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Contraband: Contraband

Contraband: Contraband (Lapwing LAPCD131)

Contraband
Contraband

Transatlantic Records TRA 278 (LP, UK, 1974)
Lapwing Records LAPCD131 (CD, UK, 1997)

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Produced by John Whitehead;
Recorded by Dave Grinstead at the Chipping Norton Recording Studio, November 1973;
Orchestration on track 3 and brass arrangements on track 11 by Mae McKenna;
Art direction by Ann Sullivan;
Co-ordination by Laurence Aston;
Photography by Bruce Atkins;
Back cover photography by Ian Woollard;
Design by Mick Brownfield and Chris Angell

Musicians

Mae McKenna: lead vocals [8-11], vocals [1, 3-5], tambourine [1], piano [3, 5], violin [6], acoustic guitar [10];
Peter Cairney: electric guitar [1-2, 4, 6, 8-10], acoustic guitar [2-3, 5-6, 9, 11], double bass [6], vocals [5, 8-9, 11], harmony vocals [10];
John Martin: violins [1-4, 8-10], viola [6, 9], 12-string mandolin [11], vocals [8];
George Jackson: button accordion [2], piano accordion [8, 10], electric mandolin [1], 12-string mandolin [2, 5], acoustic guitar [4, 9, 11], violin [6], tenor banjo [6], commentary [8];
Billy Jackson: bass guitar [1-2, 4-6, 8-11], double bass [10], cellos [3, 6, 9], vocals [8-9, 11], harmony vocals [10];
Alex Baird: electric guitar [6], drums [1-2, 4-6, 8-11], head [7];
The Chipping Norton Silver Band, directed by bandmaster Les Taylor [11]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Rattlin' Roarin' Willie (Roud 6192) (2.12)
  2. The Black Rogue jig / Sir Philip McHugh slip jig / Alice Cooper's Favourite reel (2.50)
  3. Lady for Today (4.24)
  4. The Devil's Fiddle (2.50)
  5. On the Road (3.25)
  6. The Spanish Cloak / Pea-Pod McGinley jigs / The Youngest Daughter reel (3.24)
  7. Alec's Interlude (0.45)
  1. Stainforth Blues (2.49)
  2. Come Up Smiling (5.16)
  3. The Banks of Claudy (Roud 266; Laws N40; G/D 5:1036; Henry H5, H693) (5.32)
  4. Edward Sayers' Brass Band (4.34)

Track 1 trad., Robert Burns arr. Contraband;
Tracks 2, 6, 10 trad. arr. Contraband;
Track 3 Rosemary Hardman;
Track 4 John Martin;
Track 5 Billy Jackson;
Track 7 variations on a theme by Rossini;
Track 8 John Martin, Peter Cairney;
Tracks 9, 11 Richard Digance

> Folk Music > Records > Ossian: Ossian

Ossian: Ossian

Ossian: Ossian (Springthyme SPRCD 1003)

Ossian
Ossian

Springthyme Records SPR/SPRC 1003 (LP/cass., UK, July 1977)
Springthyme Records SPRCD 1003 (CD, UK, March 1997)

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Produced by Peter Shepheard;
Recorded and mixed by Colin Nicolson at Pan-Audio Studios, Edinburgh, between 19 February and 1 June 1977;
Original sleeve design by Colin Brown

Ossian Song Book

Musicians

Billy Jackson: Celtic harp, uilleann pipes, whistle, vocals;
John Martin: fiddle, mandolin, cello, vocals;
George Jackson: fiddle, mandolin, flute, whistle, guitar, vocals;
Billy Ross: lead vocals, guitar, whistle, dulcimer

