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Dàimh: Moidart to Mabou

Dàimh: Moidart to Mabou (Goat Island GIMCD001)

Moidart to Mabou
Dàimh

Goat Island GIMCD001 (CD, UK, 1 August 2000)

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Produced by Iain MacDonald;
Recorded by Nick Turner at Watercolour Studios;
Mixed by Iain MacDonald and Nick Turner;
Mastered by Paul McGeechan at Paw Paw Productions;
Photography by Anthony MacMillan;
Artwork and design by Gus Gomes

Musicians

Angus MacKenzie: Highland pipes, border pipes;
Ross Martin: guitar;
Colm O’Rua: banjo, mandola;
Gabe McVarish: fiddle;
James Bremner: bodhrán

with
Iain MacDonald: Highland pipes [9], flute, whistles, jew’s harp;
Anne Martin: vocals;
Ingrid Henderson: piano;
John Purser: cello

Tracks

  1. Welcome to Scotsville: The Turtle / Elmer Briand’s / Wilfred & Janet Burke;
    Scotsville (3.38)
  2. Go Jerry!: Jerry’s Pipe Jig / Slàinte do Mhàbu / Donella Beaton / Munera de Casu (4.14)
  3. Oran Eile do’n Phrionnsa (3.10)
  4. Goat Island: The Humours of Moidart / The Man of the House / The Goat Island Ceilidh Band (3.37)
  5. Nighean Donn a’ Chuailein Riomhaich (5.44)
  6. Strathspeys and Reels: Mo Mhàiri Mhìn / Hughie Rory / Lady Glenorchy / ‘A’ Minor Reel / Willie MacKenzie (3.48)
  7. The King: Dr Iain MacAonghais / The King of the Pipers (4.11)
  8. The Brown One: Strathlorne / Ciaran Kelly’s / The Golden Brown Chevette (4.42)
  9. Nighean Bhan Ghrulainn / Angus MacKinnon of Eigg (4.24)
  10. Polkas: Unknown / Unknown / The Vatersay Ambulance Polka (3.31)
  11. Wise Maid: The Hag on the Churn / Fosgail an Dorus / Zito the Bubbleman / The Wise Maid (4.30)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1b Johny Wilmot;
Track 1c Brenda Stubbert;
Track 1d Allan MacFarlane;
Track 2a Jerry Holland;
Tracks 2b, 4a, 10c Colm O’Rua;
Track 2c Adam Scott;
Track 4c Dougie Hunter;
Track 6a Mheall-Shùileach trad.;
Track 6b MacKinnon trad.;
Track 6c Duncan MacKerrchar;
Track 7a Allan MacDonald;
Track 8a Dan R. MacDonald;
Track 8c Iain MacFarlane;
Track 11c Gordon Duncan

> Folk Music > Records > Dàimh: The Pirates of Puirt

Dàimh: The Pirates of Puirt

Dàimh: The Pirates of Puirt (Goat Island GIMCD002)

The Pirates of Puirt
Dàimh

Goat Island GIMCD002 (CD, UK, 1 April 2003)

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Musicians

Angus MacKenzie: Highland pipes, border pipes, whistles;
Colm O’Rua: banjo, mandola;
Gabe McVarish: fiddle;
James ‘Fr. Seumas’ Bremner: bodhrán;
Ross Martin: guitar

Tracks

  1. Supernose (5.28)
  2. Wreckd’er (4.17)
  3. Slippy Sean’s (3.47)
  4. The Funny Whistle (5.15)
  5. Bonny Doon (3.37)
  6. C Tune (4.00)
  7. Toad (5.14)
  8. The Sandy Lad (4.12)
  9. Mazurka (4.13)
  10. The Lady’s Dance (4.51)

> Folk Music > Records > Dàimh: Crossing Point

Dàimh: Crossing Point

Dàimh: Crossing Point (Greentrax CDTRAX316)

Crossing Point
Dàimh

Greentrax CDTRAX316 (CD, UK, August 2007)

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Produced by Iain MacDonald;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Calum Malcolm at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland, Scotland;
Additional track 4 recording at Peter’s Recording Studio, Vigo, Galicia;
Photography by Archie MacFarlane;
Live Photos by Magnus Graham;
Design by John Slavin, Designfolk

