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Borders Fiddles

Borders Fiddles (Borders Traditions SBT 001D)

Borders Fiddles
Borders Traditions Volume 1
Various Artists

Borders Tradition SBT 001D / LTCD4001 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Produced and compiled by Dr Fred Freeman;
Recorded by Peter Haigh at Pier House Studio, Edinburgh;
Mixed by Dr Fred Freeman and Peter Haigh

Musical Traditions Review by Mike Yates

Musicians

Bob Hobkirk, fiddle [2-3, 5, 7, 9-10, 13, 15, 17, 19-20];
Jimmy Nagle, fiddle [1, 6, 10, 12, 14];
Ian Anderson, fiddle [1, 12], banjo, guitar [6, 14, 16];
Andrew Harvey, fiddle [18];
Will Renwick, fiddle [8];
Wattie Robson, fiddle [16];
James Wilkie, fiddle [21-22];
Gordon Kelly, guitar, bodhrán [1, 6, 12, 14 ,16];
Ian Lowthian, accordion [1, 5-7, 14-16]

Tracks

  1. [JN, IA] Henny's Air (2.42)
  2. [BH] The Lea Rig Air and Reel (1.31)
  3. [BH] Bird in the Bush (1.55)
  4. [BH, 1973] Discussion (1.05)
  5. [BH] Niel Gow's Lament for His Second Wife (1.59)
  6. [JN] Plonker / Dipstick (2.50)
  7. [BH] Dargai / Formes Morrison (3.02)
  8. [WiRe, 1962] Discussion (2.09)
  9. [BH] John MacDonald of Glencoe / John MacMillan of Barra (3.16)
  10. [BH] When the Kye Comes Hame / The Flowers of the Forest (3.30)
  11. [BH] Discussion (1973) (1.30)
  12. [JN, IA] Tam's Old Love Song / The Banks o' Kale Water / Dick Gossip's Reel (3.58)
  13. [BH] Lady Elspeth Campbell / The Bing o' Perth / Dntroon (3.14)
  14. [JN] Carter Bar / Andy's Jig (2.18)
  15. [BH] Irene Meldrum's Farewell to Aberdeen / Pipe Major George Ross's Farewell to the Black Watch (3.06)
  16. [JN, WaRo] Farewell to Whisky / The Stool of Repentance / Scarce o' Tatties (4.36)
  17. [BH] Lochaber No More (Roud 8497) (2.45)
  18. [AH, 1956] John McFadyen of Melfort & Discussion (2.45)
  19. [BH] The Rights of Man (1.22)
  20. [BH] The Banks of the Deveron (1.35)
  21. [JW, 1956] Discussion (0.59)
  22. [JW] Variations on Blue Bells of Scotland (1.48)

All tracks trad. except
Tracks 1, 6, 14 Jimmy Nagle;
Tracks 5, 16a Niel Gow;
Track 7 James Scott Skinner

> Folk Music > Records > Borders Sangsters

Borders Sangsters

Borders Sangsters (Borders Traditions LTCD4002)

Borders Sangsters
Borders Traditions Volume 2
Various Artists

Borders Tradition LTCD4002 (CD, UK, 2002)

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Produced and compiled by Dr Fred Freeman;
Recorded by Peter Haigh at Pier House Studio, Edinburgh;
Mixed by Dr Fred Freeman and Peter Haigh;
Front cover photograph: Willie Scott

Musicians

John Nichol, vocals [1, 5, 16, 18], guitar [1, 5, 16, 18];
Gordon Kelly, vocals [3, 12], second voice [6], guitar [3, 6, 8], tenor banjo [12], bouzouki [14];
Willie Scott, vocals [4, 15, 17, 19];
Ian Anderson, vocals [6, 14], second voice [12], guitar [6, 12, 14], bouzouki [3, 8];
James Wilson, vocals [7];
Tommy Wilson, vocals [10, 11];
Henry Douglas, vocals [8];
Pat Douglas, Elsa LeMaitre, vocals [9];
Ian Lowthian, accordion [1, 3, 5-6, 12, 14, 16, 18];
Hamish Henderson, discussion [2];
Eric Bogle, discussion [13]

