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Isla St Clair Sings Traditional Scottish Songs

Isla St Clair Sings Traditional Scottish Songs (Tangent TGS 112)

Isla St Clair Sings Traditional Scottish Songs
Isla St Clair

Tangent Records TGS 112 (LP, UK, 1972)

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Produced by Frederick Woods;
Recorded by Dave Sibbald at Craighall Studios, Edinburgh, in November 1971;
Sleeve notes by Hamish Henderson;
Cover photography by Ian McCalman

Musicians

Isla St Clair, vocals;
Tom Ward, English concertina [2]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Herring's Heid (Roud 128)
  2. The Fisherman's Lassie
  3. Lullin' the Littlun
  4. Will Ye Gang, Love (Roud 6261; G/D 6:1215)
  5. O Charlie, O Charlie (Roud 2584; G/D 3:401)
  6. I Lost My Love (port a beul)
  7. Jeannie Jenkins (kid's rhyme)
  8. Street and Playground Songs
  1. MacCrimmon’s Lament (Roud 5134)
  2. Will Ye Go to Sheriffmuir (RoudBS B57036)
  3. The Plooman Laddies (Roud 3448)
  4. Annie of Lochroyan (Roud 49; Child 76; G/D 6:1226)

Tracks 1, 5, 11-12 trad.;
Tracks 2, 10 trad. arr. Isla St Clair, Tom Ward;
Track 3 Zetta Doran (Sinclair);
Tracks 4, 8 trad. arr. Isla St Clair;
Tracks 7, 9 trad. arr. Zetta Doran (Sinclair);

> Folk Music > Records > Isla St Clair: The Song and the Story

The Song and the Story

Isla St Clair: The Song and the Story (Clare ISLA 1)

The Song and the Story
Isla St Clair

Clare Records (BBC Enterprises) ISLA 1 (LP, UK, 1981)

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This is the soundtrack to the BBC television series of the same name.
Produced by Rick Kemp
Research by Maddy Prior

Musicians

Isla St Clair, vocals;
John O'Connor, guitars;
Richie Close, keyboards;
Rick Kemp, bass;
Nigel Pegrum, drums and percussion;
Bob Loveday, fiddle

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
Rogues and RascalsMiners and Mill Girls
  1. Sovay (Roud 7; Laws N21; Henry H35)
  2. Adieu Ye Streams (Roud 8707)
  3. A Smuggler's Song (Henry H494)
  4. Shooting Goshen's Cock-Ups (Roud 902)
  1. Trimden Grange Explosion (Roud 3189)
  2. The Bold English Navvy (Roud 516; G/D 4:787)
  3. The Blackleg Miner (Roud 3193)
  4. The Weaver and the Factory Maid (Roud 17771)
Farmers and FishermenTravelling People
  1. The Plooman Laddies (Roud 3448)
  2. Three Score and Ten (Roud 16873)
  3. The Machiner's Song (Roud 874)
  4. The Fisherman's Wife
  1. The Gallant Frigate Amphitrite (Roud 4706; Henry H539)
  2. The Yellow Handkerchief (Roud 954)
  3. The Curragh of Kildare (Roud 583; G/D 6:1104)
  4. Goodbye to the Thirty-Foot Trailer
  5. Copshawholme Fair (Roud 9139)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 words Rudyard Kipling, music Peter Bellamy;
Track 9 Tommy Armstrong;
Track 15 Ewan MacColl

> Folk Music > Records > Isla St Clair: Inheritance

Inheritance

Isla St Clair: Inheritance (Moidart MOICD 008)

Inheritance
Isla St Clair

Moidart MOICD 008 (CD, UK, 1993)

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Produced and arranged by Alan Park;
Recorded at Pelican Studios, London;
Mastered at SRT Studios;
Album notes by Iain MacLay;
Front cover photo by Chris Bishop;
Design by John John Pasche

Musicians

Isla St Clair, vocals;
Alan Park, keyboards;
Steve Lauri, acoustic guitar;
Benny Gallagher, accordion;
Pipe Major Kenneth A. MacLennan, Highland bagpipes