Musicians

Angus MacKenzie: border pipes, Highland pipes, low whistle, high whistle;
Calum Alex Macmillan: vocals;
Colm O’Rua: banjo, mandola;
Gabe McVarish: fiddle;
James ‘Fr Seumas’ Bremner: bodhrán;
Ross Martin: guitar

with
Iain MacDonald: flute [3, 5, 11-12], high whistle [8];
Anxo Lorenzo: Gailician gaitas, Baroque recorder [4];
Xosé Liz de Cea: bouzouki, lute [4];
Clachnabrochan Gaelic Choir: backing vocals [10]

Tracks

  1. Dòmhnaill Mòr: Dòmhnaill Mòr na Ceapaich / Angus & Eilidh MacKenzie’s / Malts on the Optics / Buntata ‘s Sgadan (5.07)
  2. Mo Nighean Chruinn Donn (4.15)
  3. Trip to Glenfinnan: Trip to Glenfinnan / The Ivory Flute / Ann MacKechnie’s / The Four Courts (4.21)
  4. Anxo’s: Muiñeira de Ramelle / Muiñeira de Ourense / Boys of Ballymote / It Is My Lame Leg That Left Me Behind (4.22)
  5. Nuair a Chi Thu Caileag Bhòidheach (4.46)
  6. Turbo Shandy: Mrs. Robertson of Greshornish / Yester House / Struy Lodge / An t-Seann Cailleach / Turbo Shandy / Michael Rankin’s (4.30)
  7. Òran a Mhagarine (3.05)
  8. Murdo’s: Murdo on the Dancefloor / Teampall an Gleantainn / Paddy Cronin’s / The Wild Irishman (4.53)
  9. Sealg a’s Sùgradh nan Gleann (3.45)
  10. Eathar Dubh a Bradhagair (3.04)
  11. Dram: Ho Ro Mo Bhoban an Dram / Posaidh Beathag an Ceard / McKenna’s (3.05)
  12. Polkas: Asailin ag Seáinin / Gan Ainm / Crosaire da Bhailis (3.26)

All tracks trad. arr. Dàimh except
Track 1a Charlie McFarlane;
Track 1b Fin Moore, Gabe McVarish;
Track 1c Hamish Moore;
Track 1d Allan Macdonald;
Track 3a Colm O’Rua;
Track 3c Iain MacDonald;
Tracks 6e, 8a Ross Martin;
Track 6f John Morris Rankin;
Track 7 Calum MacAoidh (Calum Ruaraidh) a Bragar

> Folk Music > Records > Dàimh: Diversions

Dàimh: Diversions

Dàimh: Diversions (Greentrax CDTRAX343)

Diversions
Dàimh

Greentrax CDTRAX343 (CD, UK, May 2010)

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Produced by Donald Shaw;
Recorded by Keith Bird at Park Lane Studios;
Additional recording at Secret Music, Glasgow; Razorfish Recording, North Uist; and Crow Valley Studio, Cork;
Mixed and mastered by Paul McGeechan at Pawpaw;
Photos by Louis deCarlo;
Borra Sunset by Eileen Bell;
Design by John Slavin at DesignFolk

Musicians

Angus MacKenzie: Highland pipes, border pipes, low whistle, high whistle;
Calum Alex Macmillan: vocals;
Colm O’Rua: banjo, mandola;
Gabe McVarish: fiddle;
James ‘Fr Seumas’ Bremner: bodhrán;
Ross Martin: guitar

with
Donald Shaw: piano, [3, 7], organ [5, 7, 9];
Iain MacDonald: flute [4, 10];
Niall Vallely: concertina [8];
Caoimhin Vallely: piano [8];
Norrie McIver: backing vocals [1, 5, 7, 9]

Tracks

  1. Sporan Dhòmhnaill (Donald’s Sporran)
  2. Ida’s Jigs: Anderson’s / Miss Ida McVarish of Morar / The Gathering
  3. Mo Mhàili Bheag Òg (My Little Young Màili)
  4. Lads and Lasses: Marianne’s Rest / Da Scallowa Lasses / Fraya Thomsen’s / The Lads of Mull
  5. An Caol Loch Eilt (Loch Eilt Narrows)
  6. Taighean Geala: A Mabou Strathspey / Union Street Session / Break in Borve / Taighean Geala Shieldaig
  7. ‘S dubh choisich mi ‘n oidhche (Dark, I Walked the Night)
  8. Clann Mhàrtainn: Clann Mhàrtainn / Malfunction Junction / Stone of Destiny
  9. He ‘m èille ˚s na ho ro (Culloden Day)
  10. Lock and Load: Donnie MacGillivray’s Welcome to the 21st Century / Malcolm Johnston / Barbara’s Welcome Home
  11. Nan ceadaicheadh an tìde dhomh (If Time Would Permit me)

