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Chris Sherburn & Findlay Napier: Two Men on a Boat

Chris Sherburn & Findlay Napier: Two Men on a Boat (Cheery Groove CHEERY001)

Two Men on a Boat
Chris Sherburn & Findlay Napier

Cheery Groove CHEERY001 (CD, UK, 6 January 2014)

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Engineered by Findlay Napier;
Mixed and mastered by Mark Freegard;
Photos by Richard Crawford;
Additional photos by Findlay Napier and Terry Oliver;
Cover by Keith Beattie

Musicians

Chris Sherburn: concertina;
Findlay Napier: guitar, vocals

Tracks

  1. Valentina (3:38)
  2. Johnny Cope (Roud 2315) (4:27)
  3. After the Last Bell Rings (4:09)
  4. A Wee Drappie O't (Roud 5610; G/D 3:560) (4:28)
  5. Spencer the Rover (Roud 1115; TYG 3) (5:25)
  6. Tender the Cattle With a Lonely Heart / The Watchmaker (3:27)
  7. Sold Out (3:45)
  8. Delta (5:06)
  9. MacPherson's Rant (Roud 2160; G/D 3:697) (3:53)
  10. One For the Ditch (5:05)
  11. Look Over the Hills and Far Away (4:27)

Tracks 1, 3 Boo Hewerdine, Findlay Napier;
Tracks 2, 5-6, 8 trad. arr. Chris Sherburn, Findlay Napier;
Track 4 trad. arr. Findlay Napier;
Track 7 Findlay Napier;
Track 9 Nick Turner, Findlay Napier;
Track 10 Gerry Rafferty

> Folk Music > Records > Findlay Napier: VIP Very Interesting Persons

Findlay Napier: VIP Very Interesting Persons

Findlay Napier: VIP Very Interesting Persons (Cheery Groove CHEERY002)

VIP Very Interesting Persons
Findlay Napier

Cheery Groove CHEERY002 (CD, UK, 12 January 2015)

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Produced by Boo Hewerdine;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mark Freegard at Kyoti Studio, Glasgow;
VIP illustrations by Chris Baldie;
Design and artwork by Martin Rowsell at Simply Marvellous Music;
Photography by David Boni

Musicians

Findlay Napier: vocals [1-11], backing vocals [6-7], guitar [1-2, 6-10], feet [2], handclaps [2], heavy foot [9];
Boo Hewerdine: guitar [1, 4-6, 8, 10], tremolo guitar [2], feet [2], handclaps [2, 9], ukulele [4], harmonium [4, 6, 10], backing vocals [4, 6], marimba [6];
Gustaf Ljunggreen: 12-string electric guitar [1], lap steel [1-2, 5, 7, 9], woodwind [3], choir [4], mandolin [4-5], flute [6, 8], synth bass [7], clarinet [8], bass clarinet [8], mandoguitar [10], fretless bass [10];
Gillian Frame: backing vocals [1, 3, 5];
Hamish Napier: piano [3, 5, 9], backing vocals [5];
Louis Abbott: backing vocals [3, 5];
Mark Freegard: ukulele [4], drum loops [6];
Roy Dodds: radiator [4], tambourine [4, 10], drum [4], percussion [7]

Tracks

  1. Hedy Lamarr (3.09)
  2. The Man Who Sold New York (3.55)
  3. An Idol in Decline (3.01)
  4. Eddie Banjo (2.36)
  5. What a Shame About George (3.47)
  6. Rising Sun (3.14)
  7. Sweet Science (2.59)
  8. Valentina (3.09)
  9. The Sport of Kings (3.22)
  10. Angel Falls (3.52)

All songs written by Boo Hewerdine and Findlay Napier except
Track 4b Jimmie Davis;
Track 7 Findlay Napier

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Findlay Napier: VIP Very Interesting Extras

Findlay Napier: VIP Very Interesting Extras (Cheery Groove CHEERY004)

VIP Very Interesting Extras
Findlay Napier

Cheery Groove CHEERY004 (CD EP, UK, 15 February 2016)

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Produced by Boo Hewerdine;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mark Freegard at Kyoti Studio, Glasgow;
Photography by David Boni

Musicians

Findlay Napier: vocals, guitar;
Boo Hewerdine: guitar, harmonium, ukulele;
Gustaf Ljunggren: lap steel, piano, banjo, bass clarinet, Casio SK1, toy piano, violin, drums;
Gillian Frame, Louis Abbott, Hamish Napier: backing vocals

Tracks

  1. How Will You Escape (3.35)
  2. Princess Rosanna Drowned in the Clyde (3.05)
  3. 52 DES (4.35)
  4. After the Last Bell Rings (4.17)
  5. Showfolk (5.10)

Tracks 1, 4 Boo Hewerdine, Findlay Napier;
Tracks 2-3 Findlay Napier;
Track 5 Boo Hewerdine

> Folk Music > Records > Findlay Napier: Glasgow

Findlay Napier: Glasgow

Findlay Napier: Glasgow (Cheery Groove CHEERY006)

Glasgow
Findlay Napier

Cheery Groove CHEERY006 (CD, UK, 13 October 2017)

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Produced by Boo Hewerdine;
Executive producers Jennifer Haase and Peter Napier;
Recorded by Chris Pepper at Motherlode Studio, Norfolk;
Mixed by Chris Pepper at Saltwell Studio;
Mastered by Paul Savage at Chem 19;
Design by Martin Rowsell at Simply Marvellous Music;
Cover photo by Raymond Depardon, Magnum Photography;
All other photos by Richard Crawford, Precious Productions

