Songs from Barra
Various Artists

Tangent Records TNGM 111 (LP, UK, 1972)
Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9003 (CD, UK, February 1993)

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Chosen and prepared from the tape archives of the School of Scottish Studies;
Peter Cooke (series editor), John MacInnes, Morag MacLeod (all three: notes and translations), Fred Kent (technical);
Original sleeve design by Robert Morgan;
CD booklet design by John Haxby

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Miss Mary Morrison & chorus: Robh thu 'sa' bheinn? (Were You in the Mountains?) / Mo rùn ailein (My Love Alan) (8.13)
  2.  — : Hò rò hùg o hug o (5.29)
  3.  — : Latha siubhal beinne dhomh (One Day As I Roamed the Hills) (3.18)
  4. Calum Johnston: Pipe Reels (3.55)
  1. Calum Johnston & chorus: A bhean as thall a rinn an gàire (Woman Over There Who Laughed) (6.40)
  2. Mrs Kate Buchanan & chorus: An fhideag airid (The Silver Whistle) (6.37)
  3. Mrs Flora Boyd & chorus: Is moch an diugh a rinn mi gluasad (Early Today I Set Out) (5.20)

> Folk Music > Records > Shetland Fiddle Music

Shetland Fiddle Music

Shetland Fiddle Music (Greentrax CDTRAX 9004)

Scottish Tradition 4:
Shetland Fiddle Music
Various Artists

Tangent Records TNGM 117 (LP, UK, 1973)
Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9004 (CD, UK, February 1994)

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Recorded in 1971-73;
Chosen and prepared from the tape archives of the School of Scottish Studies;
Peter Cooke (series editor, recording, selection and documentation), Fred Kent (technical);
Cover picture of Bobby Jamieson by Peter Cooke;
CD booklet design by John Haxby

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Bobby Jamieson, Larry D. Robertson w/ Willie B. Henderson: Soldier's Joy / Deil Amang the Tailors (1.59)
    croft dancing in North Rell
  2. Andrew Poleson: Walking ower da River / Grieg's Pipes (1.24)
  3.  — : Black Jock / an unnamed reel / Ladies' Breast-knots (3.24)
    both tracks reels and wedding tunes from Whalsay
  4. Gibby Gray: More Grog Coming / The Lass That Made the Bed for Me / Da Teif Upon da Lum (3.28)
    reels from Unst
  5. Tom Anderson: Auld Swarra (2.02)
    slow air from Walls
  6. Lell Robertson: The Shaalds o' Foula / Tilley Plump (2.24)
    two Herra tune for the Foula Reel
  7. George Sutherland: Da Flooers o' Edinburgh / Soldier's Joy / The East Neuk of Fife (5.26)
    three reels from Bressay
  1. Bobby Peterson: The Fairy Reel (or Loddie) / Wallafjord / Kail and Knockit Corn / MacDonald's Reel / Cabister Head (6.16)
    five reels from Tingwall
  2. Jimmy Johnston w/ Pat Sutherland: Auchdon House (0.44)
    fiddle and harmonium
  3. Henry Thomson: Put Hame da Borraed Claes / Jeannie Choke da Bairn / Oot B'aist da Vong (2.06)
    three violin reels
  4. William Hunter snr. w/ William Johnson: Sillocks and Tatties / Sleep Soond in da Morning (1.25)
    fiddle & guitar
  5. William Hunter jr. w/ William Kay (a) and Ronald Cooper (bc): Leaving Lerwick Harbour / The Left-handed Tushkar / Miss Susan Cooper (4.08)
    fiddle & piano
  6. Cullivoe Traditional Fiddle Band: Da Heids o' Vigon / Oot an' in da Harbour / Sleep Sound in da Morning / Speed da Plough / Square da Mizzen (5.02)
    five reels from North Yell

> Folk Music > Records > The Muckle Sangs

The Muckle Sangs

The Muckle Sangs (Greentrax CDTRAX 9005)

Scottish Tradition 5:
The Muckle Sangs
Classic Scots Ballads
Various Artists

Tangent Records TNGM 119/D (2 LP, UK, 1975)
Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9005 (CD, UK, January 1992)

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Chosen and prepared from the tape archives of the School of Scottish Studies;
Selection, documentation, and text transcription by Hamish Henderson and Ailie Munro;
Cover photograph of Jane Turriff at the Mill of Tifty by Peter Cooke;
Original sleeve design by Robert Morgan;
CD sleeve design by John Haxby