All tracks trad. arr. Dàimh except
Track 2b, 4c, 8a Gabe McVarish;
Track 2c Gordon Duncan;
Track 3 trad. arr. Dàimh, Donald Shaw;
Track 4a Fr. Angus Morris;
Track 4d parts 3-4 Lachie Bàn McCormick;
Track 5 Allan Henderson;
Track 6b Paul Cranford;
Track 6c Roddy Campbell;
Track 8b Niall Vallely;
Track 8c Maurice Lennon;
Track 10a Fergie MacDonald;
Track 10b Roddy Campbell;
Track 10c Dr. Angus MacDonald

> Folk Music > Records > Dàimh: Tuneship

Dàimh: Tuneship

Dàimh: Tuneship (Goat Island GIMCD003)

Tuneship
Dàimh

Goat Island GIMCD003 (CD, UK, 3 September 2015)

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Recorded by Angus Lyon at Old Laundry, Glenfinnan, and by Mattie Foulds at Mobile with a Home, Heriot Toun;
Additional recording by Hector MacInnes at Stiùidio Ostaig, Isle of Skye, and Duncan Lyall at Red Deer Studios, Glasgow;
Mixed by Mattie Foulds at Mobile with a HomeM
Mastered by Jon Astley at Close to the Edge Mastering

Musicians

Angus MacKenzie: Highland pipes, whistle;
Damian Helliwell: mandolin, banjo;
Gabe McVarish: fiddles;
Ross Martin: guitar;
Griogair Labhruidh: Gaelic song, uillean pipes

with
Donald Hay: percussion;
Jenny Hill: double bass [3, 5, 8-10];
Eilidh Shaw: fiddle [2, 5, 10];
Duncan Lyall: bass [2, 7];
Decker Forrest: trombone;
Clachnabrochan Gaelic Choir: backing vocals

Tracks

  1. Raasay: Tommy Darky’s Welcome to Raasay / D˚aimh in the Bed / Raasay’s Farewell to Farquhar & Archie (5.32)
  2. Barra to Balloch (5.15)
  3. Coddywatch: The Sour Mash / Coddywatch / The Pesky Neutrino (5.46)
  4. Siud Agaibh an Deoch a Dh’Òlainn (3.52)
  5. Bottle for Brigg (6.57)
  6. Stormy Hill: Ronald MacKenzie of Milton & Mabou / Stormy Hill / Màili Ceit’s Jig (4.43)
  7. Hiù ra bhò Nuair a Chaidh mi a Ghlaschu (4.03)
  8. The Gannet: Cian McVariso of Morar / The Gannet / Stuck (4.54)
  9. Mo Ghleannan Taobh Loch Lìobhann (4.45)
  10. Banjo’s Favourite: Jimmy the Rabbit’s Green Banjo / MacKinnon’s Rant / Banjo’s Fafourite / Tadhgan Ross (5.30)

Tracks 1ab, 3a Angus MacKenzie, Gabe McVarish;
Tracks 1c, 8a Gabe McVarish;
Tracks 2, 6bc Angus MacKenzie;
Tracks 3bc, 5, 10acd Damian Helliwell;
Track 4 trad. arr. Griogair Labhruidh, Dàimh;
Track 7 words Iain ‘The Bard’ Macdonald, music Griogair Labhruidh;
Track 8b Ross Martin;
Track 8c Alasdair White, Gabe McVarish;
Track 9 Sandaidh McFhraing (Sandy Rankin);
Track 10n trad. arr. Ross Martin, Gabe McVarish

> Folk Music > Records > Dàimh: The Hebridean Sessions

Dàimh: The Hebridean Sessions

Dàimh: The Hebridean Sessions (Goat Island GIMCD004)

The Hebridean Sessions
Dàimh

Goat Island GIMCD004 (CD, UK, 9 November 2015)

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Recorded by Hector MacInnes at An Tobar, Tobermory, Isle of Mull; Tarskavaig Hall, Sleat, Isle of Skye; Grogarry Lodge, Isle of South Uist;
Additional recording at Stiùidio Ostaig, Sleat, Isle of Skye;
Additional mixing by Barry Reid;
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering;
Design and layoud by Ben Cormack, Isle of Eigg

Musicians

Angus MacKenzie: Border pipes, whistles;
Ellen MacDonald: Gaelic song;
Gabe McVarish: fiddles;
Murdo Cameron: mandola, accordion;
Ross Martin: guitar