Musicians

Findlay Napier: guitar, vocals;
Boo Hewerdine: high-strung guitar, piano;
Donna Maciocia: backing vocals

Tracks

  1. Young Goths in the Necropolis (3.11)
  2. Wire Burners (3.02)
  3. Marchtown (4.19)
  4. St Anthony's Digging a Hole (3.32)
  5. Glasgow (3.45)
  6. Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice (3.56)
  7. A Walk Across the Rooftops (3.27)
  8. There's More to Building Ships (3.02)
  9. The Locarno, Sauchiehall Street 1928 (3.26)
  10. King Kong’s Visit to Glasgow (3.06)
  11. The Blue Lagoon (2.25)

Tracks 1, 4, 8 Findlay Napier;
Tracks 2, 9, 11 Findlay Napier, Boo Hewerdine;
Track 3 Emma Pollock;
Track 5 Julia Doogan;
Track 6 Ron Clak, Carl McDougall;
Track 7 Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell;
Track 10 Michael Marra

> Folk Music > Records > Findlay Napier & Megan Henwood: Story Song Scientists

Findlay Napier & Megan Henwood: Story Song Scientists

Findlay Napier & Megan Henwood: Story Song Scientists (Dharma DHARMACD33)

Story Song Scientists
Findlay Napier & Megan Henwood

Dharma Records DHARMACD33 (DL EP, UK, 1 March 2019)

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Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joe Henwood at Henwood Studios

Musicians

Findlay Napier: vocals, acoustic guitar [1, 4-6], electric guitar [2];
Megan Henwood: vocals, acoustic guitar [2-3], electric guitar [1, 6], piano [4], Rhodes [4], stylophone [6], drum programming [6];
Joe Henwood: bass [3, 5]

Tracks

  1. Unnameable Radio (3.35)
  2. Shepherd (3.33)
  3. End of Numbers (2.52)
  4. North Pond Phantom (3.29)
  5. Wild Wild Country (3.22)
  6. The Last Straw (3.15)

All tracks written by Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier

> Folk Music > Records > Findlay Napier & Gillian Frame: The Ledger

Findlay Napier & Gillian Frame: The Ledger

Findlay Napier & Gillian Frame: The Ledger (Cheery Groove CHEERY008)

*** Mainly Norfolk's Album of the Year 2020 ***

The Ledger
Traditional Scottish Folk Songs
Findlay Napier & Gillian Frame with Mike Vass

Cheery Groove CHEERY008 (CD, UK, 1 May 2020)

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The Ledger is a time capsule of the fledgling Scottish folk scene.

Every week in the late 1950s and early 1960s The Scotsman published a traditional Scottish folk song with lyrics and melody alongside an explanatory article by folklorist Norman Buchan. Findlay Napier's grandfather, Findlay Cumming, cut them out of the newspaper and pasted them into a ledger. Buchan’s articles were collected and published as 101 Scottish Songs and later as The Scottish Folksinger, two of the most influential books on the Scottish Folk scene past and present.

In early 2018 Findlay Napier, Gillian Frame and Mike Vass whittled over sixty neatly cut and pasted songs from the ledger down to the songs on this recording. At first they searched for a theme but in the end they chose the ten they liked singing the most.

Produced, recorded and mixed by Mike Vass at Gloworm Studios, Glasgow;
Mastered by Peter Beckman at Technology Works;
Photos and design by Elly Lucas

Folk Radio UK review by David Pratt

Musicians

Gillian Frame: fiddle, lead and backing vocals;
Findlay Napier: guitar, high strung guitar, lead and backing vocals;
Mike Vass: tenor guitar, fiddle, music box;
Euan Burton: bass;
Steve Fivey: percussion

Tracks

  1. Bonnie George Campbell (Roud 338; Child 210) (2.56)
  2. Burnie Bushel (Roud 3343; G/D 4:876) (1.34)
  3. Baloo Baleery (Roud 25914) (2.35)
  4. Van Diemen's Land (Roud 519; Laws L18; G/D 2:252) (3.03)
  5. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (6.07)
  6. Walking All Alane (3.51)
  7. Jamie Raeburn (Roud 600; G/D 8:1535; Henry H151) (4.08)
  8. Twa Recruitin' Sergeants (Roud 3356; G/D 1:77) (6.00)
  9. Mormond Braes (Roud 2171; G/D 6:1142) (4.18)
  10. The Road to Dundee (Roud 2300; G/D 5:971) (3.06)

All tracks trad. except
Track 6 Ann Neilson

Video

Findlay Napier and Gillian Frame at TEDSummit 2019

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Other records with Findlay Napier

RSAMD students, No.1 Scottish: Traditional Music from the RSAMD, CD, RSAMD, 2002, Greentrax CDTRAX310, 2006

Various Artists, The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 11, 2 CD, Linn CKD 200, 2002

Various Artists, The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 12, CD, Linn CKD 201, 2002

Fiona Hunter, Fiona Hunter, CD, Rusty Squash Horn RSH004CD, 2014

The Rough Guide to Scottish Music (World Music RGNET 1310 CD) Various Artists, The Rough Guide to Scottish Music (Third Edition), 2 CD, World Music RGNET 1310 CD, 2014

Various Artists, Scotia Nova, CD, Greentrax CDTRAX387, 2016

Various Artists, Shake the Chains, CD, Quercus QRCD003, 2017