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. John Adams: Glenlogie (Roud 101; Child 238; G/D 5:973) (3.26)
  2. Jeannie Robertson: The Gypsy Laddies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278) /
    John MacDonald: The Roving Ploughboy (Roud 2138) (8.19)
  3. Bella Higgins / Duncan MacPhee / Nellie MacGregor: The False Knight upon the Road (Roud 20; Child 3) (1.54)
  4. Minnie Haman: The Bonnie Banks o' Fordie (Roud 27; Child 14; G/D 2:199) (1.00)
  5. Sheila MacGregor: The Twa Brothers (Roud 38; Child 49) (5.27)
  1. Betsy Johnston / Willie Whyte: Tam Lin (Roud 35; Child 39; G/D 2:330) (7.12)
  2. Lizzie Higgins: The Knight and the Shepherd's Daughter (Roud 67; Child 110; G/D 7:1465) (3.24)
  3. Geordie Robertson: The Bold Pedlar (Roud 333; Child 132) (1.29)
  4. Betsy Whyte: The Twa Sisters (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (3.55)
  5. Lizzie Higgins: The Jolly Beggar (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274; Henry H183) (2.52)
Side 3Side 4
  1. Jessie Murray / Willie Edward: Lord Thomas and Fair Ellen (Roud 4; Child 73; G/D 2:212) (5.18)
  2. Betsy Whyte: Young Johnston (Roud 56; Child 88; G/D 8:1929) (7.31)
  3. Campbell MacLean / Bella Higgins: Young Beicham (Roud 40; Child 53; G/D 5:1023) (3.18)
  4. Jimmy McBeath: The Keach in the Creel (Roud 120; Child 281; G/D 2:317) (3.13)
  1. John Strachan / Willie Edward: Clyde's Water (Roud 91; Child 216; G/D 6:1231) (5.46)
  2. Margaret Stewart: Sir Hugh and the Jew's Daughter (Roud 73; Child 155) (2.34)
  3. Jimmy McBeath: The Broom o' the Cowdenknowes (Roud 92; Child 217; G/D 4:838) (1.49)
  4. Willie Scott: Jamie Telfer o' the Fair Dodhead (Roud 3364; Child 190) (0.50)
  5. Jane Turriff / Sheila MacGregor: Andrew Lammie (Roud 98; Child 233; G/D 5:1018) (9.22)

> Folk Music > Records > Gaelic Psalms from Lewis

Gaelic Psalms from Lewis

Gaelic Psalms from Lewis (Greentrax CDTRAX 9006)

Scottish Tradition 6:
Gaelic Psalms from Lewis
Various Artists

Tangent Records TNGM 119 (LP, UK, 1975)
Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9006 (CD, UK, February 1994)

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Chosen and prepared from the tape archives of the School of Scottish Studies;
Peter Cooke (series editor), Morag McLeod (selection and documentation), Fred Kent (technical);
Front cover: oil painting The Ordination of Elders in a Scottish Kirk by J.H. Lorimer, 1891;
Original sleeve design by Robert Morgan;
CD sleeve design by John Haxby

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Murdina MacDonald: Martyrdom: Psalm 94 vv. 11 & 12 (4.40)
  2. Murdina and Effie MacDonald: Coleshill: Psalm 118 vv. 15-23 (14.55)
  1. Donald MacLeod & congregation: Stroudwater: Psalm 46 vv. 1 & 2 (3.26)
  2. Norman MacLeod & group: Dundee: Psalm 103 vv. 1 & 2 (4.35)
  3. Murdo MacLeod & group: London New: Psalm 107 vv. 1-4 (7.45)
  4. Alasdair Graham & congregation: London New: Psalm 79 vv. 3 & 4 (3.25)

> Folk Music > Records > Calum Ruadh: Bard of Skye

Calum Ruadh: Bard of Skye

Calum Ruadh: Bard of Skye (Greentrax CDTRAX 9007)

Scottish Tradition 7:
Bard of Skye
Calum Ruadh

Tangent Records TNGM 128 (LP, UK, 1978)
Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9007 (CD, UK, April 2010)

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Chosen and prepared from the tape archives of the School of Scottish Studies;
Thorkild Knudsen (recording, selection and music transcriptions), Morag MacLeod (text transcriptions), Peter Cooke (series editor), Fred Kent (technical);
Photographs by Ralph Morton

Musicians

Calum Ruadh, vocals;
Roy Williamson, flute [11c];
John MacKinnon, violin [11c]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2

Who

  1. Calum Ruadh (1.21)
  2. The Old Home (2.27)
  3. Crofter and Landlord (2.54)
  4. Eviction (3.11)
  5. It Is All Gone (1.45)
  6. The Ruination of the Highlands (8.08)

Why

  1. The Church and the Bard (3.08)
  2. The Sabbath Ferry (5.46)

Why

  1. Lament for Archie (4.31)

How

  1. Composition: The Fairy Visitation - A Series of Variations / The Process of Composing / Song to the Children / Reciting, Chanting, Singing / The Series of Variants Concluded / The Message and the Audience (16.59)
  2. Exposition: The Bard and the Edinburgh Folk Scene / Lament for Arnhem / Prince Charlie reel (6.43)

> Folk Music > Records > James Campbell of Kintail: Gaelic Songs

James Campbell of Kintail: Gaelic Songs

James Campbell of Kintail: Gaelic Songs (Greentrax CDTRAX 9008)

Scottish Tradition 8:
Gaelic Songs
James Campbell of Kintail

Tangent Records TNGM 140 (LP, UK, 1984)
Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9008 (CD, UK, April 2010)

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Chosen and prepared from the tape archives of the School of Scottish Studies;
John MacInnes (text transcription and tranlations, sleeve notes and biographical introduction, item notes), Peter Cooke (series editor, item notes), Fred Kent (technical);
Cover photo by Terry Rand, from an oil portrait by W.M. Gillies (1947)

