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Ian Bruce: Blodwen's Dream

Blodwen's Dream Promo Letter: Fellside's First CD Release

Ian Bruce: Blodwen's Dream (Fellside FECD76)

Blodwen's Dream
Ian Bruce

Fellside Recordings FECD76 (LP, UK, 1990)

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Recorded October/November 1989 at Fellside by Paul Adams and Graham Bell;
Produced by Paul Adams;
Cover photograph by Castle Photographics;
Artwork and layout by Mary Blood

Musicians

Ian Bruce, vocals, acoustic guitar;
Marysia Lessnau, harmony vocals;
Jim Yule, acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals, drums on [2];
Clark Sorley, keyboards;
Andy McGlasson, drums, percussion;
Isobel Hirst, accordion;
Harry King, pipe

Tracks

  1. John (3.48)
  2. Factory Life (3.38)
  3. My Eldorado (6.57)
  4. Classical Music (5.15)
  5. Ghost of the Chair (5.15)
  6. Farewell Deep Blue (3.35)
  7. No Noise (4.02)
  8. This Peaceful Evening (3.00)
  9. I Can Play You Anything (3.42)
  10. Black Fog (4.54)
  11. Blodwen's Dream (4.11)

All tracks written by Ian Bruce except
Track 1 Ian Bruce, Stanage;
Track 3 Graeme Miles;
Track 6 Ian Bruce, Clark Sorley

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Ian Bruce: Out of Office

Ian Bruce: Out of Office (Fellside FECD85)

Out of Office
Ian Bruce

Fellside Recordings FECD85 (LP, UK, 1992)

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Recorded January/February 1992 at Fellside by Paul Adams and Graham Bell;
Produced by Paul Adams;
Cover photograph by Ian McCalman, Castle Photographics;
Artwork and layout by Mary Blood

Musicians

Ian Bruce, vocals, harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass, Scotsman's skull;
Jim Yule, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, backing vocals;
Marysia Lessnau, harmony vocals, duet vocals, scream;
Ian “Skippy” Murray, drums, percussion;
Isobel Hirst, accordion, vibraslap;
Tracy Gilbert, bass;
Tom McConville, fiddle, violin

Tracks

  1. Night Time Cowboys (3.58)
  2. All Roads Lead to Home (5.46)
  3. (You Have to) Believe in Love (3.37)
  4. The Touch and the Go (5.01)
  5. Rattlers (2.37)
  6. When the Bough Breaks (2.58)
  7. Had to Find a Phone (3.03)
  8. All Used Up (4.01)
  9. Jimmy Come Solo (3.21)
  10. (The Irony of) No Smoking Day, March '87 (3.54)
  11. Butlins Girl (3.50)
  12. Labyrinth of Chance (5.33)

All tracks written by Ian Bruce except
Tracks 2, 4, 6 Ian Bruce, Ian Walker;
Track 3 Ian Bruce, Ian Murray;
Track 8 Utah Phillips

> Folk Music > Records > Fraser and Ian Bruce: The Best of… Mrs Bruce's Boys

Fraser and Ian Bruce: The Best of… Mrs Bruce's Boys

Fraser and Ian Bruce: The Best of… Mrs Bruce's Boys (Greentrax CDTRAX 385)

The Best of… Mrs Bruce's Boys
Fraser and Ian Bruce

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 385 (2 CD, UK, September 2015)

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Remastered by Peter Haigh ar Pier House Studios;
Front cover photo by Caroline MacRobert;
Graphic design by John Slavin

Musicians

Fraser and Ian Bruce, guitar, vocals;
Alan Mairs, fiddle, mandolin [2, 4-5, 7-10, 12-15];
Rob Mairs, banjo, guitar [2, 4-5, 7-10, 12-15];
Ian Mairs, guitar [8-9];
Colin Forgrieve, accordion, drums [2, 4-5, 7-10, 12-15];
‘Stevie’ Stevenson, bass [8-9];
Donnie ‘Large’ MacDonald, tenor banjo [8-9];
Margaret Steel, piano [8-9];
Carol Jamieson, piano, brass, harpsichord, vocal harmonies [2, 4-5, 7, 10, 12-15];
Ian Harkness, bass [2, 4-5, 7, 10, 12-15];
Kenneth Meikle, drums [2, 4-5, 14-15];
Chris Miller, fiddle and Northumbrian pipes [2, 4-5, 14-15];
John Gahagan, whistles [7, 10, 12-13];
Tom Doyle, drums [7, 10, 12-13];
Ron Gardner, electric keyboards [7, 10, 12-13]

