> Folk Music > Records > Here's a Health to the Company

Here's a Health to the Company

Here's a Health to the Company (Autumn Harvest AH 002)

Here's a Health to the Company
Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 1
Various Artists

Autumn Harvest AH 002 (CD, UK, 2005)

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Recorded during the Fife Traditional Singing Festival, Collessie, Fife in May 2003 and May 2004

Song texts and notes

Tracks

  1. Gordon Easton: The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie (Roud 545; G/D 1:84) (4.33)
  2. Jock Duncan: For Greenland We Are Bound (Roud 970; G/D 1:10) (3.22)
  3. Roisín White: Down the Moor (Roud 375; G/D 5:962; Henry H177) (2.50)
  4. Ron Bissett: Ye Canna Pit It on tae Sandy (Roud 5143) (2.44)
  5. Duncan Williamson: Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (6.04)
  6. Sheila Stewart: Maids When You’re Young (Roud 210) (3.11)
  7. Stanley Robertson: The Bonnie Hoose o' Airlie (Roud 794; Child 199; G/D 2:233) (5.27)
  8. Alison McMorland & Kirsty Potts: The Lover's Ghost (Roud 179; Child 248) (3.58)
  9. Geordie Murison: The Muckin o' Geordie’s Byre (Roud 2137; G/D 7:1303) (3.45)
  10. Elizabeth Stewart & Alison McMorland: The Plooman Laddies (Roud 3448) (3.30)
  11. Gordon Easton: Bonnie Bessie Logan (Roud 21824) (2.20)
  12. Arthur Watson with Peter Shepheard & Tom Spiers: Jock Hawk’s Adventures (Roud 2331; G/D 2:295) (3.25)
  13. Roisín White: The Moorlough Shore (Roud 2946; Henry H34b, H27a) (3.20)
  14. Jim Taylor: Muckle Friday Fair (Roud 15808) (3.24)
  15. Jock Duncan: Sae Will We Yet (Roud 5611; G/D 3:552) (3.05)
  16. Maggie Macrae: Dae Ye Mind on Lang Lang Syne (Roud 6322) (3.18)
  17. Norman Stewart: The Bonnie Hind (Roud 205; Child 50) (4.23)
  18. Geordie Murison: Twa Recruiting Sergeants (Roud 3356; G/D 1:77) (3.33)
  19. Elizabeth Stewart & Tom McKean: The Jolly Beggar (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274) (3.31)
  20. Sheila Stewart: The Parting Glass (Roud 1801; G/D 8:1516) (3.24)

> Folk Music > Records > For Friendship and for Harmony

For Friendship and for Harmony

For Friendship and for Harmony (Autumn Harvest AH 003)

For Friendship and for Harmony
Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 2
Various Artists

Autumn Harvest AH 003 (CD, UK, 2006)

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Recorded during the Fife Traditional Singing Festival, Collessie, Fife in May 2005

Song texts and notes

Tracks

  1. Joe Aitken: Hairst o' Rettie (Roud 3512; G/D 3:408) (3.37)
  2. Stanley Robertson: When I Wis New But Sweet Sixteen (Roud 5138) (1.44)
  3. Elizabeth Stewart: The Butcher Boy (Roud 263; Laws P35; G/D 2:200) (6.30)
  4. Jock Duncan: Ythanside (Roud 3783; G/D 5:951) (3.13)
  5. Louis Killen: The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47) (3.49)
  6. Chris Miles: I Am Wearin Awa John (Roud 8999) (4.36)
  7. Stanley Robertson: Up a Wild and Lonely Glen (Roud 375; G/D 5:962; Henry H177) (4.02)
  8. Norman Kennedy: Binnorie (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (7.39)
  9. Joe Aitken: Bogie's Bonnie Belle (Roud 2155; G/D 7:1396) (3.56)
  10. John Malcolm: Ferretin' (Roud 21610) (2.412
  11. Elizabeth Stewart: The Cruel Mother (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193; TYG 73) (7.21)
  12. Jock Duncan: Guise o' Tough (Roud 3800; G/D 3:378) (3.47)
  13. Louis Killen: When Fortune Turns the Wheel (Roud 3798; G/D 3:667) (2.31)
  14. Sheila Stewart: Lakes o' Shillin (Roud 189; Laws Q33; G/D 2:228; Henry H176) (3.34)
  15. Joe Aitken: Ellon Feeing Market (Roud 21611) (3.05)
  16. Elizabeth Stewart: Yowie wi the Crookit Horn (Roud 2140) (3.54)
  17. Norman Kennedy: The Castlegate (Roud 866) (3.30)

