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Various Artists: A Clear Day’s Dawnin’

Various Artists: A Clear Day’s Dawnin’ (Greentrax CDTRAX176)

A Clear Day’s Dawnin’
A Thousand Years of Scotland’s Music to Welcome the New Parliament
Various Artists

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX176 (CD, UK, May 1999)

Produced and programmed by Jack Evans;
Executive producer: Ian D. Green;
Recorded and mixed by Peter Haigh ar Pier House Studios, Edinburgh;
Front cover photograph: Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh


Sandy Brechin: accordion;
Mairi Campbell: fiddle, viola, vocals [9];
Jack Evans: guitar, whistles;
Mike Katz: Highland pipes;
Tony McManus: guitar;
Catherine-Ann MacPhee: vocals [6];
Rod Paterson: vocals [3, 5, 8];
Wendy Stewart: clarsach;
Gary West: small pipes;
William Jackson: clarsach;
Iain Macdonald: Highland pipes;
Tony Cuffe: guitar


  1. Albanaich! (3.44)
  2. The Tree of Strings (7.44)
  3. Clerk Saunders (Roud 3855; Child 69) (5.02)
  4. Tunes of the Enlightenment: Miss Wharton Duff / Miss Montgomery / Miss MacLeod’s Minuet (3.55)
  5. For A’ That (Roud 30953) (2.49)
  6. Cànan Nan Gàidheal (The Language of the Gaels) (4.46)
  7. Bluebell Polka / Jean’s Reel (3.45)
  8. Freedom Come All Ye (3.57)
  9. Both Sides the Tweed (Roud 8913) (5.03)
  10. The Gathering Note / Andy Renwick’s Ferret (4.08)

Tracks 1, 10a Jack Evans;
Track 2 trad. arr. Wendy Stewart, Gary West, Jack Evans;
Track 3 trad. arr. Rod Paterson, Tony Cuffe, Jack Evans;
Track 4a trad. arr. Jack Evans, Tony McManus;
Track 4b trad. arr. Mairi Campbell, Jack Evans;
Track 4c trad. arr. Jack Evans;
Track 5 Robert Burns arr. Rod Paterson, Jack Evans;
Track 6 Murdo MacFarlane;
Track 7a trad. arr. Jack Evans, Sandy Brechin;
Track 7b Bobby MacLeod;
Track 8 words Hamish Henderson, music The Bloody Fields of Flanders;
Track 9 James Hogg, additional words Dick Gaughan;
Track 10b Gordon Duncan