Musician

James Campbell, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Iseabail Nic Aoidh (Isabel McKay) (3.44)
  2. Hó Ró Gum B'èibhinn Leam (How Happy I Would Be) (2.33)
  3. Tha Mi Tinn, Tinn, Tinn (I Am Sick, Sick, Sick) (1.53)
  4. Latha Inbhir Lòchaidh (The Day of Inverlochy) (2.50)
  5. A Nighean Donn na Buaile (Brown-haired Girl of the Cattle-fold) (3.39)
  6. Moch aa Mhadainn Is Mi Dùsgadh (Early in the Morning As I Awaken) (2.35)
  7. Dèan Cadalan Sàmhach a Chiuilein mo Rùin (Sleep Softly, Darling of My Heart) (3.04)
  8. Tha Bainne aig na Caoraich Uile (All the Sheep Have Milk) (1.10)
  9. Òran don Ghunna (A Song to the Gun) (2.34)
  1. Cumha do Iain Garbh MacGille Chaluim (Lament for John Garve MacLeod of Raasey) (3.36)
  2. Tha Mi Sgìth 'an Fhògar Seo (I Am Tired of This Exile) (3.44)
  3. Tàladh Choinnich Òig (Lullaby for Young Kenneth) (2.34)
  4. Gur Muladach a Ta Mi (It's Sad I Am) (0.57)
  5. Òran don Èideadh Ghàidhealach (Song to the Highland Dress) (2.54)
  6. Hugaibh air Fear Donn a' Bhealaich (Hurrah for the Brown One of the Mountain Pass) (3.41)
  7. O Chan Eil Mulad Oirnn (O I Am Not Sad) (2.09)
  8. Cumha Mhic an Tòisich (Mackintosh's Lament) (1.22)
  9. Cumha Chailein Ghlinn Iubhair (The Lament for Colin of Glenure) (3.24)

> Folk Music > Records > The Fiddler and His Art

The Fiddler and His Art

The Fiddler and His Art (Greentrax CDTRAX 9009)

Scottish Tradition 9:
The Fiddler and His Art
Various Artists

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9009 (CD, UK, February 1993)

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Chosen and prepared from the tape archives of the School of Scottish Studies;
Peter Cooke (series editor, sleeve notes and booklet commentary, music transcriptions), Peggy Binney (music transcriptions), Fred Kent (technical), Ian MacKenzie (ilustrations);
Cover picture The Highland Dance, pen and wash (c 1780) by David Allan;
CD sleeve design by John Haxby;

Musician

Donald MacDonell, fiddle [1-4];
Hugh Inkster, fiddle [5];
Pat Shearer, fiddle [6-7];
David Linklater, fiddle [6-7];
John Reid snr, fiddle [8];
John Reid jnr, piano [8];
Andrew Poleson, fiddle [9];
William Williamson [9];
Albert Stewart, fiddle [10];
Hector MacAndrew, fiddle [11-14];
Sandie Edmonson, piano [11-14];

Tracks

Donald MacDonnell

  1. Lady Madelina Sinclair strathspey / Sandy Cameron reel (1.38)
  2. Mackintosh’s Lament pibroch air (1.38)
  3. The Atholl Highlander’s March to Loch Katrine: The Inverness Gathering march / Corriemonie's Rant strathspey / Alexander Duff reel (4.58)
  4. Gabhaidh sinn an rathad mor (We Will Take the High Road) march (1.35)

Hugh Inkster

  1. The Renfrewshire Militia / Inganess marches (3.06)

Pat Shearer

  1. The Stronsay Waltz / Jock Halcrow waltzes (2.35)
  2. The Headlands / The Caledonian March / The Standing Stones of Stenness marches (3.42)

John Reid

  1. The Braes of Tullymet strathspey / Captain Keeler reel (1.42)

Andrew Poleson

  1. Jenny Nettles / Cam You Here to Coort and Clap / Mither Put Me to the Well / The High Road to Linton reels with words (3.09)

Albert Stewart

  1. Niel Gow’s Lament for Whisky slow air (2.01)

Hector MacAndrew

  1. Mills Hills strathspey / Pipe Major J. Stewart march / The Lodge of Glentana slow air / Gavin MacMillan reel (4.56)
  2. James F. Dickie’s Delight slow air / J.F. Dickie reel (2.46)
  3. My Heart Is Broke Since Thy Departure slow air (2.17)
  4. Mrs Major Stewart of the Island of Java slow air / Madame Frederick slow strathspey / Earl Grey strathspey / Waverley Ball reel (4.55)

> Folk Music > Records > Pibroch: Pipe Major William MacLean

Pibroch: Pipe Major William MacLean

Pibroch: Pipe Major William MacLean (Greentrax CDTRAX 9010D)

Scottish Tradition 10:
Pibroch: Pipe Major William MacLean

Tangent Records (cassette, UK, 1976)
Greentrax Recordings CTRAX 9010 (cassette, UK, 1995)
Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9010D (2 CD, UK, November 2015)

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Performaces chosen from a number of recordings made by Frances Collison and Calum MacLean in 1953/4. Francis Collison reported that occasionally P.M. MacLean referred to his copy of C.S. Thomason's Ceol Mor (1900) during recording sessions but that he had an excellent memory despite his 77 years.

