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New Voices from Scotland:
Gordeanna McCulloch, Norman Kennedy, The Exiles

Gordeanna McCulloch, Norman Kennedy, The Exiles: New Voices from Scotland (Topic 12T133)

New Voices from Scotland
The Recording Debut of
Gordeanna McCulloch, Norman Kennedy, The Exiles

Topic Records 12T133 (LP, UK, 1965)

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Recording supervised by Bill Leader 1965;
Photographs by Douglas Baton;
Notes by Arthur Argo and Peter Hall

Musicians

Gordeanna McCulloch, vocals [2-3, 8-9];
Norman Kennedy, vocals [5-7, 10];
The Exiles:
    Bobby Campbell, vocals [11], fiddle [1, 4, 12];
    Enoch Kent, vocals [4, 11], guitar [1, 12];
    Gordon McCulloch, vocals [1, 11], chromatic harmonica [4], banjo [12];

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [E] Soldier's Joy (Roud 13513)
  2. [GMC] The Kirk o' Birnie Bouzle (Roud 3343; G/D 4:876) (1.36)
  3. [GMC] The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (4.14)
  4. [E] Tae the Beggin' (Roud 286; G/D 3:488)
  5. [NK] Sleepytoon (Roud 3775; G/D 3:356)
  6. [NK] Peurt a Beul march, strathspey and reel
  1. [NK] The Haughs o' Cromdale (Roud 5147; G/D 1:113)
  2. [GMC] The Lichtbob's Lassie (Roud 1645; G/D 4:725) (2.00)
  3. [GMC] Will Ye Gang, Love (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170) (2.35)
  4. [NK] My Son David (Roud 200; Child 13)
  5. [E] The Toon o' Kelso (Roud 183; Laws Q2; G/D 2:318; Henry H174)
  6. [E] The Bonny Lass o' Bon Accord air /
    The Haughs o' Cromdale strathspey /
    Campbell's Farewell to Redcastle / Moulin Dhu reels

> Folk Music > Records > Norman Kennedy: Ballads & Songs of Scotland

Norman Kennedy: Ballads & Songs of Scotland

Norman Kennedy: Ballads & Songs of Scotland (Folk-Legacy CD-34)

Ballads & Songs of Scotland
Norman Kennedy

Folk-Legacy Records FSS-34 (LP, USA, 1968)
Folk-Legacy Records CD-34 (CD, USA, 2002)

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Recorded by Sandy Parton in 1968;
Notes by Peter Hall

Musicians

Norman Kennedy, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Night Visiting Song (Roud 22568; G/D 4:783) (3.24)
  2. Sixteen Come Sunday (Wi My Rovin Eye) (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152) (3.29)
  3. A Student Boy Cam' Courting Me (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (2.13)
  4. The Auld Beggar Man (A Beggarman Cam' O'er Yon Lea) (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274) (4.40)
  5. The Fause Knight Upon the Road (Roud 20; Child 3) (1.23)
  6. Mouth Music (Puirt-a-beul) (3.20)
  7. My Highland Soldier (Roud 2496; G/D 1:91; Henry H782) (2.13)
  8. Johnny, My Man, Dae Ye Nae Think o' Rising? (Roud 845; G/D 3:587; Henry H807) (3.14)
  1. Oh, Hae Ye Heard o' the Merchant’s Son (Roud 2153; G/D 2:303) (2.45)
  2. Corachree (Roud 7184; G/D 7:1468) (2.43)
  3. I'm a Forester in the Wood (Roud 67; Child 110; G/D 7:1465) (3.56)
  4. I'll Lay Ye Down, Love, I'll Treat Ye Decent (Roud 3355) (2.15)
  5. There Was a Jolly Beggar (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274) (5.14)
  6. Kishmul's Galley (Henry H535(b)) (1.43)
  7. Guise o' Tough (Roud 3800; G/D 3:378) (1.52)
  8. Talk of Bothies (1.55)
  9. (The Hash o') Drumdelgie (Roud 2180; G/D 3:384) (2.14)

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> Folk Music > Records > Norman Kennedy: Scots Songs and Ballads

Norman Kennedy: Scots Songs and Ballads

Norman Kennedy: Scots Songs and Ballads (Topic 12T178)

Scots Songs and Ballads
Norman Kennedy

Topic Records 12T178 (LP, UK, 1968)

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This is a UK reissue of the above Folk-Legacy LP Ballads & Songs of Scotland with the sides swapped and a few tracks left out. Also, the song titles have changed somewhat on the Topic LP; I have added the original titles in parentheses.

Recorded by Sandy Parton in 1968;
Notes by Peter Hall;
Photography by Douglas Baton;
A Folk-Legacy Recording

Musicians

Norman Kennedy, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Oh, Hae Ye Heard o' the Merchant’s Son (Roud 2153; G/D 2:303) (2.45)
  2. Corachree (Roud 7184; G/D 7:1468) (2.43)
  3. The Forester (I'm a Forester in the Wood) (Roud 67; Child 110; G/D 7:1465) (3.56)
  4. The Jolly Beggar (There Was a Jolly Beggar) (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274) (5.14)
  5. Kisimul’s Galley (Kishmul's Galley) (Henry H535(b)) (1.43)
  6. The Guise o' Tough (Roud 3800; G/D 3:378) (1.52)
  7. Drumdelgie (Roud 2180; G/D 3:384) (2.14)
  1. Night Visiting Song (Roud 22568; G/D 4:783) (3.24)
  2. Wi My Rovin Eye (Sixteen Come Sunday) (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152) (3.31)
  3. I Wish, I Wish (A Student Boy Cam' Courting Me) (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (2.13)
  4. The Auld Beggar Man (A Beggarman Cam' O'er Yon Lea) (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274) (4.40)
  5. Puirt-a-beul (Mouth Music) (3.20)
  6. The Bonnie Highland Soldier (My Highland Soldier) (Roud 2496; G/D 1:91; Henry H782) (2.13)
  7. Johnny My Man (Johnny, My Man, Dae Ye Nae Think o' Rising?) (Roud 845; G/D 3:587; Henry H807) (3.14)