Tracks

  1. [JN] Lachie McGraw (2.57)
  2. [HH, 1962] Discussion of Lachie McCraw (1.02)
  3. [GK] The Belloe o Broughton (3.14)
  4. [WS, 1973] There's Bound to Be a Row (Roud 1616; G/D 7:1287) (3.41)
  5. [JN] Donald McDonald (Roud V5327) (2.20)
  6. [IA] Jock Geddes and the Sow (Roud 5130; G/D 3:573) (1.55)
  7. [JW, 1974] The Brundenlaws (Roud 9257) (4.30)
  8. [HD] Donald Caird (Roud V5335) (2.15)
  9. [PD, ELeM] The Wall of Flodden (2.38)
  10. [TW, 1974] My Whack-Fa-Doddle (Roud 1212) & Discussion (2.12)
  11. [TW, 1974] My Thing-Ma-Jig & Discussion (1.44)
  12. [GK] No Use for Him (3.18)
  13. [EB, 1993] Discussion (1.24)
  14. [IA] Jock o' Hazeldean (Roud 250; Child 293; G/D 5:1029) (3.28)
  15. [WS, 1974] The Whisky's Guid (Roud 5125) (2.58)
  16. [JN] Pawkie Paiterson (Roud 3063) (4.04)
  17. [WS, 1953] The Kielder Hunt (Roud 5126) (5.17)
  18. [JN] Life Is a Weary Cobble o Care (1.40)
  19. [WS, 1953] I'm a Shepherd (Roud 5124) (3.58)

All tracks trad. except
Tracks 3, 12 Eric Bogle;
Track 9 John Edward Dodd Murray, Adam Grant

> Folk Music > Records > Borders Young Fiddles

Borders Young Fiddles

Borders Young Fiddles (ISLE ISLE01CD)

Borders Young Fiddles
Borders Traditions Volume 3
Borders Young Fiddles

ISLE Music Scotland ISLE01CD (CD, UK, 2004)

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Production and musical direction: Lori Watson;
Musical arrangement: Lori Watson and Borders Young Fiddles;
Executive producer: Sandy Watson;
Recorded by Tome Roseburgh at Big Sky Studios, Tweedbank, Scottish Borders;
Pictures of the band by Derek Lunn of Hawick;
Pictures of Eildon Hills by Sandy Watson;
Cover design and layout by Lori Watson, Sandy Watson and Paul Grime

Musicians

Lori Watson, Shoona Mooney, Innes Watson, Rachel Cross, Allan Hyslop, fiddles;
Sandy Watson, guitar and bouzouki

Tracks

  1. Borders Young Fiddles: Hobkirk Strathspey / The Borders Young Fiddles / The Trewhitt Road Clan / The Commentator (5.07)
  2. Great Bowls of Fire: Beltane Time / Kelso Bowling Green / We'll A' to Kelso Go / Rattlin Roarin Willie (4.25)
  3. Schmaltzin: Lori's Waltz / Takin the Mick (3.13)
  4. Tam's Favourites: Slow March / Auld Graden Kirn (5.10)
  5. Contorting: Leaving Mull for the Mainland / The Contortionist / Meg's Reel (4.22)
  6. Braes an Nobles: The Eildonn Hills / The Braes of Waughope / Miss Katty Gordon of Earlston / The Earl of Lauderdale (3.58)
  7. Absolutely Jiggered: “What's That All About?” / The Auld Hoose Gaitherin / Summer on the Tweed (4.07)
  8. Jimmy an the Duke: The Carter Bar / His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch's (3.07)
  9. Swedes an Bagies: Shona's Swede / The Hassington Hornpipe / Aiofe's (5.53)
  10. Bob's Favourites: The Faudenside Polka / Bob Hobkirk's Polka (4.35)
  11. The Souter's Return: The Souter's Return from Flodden (3.51)
  12. Home Improvement: Treelights / Up a Tree (3.10)
  13. The Dukes: The Duke of Buccleuch / The Duke of Roxburgh / The Borthwick Reel (2.52)
  14. The First Set: Emma and Sandy Watson / Top Gallant Sail / D to B / Hurricaine Floydd (6.17)
  15. Lads an Lasses: Kelso Races / Lassies o Duns / Lads o Duns / Lasses o Hawick / The Masked Rider / Kelso Races (5.18)
  16. Colin Bryan's: Colin Bryan's Waltz (3.18)

Tracks 1ab, 5b, 7c, 12a, 14a, 16 Lori Watson;
Tracks 1c, 7a, 9a, 12b, 14d Shona Mooney;
Tracks 1d, 9c, 14c Allan Hyslop;
Tracks 2a-d, 6a-d, 8b, 10a, 13ab, 15a-f trad.;
Tracks 3a, 5c, 14b Innes Watson;
Tracks 3b, 5a, 7b, 9b Rachel Cross;
Tracks 4ab Tom Hughes;
Track 8a Jimmy Nagle;
Track 10b, 13c Bob Hobkirk;
Track 11 Alex J. Lawson