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Some Rants o' Fun

Some Rants o' Fun (Autumn Harvest AH 004)

Some Rants o' Fun
Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 3
Various Artists

Autumn Harvest AH 004 (CD, UK, 2007)

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Recorded during the Fife Traditional Singing Festival, Collessie, Fife in May 2006

Song texts and notes

Tracks

  1. Gordon Easton: Barnyards o' Delgaty (Roud 2136; G/D 3:347) (4.09)
  2. Anita Best: In Bristol There Lived a Fair Damsel (Roud 3232; Laws K15) (3.51)
  3. Bob Blair: The Collier Laddie (Roud 3787; G/D 5:991) (6.12)
  4. Maureen Jelks: Bonnie Susie Cleland (Roud 45; Child 65) (6.40)
  5. Geordie Murison: Atween Stanehive and Laurenkirk (Roud 5589; G/D 3:376) (6.40)
  6. Ellen Mitchell: Young Johnstone (Roud 56; Child 88; G/D 8:1929) (6.19)
  7. Anita Best: The Bonny Banks of Fordie (Roud 27; Child 14; G/D 2:199) (4.03)
  8. Ron Bissett: Amang the Neeps and the Barley (Roud 22012) (2.22)
  9. Margaret Spiers: A Fair Maid in Her Garden Walking (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201; Henry H471) (4.02)
  10. Gordon Easton: Briggie's Gerse Park (Roud 22007) (3.42)
  11. Duncan Williamson: John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (3.53)
  12. Anita Best: The Union from St John's (Roud 4371) (4.48)
  13. Hamish Grant: The Lassie and the Butcher (Roud 2574; G/D 7:1413) (4.02)
  14. Susan McClure: Traiveller's Joy (Roud 22011) (6.18)
  15. Gordon Easton: The Beggar Man (Roud 212; Child 279 Appendix; Henry H810) (5.14)
  16. Henry Douglas: The Brundenlaws (Roud 9257) (3.59)
  17. Maureen Jelks: Bonnie Glenshee (Roud 832; G/D 5:1053) (4.15)

> Folk Music > Records > Gordon Easton: The Last of the Clydesdales

Gordon Easton: The Last of the Clydesdales

The Last of the Clydesdales (Autumn Harvest AH 005)

The Last of the Clydesdales
Gordon Easton (1924-2014)

Autumn Harvest AH 005 (CD, UK, 2007)

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Recorded by Tom Spiers at the Fife Traditional Singing Festival, Collessie, Fife in May 2004 - May 2007;
Production, design and song transcriptions by Peter Shepheard.

Song texts and notes

Musicians

Gordon Easton: vocals

Tracks

  1. The Last of the Clydesdales (Roud 22005) (1.52)
  2. The Banks of Inverurie (Roud 1415; G/D 6:1263) (4.41)
  3. The Bonnie Lass o Fyvie (Roud 545; G/D 1:84) (4.32)
  4. The Barnyards o Delgaty (Roud 2136; G/D 3:347) (4.10)
  5. Bonnie Bessie Logan (Roud 21824) (2.12)
  6. Briggie’s Gerse Park (Roud 22007) (3.19)
  7. Fee’d tae the Drum (Roud 15812) (3.05)
  8. Jimmy Raeburn (Roud 600; G/D 8:1535; Henry H151) (2.29)
  9. My ain Native Buchan (Roud 22009) (2.53)
  10. The Laird o Drum (Roud 247; Child 236; G/D 4:835) (6.48)
  11. The Randy Piper (Roud 22008) (2.17)
  12. Yellow on the Broom (Roud 22006) (3.45)
  13. Mains o Pittendree (Roud 15811) (3.59)
  14. Muckin o Geordie’s Byre (Roud 2137; G/D 7:1303) (3.29)
  15. The Beggar Man (Roud 119; Child 280; G/D 2:277; Henry H810) (4.55)
  16. The Tyrie Song (Roud 22010) (5.08)
  17. The Bleacher Lassie o Kelvinhaugh (Roud 3325; G/D 5:1041) (3.34)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 Archie Webster, ca. 1950;
Track 7 Frank Henry;
Track 9 poem by Alec Elphinstone, tune Bonnie Strathyre;
Track 12 Adam McNaughtan;
Track 13 poem by J.C. Mile of Memsie adapted by Rev. Charlie Burnie of Tyrie, tune Gordon Easton;
Track 14 George Morris

