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Clan Alba: Clan Alba (Clan Alba CLANCD001)

Clan Alba
Clan Alba

Clan Alba CLANCD001 (2 LP / 2 CD, UK, 1995)

Produced by Dick Gaughan for Clan Alba Productions;
Recorded by Mickey Sweeney and Dick Gaughan at Redesdale Studios, Northumberland;
Mixed by Dick Gaughan, Mickey Sweeney and Roy Ashby at Redesdale Studios, Northumberland;
Mastered by Roy Ashby at Hart St Studios, Edinburgh;
Cover design and art direction by Wendy Travis;
Photography by Laurie Doughty and Emyr Rhys Williams

Musicians

Dick Gaughan, vocals [1-2, 4-6, 8-9, 11-12, 14, 16], guitar [1-16];
Mary Macmaster, vocals [1-2, 4-12, 14, 16], electro-harp [2-8, 11-17], metal-strung clarsach [3], cowbell [1];
Brian McNeill, vocals [4, 9, 16], fiddle [1-2, 4, 6, 8, 10-15], cittern [9], concertina [5];
Fred Morrison, Highland bagpipes [1-2, 6, 8, 11-15], whistle [3-4];
Patsy Seddon, vocals [1-2, 4-6, 8-9, 11-12, 14, 16], electro-harp [2-3, 5, 7-15], claves [1];
Davy Steele, vocals [1-2, 4-6, 8-9, 11-12, 14, 16], guitar [3, 9, 12], mandola [14], bouzouki [6, 8, 11], maracas [1];
Mike Travis, cabasa [1], drum kit [2-15];
Dave Tulloch, vocals [4], congas [1, 5, 10], timpani [2, 6, 8, 12-14], percussion [2-4, 7-8, 11-12, 14-15], glock [5, 13], chimes [5], harmonica [5], side drum [6, 11];

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. Five to Six: An Drochaid Chliuteach / Crathadh t' aodaich (4.53)
  2. Dressed to Kill / The Scarlet Coat (4.44)
  3. Harpset: Hopscotch with Jenny / Trip to Gorthleck / The Girl with the Flowing Arms / Travis's Fancy (6.30)
  4. Oran Na Cloiche (The Song of the Stone) (4.07)
  5. Lark and the Bowman (6.15)
  6. Cam Ye Owre Frae France: Highland Muster Roll (Roud 9746) / Piobaireachd Dhomhnaill Dhuibh / Salute to Wallace / Cam Ye Owre Frae France (Roud 4845; G/D 7:1486) / Nellie's Quickstep (4.45)
  7. True Thomas (Roud 219; Child 37) (6.53)
  8. Fred's Jigs: Cailleach an dudain / Nighean na Cailliche / Nighean ruadh bhàn (5.39)
  1. Bye, Bye, Big Blue (6.42)
  2. Air A' Ghille Tha Mo Rùn (I Love the Boy) (4.08)
  3. Clan Alba: Clan Alba March / Lexy MacAskill / Latha siubhai beinne dhomh / Hawk Hornpipe (5.20)
  4. No Gonnae Leave Here (5.21)
  5. Growing Wings (3.12)
  6. Canan Nan Gaidheal (The Language of the Gael) (4.25)
  7. Tar the House: Tar the House / Lament for Ronald MacDonald of Morar / The Traditional (9.10)
  8. Childhood's End (4.36)

All tracks trad. arr. Clan Alba except
Tracks 2, 3c, 5, 12 Davy Steele ;
Track 2 instrumental, 3d Patsy Seddon;
Tracks 3a, 6ce, 13, 16 Dick Gaughan;
Track 3b Mary Macmaster;
Track 4 Donald MacIntyre;
Track 8b Alex Macdonald;
Track 8c Norman Macdonald;
Track 9 Brian McNeil;
Track 11a Clan Alba;
Track 11b John MscAskill;
Track 11d James Hill;
Track 13 Murdo Macfarlan;
Track 15a Alan MacDonald