> Folk Music > Records > Borders Boxes

Borders Boxes

Borders Boxes (Borders Traditions LTCD4002)

Borders Boxes
Borders Traditions Volume 4
Various Artists

Borders Tradition LTCD4002 (CD, UK, 2005)

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Produced by Dr Fred Freeman;
Recorded by Peter Haigh and Richard Werner at Pier House Studio, Edinburgh;
Mixed by Dr Fred Freeman and Peter Haigh

Musicians

Ian Lowthian, accordion [1, 3, 12-13, 19];
Marian Anderson, accordion [2, 5, 9];
Andrew Gibson, melodeon [4, 7, 11, 16];
Christopher Keatinge, accordion [6, 15, 17];
Eddie Quinn, accordion [7, 16];
Gary Forrest, accordion [8, 14];
Roger Dobson, accordion [10, 18];
Bill Sharp Orchestra, accordion [20];
Marc Duff, whistle [8-9, 14], bodhrán [17]

Tracks

  1. [IL] The Stomach Steinway Man (2.03)
  2. [MA] John Keith Laing / Randall's Reel / Hutchie's Bash (2.14)
  3. [IL] Return to the Stewarty / A. J's Jig (3.28)
  4. [AG, 1969] Interview / The Sidlaw Hills (2.49)
  5. [MA] Jim McAllister / Kilberry Jig (1.36)
  6. [CK] The Grouse's Revenge / Denis's Tune (3.42)
  7. [AG, 1969] Interview / The Sidlaw Hills / [EQ, 1930] The Gay Gordons (2.43)
  8. [GF] Alyson's Jig / Stick Your Foot in the Door (2.26)
  9. [MA] Marian (2.39)
  10. [RD] Lady Elspeth Campbell (1.34)
  11. [AG, 1969] Interview / Moothie (2.25)
  12. [IL] Robin Marshall's Strathspey / Bob Parson's Strathspey (4.37)
  13. [IL] Katy Broom Lowthian (4.03)
  14. [GF] Major Mansell's Farewell to Clackentrusal / Alasdair Gillies (3.32)
  15. [CK] Mum's Tune (2.35)
  16. [AG, 1969] Interview / [EQ, 1930] The Laird o Drumblair (3.01)
  17. [CK] Gary Lowthian Too (0.48)
  18. [RD] The Wild Rose of the Mountain (1.39)
  19. [IL] The Pink Panther (0.40)
  20. [BS] Tranquillo Overture (excerpt) (2.15)

All tracks trad. except
Tracks 1, 3b, 6a, 12b, 13, 17 Ian Lowthian;
Track 2a Addie Harper;
Tracks 2bc Graeme Mitchell;
Track 6b Denis McDermott;
Track 8b Gary Forrest;
Track 9 Stephen Prowan;
Track 15 Christopher Keatinge;
Track 20 Pietro Deiro

> Folk Music > Records > Borders Pipes

Borders Pipes

Borders Pipes (Borders Traditions LTCD4002)

Borders Pipes
Borders Traditions Volume 5
Various Artists

Borders Tradition LTCD4002 (CD, UK, 2007)

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Produced by Dr Fred Freeman;
Recorded at Pier House Studios, Edinburgh, by Richard Werner (tracks 1, 3, 5-6, 8-13) and Peter Haigh (tracks 2, 4, 7);
Cover illustration courtesy of Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

Musicians

Chris Ormston, border pipes [1, 5], small pipes [6, 9-10, 12];
Gordon Mooney, small pipes [2, 4, 7];
Chris Waite, border pipes [3];
Calum Galleitch, smallpipes [8, 11, 13]

accompanied by
Ian Anderson, bouzouki, guitar, mandolin [8, 13];
Marc Duff, bodhrán, bouzouki, various percussion, whistles [1, 5-6, 8-10, 12];
Angus Lyon, accordion [3];
Brian Maynard, double bass, viola da gamba [11];
Shona Mooney, fiddle [2, 4, 7]

