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Mairi Rankin: First Hand

Mairi Rankin: First Hand (MAPI 0250951)

First Hand
Mairi Rankin

MAPI 0250951 (CD, UK, 2001)

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Produced by Mairi Rankin;
Recorded by Mike Shepherd and Gordie Sampson at Lakewind Sound Studios, Point Aconi, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in February and May 2001;
[6, 12] recorded by Mike Shepherd in Mabou, Nova Scotia on December 26, 2000;
[11] recorded by Mike Shepherd at the Savoy Theatre, Sydney, Nova Scotia in January 2000;
Digital editing by Gordie Sampson;
Mixed by Gordie Sampson at Lakewind Sound Studios;
Mastered by Al Willis at Mastermix Studios, Nashville, Tennessee;
Photos by Kelly Clark;
Design and layout by John Devereaux

Musicians

Mairi Rankin, fiddle;
Kenneth Joseph MacDonald, fiddle [4];
Ian MacDougall, fiddle [6, 12];
Mac Morin, piano [1-8, 10, 12];
Howie MacDonald, piano [11];
Pat Gillis, guitar [1-3, 5-8, 10, 12];
Gordie Sampson, guitar [9];
Matthew Foulds, snare drum [5]

Tracks

  1. Fr. Eugene's Welcome to Cape North: Fr. Eugene's Welcome to Cape North march / Dave MacIsaac's / My Gentle Winning Eyed mady strathspeys / The Musical Chisholm Household / Johnny Tompkin's / Shovel Tongue / Ruidhlidh Na Colich Dhbha reels (7.20)
  2. The First Pint: Praties Are Dug and the Frost Is All Over / Shins Around the Fireside / The First Pint jigs (3.15)
  3. Selection in G: Falls of Lora slow air / Lady Anne Hope slow strathspey / Miss Jane Campbell Traditional Strathspey / strathspeys / Cullodda / She Put Her Knee on the Old Man / Joe Roach / George White's Faourite reels (8.57)
  4. Kenny's Group: Dan Rory MacDougall march / Doug MacPhee's Favourite / Reel of Tulloch strathspeys / Miss Charlotte Aliston Stewart / Dan J. Campbell's Reel / The Drummer / Willie Mackenzie's reels (6.06)
  5. Irish Group: Noon Lassies / Mountain Lark / Touching Cloth reels (3.04)
  6. Live at the Red Shoe: The Black Thorn / Miss Gordon's strathspeys / Master McDermott / Smith's / The Dancing of the Fingers / Donald MacGaugan's Rest / Mo Chuachag Laghach Thu reels (6.44)
  7. Fishing with Vic: Fishing with Vic march / Lady Carmichael / Traditional Strathspey strathspeys A John Campbell Reel / Lady Mary Montague / Last Night's Fun reels (4.35)
  8. E Jigs: E minor Jig / Shane MacDougalls / Malcolm's New Fiddle jigs (3.13)
  9. The F Set: Miss Grace Menzies strathspey / Mrs Charles Stewart / Easter Elchies / Lad O'Bierne's reels (4.03)
  10. The Fairy: The Fairy / Margaret Brown's Favourite / The Deep Dale Jig / Going to Donnybrook jigs (4.02)
  11. Hey Johnny M: Lament for John Morris (3.43)
  12. Live at the Red Shoe: Miss Muir MacKenzie / The Haughs of Cromdale strathspeys / The Nine Pint Coggie / Larry Down's / Freddy's Reel / Hull's Reel reels (5.54)

Track 1a, 4a Mike MacDougall;
Track 1b Brenda Stubbert;
Tracks 1cg, 2ab, 3bfh, 4cdfg,5ab, 6ac-g, 7bcf, 9d, 10ad, 12a-d trad.;
Tracks 1d, 3g, 7a, 8c Jerry Holland;
Track 1e Cameron Chisholm;
Track 1f Murray Blair;
Track 2c Colin Farrell;
Track 3a Donald Riddel;
Track 3c John Pringle;
Tracks 3d, 4be, 7d John Campbell;
Track 3e Larry Redigan;
Track 5c James Kelly;
Tracks 6b, 9a-c William Marshall;
Track 7d J. MacDonald;
Track 8a unknown;
Track 8b Andrea Beaton;
Track 10b Nathaniel Gow;
Track 10c Dan Hughie MacEachern;
Tracks 11, 12ef Mairi Rankin;