Compiled and annotated by Peter Cooke and Hugh MacDonald

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. Interview (The first lesson with ‘Calum Piobaire’) (3.00)
  2. The Finger Lock (14.11)
  3. Donald of Laggan (2.35)
  4. Lament for the Laird of Annapool (6.40)
  5. The Desperate Battle (4.02)
  6. Catherine's Lament (4.24)
  7. The Old Woman’s Lullaby (canntaireachd) (2.08)
  8. The Old Woman’s Lullaby (pipes) (7.47)
  9. MacLeod's Salute (2.23)
  10. The King's Taxes (3.00)
  1. Lament for Donald Dougal MacKay (5.20)
  2. Cill Chriosd (8.35)
  3. MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute (2.14)
  4. The Battle of Vaternish (2.27)
  5. The Gathering of Clan Chattan (7.15)
  6. The Earl of Seaforth's Salute (4.34)
  7. Duntroon’s Salute (3.19)
  8. The Unjust Incarceration (4.40)
  9. Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon (3.02)
  10. Too Long in This Condition (7.30)

> Folk Music > Records > Calum & Annie Johnston: Songs, Stories and Piping from Barra

Calum & Annie Johnston: Songs, Stories and Piping from Barra

Calum & Annie Johnston: Songs, Stories and Piping from Barra (Greentrax CDTRAX 9013D)

Scottish Tradition 13:
Songs, Stories and Piping from Barra
Calum & Annie Johnston

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9013D (2 CD, UK, April 2010)

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Performaces chosen from a number of recordings made by Thorkild Knudsen, Donald Archie MacDonald, Calum MacLean, James Ross, John MacInnes, Peter Cooke, Morag MacLeod in 1953 -72

Chosen and prepared from the tape archives of the School of Scottish Studies;
Selected and edited by Virginia Blankenthorn;
Transcriptions and translations by Virginia Blankenthorn, Alan Bruford, Donald Archie MacDonald, John MacInnes, Morag Macleod;
Technical: Fred Kent;
Series editor: Peter Cooke;
Cover photograph by Peter Cooke;
Cover design by Leslie Davenport

Tracks

Calum & Annie Johnson

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. Na faighinn gille ri cheannach (If I Could Manage to Hire a Lad) (6.21)
  2. Faigh a-nuas dhuinn am botul (Fetch Us Down the Bottle) (2.05)
  3. Mo cheud iomagain gach ni chluinn mi (My Greatest Concern Is All That I Hear) (1.53)
  4. Gràdh geal mo chrìdh (Bright Love of My Heart) (2.21)
  5. Chaidh moill air mo léirsinn (My Sight Has Become Clouded) (3.39)
  6. Calum beag o Thìr a’ Mhurain (Little Calum from the Land of Sea-Bent) (0.56)
  7. Ruidhleadh cailleach, sheatadh cailleach (An Old Woman Would Reel, an Old Woman Would Set) (0.58)
  8. Faca sibh Màiri nighean Alasdair? (Have You Seen Mary, Daughter of Alasdair?) (0.56)
  9. Chaidh an dileag ud ‘nam cheann (That Wee Drop's Gone to My Head) (0.44)
  10. Mo rùn a’ mhaighdeann (My Love the Maiden) (2.09)
  11. Clò nan gillean (The Cloth of the Lads) (3.48)
  12. ‘S mithich dhuinn éirigh mo nighean donn (It Is Time for Us to Rise, My Brown-haired Girl) (2.43)
  13. Latha dhomh ‘s mi ‘m Beinn a’ Cheathaich (One Day When I Was in the Mountain of Mist) (4.43)
  14. Di-Sathuirne ghabh mi mulad (On Saturday I Found Sorrow) (8.17)
  15. Nighean bàillidh a Loch Bhraon (Factor's Daughter from Loch Broom) (0.28)
  16. March, strathspey & reel (3.05)
  1. Fàilte Dhruim Fionn (Salute to Druim Fionn) (2.45)
  2. Fhir a’ chinn duibh (Man with the Curly Black Hair) (1.30)
  3. Is fhada tha mi an cùl Beinn Eadarra (Long Am I at the Back of Ben Eadarra) (1.27)
  4. Pilliù pillililileóghain (1.39)
  5. Cha till mi tuilleadh pipe tune (1.25)
  6. Port na h-eala air an tràigh (The Song of the Swan on the Beach) (1.07)
  7. ‘S olc an obair do theachdairean cadal (Sleep Is Ill Work for Messengers) (5.36)
  8. Luran (1.55)
  9. Sealgair a’ choilich bhuidhe (The Hunter of the Yellow Grouse) (3.47)
  10. Sgeulachd a’ choire (The Story of the Cauldron) (7.07)
  11. Hè o hó a Ràghnaill ud thall (He o Ho, Ronald Over Yonder) (1.48)
  12. Oran do’n mhusg (Song to the Musket) (1.22)
  13. Fhir nan gormshùilean meallach (Man of the Beguiling Blue Eyes) (1.34)
  14. Tha thu suarach umam an diugh (To-day You Are Disdainful of Me) (2.53)
  15. Nach coma leat, ‘ille dhuibh, tarruinn an t-sreang (Never Mind, Black-haired Lad, Draw the Latch) (0.53)
  16. Oran do’n éideadh Ghaidhealach (Song to the Highland Dress) (3.08)
  17. Latha Chùil-lodair (The Battle of Culloden) (2.43)
  18. Oran a’ Bhotuil (The Song of the Bottle) (2.25)