Tracks

  1. [CO] John Anderson / Hey Ca' Thro (4.16)
  2. [GM] Jimmy Allan / Geld Him Lasses / Coffee and Tea / Skint o' Siller (4.16)
  3. [CW] Seventeen Minutes to Midnight / Waite's Reel (4.16)
  4. [GM] The Upland Way (4.16)
  5. [CO] Rattlin Roarin Willie (Roud 6192; G/D 4:776) / Brose and Butter / My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing (4.16)
  6. [CO] Chevy Chase / Cock up Your Beaver / Come Boat Me Over (4.16)
  7. [GM] Duns Dings A' / Shona's Reel / Lowland Amusement (4.16)
  8. [CG] Sheena's Air / Teribus (4.16)
  9. [CO] Westlin' Winds (Roud 6936) / Gatby's March / The Mill, the Mill o' (4.16)
  10. [CO] Stumpie / Jacky Latin (4.16)
  11. [CG] Gingling Geordie (4.16)
  12. [CO] Wee Totum Fogg / Rob Shear'd in Hairst / Duncan Gray (4.16)
  13. [CG] The Souters o' Selkirk (Roud 5505) (4.16)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3a Harris Playfair;
Track 3b Andrew Waite;
Tracks 4, 7b Gordon Mooney;
Tracks 8a, 9b Fred Freeman;
Track 11 William Dixon

> Folk Music > Records > Borders Tunesmiths

Borders Tunesmiths

Borders Tunesmiths (Borders Traditions LTCD4003)

Borders Tunesmiths
Borders Traditions Volume 6
Borders Tunesmiths

Borders Tradition LTCD4003 (CD, UK, 2009)

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Recorded by Sound Sense;
Produced by Shona Mooney;
Photography by Christopher Keatinge;
Design by Lilleas Kinsman-Blake

Musicians

Shona Mooney, fiddle, viola, cello, glockenspiel;
Iain Fraser, fiddle, cello;
Lori Watson, fiddle, stomp box;
Martin Marroni, flute, spoken word;
Matt Seattle, fiddle, border pipes;
Chris Waite, low whistle, bodhrán, border pipes;
Christopher Keatinge, accordion;
Innes Watson, fiddle, guitar, cajon;
Elspeth Smellie, Scottish harp

Tracks

  1. Cheviot Summit: Chisholm House / Cheviot Summit / Linhope Spout (6.51)
  2. Gypsies: Charlie Faa Blyth / Ester Blith (5.16)
  3. Twairse (4.21)
  4. Teviot Stepping Stones (3.49)
  5. Aye Bean: Aye Bean / Phit Daeadae / Wade on the Water (3.33)
  6. Fisherman's Return: The Fisherman's Return (2.31)
  7. Kalemouth Brig Jigs: Kalebouth Brig / The Melrose Tart (3.33)
  8. On Auld Lauder Licht: Auld Lauder Licht (4.09)
  9. Mary Ford Munn (4.42)
  10. Sweet Suite: Moffat Toffee / Hawick Balls / Jethart Snails / The New Soor Pools o' Galashiels (7.06)
  11. Write a Bar or Two: Write a Bar or Two … (5.04)
  12. Harp vs. Accordion: Harper's Revenge / Accordion with Flares (6.27)
  13. The Hill Road to Roberton (4.04)
  14. Cheese Well: Hume Castle / Waverley Route / The Cheese Well (6.07)

Track 1a Matt Seattle;
Tracks 1bc, 2b, 7ab, 13abc Borders Tunesmiths;
Tracks 2a, 4 Lori Watson, Martin Marroni;
Tracks 5abc Innes Watson;
Tracks 6, 10d Lori Watson;
Track 8 Iain Fraser, Shona Mooney;
Track 9 Elspeth Smellie;
Track 10a Christopher Keatinge;
Tracks 10bc Shona Mooney;
Track 11 Elspeth Smellie, Innes Watson;
Track 12a Christopher Keatinge, Elspeth Smellie, Innes Watson;
Track 12b Christopher Keatinge, Matt Seattle;
Track 13 words W.H. Ogilvie, music Martin Marroni

> Folk Music > Records > Borders Young Pipers

Borders Young Pipers

Borders Young Pipers (Borders Traditions LTCD4004)

Borders Young Pipers
Borders Traditions Volume 7
James Thomson, Chris Waite

Borders Tradition LTCD4004 (CD, UK, May 1, 2012)

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Produced by Dr Fred Freeman;
Recorded by Richard Werner at B&B Studios, Edinburgh;
Mixed by Dr Fred Freeman and Richard Werner

Musicians

James Thomson, border pipes [3, 6, 9, 13], small pipes [4], flute [4, 12];
Chris Waite, border pipes [1, 5, 7, 11], small pipes [2, 8, 10], low whistle [1, 8], bodhrán, guitar [2-3, 7];
Marc Duff, bodhrán, bouzouki, recorder, whistles [2-3, 6, 8-9, 13];
Stewart Hardy, fiddle, viola [2-4, 7- 10-11, 13];
Stevie Lawrence, bodhrán, bouzouki, dulcimer, guitar [5, 7, 10-11];
Angus Lyon, accordion, keyboards [1, 5, 12]