> Folk Music > Records > The Outside Track: The Outside Track

The Outside Track: The Outside Track

The Outside Track: The Outside Track (Bedspring BOING0701)

The Outside Track
The Outside Track

Bedspring Music BOING0701 (CD, UK, July 2007)

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Recorded and produced by Brian Bedford at Parkhead Studio, Birdsedge, in Winter 2006;
Band portraits by Gareth Davenport;
Design, layout and cover photography by Gavin Davenport @ Cubic Air

Musicians

Norah Rendell, lead vocals, flute, whistles;
Alan Jordan, guitar, vocals;
Patricia Clark, fiddle, bouzouki, vocals;
Ailie Robertson, clarsach and electro harp;
Fiona Black, accordion

Tracks

  1. MacCallum's Reel / Tune for a Lost Harmonica (3.55)
  2. Thaney (3.56)
  3. Sheila's One-Legged Spectacles / The Famous Bridge (An Drochaid Luideach) (4.31)
  4. Cailin Rua (3.35)
  5. Cancro Crú (3.17)
  6. Do Thugas Gra Cleibh Duit (4.55)
  7. Cape Breton's Own / Marche au Camp (3.43)
  8. Poor Lonesone Hen (Hi Ri O) (4.43)
  9. Troll / Seán's Slip (5.51)
  10. A Kiss in the Morning Early / The Hole in the Hedge (4.42)
  11. Munster Grass / McGinley's Socks (3.34)
  12. Smugglers of Strangford (3.51)
  13. The Dhu Hill / The Crooked Bandit (4.09)
  14. Fishing in the Morning (3.01)

Track 1a Fergie MacDonald;
Track 1b Michael Ferrie, Shetland;
Track 2 Karine Polwart;
Track 3a Fiona Black;
Tracks 3b, 4, 6, 7a, 10b trad.;
Track 5 Anxo Pinto, Galicia;
Track 7b Jena Paul Loyer;
Track 8 Maria Dunn;
Track 9a Emily Ball, Derbyshire;
Track 9b, 11b, 12 Patricia Clark;
Track 10a words trad., tune Mick Hanley;
Track 11a Ed Reavy, Sligo;
Track 13a Jim Sutherland;
Track 13b Norah Rendell;
Track 14 Dar Williams

> Folk Music > Records > Ailie Robertson: First Things First

Ailie Robertson: First Things First

Ailie Robertson: First Things First (Lorimer LORRCD01)

First Things First
Ailie Robertson

Lorimer Records LORRCD01 (CD, UK, 2008)

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Produced by Mary-Ann Kennedy;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Nick Turner at Watercolour Music Studios, Ardgour;
Photography by Archie MacFarlane;
Design by The 16K Design Works

Musicians

Ailie Robertson, harp;
Paul Jennings, cajon, percussion;
Duncan Lyall, bass;
Ewan Robertson, guitar;
James Ross, piano, harmonium

Tracks

  1. The Exploding Bow: The Exploding Bow / The Lisnagun / Swerving for Bunnies (4.01)
  2. Na Goisidich: Micho Russell's / Na Goisidich (The Gossips) (3.37)
  3. Ho ro mo Bhobag an Dram (The Favourite Dram) (4.26)
  4. Donald, Willie and His Dog (4.26)
  5. Spirits (2.57)
  6. Marry Me Now: President Garfield's / Marry Me Now (5.20)
  7. The Humours of Scariff: The Humours of Scariff / Good Spirits (2.58)
  8. The Futterat: The Futterat with the Grey Tail / North Highland Dance / Ray and Kevin's Reel (3.30)
  9. The Sands of Hosta (3.09)
  10. Angus Jigs: Angus Nicholson's Trip to Barra / Port Sean Seosamh (John Joe's) / Would the Minister Not Dance? (4.04)
  11. The Angel's Share: The Angel's Share / Taureen Derby Polka / O'Connor's Polka (5.24)

Track 1a Seán Óg Graham;
Track 1b Brendan Ring;
Tracks 1c, 7b, 8c, 9, 11a Ailie Robertson;
Track 2a Micho Russell;
Track 2b Allan MacDonald;
Tracks 3, 6ab, 7a, 8ab, 10bc, 11bc trad.;
Track 4 Donald Morrisson;
Track 5 Angus Lyon, D. Lyon;
Track 10a Nuala Kennedy