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Corncrake (Roud 2736; G/D 5:945; Henry H18b) / I Hae a Wife o Ma Ain jig (2.50)
  2. Sitting in the Stern of a Boat (Mi'm Shuidh'an Deireadh Bàta) slow air (2.55)
  3. Ma Rovin Eye (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152, H793) (2.44)
  4. O Mo Dhúthaich (Oh My Country) Gaelic song / Ossian's Lament (6.38)
  5. The 72nd Highlanders Farewell Tae Aberdeen pipe march / The Favourite Dram bumpkin (2.37)
  6. Ae Fond Kiss (Roud V1011) (4.28)
  1. Brose and Butter (Roud 8552, 12585) / Monaghan Jig / Jackson's Bottle of Brandy jigs (5.28)
  2. Music of Spey slow air (3.38)
  3. Let Me In This Ae Nicht (Roud 135; G/D 4:778) (5.31)
  4. Spootaskerry / The Willow Kishie / Simon's Wart Shetland reels (3.30)
  5. Oidche Mhath Leibh (Goodnight to You) Gaelic song (3.20)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Rev. William MacLeod (18th century);
Track 4a Allan MacPhee;
Track 6 Robert Burns;
Track 8 James Scott Skinner;
Track 10a Ian Burns;
Track 10b Willie Hunter jnr.;
Track 10c Willie Hunter snr.;

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Ossian: Dove Across the Water

Ossian: Dove Across the Water (Iona IR 004)

Dove Across the Water
Ossian

Iona Records IR 004 (LP, UK, 1982)
Iona Records IRCD004 (CD, UK, 1990)

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Produced by Ossian;
Recorded by Calum Malcolm at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland in April 1982;

Musicians

Billy Jackson: harp, uilleann pipes, whistle, double bass, vocals;
George Jackson: guitar, fiddle, whistle, vocals;
John Martin: fiddle, cello, vocals;
Tony Cuffe: vocals, guitar, tenor guitar, tiple;
Iain MacDonald: pipes, vocals, flute, whistle, jew's harp

with Flora MacNeil and Maggie MacInnes

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Duncan Johnstone / The Duck / The Curlew (4.39)
  2. Braw Sailin' on the Sea (Roud 5537; G/D 6:1217) (5.02)
  3. Drunk at Night and Dry in the Morning (2.54)
  4. Will Ye Go to Flanders? (Roud 8544) (6.04)
  1. Tae the Beggin’ (Roud 286; G/D 3:488) (4.43)
  2. Mile Marbhaisg air a'ghaol (A Thousand Curses on Love) wauling song (2.54)
  3. Dove Across the Water
    1. Iona Theme (1.56)
    2. March - The Cunning Workmen (3.49)
    3. Columba (4.19)
    4. Iona Theme, Reprise (1.52)

Tracks 1a, 3, 5-6 trad.;
Track 1b Pipe Major Donald MacLeod;
Track 1c Donald Macpherson;
Track 2 trad. / Tony Cuffe;
Track 4 trad. / Billy Ross;
Track 7acd George Jackson;
Track 7b Tony Cuffe

The Dove Across the Water sequence is a rearranged and rerecorded version of music created for the film Iona… Dove Across the Water, produced by Mike Alexander for Films of Scotland in 1982.

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Ossian: Borders

Ossian: Borders (Iona IR 007)

Borders
Ossian

Iona Records IR 007 (LP, UK, 1984)
Iona Records IRCD007 (CD, UK, unknown)

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Produced by Ossian;
Recorded by Calum Malcolm at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland in April 1982;

Musicians

Billy Jackson: harp, uilleann pipes, whistle, acoustic bass guitar, synthesiser, vocals;
George Jackson: cittern, guitar, whistle;
John Martin: fiddle, cello, vocals;
Tony Cuffe: vocals, guitar, tiplé;
Iain MacDonald: pipes, flute, whistle

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Troy's Wedding / Biddy From Sligo (3.45)
  2. Rory Dall's Sister's Lament (3.56)
  3. Chairlie, Oh, Chairlie (Roud 2584; G/D 3:401) (3.28)
  4. I Will Set My Ship in Order (Roud 402; G/D 4:792) (6.00)
  1. John MacDonald's / The Sandpit (4.47)
  2. Bide Ye Yet (Roud 8411) / The Random Jig (4.07)
  3. 'Neath the Gloamin' Star at E'en (Roud 5569; G/D 4:880) (3.54)
  4. The New House in St Peter's / The Ewe Wi' the Crookit Horn / Willie Murray's (6.52)

