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The Border Fiddler

Geoff Purvis: The Border Fiddler (Fellside FE003)

The Border Fiddler
Dance Music from the England-Scotland Border
The Border Country Dance Band featuring Geoff Purvis

Fellside Recordings FE003 (LP, UK, 1976)
Fellside Recordings FECD3 (LP, UK, 1997)

Geoff Purvis: The Border Fiddler (Fellside FECD3)
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Recorded by Paul Adams;
Tracks 1-13 recorded on November 13-14, 1976, produced by Alistair Anderson;
CD Tracks 14-21 recorded on October 1977, produced by Paul Adams;
Photographs by Paul Adams;
Sleeve design and artwork by Mary Blood

Musicians

Geoff Purvis, fiddle;
The Border Country Dance Band:
    Geoff Purvis, fiddle;
    Alan Coulson, accordion [1-2, 4, 6, 7, 9-10, 13, 14-21];
    Robin Wilson, drums [1, 4, 6, 7, 10, 13];
    Ian Murray, drums [14-15, 17-21];
Terry Docherty, guitar [3, 5, 8, 11-12];
Ron Purvis, fiddle [11]

Tracks

LP Side 1LP Side 2
  1. [Band] Ian's Fancy / Jean's Reel / Micky Ainsworth reels (3.17)
  2. [GP, AC] Richard Brannan's Favourite / Kings Favorite / Portree Jig jigs (3.37)
  3. [GP, TD] Cooley's / Colonel Rodney / Sheehan's / Tom Billy's reels (4.23)
  4. [Band] Doonside Up / Nab Hornpipe / The Rialto hornpipes (2.55)
  5. [GP, TD] Professor Blackie march (2.36)
  6. [Band] The Rambling Pitchfork / Swallows Nest / Cherish the Ladies / Humours of Glendart jigs (4.02)
  1. [Band] Captain Cameron's / Scotlandwell / Tricia's Tune marches (3.28)
  2. [GP, TD] The Beeswing / The Tykeside hornpipes (2.43)
  3. [GP, AC] The Cuckoo Waltz waltz (2.53)
  4. [Band] Sally Gardens / O'Rourke's / Silver Spear / Down in the Broom marches (3.43)
  5. [GP, RP, TD] Yellow Haired Laddie slow air (3.35)
  6. [GP, TD] Master MacDermot's / Dillon Brown / Ron McDonald's reels (3.35)
  7. [Band] Joan C. MacKenzie / Cork Hill jigs (3.20)
CD Bonus Tracks (from The Border Country Dance Band)
  1. Trip to Bavaria / Bill Sutherland / Cadum Woods / Kenmay House reels (4.23)
  2. Davy's Brae / Tam's Hunting Horn / The 19th Hole / Donald Ian Rankine jigs (4.20)
  3. Dancing Fingers accordion solo (2.01)
  4. Braes of Breadalbane / Cambleton Kiltie Ball / Captain Home strathspeys (4.05)
  5. Mr & Mrs MacRogerson / The Pig That Shaks the Piggery / Mr & Mrs T.M. Robertson jigs (2.15)
  6. Morpeth Rant / Miss K. Rose / Miss C.M. Barfour / New High Level reels (4.41)
  7. Lassie Come Dance With Me / Hot Potato military two-step (2.15)
  8. Bratach Bana / Highland Donald & Black Bear / Airlie Bobbies reels (4.32)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1a Frank Reid;
Track 1b Bobby MacLeod;
Track 1c Ronnie Cooper;
Tracks 4b, 7c, 12c Tom Wilson;
Track 5 James Scott Scinner;
Tracks 7ab Douglas Muir;
Tracks 8ab James Hill;
Track 9 Johann Emanuel Jonasson;
Tracks 13a Jim Johnson;
Tracks 14a, 15d, 19d Andrew Rankine;
Tracks 14bcd Adam Rennie;
Track 15a Jim Johnstone;
Tracks 15bc Ian Munroe;
Track 16 Heinz Gerlach;
Tracks 18ac, 19bc Iain McPhail;
Track 18b Ross

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The Border Country Dance Band

The Border Country Dance Band (Fellside FE003)

The Border Country Dance Band
The Border Country Dance Band

Fellside Recordings FE007 (LP, UK, 1977)

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Recorded and produced by Paul Adams, October 1977;
Photographs by Paul Adams;
Sleeve design and artwork by Mary Blood

Musicians

Alan Coulson, accordion;
Geoff Purvis, fiddle;
Ian Murray, drums

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Trip to Bavaria / Bill Sutherland / Cadum Woods / Kenmay House reels (4.23)
  2. Denis Murphy's / The Athlone / Sherlock's hornpipes
  3. Davy's Brae / Iain's Hunting Horn / The 19th Hole / Donald Ian Rankine jigs (4.20)
  4. Dancing Fingers accordion solo (2.01)
  5. Braes of Breadalbane / Cambleton Kiltie Ball / Captain Home strathspeys (4.05)
  6. Maguire's / Rattigan's / Jackie Colman's reels
  1. Mr & Mrs MacRogerson / The Pig That Shaks the Piggery / Mr & Mrs T.M. Robertson jigs (2.15)
  2. Bratach Bana / Highland Donald & Black Bear / Airlie Bobbies reels (4.32)
  3. Lassie Come Dance With Me / Hot Potato military two-step (2.15)
  4. Morpeth Rant / Miss K. Rose / Miss C.M. Barfour / New High Level reels (4.41)
  5. When You and I Were Young, Maggie Dear
  6. The Castle jog

All tracks trad. except
Track 1a, 3d, 10d Andrew Rankine;
Track 1bcd Adam Rennie;
Track 3a Jim Johnstone;
Track 3bc Ian Munroe;
Track 4 Heinz Gerlach;
Track 7ac, 10bc Iain McPhail;
Track 7b Ross;
Track 11 Jimmy McHugh, Jack Frost

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The Border Dance Band at Gretna Hall

The Border Dance Band at Gretna Hall (Fellside FE020)

The Border Dance Band at Gretna Hall
The Border Dance Band

Fellside Recordings FE020 (LP, UK, 1980)

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Paul and Linda Adams, Country Hirings, LP, Sweet Folk All SFA 053, 1976

Paul and Linda Adams, Among the Old Familiar Mountains, LP, Fellside FE006, 1977

Various Artists, Banklands: The Story of Fellside Records, CD, Fellside FECB100, 1994

Various Artists, Landmarks: 25 Years of a Leading Folk Music Label, 3 CD, Fellside FECD203, 2006

Various Artists, Destination: The End of an Era for a Leading Folk Music Label, 3 CD, Fellside FECD282, June 29, 2018