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Tak a Dram Afore Ye Go

Mirk: Tak a Dram Afore Ye Go (Springthyme SPR 1009)

Tak a Dram Afore Ye Go

Springthyme Records SPR/SPRC 1009 (LP/cass., UK, 1982)

Produced by Peter Shepheard;
Recorded by Calum Malcolm at Castle Sound Studios, Pencaitland, in May 1982;
Mastered by George Peckham;
Photography by Norman Chalmers;
Design by Peter Shepheard


Ian Sinclair, fiddle, guitar, 12-string guitar, vocals;
Margie Sinclair, lead vocals, harmonium, autoharp;
Ray Crompton, harmonium, mandola, guitar, mandolin, vocals;
Jim Sutherland, cittern, bass, mandolin, bodhrán

with special guest
Andy Corsie, electronic bagpipes


Side 1Side 2
  1. Why Should I? (2.10)
  2. Dowie Dens of Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (4.05)
  3. Lady Charlotte Durham (3.00)
  4. Bonnie Wee Lassie's Answer (5.25)
  5. Och Hey, Johnnie Lad (1.55)
  6. P.M. George Ross' Farewell to the Black Watch / Capt. Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree (4.02)
  1. Glenlogie (Roud 101; Child 238; G/D 5:973) (4.57)
  2. Cairn o' Mount (Roud 3794; G/D 5:1042) (6.46)
  3. Farewell to Cape Helles (1.47)
  4. Glasgow Caithness Centenary Gathering / Eighth Black Watch on Passchendaele Ridge / John Keith Lang / Bill Powrie (4.23)
  5. Take a Dram (Afore Ye Go) (2.53)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 Nathaniel Gow;
Track 5 Robert Tannahill;
Track 6a Pipe Major William Laurie;
Track 6b Peter Farquhar;
Track 8 Alexander Balfour (1767-1829)/ Tony Cuffe;
Track 10a Pipe Major W.M. Taylor;
Track 10b Alexander ‘Sandy’ Bremner;
Track 10c Addie Harper;
Track 10d Ian Porwie;
Track 11 Ian Sinclair