> Folk Music > Records > Pibroch: George Moss

Pibroch: George Moss

Pibroch: George Moss (Greentrax CDTRAX 9015)

Scottish Tradition 15:
Pibroch: George Moss

Greentrax Recordings CTRAX 9015 (cassette, UK, 1995)
Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9015 (CD, UK, July 2015)

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Recorded by Peter Cooke in George Moss's home in Kessock, Inverness, in September 1981;
Compiled and annotated by Peter Cooke

Tracks

  1. War or Peace (0.13)
  2. The MacGregor’s Gathering (1.32)
  3. Pibroch of Donald Dhu (2.43)
  4. The End of the Little Bridge (1.15)
  5. In Praise of Morag (1.57)
  6. The Blue Ribbon (3.15)
  7. The Desperate Battle / Port Mairi (4.07)
  8. John Garve MacLeod’s Lament (5.32)
  9. The Lament for Mary MacLeod (4.38)
  10. Chisholm’s Salute (8.31)
  11. The Rout of Glen Truin (3.21)
  12. Pibroch Variations: Glengarry’s Lament / The Little Spree / The Company’s Lament and Corrienessan (19.15)
  13. Clan Chattan’s Gathering (6.43)
  14. Catherine’s Lament (0.42)
  15. The Lament for MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart (1.04)
  16. The Big Spree (7.33)

> Folk Music > Records > Scottish Traditional Tales

Scottish Traditional Tales

Scottish Traditional Tales (Greentrax CDTRAX 9017)

Scottish Tradition 17:
Scottish Traditional Tales
Various Artists

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9017 (CD, UK, May 2000)

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Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. Betsy Whyte: One-Eye, Two-Eyes, Three-Eyes (13.09)
  2. Davie Stewart: Daghter Doris (8.26)
  3. Andrew Stewart: The Three Feathers (18.16)
  4. Bella Higgins: The Humph at the Fit o the Glen and the Humph at the Head o the Glen (5.20)
  1. Stanley Robertson: The Angel of Death (14.52)
  2. Jeannie Robertson: Silly Jack and the Factor (9.00)
  3. Tom Tulloch: The Boy and the Brüni (7.42)
  4. James Henderson: Keeping Out the Sea Man (2.44)
  5. George Peterson: The Fiddler o' Gord (5.34)
  6. Tom Tulloch: The Greenbank Pony (The Flayed Horse) (2.56)

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Clo Dubh Clo Donn

Clo Dubh Clo Donn (Greentrax CDTRAX 9018)

Scottish Tradition 18:
Clo Dubh Clo Donn (Black Cloth Brown Cloth)
Various Artists

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9018 (CD, UK, May 2001)

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Tracks

  1. Eòghainn MacRath (Hugh MacRae): Ghuidhinn slàn don rìbhinn (I would wish good health to the genial girl) (2.38)
  2. Peanaidh Mhoireasdan (Penny Morrison): Cha tèid mi do dh’fhear gun bhàta (I will not go with a man who has no boat)) (2.15)
  3. Seasaidh NicCoinnich (Jessie MacKenzie): Mur bitheadh na bha chrodh agad (It if weren't for your wealth of cattle) (1.38)
  4. Aonghas Coinneach MacIoimhair (Angus Kenneth MacIver): I ri iù ò rò leannain (Sweetheart, a heavy burden is love) (3.09)
  5. Màiri Chaimbeul (Mary Campbell): Am maistreadh a bh’aig Moire (Mary's churning) (1.05)
  6. Kitty agus Marietta NicLeoid (Kitt and Marietta MacLeod): A fhleasgaich ùir leanainn thu (Fine young man, I would follow you) / Tighinn air a’ mhuir (The man I will marry is coming by sea) (2.43)
  7. Ceit, bean Eirdsi Raghnaill (Kate MacDonald): Chuirinn mo ghiollan a dhìomain nan caorach (I'd send my laddie to drive the sheep) (0.49)
  8. Iain MacDhòmhnaill (John McDonald): Thig an smeòrach as t-Earrach (The truh comes in Spring) (5.49)
  9. Seonaidh MacAnndrais (Johnnie Anderson): Ho rò na cuir cùl rium (Horo, do not turn your back on me) (1.43)
  10. Gilleasbaig Mac a’ Chlèirich (Archibald Clark): O ‘s mis’ tha cianail fàilinneach (Oh, sad and frail am I) (3.20)
  11. Anna Arnott (Annie Arnott): Ci ‘n fhidheall (Hand me the fiddle) (1.48)
  12. Seasaidh NicCoinnich (Jessie MacKenzie): Griogal Cridhe (Beloved Gregor) (2.52)
  13. Calum Camshron (Calum Cameron): Anna NicLeòid (Annie MacLeod) (2.58)
  14. Calum MacIan agus Fleòraidh NicNèill Calum Johnston and Flora MacNeill): Mhic Iarla nam bratach bàna (Son of the Earl of White Banners) (2.12)
  15. Seumas MacDhòmhnaill (James MacDonald): Maighleas Mòr na Guailne (Big Myles of Gualainn) / Eadar-à-ghàrradh (Between the two walls) (1.44)
  16. Iain MacAonghais agus Iain MacLeoid (John MacInnes and John MacLeod): B’fhèarr leam fhìn gum beireadh an tèile (I wish the other pullet would lay) / Gealbhodaich sa Bheinn Duibh (White bogeymen in the Black Mountain) (1.24)
  17. Uilleam MacMhathain (William Matheson): Ceann Tràigh Ghruinneard (At the head of Gruinard Bay)) (1.00)
  18. Peigi Mhoireasdan (Peggy Morrison): Air feasgar Samhraifh Sàbaid (On a Summer Sunday) (4.05)