> Folk Music > Records > The Outside Track: Curious Things Given Wings

The Outside Track: Curious Things Given Wings

The Outside Track: Curious Things Given Wings (Lorimer LORRCD02)

Curious Things Given Wings
The Outside Track

Lorimer Records LORRCD02 (CD, UK, February 2010);
Mad River Records 1020 (CD, USA, 2010)

The Outside Track: Curious Things Given Wings (Lorimer LORRCD02)
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Produced and recorded by Mattie Foulds at Heriot Toun Studio in November 2009;
Mixed by Mattie Foulds and Jamie Foulds;
Mastered by Calum Malcolm;
Photography (left sleeve) by Archie MacFarlane;
Photography (right sleeve) by Holly Bursma;
Design by The 16K Design Works;
Package design (right sleeve) by Coleen Cody

Musicians

Fiona Black, accordion;
Cillian Ó’Dálaigh, guitar, vocals;
Mairi Rankin, fiddle, step dance, vocals;
Norah Rendell, lead vocals, flute;
Ailie Robertson, harp

Tracks

  1. The Turkish Revery (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) (3.35)
  2. Le Voyage (3.39)
  3. Silvy Silvy (Roud 7; Laws N21; Henry H35) (3.14)
  4. Swerving for Bunnies: Doberman's Wallet / Peter Byrne's Jig / Swerving for Bunnies (3.29)
  5. The Jubilant Goat: The Rambling Sailor / The Taur Polka / The Goat's Polka / The Jubilee Polka (3.27)
  6. Caroline of Edinburgh Town (Roud 398; Laws P27; G/D 6:1151; Henry H148) (4.30)
  7. Belladrum Outhouse: Belladrum House / De'il Tak' the Breeks (O Gràin air na Briogaisean) / Touching Cloth (4.09)
  8. Malcolm's New Fiddle: Malcolm's New Fiddle / Joe Tom's Reel / Dance of the Mermaid (4.25)
  9. Blackbirds and Thrushes (Roud 329) / The Maids of Galway (5.20)
  10. Madam, Madam (Roud 542; G/D 8:1588) (3.31)
  11. The Panic!: Crusty the Clown / The Panic (4.16)
  12. Farewell Song (4.28)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Éric St-Pierre;
Track 4a Frankie Gavin;
Tracks 4c, 5d Ailie Robertson;
Track 7c James Kelly;
Track 8a Jerry Holland;
Track 8b John Faulkner;
Track 8c Alan Jordan;
Track 11a Cillian Ó'Dálaigh;
Track 11b Rory Campbell;
Track 12 Julie Henigan

> Folk Music > Records > Ailie Robertson's Traditional Spirits

Ailie Robertson's Traditional Spirits

Ailie Robertson's Traditional Spirits (Lorimer LORRCD03)

Traditional Spirits
Ailie Robertson

Lorimer Records LORRCD03 (CD, UK, 2011)

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Produced by Ailie Robertson;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland;
Photography by Lippi Photography;
Graphic design by Shaw Marketing and Design

Musicians

Ailie Robertson, harp;
Fraser Fifield, saxophone, whistle;
Patsy Reid, Adam Sutherland, fiddles;
James Ross, piano;
Tom Oakes, guitar;
Conrad Molleson, double bass;
Mattie Foulds, percussion

Tracks

  1. Islay Dawn (3.36)
  2. The Favourite Dram (5.44)
  3. Boiling Point (1.35)
  4. The Cooperage (4.35)
  5. Head, Heart and Tail (1.50)
  6. Brandy Wines (5.50)
  7. Solera (3.47)
  8. The Angels' Share (5.15)
  9. The Illicit Still (2.45)
  10. 10,000 Days and Nights (7.16)
  11. Amber Gold (4.05)

All tracks composed and arranged by Ailie Robertson

> Folk Music > Records > The Outside Track: Flash Company

The Outside Track: Flash Company

The Outside Track: Flash Company (Lorimer LORRCD04)

Flash Company
The Outside Track

Lorimer Records LORRCD04 (CD, UK, September 1, 2012)

The Mountain Road
The Outside Track

Lorimer Records (single, UK, April 22, 2012)

The Outside Track: The Mountain Road (Lorimer)
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Produced by The Outside Track;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios;
Artwork by Sophie Jamieson;
Graphic design by Colleen Cody