Tracks

  1. Locheil’s Away: Locheil’s Awa’ to France / MacIsaac’s Reel / Dè bha sibh ris, a Chaluim Mhòir? (5.20)
  2. Dhannsamaid le Ailean / Angus John MacNeil of Barra (5.20)
  3. O Fair A-Nall am Botal (4.52)
  4. Bog an Lochan: Bog an Lochan (Athole Cummers) / Tarbolton Lodge / An oidche bha na gobhair againn (The Night We Had the Goats) / Duntroon (5.13)
  5. Pattern Day Jigs: Mike MacDougall’s / O’Keefe’s / Pattern Day (3.39)
  6. Cuir a-Nall: Cuir a-Nall M˚or-a-bhitheag / B’ the˚arr mar a bha mi ‘n uìrìdh / A cur nan gobhar às a* chreìh (4.12)
  7. Gur E Mo Ghille Dubh Dhonn (5.21)
  8. Harris Dance: Biodag aig MacThomais (Glengarry`s Dirk) / John of Badenyon / Harris Dance / A’ phìorbhuic (The Periwig) / (4.45)
  9. Oran an Tombaca (3.24)
  10. Dunrobin: Am fasan a th’ aig na Caileagan (The Lassies Fashion) / Sandy McIntyre’s Trip to Boston / Càisteal Dhùnrobin (Dunrobin Castle) / Màiridh Grannd (Sweet Molly) (4.47)

All tracks trad. arr. Dhàim except
Track 1c Decker Forrest;
Track 2b Angus John MacNeil;
Track 3 Iain MacMhurchaidh, Ceann t-Sàile;
Track 4d Donald McPhedran;
Track 9 Murdo MacArthur, Newfoundland;
Track 10b John Campbell

> Folk Music > Records > Dàimh: The Rough Bounds

Dàimh: The Rough Bounds

Dàimh: The Rough Bounds (Goat Island GIMCD005)

The Rough Bounds
Dàimh

Goat Island Music GIMCD005 (CD, UK, 27 May 2018)

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Recorded by Barry Reid at Watercolour Music and Stiùidio Ostaig;
Additional Recording at GloWorm Recording, Red Deer Studios and Eigg Studio;
Mixed by Barry Reid at Reego Studio;
Mastered by Iain Hutchison at GloWorm Recording;
Design by Somhairle MacDonald

Musicians

Angus MacKenzie: Highland pipes, border pipes, whistles;
Ellen MacDonald: Gaelic song;
Gabe McVarish: fiddles;
Murdo Cameron: accordion, mandola;
Ross Martin: guitars;
Alasdair White: fiddles

with guests:
Martin O’Neill: bodhrán [1-2, 9];
Duncan Lyall: double bass [3, 8, 10];
Signy Jakobsdottir: percussion [3, 10];
Kathleen MacInnes, Ewen Henderson: backing vocals [3, 10] ;
Calum Alex Macmillan: backing vocals [10]

Tracks

  1. ‘S Trusaidh mi na Coilleagan: B’fhearr leam fhìn gum beireadh an tè eile / Seallaibh Curraigh Eòghainn / ‘S Trusaidh mi na Coilleagan (puirt à beul) (4.18)
  2. 12th of June: Shiny Side / 12th of June / Francis Street No 3 (jigs) (4.04)
  3. Tha Fadachd orm Fhìn (song) (5.24)
  4. Donald MacLeod Reels: Traditional Reel / John Garroway / Drumlithie (reels) (4.14)
  5. Òran Bhàgh a’ Chàise (song) (4.03)
  6. Mary’s Fancy: Peggy MacLean / The Black Horse / Am Bàll a bhànns an Oban / Mary’s Fancy (strathspey and reels) (4.49)
  7. A Nìghneag a Ghràidh (song) (4.52)
  8. Bodach Innse Chrò: Amadan Gorach / The Amadan Quickstep Bodach Innse Chrò (puirt à beul) (3.20)
  9. Happy Fish: The Fossilised Fisherman / Happy Hour (tunes) (4.25)
  10. Turas Dhòmhsa Chun na Galldachd (song) (4.13)
  11. Chì mi’n Toman (air) (5.36)