> Folk Music > Records > Nick-Knack on the Waa

Nick-Knack on the Waa

Nick-Knack on the Waa (Autumn Harvest AH 006)

Nick-Knack on the Waa
Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 4
Various Artists

Autumn Harvest AH 006 (CD, UK, 2008)

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Recorded during the Fife Traditional Singing Festival, Collessie, Fife in May 2007

Song texts and notes

Tracks

  1. Gordeanna McCulloch: The Wee Toun Clerk (Roud 120; Child 281; G/D 2:317; Henry H201) (2.55)
  2. Alex Clarke: Beside Her Faither's Cottage [Harry Lauder] (2.02)
  3. Gordon Easton: Fee'd tae the Drum (Roud 15812) (3.02)
  4. Elizabeth Stewart: The Gallant Forty Twa (Roud 1877; G/D 1:70) (3.48)
  5. Duncan Williamson: I Must Away (Roud 179; Child 248) (3.16)
  6. Hector Riddell: The Moss o Burreldale (Roud 1876) (5.12)
  7. Gordeanna McCulloch: I'm a Peer Rovin Lassie (Roud 387; Henry H79) (4.44)
  8. Alex Clarke: The Bureau (Roud 22212) (2.18)
  9. Gordon Easton: The Muckin o' Geordie's Byre (Roud 2137; G/D 7:1303) (4.24)
  10. Elizabeth Stewart: The Twa Brothers (Roud 38; Child 49) (4.24)
  11. Hector Riddell: Bogie's Bonnie Belle (Roud 2155; G/D 7:1396) (3.29)
  12. Jock Duncan: The Farmyard Gate (4.02)
  13. Vic Gammon: The Winter It Is Past (Roud 583; G/D 6:1104) (2.58)
  14. Ron Bissett: It's Aa Yin tae Me (2.06)
  15. Chris, Aileen & Gordeanna: Parting Song [Dave Webber] (2.52)
  16. Peter Shepheard: Robin Hood and the Pedlar (Roud 333; Child 132) (4.06)
  17. Steve Black: Nancy's Whisky (Roud 883; G/D 3:603; Henry H745) (3.07)
  18. Pete Coe: Catch Me If You Can (Roud 1028) (4.05)

> Folk Music > Records > Grand to Be a Working Man

Grand to Be a Working Man

Grand to Be a Working Man (Autumn Harvest AH 007)

Grand to Be a Working Man
Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 5
Various Artists

Autumn Harvest AH 007 (CD, UK, 2009)

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Recorded during the Fife Traditional Singing Festival, Collessie, Fife in May 2008

Song texts and notes

Tracks

  1. Alex Clarke: In the Shade of the Lamp (2.11)
  2. Sara Grey: Pretty Saro (Roud 417) (3.25)
  3. Brian Watson: Grand to Be a Working Man (3.32)
  4. Ellen Mitchell: I Once Loved a Boy (Roud 293; G/D 6:1141; Henry H215) (3.12)
  5. Jimmy Hutchison: Often Drunk and Seldom Sober (Roud 3135) (5.59)
  6. Shona Donaldson: Low Down in the Broom (Roud 1644) (2.13)
  7. Jock Duncan: Pirn-Taed Jockie (Roud 6315; G/D 6:1220) (3.48)
  8. Chris Coe: Redesdale and Wise William (Roud 243; Child 246) (4.15)
  9. Alex Clarke: John Riley's Always Dry (Roud 21750) (2.02)
  10. Sara Grey: The Merry Willow Tree (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) (4.55)
  11. Tom Spiers: Bonnie Wee Lassie (Roud 2903) (2.24)
  12. Ellen Mitchell: The Rue and the Thyme (Roud 858; G/D 6:1139) (4.41)
  13. Brian Watson: The Kielder Hunt (Roud 5126) (5.11)
  14. Shona Donaldson: The Gypsy Laddies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (4.00)
  15. Rod Stradling: The Banks of Green Willow (Roud 172; Child 24; G/D 6:1225) (6.41)
  16. Sara Grey: Young Hunting (Roud 47; Child 68) (3.09)
  17. Jock Duncan: Fair Drumallachie (Roud 2481; G/D 5:1043) (3.34)
  18. Jimmy Hutchison: The Overgate (Roud 866) (2.58)