Musicians

Fiona Black, accordion, vocals;
Cillian Ó’Dálaigh, guitar, vocals;
Mairi Rankin, fiddle, vocals;
Norah Rendell, lead vocals, flute, whistles;
Ailie Robertson, harp, vocals

with
Duncan Lyall, double bass [1-3, 6-7];
Ewan Baird, percussion [1-2, 4, 7-8];
Chris Peacock, drum kit [11];
Euan Burton, double bass [11];
Jim Sutherland, percussion [11]

Tracks

  1. The False Knight on the Road (Roud 20; Child 3) (4.23)
  2. The Body Parts Set: Reel de La Fesse Crampée / Neckbelly (5.57)
  3. Flash Company (Roud 954) (4.29)
  4. The Testimonial: Welcome Sara Malaney / Colin Rankin’s / Billy MacLeod’s Testimonial / Donegal Tinker (6.27)
  5. Le Petit Sarny: Kelly Peck’s / 6/8 de Petit Sarny (3.51)
  6. The Hawk and the Crow (Roud 747) (5.01)
  7. Fishcakes & Brandy (6.53)
  8. The Whitby Maid (4.26)
  9. Inisvaddy Annie (3.44)
  10. The Transatlantic: Bluebells are Blooming / Paddy Fahey’s #1 / I’ll Aye Come Back By Yon Toun / Alistair Fraser’s Welcome to Cape Breton (5.07)
  11. The Mountain Road (Roud 7969) (3.51)

Tracks 1, 4d, 6, 10b trad.;
Track 2a Mario Giroux;
Track 2b Sharon Shannon, Jim Murray;
Tracks 3, 8 trad., Jerry Holland;
Track 4a David Greenberg;
Track 4b Glen Graham;
Track 4c Carl MacKenzie;
Track 5a Mairi Rankin;
Track 5b Eric Favreau;
Track 7 Daniel Lapp, Ailie Robertson;
Track 9 poem by Helen Cruikshank, adapted and music by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin;
Track 10a Michael Dwyer;
Track 10b Paddy Fahey;
Track 10d Dr. Angus MacDonald;
Track 11 trad., additional verse by Norah Rendell

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> Folk Music > Records > Ailie Robertson: Little Lights

Ailie Robertson: Little Lights

Ailie Robertson: Little Lights (Lorimer LORRCD03)

Little Lights
Ailie Robertson

Lorimer Records LORRCD03 (CD, UK, October 28, 2014)

Note: The CD sleeve says that this is LORRCD03 but that's probably a typo and should be LORRCD05.

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Produced by Ailie Robertson and Tim Matthew

Musicians

Ailie Robertson, harp;
Tim Edey, guitar, accordion [1-3, 8-9];
Natalie Haas, cello [7, 9]

Tracks

  1. La Valse a Huit Ans (4.09)
  2. The Kilmovee / Sailing Down Fulton Street (3.29)
  3. Lunchtime Boredom (4.30)
  4. The Wild Geese (6.09)
  5. Old Maids of Galway / Downey’s / Brian Kelly’s (4.32)
  6. Around the Fairy Fort / The Shetland Fiddler (3.26)
  7. La Gueussinette (3.16)
  8. Trip to Dinan / Princess Nancy’s (3.12)
  9. The Fairy Queen (6.22)
  10. Lili’s Hornpipe / The Harp and Shamrock (4.34)
  11. Glimmer (2.41)

> Folk Music > Records > The Outside Track: Light Up the Dark

The Outside Track: Light Up the Dark

The Outside Track: Light Up the Dark (Lorimer LORRCD06)

Light Up the Dark
The Outside Track

Lorimer Records LORRCD06 (CD, UK, April 11, 2015)

The Outside Track: Light Up the Dark (Lorimer LORRCD06)
The Outside Track: Get Me Through December (Lorimer)

Get Me Through December
The Outside Track

Lorimer Records (single, UK, December 12, 2014)

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Produced by The Outside Track;
[1-2, 4-5, 9, 11] recorded by Jamie Foulds at Soundpark Studios;
[3, 6, 10] recorded by Tony O'Flaherty at Sonas Recording;
[7] recorded by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios;
[8] recorded by Brian Bedford at Park Head Studio;
Mixed by Julian Kindrid at Nonsuch Park Studio, London;
Mastered by Stefan Eichinger and Nigel Palmer;
Photography by Valerie Barbeau-Munoz;
Design by Lorimer Morgan