Tracks

  1. [CW] Johnny Lad / A Reel (The Heather Breeze) / Fill the Stoup (4.16)
  2. [CW] Morpeth Lasses / Weel Bobbit Blanch o Middlebie / Haud the Lass (3.38)
  3. [JT] Lucy Farr's Barn Dance / Bill Maley's Barn Dance / Hugh's Tune (4.50)
  4. [JT] Cally and Gavin's Wedding (4.08)
  5. [CW] Pawky Adam Glen / Low Country Jig / Would the Minister Not Dance / Drops o Brandy (4.12)
  6. [JT] Go to Berwick Johnny / The Fyket (1.41)
  7. [CW] The Gardener's March / Up an Waur Them Aa Willie / Jenny Dang the Weaver (4.00)
  8. [CW] Barbara Allan (2.11)
  9. [JT] Where Will Our Good Man Laye / The Bobers o Brechin / A Reel (Taken From an Old Jigg) (2.28)
  10. [CW] John Come Kiss Me Noo / Bonny at Morn / A Highland Two-Step (4.06)
  11. [CW] Fairly Shot o Her / I Hae a Wife o My Ain / The Cock Knowe (3.30)
  12. [JT] Bigg Market Lasses / Molly Shannon's (5.04)
  13. [JT] Heel Balou / The Milk Maid / Richard the Rogue / Follow Her Ower the Border (3.07)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3a attributed to Lucy Farr;
Tracks 3c, 4, 12b James Thomson;
Track 12a Chris Ormston

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Reclaimed

Various Artists: Reclaimed (Greentrax CDTRAX 390)

Reclaimed
Pipe music and song from the Scottish Borders
Various Artists

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 390 (CD, UK, February 2016)

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Presented by the Lowland and Border Pipers' Society

Musicians

see the individual tracks

Tracks

  1. Lignum Vita (Annie Grace, Gary West & Fin Moore), smallpipes in A and vocals: Jack Latin (4.23)
  2. Chris Norman & David Greenberg, smallpipes in A and octave violin: The Garb of Old Gaul / Hacky Honey (5.31)
  3. Fin Moore & Matheu Watson, Border pipes and fiddle: Over the Dyke and Till Her Laddy / With Her Tocher What a Lassie (4.12)
  4. Fiona Hunter, Mairi Campbell & Iain MacInnes, vocals, cello, viola, smallpipes in A: Helen of Kirkconnell Lea (Roud 8191) (4.11)
  5. Pete Stewart, smallpipes in A: The Twa Corbies / Saw Ye Not My Meggie / Crudds and Whey (3.30)
  6. Hamish Moore & Mairi Campbell, smallpipes in D, viola, vocals: Now Westlin Winds (Roud 6936) (3.51)
  7. Callum Armstrong & George Pasca, Border pipes and cello: Jingling Geordie (3.41)
  8. Iain MacInnes, smallpipes in D: The Night Visitor’s Song / Willie Stays Lang at the Fair / Well Bobbit Blanch of Middlebie (3.51)
  9. Judy Baker & Annie Grace, vocals and smallpipes in A: Alison Cross (Roud 3212; Child 35) (4.44)
  10. Stewart Gaudin, smallpipes in B flat: The Highland Watch’s Farewell to Ireland / Landlady Count The Lawin’ / Duncan Gray (3.15)
  11. Paul Roberts, Border pipes, fiddle, tambourine: Alasdruim’s March (7.25)
  12. Gary West & Ciarán Ryan, smallpipes in D and guitar: The Jedburgh Ba’ Game (4.14)
  13. Mike Katz & Iain MacLeod, smallpipes in A and mandolin: Kilt Thy Coat Maggie / Linkumdoddie (3.54)
  14. Angus MacKenzie, Border pipes: The Cairdin’ O’t / Stumpie / Duns Dings A’ / Spark’s Rant (4.17)
  15. Gordon Mooney & Shona Mooney, smallpipes in A and fiddle: Jimmy Allan / Geld Him Lasses / Coffee and Tea / Skint o’ Siller (3.57)
    from Borders Pipes
  16. Carlos Nunez, Pastoral pipes: The Football March & Two Reels (3.07)
  17. Martyn Bennett, smallpipes in A: Saw Ye Never a Bonny Lass (archival track) (6.03)