> Folk Music > Records > There's Bound to Be a Row

There's Bound to Be a Row

There's Bound to Be a Row (Autumn Harvest AH 008)

There's Bound to Be a Row
Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 6
Various Artists

Autumn Harvest AH 008 (CD, UK, 2010)

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Recorded during the Fife Traditional Singing Festival, Collessie, Fife in May 2009

Song texts and notes

Tracks

  1. Jim Taylor: Sleepytoon in the Morning (Roud 9140) (2.50)
  2. Bob Lewis: Robin Hood and the Tanner (Roud 332; Child 126) (3.53)
  3. Chris Miles: My Auld Sheen (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (4.35)
  4. Jimmy Hutchison: Erin Go Bragh (Roud 1627; Laws Q20; G/D 2:236) (3.01)
  5. Jo Miller: Lady Jean (Roud 39; Child 52; G/D 7:1395) (6.10)
  6. Henry Douglas: There's Bound to Be a Row (Roud 1616; G/D 7:1287) (3.06)
  7. Jim Taylor: Rigs o' Rye (Roud 985; Laws O11; G/D 5:1054) (3.23)
  8. Bob Lewis: The Oxen Ploughing (Roud 686) (4.21)
  9. Jimmy Hutchison: The False Lover Won Back (Roud 201; Child 218; G/D 5:974) (4.37)
  10. Jock Duncan: The Battle o' Harlaw (Roud 2861; Child 163; G/D 1:112) (4.51)
  11. Jo Miller: Whistle O'er the Lave O't (Roud 506; G/D 7:1414) (2.10)
  12. Bob Lewis: Spread the Green Branches (Roud 948; Henry H30a) (3.36)
  13. Jimmy Hutchison: The Lothian Hairst (Roud 2165; G/D 3:404) (3.30)
  14. Jock Duncan: Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (5.07)
  15. Chris Miles: Mill o' Tiftie's Annie (Roud 98; Child 233; G/D 5:1018) (4.34)
  16. Jim Taylor: Bandy's Roup (Roud 15809) (4.23)
  17. Bob Lewis: The Drowned Lovers (Roud 466; Laws K17; G/D 6:1244) (3.51)
  18. Jo Miller: The Parting Glass (Roud 3004; G/D 8:1531; Henry H769) (3.15)

> Folk Music > Records > Bob Lewis: Drive Sorrows Away

Bob Lewis: Drive Sorrows Away

Drive Sorrows Away (Autumn Harvest AH 009)

Drive Sorrows Away
Bob Lewis

Autumn Harvest AH 009 (CD, UK, 2010)

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Recorded by Tom Spiers at the Fife Traditional Singing Festival, Collessie, Fife in May 2009;
Production, design and song transcriptions by Peter Shepheard.

Song texts and notes

Musicians

Bob Lewis: vocals

Tracks

  1. Drive Sorrows Away (Roud 1220) (2.59)
  2. A Sweet Country Life (Roud 2406) (4.35)
  3. The Lads that Follow the Plough (Roud 686) (3.59)
  4. The Bailiff’s Daughter of Islington (Roud 483; Child 105; G/D 1:168) (4.29)
  5. The Young and Single Sailor (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201) (5.43)
  6. The Noble Lord (Roud 6473) (4.32)
  7. Jim the Carter Lad (Roud 1080; G/D 3:457; Henry H171) (3.15)
  8. The Horn Fair Song (Roud 2482) (2.08)
  9. Farmer Giles (Roud 1744) (4.15)
  10. Robin Hood and the Tanner (Roud 332; Child 126) (3.56)
  11. The Golden Glove (Roud 141; Laws N20; G/D 1:166; Henry H524) (4.02)
  12. The Echoing Horn (Roud 24897) (5.10)
  13. The Fisherman (Roud 291; Laws O24; G/D 4:834) (3.47)
  14. Carol for the Twelfth Day (Roud 3312) (4.09)
  15. Spanish Ladies (Roud 687) (3.51)
  16. Spread the Green Branches (Roud 948; Henry H30a) (3.39)
  17. Lost Lady Found (Roud 901; Laws Q31) (4.08)
  18. The Rusty Highwayman (Roud 2638; Laws L2) (3.21)
  19. The Drowned Lovers (Roud 466; Laws K17; G/D 6:1244) (3.51)
  20. You've Got to Hit the Bullseye (Roud 1568) (3.00)

> Folk Music > Records > Hurrah Boys Hurrah!

Hurrah Boys Hurrah!