> Folk Music > Records > Seonag NicCoinnich – Joan MacKenzie

Seonag NicCoinnich – Joan MacKenzie

Seonag NicCoinnich – Joan MacKenzie (Greentrax CDTRAX 9019)

Scottish Tradition 19:
Seonag NicCoinnich – Joan MacKenzie (1929-2007)

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9019 (CD, UK, May 1999)

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Songs from one of Gaeldom’s great traditional singers, recorded in the Western Isles of Scotland between 1955 and 1972.

Musician

Seonag NicCoinnich (Joan MacKenzie), vocals

Tracks

  1. Ceud soiridh soiridh bhuam (3.57)
  2. Bhon dh’fhàg thu mi ’s mulad orm (3.25)
  3. Ged is grianach an latha (2.04)
  4. Chuir m’athair mise dhan taigh charraideach (My Father Sent Me to the House of Sorrow) (1.45)
  5. Agus hó Mhòrag (1.52)
  6. O cò thogas dhìom an fhadachd? (1.50)
  7. Bothan àirigh am Bràigh Raineach (3.07)
  8. Oran Chaluim Sgàire (2.05)
  9. Tha sinn a’ falbh (3.18)
  10. ‘S e gillean mo rùin (1.38)
  11. O’s tù ‘s gura tù th’air m’air (3.16)
  12. Puirt (1.46)
  13. Ailein Duinn ò hì (7.36)
  14. Iain Shomaltaich (2.06)
  15. An till mise chaoidh (3.49)
  16. A nighean nan geug (2.28)
  17. Tha mo dhùil (1.47)
  18. Hion dail-a horo hi (0.57)
  19. Hò bha mi hè bha mi (2.09)
  20. Thèid mi dhachaigh (3.53)
  21. An till mi tuilleadh a Leòdhas? (3.19)

> Folk Music > Records > The Carrying Stream

The Carrying Stream

The Carrying Stream (Greentrax CDTRAX 9020)

Scottish Tradition 20:
The Carrying Stream
Various Artists

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9020 (CD, UK, January 2005)

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Tracks

  1. Kenneth MacIver: Tha M'inntinn Raoir, A-nochd 'S A-raoir / Siùdaibh Bhalachaidh / Mary Morrison : Canntaireachd mouth music (3.23)
  2. Jimmy McBeath: The Muckin o Geordie’s Byre (Roud 2137; G/D 7:1303) (3.15)
  3. Peggy Morrison: Gaol an t-Seòladair (4.02)
  4. Lizzie Higgins: The Jolly Beggar (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274; Henry H183) (2.52)
  5. Rev. William Matheson: Oran Coire Cheathaich (4.29)
  6. Hector MacAndrew fiddle: Millhills / Pipe-Major John Stewart / The Lodge of Glentana / Gavin MacMillan (4.46)
  7. Norman MacLeod: Dundee Gaelic psalm (4.33)
  8. James C. M. Campbell: Iseabail NicAoidh (3.37)
  9. Jeannie Robertson: The Battle of Harlaw (Roud 2861; Child 163; G/D 1:112) (5.33)
  10. Willy B. Henderson and Bobby Jamieson fiddles: Soldier’s Joy / Deil Among the Tailors (1.56)
  11. Edith Whyte: The Beggin Trade (Roud 286; G/D 3:488) (2.30)
  12. Calum Johnston: Na Faighinn Gille Ri Cheannach (5.40)
  13. Mary Morrison: Latha Siubhal Beinne Dhomh (3.16)
  14. Pipe Major Robert Brown: The Massacre of Glencoe pibroch (4.58)
  15. Joan MacKenzie: An Till Mise Chaoidh (3.48)
  16. Angus Lawrie jew's harp: Glengarry’s March / Lady Madelina Sinclair / Reel of Tulloch (2.04)
  17. Andra Stewart: Johnnie in the Cradle Scots folk tale: (7.25)

> Folk Music > Records > Songs and Ballads from Perthshire Field Recordings of the 1950s

Songs and Ballads from Perthshire Field Recordings of the 1950s

Songs and Ballads from Perthshire Field Recordings of the 1950s (Greentrax CDTRAX 9024)

Scottish Tradition 24:
Songs and Ballads from Perthshire Field Recordings of the 1950s
Various Artists

