> Folk Music > Records > An Audience With the Shepherds

An Audience With the Shepherds

An Audience With the Shepherds (Veteran VT159CD)

An Audience With the Shepherds
The Shepherds

Veteran VT159CD (CD, UK, 2015)

Produced by John Howson and Paul Marsh;
Tracks 1-2, 4, 6-7, 10, 16 recorded at the Assembly Rooms, Derby, in 1988;
Tracks 3, 5, 9, 11-12, 14-15 recorded at Whitby Folk Week 1990;
Track 13 recorded at Will’s Barn, Denby Dale, Yorkshire, in 1990;
Track 8 recorded at Chestnuts Folk Festival, London, in 1991;
Biographical and tune notes compiled by John Howson;
Cover photo by permision of Berwick-Upon-Tweed Record Office

Notes on the Veteran website


Willie Taylor: fiddle [1-2, 4, 6-9, 11-12, 14, 16];
Will Atkinson: mouth organ [1-2, 4-6, 8-9, 11, 13-16];
Joe Hutton: smallpipes [1-4, 6, 8, 10-11, 13-14, 16]

Tom Gilfellon: guitar [15]


  1. [S] Dance de Chez Nous / Aunty Mary’s Canadian Barndance / Neil Taylor’s Jig
  2. [S] Tombigbee Waltz / The Glakey Hornpipe
  3. [JH] Bonny Cragside / Little Jenny
  4. [S] Roxburgh Castle / Hesleyside / The Spootiskerry
  5. [WA] Duke of Fife’s Welcome to Deeside / Skinner’s Compilments to Dr MacDonald
  6. [S] Elsey’s Waltz / Breamish
  7. [WT] Tich’s Reel / The Pearl Wedding / Nancy Taylor’s Reel
  8. [S] Morpeth Rant / Jock Wilson o’ Fenton / Cheviot Rant
  9. [WT, WA] Alistair J. Sim
  10. [JH] Whittle Dene Hornpipe / Remember Me / The Rowley Burn
  11. [S] Rothbury Hills / Swindon
  12. [WT] Patchwork Polka
  13. [JH, WA] Captain Norman Orr Ewing / Redford Cottage
  14. [S] Loch Ruan / Farewell to the Dene / Nancy Clough
  15. [WA, TG] A Trip to Bavaria / Bill Sutherland’s / Kenmay House
  16. [S] Caddam Woods / 72nd Highlanders’ Farewell to Edinburgh / Belfast Reel

Tracks 1ab trad. French Canadian;
Track 1c Willie Taylor;
Track 2a S. S. Steele;
Track 2b Dr Ernest Kirby;
Track 3a Tom Carruthers;
Track 3b Billy Pigg (1902-1968);
Track 4a trad. Scottish Borders;
Track 4b Tommy Elliott of Gunnerton;
Tracks 5ab James Scott Skinner (1843-1927);
Tracks 6a, 11b Archie Dagg (1899-1991);
Track 6b, 10a, 16c trad.;
Tracks 7abc, 9, 14b Willie Taylor;
Track 8a William Shield (1748-1829);
Track 8b Bryce Anderson (of The Cheviot Ranters);
Track 8c Billy Miller (of The Cheviot Ranters);
Track 10b Robert Whinham (1814-1893);
Track 10c John Foster Charlton (1916-1989);
Track 11a Jack Armstrong (1904-1978);
Track 12 Iain Peterson (1934-2006);
Track 13a Pipe Major William Ross (1878-1966);
Track 13b Pipe Major William Sinclair Snr;
Track 14a Dr George M. McIntyre;
Track 14c Tom Clough (1881-1964);
Track 15a James MacGregor-Brown;
Tracks 15bc Adam Rennie (1897-1960);
Track 16a trad. Scots;
Track 16b Pipe Major John MacDonald