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Gordon Easton: The Last of the Clydesdales

The Last of the Clydesdales (Autumn Harvest AH 005)

The Last of the Clydesdales
Gordon Easton (1924-2014)

Autumn Harvest AH 005 (CD, UK, 2007)

Recorded by Tom Spiers at the Fife Traditional Singing Festival, Collessie, Fife in May 2004 - May 2007;
Production, design and song transcriptions by Peter Shepheard.

Song texts and notes

Musicians

Gordon Easton: vocals

Tracks

  1. The Last of the Clydesdales (Roud 22005) (1.52)
  2. The Banks of Inverurie (Roud 1415; G/D 6:1263) (4.41)
  3. The Bonnie Lass o Fyvie (Roud 545; G/D 1:84) (4.32)
  4. The Barnyards o Delgaty (Roud 2136; G/D 3:347) (4.10)
  5. Bonnie Bessie Logan (Roud 21824) (2.12)
  6. Briggie’s Gerse Park (Roud 22007) (3.19)
  7. Fee’d tae the Drum (Roud 15812) (3.05)
  8. Jimmy Raeburn (Roud 600; G/D 8:1535; Henry H151) (2.29)
  9. My ain Native Buchan (Roud 22009) (2.53)
  10. The Laird o Drum (Roud 247; Child 236; G/D 4:835) (6.48)
  11. The Randy Piper (Roud 22008) (2.17)
  12. Yellow on the Broom (Roud 22006) (3.45)
  13. Mains o Pittendree (Roud 15811) (3.59)
  14. Muckin o Geordie’s Byre (Roud 2137; G/D 7:1303) (3.29)
  15. The Beggar Man (Roud 119; Child 280; G/D 2:277; Henry H810) (4.55)
  16. The Tyrie Song (Roud 22010) (5.08)
  17. The Bleacher Lassie o Kelvinhaugh (Roud 3325; G/D 5:1041) (3.34)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 Archie Webster, ca. 1950;
Track 7 Frank Henry;
Track 9 poem by Alec Elphinstone, tune Bonnie Strathyre;
Track 12 Adam McNaughtan;
Track 13 poem by J.C. Mile of Memsie adapted by Rev. Charlie Burnie of Tyrie, tune Gordon Easton;
Track 14 George Morris

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The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 1 (Sleepytown SLPYCD001) Various Artists, The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 1, CD, Sleepytown SLPYCD001, 1999

The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 2 (Sleepytown SLPYCD006) Various Artists, The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 2, CD, Sleepytown SLPYCD006, 2000

The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 3 (Sleepytown SLPYCD011) Various Artists, The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 3, CD, Sleepytown SLPYCD011, 2001

Here's a Health to the Company (Autumn Harvest AH 002) Various Artists, Here's a Health to the Company (Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 1), CD, Autumn Harvest AH 002, 2005

Some Rants o' Fun (Autumn Harvest AH 004) Various Artists, Some Rants o' Fun (Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 3), CD, Autumn Harvest AH 004, 2007

Nick-Knack on the Waa (Autumn Harvest AH 006) Various Artists, Nick-Knack on the Waa (Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 4), CD, Autumn Harvest AH 006, 2008