Tracks

  1. Flowers of the Forest (Roud 3812) (4.42)
  2. Ye Jacobites By Name (Roud 5517) (3.12)
  3. Smile in Your Sleep (4.53)
  4. Fareweel tae Tarwarthie (Roud 2562; G/D 1:15) (5.06)
  5. Fear a' Bhàta (Roud 4356; Henry H834) (5.04)
  6. MacCrimmon’s Lament (Roud 5134) (3.51)
  7. The 51st Highland Division's Farewell to Sicily (4.52)
  8. Come Ye O'er Frae France (Roud 5814; G/D 1:120) (2.46)
  9. Hush Ye Noo (3.08)
  10. The Norland Wind (3.49)
  11. The Freedom Come-All-Ye (5.05)
  12. The Hills of Ardmorn (4.18)

Track 1 words Jane Elliot / music trad.;
Tracks 2,4-6, 8 trad.;
Track 3 Jim McLean;
Tracks 7, 11 Hamish Henderson;
Track 9 Isla St Clair;
Track 10 Violet Jacob, Jim Reid;
Track 12 Roy Williamson

> Folk Music > Records > Isla St Clair: Tatties & Herrin': The Land

Tatties & Herrin': The Land

Isla St Clair: Tatties & Herrin': The Land (Greentrax CDTRAX 145)

Tatties & Herrin': The Land
Isla St Clair

Greentrax CDTRAX 145 (CD, UK, December 1997)

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The first of two albums from the BBC Radio 2 series Tatties & Herrin', transmitted in 1995. Isla St Clair sings the songs and tells the stories of her own people from North-East Scotland. The series of six programmes was divided equally into two themes—The Land and The Sea—and was recorded on location before a very enthusiastic audience.

Produced for the BBC by Phil Whittaker;
Recorded by John Cole live at the village hall of Byfield, Northamptonshire;
First transmitted in May and June 1995;
Researched by Dr Ian A. Olsen, Aberdeen University;
Front cover photo by kind permission of Aberdeen City Library & Cultural Services;
Original photo of Isla St Clair by Tony Sawford;
Digital design by John Haxby, Art Surgery, Edinburgh

Musicians

Isla St Clair, vocals

Tracks

  1. Tatties and Herrin' (Roud 16927) (0.30)
  2. The Plooman Laddies (Roud 3448) (2.45)
  3. Wi My Rovin Eye (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152) (3.20)
  4. Arlin's Fine Braes (Roud 517; G/D 3:415) (2.40)
  5. Up the Noran Water (Shy Geordie) (Roud 23398) (2.40)
  6. Bogie's Bonnie Belle (Roud 2155; G/D 7:1396) (3.15)
  7. The Kirk o' Birnieboozle (Roud 3343; G/D 4:876) (3.20)
  8. Drumdelgie (Roud 2180; G/D 3:384) (2.30)
  9. Chairlie o' Chairlie (Pitgair) (Roud 2584; G/D 3:401) (2.00)
  10. Band o' Shearers (Roud 1524; G/D 3:406) (2.12)
  11. Johnny Sangster (Roud 2164; G/D 3:407) (2.05)
  12. Guise o' Tough (Roud 3800; G/D 3:378) (2.30)
  13. Barnyards o' Delgaty (Roud 2136; G/D 3:347) (3.07)
  14. Nicky Tams (Roud 1875) (2.40)
  15. The Dying Ploughboy (The Term) (Roud 2514; G/D 3:700) (3.15)
  16. Twa Recruiting Sergeants (Roud 3356; G/D 1:77) (3.45)
  17. The Emigrants Farewell to Donside (Roud 1801; G/D 8:1516) (3.47)
  18. Hilly's Man (2.20)
  19. Tatties and Herrin' (Roud 16927) (2.15)

All tracks trad. except
Track 5 poem by Helen Cruickshank, music Jim Reid;
Track 9 trad. (attributed to Shaw of Alvah);
Track 14 George S. Morris;
Track 15 Rev. R.A. Calder of Glenlivet;
Track 18 trad. (attributed to Harry Gordon)

> Folk Music > Records > Isla St Clair: Tatties & Herrin': The Sea

Tatties & Herrin': The Sea

Isla St Clair: Tatties & Herrin': The Sea (Greentrax CDTRAX 146)

Tatties & Herrin': The Sea
Isla St Clair

Greentrax CDTRAX 146 (CD, UK, December 1997)

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The second of two albums from the BBC Radio 2 series Tatties & Herrin', transmitted in 1995. Isla St Clair sings the songs and tells the stories of her own people from North-East Scotland. The series of six programmes was divided equally into two themes—The Land and The Sea—and was recorded on location before a very enthusiastic audience.