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9024 (CD, UK, May 2011)

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Tracks

  1. Belle Stewart: Ower Yon Hill There Lives a Lassie (Roud 5121) (3.23)
  2.  — : Frank and Ruby (Roud 16565) (3.23)
  3.  — : Bogie's Bonnie Belle (Roud 2155; G/D 7:1396) (3.23)
  4. Sheila Stewart: The Maid of Culmore (Roud 2493) (3.23)
  5.  — : Hatton Woods (Roud 5531) (3.23)
  6. Willie MacPhee: Jamie Foyers (Roud 1941; G/D 1:106) (3.23)
  7. Bella Higgins: Late Last Night I Was Asked to a Wedding (Roud 567; Laws P31; G/D 6:1199) (3.23)
  8. Jock White: Tifty’s Annie (Roud 98; Child 233; G/D 5:1018) (3.23)
  9. Betty (Dolly) White: The Green Bushes (Roud 1040; Laws P2) (3.23)
  10. Charlotte Higgins: Jean McLean (Roud 23392) (3.23)
  11.  — : Susie Pirate (Lord Bateman) (Roud 40; Child 53; G/D 5:1023) (3.23)
  12.  — : Lowlands of Lowlands (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116; Henry H180) (3.23)
  13. John Higgins: In a Garden a Lady Walking (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201; Henry H471) (3.23)
  14. Martha Reid: The Elfin Knight (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329) (3.23)
  15.  — : The Banks o' Airdery O (Roud 27; Child 14; G/D 2:199) (3.23)
  16.  — : I’ll Cut Off My Long Yellow Hair (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163) (3.23)
  17.  — : The Farmer's Curst Wife (Roud 160; Child 278; G/D 2:320) (3.23)
  18.  — : Lord Randal (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209) (3.23)
  19.  — : Falkirk Fair (Roud 10368) (3.23)
  20. John MacDonald: The Golden Vanity (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) /
    John Reid: The Golden Vanity (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) (3.23)
  21. Willie Townsley: The Tinker’s Waddin (Roud 5408; G/D 3:609) /
    Stewart McPhee: The Tinker’s Waddin (Roud 5408; G/D 3:609) (3.23)
  22. Ruby Kelbie: Banks o Red Roses (Roud 603; G/D 7:1444) (3.23)
  23. Tommy Bonthrone: The Dyin Ploughboy (Roud 2514; G/D 3:700) (3.23)
  24.  — : The Boys of Bayview (Roud 23393) (3.23)
  25.  — : The Flower of Strathmore (Roud 23394) (3.23)

> Folk Music > Records > Cruinneachadh Chaluim

Cruinneachadh Chaluim

Cruinneachadh Chaluim (Greentrax CDTRAX 9026D)

Scottish Tradition 26:
Cruinneachadh Chaluim
Field Recordings of Gaelic Music and Song from the Highlands and Islands by Calum MacLean
Various Artists

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9026D (2 CD, UK, April 2015)

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Recorded by Calum MacLean (1915-1960);
Mastered by Peter Haigh of Pier House Studios;
Design by John Slavin of Designfolk