All tunes and songs traditional except
Tracks 2a, 9b Murdo Cameron;
Track 2b Angus MacKenzie;
Track 2c Alasdair White;
Tracks 4bc Donald MacLeod;
Track 5 Aonghas Moireasdan;
Track 6b John Morris Rankin;
Track 7 Murdo Morrison;
Track 8b Alasdair White, Angus MacKenzie, Gabe McVarish, Murdo Cameron, Ross Martin;
Track 9a Ross Martin

> Folk Music > Records > Dàimh: Stopped in Our Tracks

Dàimh: Stopped in Our Tracks

Dàimh: Stopped in Our Tracks (Goat Island)

Stopped in Our Tracks
Dàimh

Goat Island Music (DL, UK, 10 May 2020)

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In 2019 Dàimh began work on an exciting new recording project. The ambitious plan was (and still is) to check into different studios around the world as we passed by on tour, record a new piece of music and film a video on location. The resulting videos were then to be released on our own Single Tracks channel with an album of the same name to be released once there was sufficient material.

The project got off to a flying start and saw the band recording in such exotic locations as Biggar, Washington and Glenfinnan until the Covid-19 situation and the resulting travel restrictions and tour cancellations saw us Stopped in Our Tracks.

Track 1 recorded by Jordan Cunningham at Sage Arts Recording Studio, Arlington WA, on 14 October 2019;
Track 2 recorded by Chris Waite at Gran’s House Studio, Biggar, on 15 January 2019;
Track 3 rRecorded by Hector MacInnes at Old Laundry Productions, Glenfinnan, on 16 May 2019

Musicians

Angus MacKenzie: Highland pipes, border pipes, whistles;
Ellen MacDonald: Gaelic song;
Gabe McVarish: fiddles;
Murdo Cameron: accordion, mandola;
Ross Martin: guitars;
Alasdair White: fiddles

Tracks

  1. Dòmhnaill an Dannsair (Donald the Dancer) (4.38)
  2. Triangle Reels: The Triangle / Margaret MacDonald’s Delight (4.05)
  3. Òran eile do’n Phrionnsa (3.05)

Track 1: Lachlan Livingstone;
Track 2: trad. arr. Dàimh

Videos

Dòmhnaill an Dannsair:

Triangle Reels:

> Folk Music > Records > Dàimh: Sula

Dàimh: Sula

Dàimh: Sula (Goat Island GIMCD006)

Sula
Dàimh

Goat Island Music GIMCD006 (CD, UK, 2 June 2023)

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Recorded by Barry Reid at Black Bay Studios and GloWorm Recording;
Additional recording at Rose Croft Studios;
Mixed by Barry Reid;
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering;
Artwork and layout by Loom Graphics

Folk Radio review by Johnny Whalley

Musicians

Alasdair White: fiddles, banjo;
Angus MacKenzie: Highland pipes, border pipes, whistles;
Ellen MacDonald: Gaelic song;
Gabe McVarish: fiddles;
Murdo Cameron: accordion, mandola;
Ross Martin: guitars

with guests:
Martin O’Neill: bodhrán [1, 3, 5];
James Lindsay: double bass [1-2, 4-5, 8-9];
Megan Henderson: backing vocals [2, 4-5, 7];
Ewen Henderson, Calum Alex Macmillan: backing vocals [5, 7]

Tracks

  1. If It Plays: If It Plays in Peoria / Hit the Toad / Samhradh Beag an Dàmhair (4.06)
  2. Chaidh Mis’ a dh’Eubhal Imprig (3.56)
  3. Miss MacGregor’s Traditional Jigs: I Lost My Love / Drummond Castle / Miss MacGregor’s Favourite (4.10)
  4. Tàladh Choinnich Òig (3.33)
  5. Tha Ghaoth an Iar a’ Gobachadh (4.12)
  6. Puff Puff: Siod am Gaol a bh’agad Orm (John Roy Stuart) / Craig-a-Bhodaich / The Lassie That Beguiled Me / The Uist Reel / Angus MacKenzie’s (4.46)
  7. An Dubh Ghleannach (5.22)
  8. Peggy Shrimpy Jonny (3.54)
  9. Altsasaig (3.32)
  10. Laoidh Fhearchair Eòghainn (5.05)

All tracks trad. arr. D˚aimh except
Track 1a Angus MacKenzie, Murdo Cameron;
Tracks 1bc, 8b Alasdair White;
Track 6b PM Donald McLeod;
Track 6e Fraser Shaw Track 7 Alasdair McKinnon;
Track 8a Gabe McVarish;
Track 8c Angus MacKenzie;
Track 9 Murdo Cameron;
Track 10 Alasdair Ferguson