Produced for the BBC by Phil Whittaker;
Recorded by John Cole live at the village hall of Byfield, Northamptonshire;
First transmitted in May and June 1995;
Researched by Dr Ian A. Olsen, Aberdeen University;
Front cover photo by kind permission of Aberdeen City Library & Cultural Services;
Original photo of Isla St Clair by Tony Sawford;
Digital design by John Haxby, Art Surgery, Edinburgh

Musicians

Isla St Clair, vocals

Tracks

  1. Tatties and Herrin' (Roud 16927) (0.30)
  2. Song of the Fishgutters (Come All Ye Fisher Lassies) (1.40)
  3. Skippin' Barfit (Roud 9750) (3.27)
  4. Lullin the Littlin' (2.30)
  5. Children's Nonsense Songs (1.55)
  6. The Bonnie Fisher Lass (Roud 5881; G/D 3:485) (3.34)
  7. The Fisherman's Lassie (2.25)
  8. The Shoals of Herring (Roud 13642) (2.50)
  9. The Greenland Whale Fishery (Roud 347; Laws K21; G/D 1:9) (5.10)
  10. Fareweel to Tarwarthie (Roud 2562; G/D 1:15) (2.37)
  11. The Mermaid (Roud 181; Laws K27) (2.53)
  12. Bonnie Boats o' Buckie (2.42)
  13. The Herring's Heid (Roud 128) (3.12)
  14. Johnny My Man (Roud 845; G/D 3:587; Henry H807) (3.50)
  15. Will Your Anchor Hold? (3.42)
  16. The Lifeboat (2.02)
  17. The Song of the Fisherman's Wife (2.15)
  18. Couthy Cullen (2.05)
  19. Tatties and Herrin' (Roud 16927) (2.15)

All tracks trad. except
Tracks 2, 8, 17 Ewan MacColl;
Tracks 4, 16-18 Zetta Sinclair;
Track 10 George Scroggie;
Track 15 W.J. Kirkpatrick, Priscilla J. Owens

> Folk Music > Records > Isla St Clair: When the Pipers Play

When the Pipers Play

Isla St Clair: When the Pipers Play (REL RECD528)

When the Pipers Play
Isla St Clair

REL Records RECD528 (CD, UK, 1998)

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Produced by Patrick King and Ian Lynn;
Recorded by Ian Lynn at Tangmere, Surrey;
Location recording by Brian Dewar at Redforth, Edinburgh;
Cover design by Jonathan Culliung;
Photographs of Isla St Clair by Edi Kosmin;
Photographs of pipers by Rod Brewster

Musicians

Isla St Clair, vocals;
Dirk Campbell, uilleann pipes, low whistle;
Alison Taylor, viola;
Ian Lynn, guitar, keyboards, banjo, penny whistle;
Jerry Stevenson, Pete Zorn, guitars;
Pipe Major Jim Banks, great Highland bagpipe solos;
Pipe Majors Brian MacRae, Tony Kelly and George Smith, additional piping;
massed pipers of all Scottish regiments [7, 9]

Tracks

  1. When the Pipers Play (4.36)
  2. Ticonderoga (4.27)
  3. Teady O'Neale (4.25)
  4. The Piper at the Alamo (3.35)
  5. Flowers of the Forest (Roud 3812) (3.48)
  6. The American Piper (4.33)
  7. The French King's Bodyguard bagpipes (1.48)
  8. Mouth Music (2.47)
  9. Irish Dance bagpipes (2.07)
  10. Twa Recruiting Sergeants (Roud 3356; G/D 1:77) (3.24)
  11. Muir of Culloden (Roud 3777; G/D 1:127) (4.01)
  12. A Hundred Pipers (3.41)

Tracks 1-2 Patrick King, Terry Trower;
Tracks 3, 5, 10 trad. arr. Ian Lynn;
Tracks 4, 6 Patrick King, Ian Lynn;
Tracks 7, 12 trad. arr. Patrick King, Jim Banks;
Tracks 8, 11 trad. arr. Isla St Clair;
Track 9 trad. arr. Jim Banks

> Folk Music > Records > Isla St Clair: Royal Lovers & Scandals

Royal Lovers & Scandals

Isla St Clair: Royal Lovers & Scandals (REL / Highland Classics REHCD532)

