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John MacDonald: The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire

John MacDonald: The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire (Greentrax CDTRAX 9053)

The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire
Scots Ballads, Bothy Songs and Melodeon Tunes
John MacDonald (1905-19xx)

Topic Records 12TS263 (LP, UK, 1975)
Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9053 (CD, UK, 1998)

Recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the singer's caravan, Pitgaveny, Elgin, Morayshire, November 1974;
Produced by Tony Engle;
Sleeve design and photography by Tony Russell;
Notes by Hamish Henderson

Musicians

John MacDonald, vocals [1-3, 5-6, 8-10, 12-15, 17-19], accordion [2-4, 6-8, 10-11, 16-17]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Sleepytoon (Roud 9140) (1.38)
  2. The Mains o' Fogieloan (Roud 5148) (2.00)
  3. Lord Ronald (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209; Henry H814) (3.12)
  4. A Burns Waltz (1.31)
  5. The Dewy Dens o' Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (2.10)
  6. The Bonnie Hoose o' Airlie (Roud 794; Child 199; G/D 2:233) (2.29)
  7. Majuba Hill pipe march (0.51)
  8. The Braes o’ Balquhidder (Roud 541; G/D 4:862) (2.25)
  1. The Ploughin' Match at Duffus (Roud 5151) (1.36)
  2. The Haughs o' Cromdale (Roud 5147; G/D 1:113) (1.21)
  3. A Jacobite Waltz (1.15)
  4. Farewell Tomintoul (Roud 4594) (1.26)
  5. Bonnie Lassie Will Ye Gang (Roud 5149) (0.50)
  6. My Auntie Jean (0.43)
  7. Bonnie Udny (Roud 3450; G/D 6:1089) (2.35)
  8. The Cairngorm Barn Dance (1.02)
  9. The Wandering Shepherd Laddie (Roud 5150) (1.24)
  10. The Banks of Allan Water (Roud 4260) (1.33)
  11. The Ball o' Kirriemeer (Roud 4828) (2.17)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 George Morris;
Track 4 Robert Burns;
Track 7 Jock Patterson arr. John MacDonald;
Track 8 words Robert Tannahill, tune trad.;
Track 9 John MacDonald, James McQueen;
Track 11 trad. arr. John MacDonald;
Track 13 John MacDonald

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