Tracks

  1. The King’s Shilling (4.05)
  2. Farewell to the Gold (4.55)
  3. Rise up Jock (4.13)
  4. Can Ye Sew Cushions? (Roud 5527) (4.18)
  5. Broken-Down Squatter (Roud 8392) (4.23)
  6. The Hills of Isle of Haut (3.28)
  7. Catch Me If You Can (3.55)
  8. Down Where the Drunkards Roll (3.10)
  9. Ring-a-Ring-a-Rosie (5.02)
  10. The Weddin’ (3.11)
  11. A Man You Don't Meet Every Day (Roud 975) (5.29)
  12. Bonnie Susie Clelland (Roud 45; Child 65) (5.18)
  13. Edinburgh (5.14)
  14. The Grey Funnel Line (3.33)
  15. Nostradamus (5.20)
  16. White Flower (3.22)

Track 1 Ian Sinclair;
Track 2 Paul Metsers;
Track 3 Bob and Carole Pegg;
Tracks 4-5, 7, 10-12 trad. arr. Fraser and Ian Bruce;
Track 6 Gordon Bok;
Track 8 Richard Thompson;
Track 9 Pete St. John;
Tracks 13, 16 Ian M. Bruce;
Track 14 Cyril Tawney;
Track 15 Al Stewart

Tracks 8-9 are from Mrs Bruce's Boys, Vol. 1, Rickety Rackety Records, 1980;
Tracks 2, 4-5, 14-15 are from Veil of the Ages, Klub Records, 1982;
Tracks 7, 10, 12-13 are from Mrs Bruce's Boys, Vol. 2, Klub Records, 1985;
Tracks 1, 3, 6, 11, 16 recorded live at The Royal Oak, Edinburgh, on May 18, 2015

> Folk Music > Records > Fraser and Ian Bruce, Pete Clark, Gregor Lowrey: Auld Hat New Heids

Auld Hat New Heids

Fraser and Ian Bruce, Pete Clark, Gregor Lowrey: Auld Hat New Heids (Rickety Rackety RRR005)

Auld Hat New Heids
Fraser Bruce, Ian Bruce, Pete Clark, Gregor Lowrey

Rickety Rackety Records RRR005 (CD, UK, July 10, 2017)

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Produced and mastered by Ian Bruce;
Recorded at The Raw Digital Studios, Letham, Fife;
Tracks 3, 5, 7-10 recorded live in front of an audience at Auchterarder Golf Club;
Booklet and label design by Mike Garden

Musicians

Fraser and Ian Bruce, guitar, vocals;
Pete Clark, fiddle;
Gregor Lowrey, accordion

Tracks

  1. Prelude (1.40)
  2. Doon in the Wee Room / Gallowa' Hills (Roud 3358) (5.21)
  3. Shoals of Herrin' (Roud 13642) (5.00)
  4. The Stoutest Man in the Forty Twa (Roud 1877; G/D 1:70) (3.40)
  5. Loch Tay Boat Song (Roud S243064) (4.15)
  6. The Jute Mill Song (Roud 2585) / Wark o' the Weavers (Roud 374) (6.22)
  7. Silver Darlings (4.27)
  8. The Diamond Ship (Roud 2172; G/D 1:11) (3.31)
  9. The John MacLean March (4.15)
  10. The Fairfield Crane (The Shipyard Apprentice) (2.37)
  11. Jock o' Hazeldean (Roud 250; Child 293; G/D 5:1029) (6.24)
  12. Three Nights and a Sunday Double Time (3.34)
  13. Been on the Road So Long (5.11)
  14. Twa Recruitin' Sergeants (Roud 3356; G/D 1:77) (4.10)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 Ian and Fraser Bruce;
Track 3 Ewan MacColl;
Track 6a Mary Brooksbank;
Track 7 Jim McLean;
Track 9 Hamish Henderson;
Track 10 Archie Fisher, Bobby Campbell, Norman Buchan;
Track 12 Matt McGinn;
Track 13 Alex Campbell

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Other records with Ian Bruce

Ian Walker, Flying High, LP, Fellside FE060, 1987

Ian Walker, Shadows in Time, LP, Fellside FE073, 1989

Various Artists, The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 2, CD, Linn CKD 052, 1996

Various Artists, The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 3, CD, Linn CKD 062, 1997

Various Artists, The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 4, CD, Linn CKD 083, 1998

Various Artists, The Complete Songs of Robert Burns Volume 8, CD, Linn CKD 143, 2000

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

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

Various Artists, The Scottish Diaspora, 2 CD, Greentrax CDTRAX 380, 2014

Various, 101 Scottish Songs: The Wee Red Book 2, DVD, TMSA DVD102, 2017

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