Tracks

CD 1: Singers and SongsCD 2: Instrumental Music
  1. Calum Maclean: 'S daor a cheannaich mi an t-iasgach (Dearly Have I Paid for the Fishing) (2.09)
  2. Angus Nicolson: Bràigh Rùsgaidh (The Braes of Ruskie) (2.47)
  3. John Kennedy: A Mhic an Tòisich ’s ceanalt’ thu (O MacIntosh You're Comely) (2.46)
  4. Angus C. Macleod: An eala bhàn (The White Swan) (4.42)
  5. Captain Donald Joseph MacKinnon: Òran eile air latha Chùil Lodair (Another Song on Culloden Day) (5.47)
  6. John MacInnes: ’S mòr mo chùram ’s mi ga Stiùireadh (Great Is My Anxiety As I Steer Her) (2.56)
  7. Ronald MacDonald: Ochòin a rìgh, gura mi tha muladach (O Lord, I Am Sad and Wary) (1.53)
  8. Kate Laing: Bràigh Loch Iall (Braes of Lochiel) (3.31)
  9. Angus Campbell: Mo thruaighe lèir thu, ’ille bhuidhe (Alas for You, Yellow-haired Lad) (2.56)
  10. Dr Allan MacDonald: Òran an t-saighdeir (The Soldier's Song) (2.28)
  11. Allan S. Gray: Gura moch rinn mi dùsgadh (Early I Awoke) (3.01)
  12. Kate MacDonald: 'S muladach mi ’s mi air m’ aineoil (I'm Unhappy Here and Lost) (8.29)
  13. Annie Arnott: Sabhal Iain ’Ic Ùisdein (John Hugh's Barn) (1.22)
  14. Penny MacLellan: ’S i a-nochd a’ chiad oidhche ’n fhoghair (Tonight's the First Night of Autumn) (1.32)
  15. Kate Buchanan: Soraidh leis a’ bhreacan ùr (Farewell to the New Tartan) (2.08)
  16. Daniel MacKenzie: Bu chaomh leam bhith mire (I Would Gladly Be Sporting) (3.30)
  17. Donald MacPherson: A Cholla, mo rùin (Colla, My Love) (1.27)
  18. Catriona MacIntyre: Nighean na cailliche crotaiche, crùbaich (The Grumpy, Hump-Backed Old Wife's Daughter) jig / ’S e an t-èileadh beag bu docha leam (The Kilt Is My Delight) reel (1.52)
  19. Marion Campbell: latha dhan fhinn am beinn iongnaidh (The Fianna in the Mountain of Marvels) (3.18)
  20. Georgina Murray: A nìghneag a`chùil duinn nach fhan thu? (O Lassie of the Brown Tresses Won't You Stay?) (1.59)
  1. Angus Lawrie jew's harp: Miss Elspeth Campbell / MacLellan’s Overcoat / The Rejected Suitor march, strathspey and reel (3.21)
  2. Kenny John Macleod fiddle: The 79th’s Farewell to Gibraltar march (1.30)
  3. Peter MacCormick canntaireachd (chanting): General MacDonald (1.38)
  4. Rona Lightfoot Highland pipes: Cumha Màiri Nighean Alasdair Ruaidh (A Lament for Mary McLeod) (14.53)
  5. Farquhar MacRae fiddle: The Atholl Highlanders’ March to Loch Katrine / The Laird of Thrums / Jenny Dang the Weaver march, strathspey and reel (2.46)
  6. John MacDonald Higlnad pipes Bagpipe Reels (3.39)
  7. James MacDonald fiddle: Highland Wedding march (1.37)
  8. Ceilidh Band, Braemar: The Muckin’ o’ Geordie’s Byre / The New Rigged Ship / The Cumberland Reel (5.14)
  9. Alasdair Boyd vocals: Pìobaireachd Dhòmhnaill Duibh (Black Donald's March to Inverlochy) pibroch (5.17)
  10. Donald Macdonell fiddle: MacIntosh’s Lament / The Marquis of Huntly’s Farewell / The Left-handed Fiddler pibroch, strathspey and reel (2.56)
  11. Ronald Maclellan Highland pipes: To the Late Mrs MacLeod, Morar slow air (2.47)
  12. Calum Johnston Highland pipes: Crò Chinn Tàile (The Cattlefold of Kintail) pibroch (3.08)
  13. Lochailort Dance Band: The Gay Gordons / The 72nd’s Farewell to Aberdeen / The Hills of Perth (4.19)

> Folk Music > Records > Sguaban À Tìr An Eòrna: Traditions of Tiree

Sguaban À Tìr An Eòrna: Traditions of Tiree

Sguaban À Tìr An Eòrna: Traditions of Tiree (Greentrax CDTRAX 9027)

Scottish Tradition 27:
Sguaban À Tìr An Eòrna: Traditions of Tiree
Various Artists

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9027 (2 CD, UK, June 2016)

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Various singers, storytellers and piping from the archives of The School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh.

Mastered by Peter Haigh of Pier House Studios;
Design by John Slavin of Designfolk

Tracks

  1. Alastair MacNeill: Allaibh Arra Bò Choisinn Co-bheag (1.45)
  2. John Henderson: Columba and Mallachdaig (0.36)
  3. Margaret MacArthur: O Ho-Rò, ‘Ille Dhuinn (1.37)
  4. Donald Sinclair: Witchcraft (2.08)
  5. Alex Hector MacPhail: Port a Beul (2.34)
  6. Christine MacArthur: Bean a’ Chòtain Ruaidh (0.40)
  7. Donald Sinclair: Blar nan Sguab (3.00)
  8. Chrissie MacLean: Blanket Washing (1.27)
  9. Alastair MacNeill: Mo Nighean Donn à Còrnaig (1.45)
  10. Donald Sinclair: Oran an Fhuadaich (1.03)
  11. Canntaireachd (Hugh MacDonald) (3.19)
  12. Donald Sinclair: Elegy for Mrs Noble (2.31)
  13. Eilidh Kennedy and Mary Ann Campbell: Children’s Play Rhymes (0.39)
  14. Donald Sinclair: Diarmaid and Gràinne (5.44)
  15. Flora Bunning: Seo an Duan – Gaelic hymn (4.51)
  16. John Henderson: Cinderella (3.02)
  17. Donald Sinclair: An Imrich (1.05)
  18. John Henderson: Gilleasbaig Làidir and the Factor (2.44)
  19. Donald Sinclair: Archibald and Duncan Campbell (0.58)
  20. Chrissie MacLean: Emigrants Leaving Tiree for Canada, 1851 (1.45)
  21. Alex Lamont: Tiree Settlers at McIntyres’ Corners (2.57)
  22. Donald Sinclair: Great Tea Race 1866 – Ariel and Taeping (3.41)
  23. Hector Kennedy: Manitoba (5.14)
  24. Alastair MacNeill: Oran Mhanitoba (3.55)
  25. Hector MacLean: Hogmanay Rhyme (0.23)
  26. Donald Sinclair: Skerryvore Vurvivor (3.23)
  27. Hector Kennedy: Tha Mise Seo Gun Chroit Gun Sgoth (1.50)
  28. Colin Lamont: Oran a’ Chogaidh (3.08)
  29. Alasdair Sinclair: Piping (2.09)