Hurrah Boys Hurrah! (Autumn Harvest AH 010)

Hurrah Boys Hurrah!
Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 7
Various Artists

Autumn Harvest AH 010 (CD, UK, 2011)

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Recorded during the Fife Traditional Singing Festival, Collessie, Fife in May 2010

Song texts and notes

Tracks

  1. Jeff Warner: The Banks of Sacramento (Roud 319) (2.44)
  2. Phyllis Martin: The Nutting Girl (Roud 509; G/D 7:1475) (2.23)
  3. Geordie Murison: Foreman at Drum (Roud 15812) (2.45)
  4. Sheila Stewart: The Twa Brothers (Roud 38; Child 49) (4.57)
  5. Terry Conway: Cappy the Dog (Roud 3145) (4.30)
  6. Chris Coe & Annie Dearman: The Loss of the Royal George (Roud 2529) (3.17)
  7. Jimmy Hutchison: Lord Lovel (Roud 48; Child 75; G/D 6:1232) (5.49)
  8. Jill Pidd: The Girl I Left Behind Me (Roud 22020) (2.19)
  9. Joe Aitken: Barnyards o' Delgaty (Roud 2136; G/D 3:347) (3.51)
  10. Jeff Warner: Hurrah Boys Hurrah! (2.51)
  11. Phyllis Martin: Bobby Blue (2.23)
  12. Geordie Murison: The Bleached Mutch (Roud 5835; G/D 2:286) (4.45)
  13. Peter Shepheard: Johnnie o' Graidie (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250) (4.38)
  14. Sheila Stewart: Betsy Bell (Roud 5211) (3.54)
  15. Terry Conway: Dolli Ah (Roud 2611) (2.24)
  16. Jimmy Hutchison: The Deadly Wars (Roud 7284) (2.54)
  17. Jill Pidd: Bonnie Laddie Ye Gang By Me (Roud 5530; G/D 6:1136) (4.42)
  18. Danny Couper & Carol Anderson: MacPherson’s Fareweel (Roud 2160; G/D 3:697) (7.52)

> Folk Music > Records > The Little Ball of Yarn

The Little Ball of Yarn

The Little Ball of Yarn (Autumn Harvest AH 011)

The Little Ball of Yarn
Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 8
Various Artists

Autumn Harvest AH 011 (CD, UK, 2012)

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Recorded during the Fife Traditional Singing Festival, Collessie, Fife in May 2011

Song texts and notes

Tracks

  1. Len Graham: Green Grows the Laurel (Roud 279; G/D 6:1138; Henry H165ab) (3.55)
  2. Emily Portman: The Bold Fisherman (Roud 291; Laws O24; G/D 4:834) (2.46)
  3. Brian Dawson: Old Yorkie Watson (Roud 1408; TYG 30) (2.46)
  4. John Valentine: Nicky Tams (Roud 1875) (2.39)
  5. Elizabeth Stewart: The Russian Jew (Roud 13562; G/D 8:1902) (3.49)
  6. Len Graham: Willie O (Roud 22567) (3.05)
  7. Joe Aitken: Princie and Jean (Roud 11266) (3.59)
  8. Emily Portman: O Good Ale (Roud 203; G/D 3:590) (2.17)
  9. Brian Dawson: The Owls and the Mice (2.02)
  10. Duncan MacRae: Aikey Brae (Roud 2500) (4.38)
  11. Emma Spiers: Time Wears Awa (Roud 21760) (3.59)
  12. Len Graham: Dobbin’s Flowery Vale (Roud 999; Laws O29; Henry H85) (2.49)
  13. Emily Portman: Our Captain Calls (Roud 602) (2.48)
  14. Brian Dawson: Three Score and Ten (Roud 16873; TYG 5) (5.21)
  15. Jimmy Hutchison: My Last Fareweel tae Stirling (Roud 5160; G/D 8:1534) (4.38)
  16. Elizabeth Stewart: The Little Ball of Yarn (Roud 1404) (2.30)
  17. John Valentine: The Day I Met Wi Hector [Simon Brown] (2.29)
  18. Duncan MacRae: The Bonnie Wee Shirt [Harry Wincott] (2.52)
  19. Emily Portman: The Sweet Nightingale (Roud 371) (3.05)
  20. Len Graham: Over the Hills and Far Away (3.00)
  21. Peter Shepheard with Tom Spiers & Arthur Watson: Ye Boys o Callieburn (Roud 6932) (5.10)