Royal Lovers & Scandals
Isla St Clair

REL Records / Highland Classics REHCD532 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Produced by Patrick King and Isla St Clair;
Recorded by Andy Thomson at Gighouse Studious, Harbury, Warwickshire;
Cover design by Steve Ryder;
Photograph of Isla St Clair by Ivan Harriman

Musicians

Isla St Clair, vocals;
Joe O'Donnell, fiddle;
Danny Prendergast, guitar

Tracks

  1. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (4.34)
  2. Earl of Errol (Roud 96; Child 231; G/D 7:1366) (3.53)
  3. Matty Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (5.49)
  4. Marie Hamilton (Roud 79; Child 173; G/D 2:195) (6.06)
  5. The Gaberlunzie Man (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274; Henry H183) (4.38)
  6. Queen Jane (Roud 77; Child 170; G/D 3:693) (2.47)
  7. The Bonnie Earl of Moray (Roud 334; Child 181) (2.26)
  8. The Bonny House of Airlie (Roud 794; Child 199; G/D 2:233) (3.29)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Isla St Clair: Murder & Mayhem

Murder & Mayhem

Isla St Clair: Murder & Mayhem (REL / Highland Classics REHCD533)

Murder & Mayhem
Isla St Clair

REL Records / Highland Classics REHCD533 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Produced by Patrick King and Isla St Clair;
Recorded by Andy Thomson at Gighouse Studious, Harbury, Warwickshire;
Cover design by Steve Ryder;
Photograph of Isla St Clair by Ivan Harriman

Musicians

Isla St Clair, vocals;
Joe O'Donnell, fiddle;
Danny Prendergast, guitar

Tracks

  1. The Baron of Brackley (Roud 4017; Child 203; G/D 2:234) (5.20)
  2. The Battle of Harlaw (Roud 2861; Child 163; G/D 1:112) (2.28)
  3. Barthram's Dirge (2.40)
  4. The Twa Corbies (Roud 5; Child 26) (4.04)
  5. The Banks of Sweet Dundee (Roud 148; Laws M25; G/D 2:224) (3.14)
  6. Helen of Kirkconnell (Roud 8191) (3.54)
  7. Eppie Morrie (Roud 2583; Child 223) (3.25)
  8. Reynardine (Roud 397; Laws P15; G/D 2:333) (3.00)
  9. Lammikin (Roud 6; Child 93; G/D 2:187; Henry H735) (5.32)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 Robert Surtees (1779-1834), from Walter Scott's The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border

> Folk Music > Records > Isla St Clair: Looking Forward to the Past

Looking Forward to the Past

Isla St Clair: Looking Forward to the Past (Highland Classics HCLA C104)

Looking Forward to the Past
Isla St Clair

Highland Classics HCLA C104 (CD, UK, February 2004)

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Produced by Patrick King and Isla St Clair;
[3, 5, 7, 9] co-produced with Ian Lynn;
Recorded by Ian Lynn at Tangmere, Surrey, and by Jerry Playle at Reel Life Music, Alyesbury;
Cover design by Steve Ryder;
Photograph of Isla St Clair by Pete Simkins

Musicians

Isla St Clair, vocals;
Ian Lynn, keyboards, backing vocals;
Danny Prendergast, guitar, backing vocals;
Jerry Playle, bass, backing vocals

Tracks

  1. Songbird (3.20)
  2. Who Knows Where The Time Goes? (4.08)
  3. Bridge Over Troubled Water (5.09)
  4. Lowlands Away (Roud 681; Henry H469) (2.42)
  5. Ae Fond Kiss (Roud V1011) (4.17)
  6. The Boatman (Fhír a Bhata) (Roud 4356; Henry H834) (5.10)
  7. The Ballad of Danny Boy (4.14)
  8. The Border Widow's Lament (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163) (3.24)
  9. My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose (Roud 12946) (3.29)
  10. As Time Goes By (3.44)
  11. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue (2.26)

Track 1 Christine McVie;
Track 2 Sandy Denny;
Track 3 Paul Simon;
Tracks 4-5 trad. arr. Isla St Clair;
Tracks 6, 8 trad. arr. Isla St Clair, Jerry Playle, Danny Prendergast;
Tracks 7, 9 trad. arr. Ian Lynn, Isla St Clair, Patrick King;
Track 10 Herman Hupfield;
Track 11 Richard Leigh