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Track 8 was included on the CD The Bird in the Bush (TSCD479, 1996);
Tracks 3, 7 were included on the CD English and Scottish Folk Ballads (TSCD480, 1996);
Track 8 was included on the box set Three Score and Ten (TOPIC70, 2009)

> Folk Music > Records > Norman Kennedy: Live in Scotland

Norman Kennedy: Live in Scotland

Norman Kennedy: Live in Scotland (Tradition Bearers LTCD2002)

Live in Scotland
Norman Kennedy

The Tradition Bearers LTCD2002 (CD, UK, January 2002)

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Recorded and produced by Tom Spiers at three live concerts in Aberdeen over two weekends in 1996;
Song notes by Norman Kennedy, other notes by Tom Spiers;
Front cover photography by Dennis Cook

Musical Traditions review by Vic Smith

Musicians

Norman Kennedy, vocals

Tracks

  1. Nancy Whisky (Roud 883; G/D 3:603; Henry H745) (2.40)
  2. Johnny o Brime (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250) (5.24)
  3. The Earl o Cassillis Lady (The Gyspie Laddies) (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (3.20)
  4. Lord Donald (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209; Henry H814) (4.57)
  5. The Ale Wife (Roud 6031; G/D 3:555) (2.13)
  6. The Auld Beggar Man (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274) (2.18)
  7. Molly Baun (Roud 166; Laws O36; Henry H114) (3.42)
  8. The Tinkler’s Waddin (Roud 5408; G/D 3:609) (3.10)
  9. The Lassie Gaitherin Nuts (Roud 5131) (2.18)
  10. The Beggar’s Daughty (Roud 119; Child 280; G/D 2:277; Henry H810) (5.12)
  11. The Cruel Mother (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193) (5.46)
  12. The Band o Shearers (Roud 1524; G/D 3:406) (2.31)
  13. She's Only My Auld Sheen (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (3.22)
  14. The Rigs o Rye (Roud 985; Laws O11; G/D 5:1054) (3.31)
  15. The Laird o Drum (Roud 247; Child 236; G/D 4:835) (3.52)
  16. Waulkin’ Song (2.23)

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> Folk Music > Records > Norman Kennedy: I Little Thocht My Love Wid Leave Me

Norman Kennedy: I Little Thocht My Love Wid Leave Me

Norman Kennedy: I Little Thocht My Love Wid Leave Me (Autumn Harvest AH 001)

I Little Thocht My Love Wid Leave Me
Norman Kennedy

Autumn Harvest AH 001 (CD, UK, 2004)

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Recorded live by the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston at a concert held at the First Parish of Watertown Unitarian Universalist Church on October 23, 1999;
Edited and mastered in Scotland by Tom Spiers;
Cover photograph provided by Norman Kennedy;
Cover background: detail of a Norman Kennedy rug weave;
Song notes by Norman Kennedy, additional notes by Tom Spiers and Peter Shepheard

Musicians

Norman Kennedy, vocals

Tracks

  1. Introduction (1.24)
  2. Dainty Davie (Roud 2387) (3.51)
  3. Jock o Hazeldean (Roud 250; Child 293; G/D 5:1029) (3.30)
  4. The Plooman Laddies (Roud 3448) (3.56)
  5. Busk Bonnie Lassie (Roud 832; G/D 5:1053) (4.59)
  6. Binnorie (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (8.21)
  7. Brennan on the Moor (Roud 476; Laws L7; G/D 2:258) (3.48)
  8. Nancy Whisky (Roud 883; G/D 3:603; Henry H745) (4.13)
  9. The Flooers o the Forest (Roud 3812) (4.37)
  10. The Haughs o Cromdale (Roud 5147; G/D 1:113) (1.58)
  11. Story: The Smelly Ghost (9.53)
  12. The Gallowa Hills (Roud 3358) (7.01)
  13. The Gypsy Laddies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (4.55)
  14. Peacock’s Close (Roud 866) (3.44)
  15. I Little Thocht My Love Wid Leave Me (Roud 1049) (3.12)
  16. Mouth Music / Puirt a Beul (4.00)

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Other records with Norman Kennedy

Various Artists, A Prospect of Scotland (Topic Sampler No 5), LP, Topic TPS169, 1966

Various Artists, Folk Songs of North-East Scotland, CD, Greentrax CDTRAX 5003, 1995

Various Artists, The Bird in the Bush: Traditional Songs of Love and Lust, CD, Topic TSCD479, 1996

Various Artists, English and Scottish Folk Ballads, CD, Topic TSCD480, 1996

Various Artists, For Friendship and for Harmony (Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 2), CD, Autumn Harvest AH 003, 2006

Various Artists, Three Score and Ten: 70 Years of Topic Records, 7 CD, Topic TOPIC70, 2009

Various Artists, The 40th Girvan Traditional Folk Festival, 2 CD, Traditional Arts Development, 2014