Musicians

Fiona Black, accordion;
Teresa Horgan, vocals, flute;
Cillian Ó’Dálaigh, guitar, backing vocals;
Mairi Rankin, fiddle, backing vocals;
Ailie Robertson, harp, backing vocals

with
Brian Talbot, drums [1-2, 4-5, 9, 11];
Bart Kiely, drums [3, 6]

Tracks

  1. Drilling: Shuffle / The Drilling Reel / Aye Right (4.04)
  2. Peter’s Dream (4.29)
  3. Hurry Up and Wait! : Bishop Faber MacDonald's / Traditional Reel / Jock Wilsons / Le Reel Derniere Minute (4.10)
  4. Set You Free / Wes and Maggie's Ceilidh Croft (2.41)
  5. Get Me Through December / The Joy of It! (7.04)
  6. The Wrong House: The Wrong House / Ann Lacey's (5.12)
  7. Trouble in the Fields (5.28)
  8. Glorious, Eh? : Carrousel Prime / Editor' Favourite / The Eel in the Sing / Homage to Rooney (4.44)
  9. Do You Love an Apple? (Roud 654) (5.51)
  10. Jiggery-Polka-ry: Anlon McKinley's / Shetland's Magic Bus / Brian Kelly's (3.19)
  11. Canadee-I-O (Roud 309; Henry H162) (3.54)
  12. Get Me Through December (radio edit) (4.49)

Track 1a Damian O'Kane;
Track 1b Sheumas, Kyle, Stewart, Lucy MacNeil;
Track 1c Angus Grant jr.;
Track 2 Lennie Gallant;
Track 3a Natalie MacMaster;
Tracks 3bc, 8bcd, 9, 11 trad.;
Track 3d David Boulanger;
Track 4a John Spillane;
Track 4b Leo McCann;
Tracks 5a, 12a Gordie Simson, tune based on Neil Gow's Lament For the Death of his Second Wife;
Tracks 5b, 12b Catriona MacDonald;
Track 6a Niall Vallely;
Tracks 6b, 10a Liz Carroll;
Track 7 Nancy Griffith;
Track 8a Ale Carr;
Track 10b Pastelle LeBlanc;
Track 10c Ailie Robertson

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> Folk Music > Records > Teresa Horgan & Matt Griffin: Brightest Sky Blue

Teresa Horgan & Matt Griffin: Brightest Sky Blue

Teresa Horgan & Matt Griffin: Brightest Sky Blue (Old Town 5391524029703)

Brightest Sky Blue
Teresa Horgan & Matt Griffin

Old Town Records 5391524029703 (CD, UK, 2015)

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Produced by Matt Griffin;
Recorded by Tony O'Flaherty at Sonas Killarney;
Additional recording by Donogh Hennesy at Dtufio Mhic an Daill, Dingle and Peter Staunton at www.productions.ie;
Mastered by Ruairí O`Flaherty;
Photography Time Smith;
Artwork and design by Lizzy Doe

Musicians

Teresa Horgan, vocals, flute;
Matt Griffin, guitars, electric bass, bouzouki, mandolin;
Pauline Scanlon, vocals [1-3, 7, 9];
Tony O'Flaherty, clarinet [9-10], piano [4-5, 9], percussion [1-2, 5, 8];
Kieran Munnelly, flute [5, 8], vocals [8], snare [5, 8];
Karen Jickey, violin and viola [1-4, 6-9, 10];
Alec Brown, cello [1-4, 6-9, 10];
Niamh Varian Barry, violin and viola [7-8, 10]

Tracks

  1. Cruel Sister (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (3.53)
  2. Brightest Sky Blue (5.09)
  3. Kathy's Song (3.44)
  4. As I Roved Out (Roud 3479; G/D 6:1165) (5.08)
  5. Dans En Dró / Roscommon Reel (4.43)
  6. Sandy Grey (3.36)
  7. Fair Flowers of the Valley (Roud 27; Child 14; G/D 2:199) (5.44)
  8. The World Turned Upside Down (3.07)
  9. May the Kindness (4.35)
  10. Queen of Hearts (Roud 3195) (3.28)

Tracks 1, 4-5, 7, 10 trad.;
Track 2 Ian Smith, Enda Cullen;
Track 3 Paul Simon;
Track 6 Robin Frederick;
Track 8 Leon Rosselson;
Track 9 Dave Wood;