Track 1a Colin Magee;
Tracks 1b, 2-3, 7, 8b trad.;
Track 4 words trad., tune Tony Cuffe;
Tracks 5ab Dan Hugh MacEacher;
Track 6a words trad., additional verses Tony Cuffe, tune Tony Cuffe;
Track 6b James Hill;
Track 8a Iain MacDonald;
Track 8c trad., Iain MacDonald

> Folk Music > Records > Ossian: The Best of Ossian

Ossian: The Best of Ossian

Ossian: The Best of Ossian (Iona IRCD 023)

The Best of Ossian
Ossian

Iona Records IRCD 023 (CD, UK, 15 May 1994)

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Tracks 1-9 recorded and mixed by Calum Malcolm at Castlesound Studios;
Tracks 10-12 recorded and mixed by Robin Rankin at Ca-Va Studio;
Digitally re-mastered by Bob McDowall at Iona “Digi-one”

Musicians

Billy Jackson: harp, uilleann pipes, whistles, vocals, acoustic bass, synthesisers;
George Jackson: cittern, mandolin, fiddle, whistle, flute, guitar, vocals;
John Martin: fiddle, cello, vocals;
Billy Ross: guitar, dulcimer, whistle, lead vocals [1-2];
Tony Cuffe: guitar, tiplé, lead vocals [3-12];
Iain MacDonald: bagpipes, flute, whistle, jew's harp, vocals [5-12]

Tracks

  1. The St. Kilda Wedding / Perrie Werrie Reel / The Honourable Mrs. Moll's Reel reels (4.28)
  2. 'S Gann Gunn Dirich Mi Chaoidh (3.10)
  3. The Road to Drumleman (4.35)
  4. The Sound of Sleat / Aandowin' at the Bow / The Old Réel reels (4.33)
  5. Will Ye Go to Flanders? (Roud 8544) / Lord Lovat's Lament (6.10)
  6. Duncan Johnstone hornpipe / The Duck / The Curlew jigs (4.46)
  7. Drunk at Night, Dry in the Morning (3.01)
  8. I Will Set My Ship in Order (Roud 402; G/D 4:792) (6.06)
  9. Rory Dall's Sister's Lament (4.00)
  10. Johnny Todd (Roud 1102; G/D 8:1583) / Far from Home (5.20)
  11. Jamie Raeburn (Roud 600; G/D 8:1535; Henry H151) / The Broomielaw (5.54)
  12. Mrs. Stewart of Grantully / Be Sud An' Gille Truagh / Calum Johnston's / Harris Dance (4.43)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Norman Nicolson (Skye, 1778-);
Track 3 words Willie Mitchell (1948), music Tony Cuffe;
Track 4a Donald MacKinnon;
Track 5a verse 1, 4 trad., verse 2-3 Billy Ross;
Tracks 6ab PM Donald MacLeod;
Track 6c Donald MacPherson;
Track 10a trad., additional verses and tune Tony Cuffe;
Track 11b William Jackson

Tracks 1-2 are from St Kilda's Wedding (Iona IR 001, 1978);
Tracks 3-4 are from Seal Song (Iona IR 002, 1981);
Tracks 5-7 are from Dove Across the Water (Iona IR 004, 1982);
Tracks 8-9 are from Borders (Iona IR 007, 1984);
Tracks 10-12 are from Light on a Distant Shore (Iona IR 009, 1986)

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Smalltalk: Smalltalk

Smalltalk: Smalltalk (Greentrax CDTRAX079)

Smalltalk
Smalltalk

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX079 (CD, UK, February 1994)

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Produced by Smalltalk and Cy Jack;
Recorded by Cy Jack at CaVa Sound Workshop, Glasgow,
Photography by Robin Daes;
Front cover illustration by Ali Scott;
Digital design by Jojn Haxby, art surgery

Musicians

Iain MacInnes: Scottish smallpipes, whistles, bodhrán [3];
Billy Ross: vocals, guitar, dulcimer;
Stuart Morison: fiddle, cittern, bodhrán [9]

with
Cy Jack: harmony vocals [11]

Tracks

  1. Colonel Fraser / Mary Ann MacInnes / The Famous Bridge (An Drochaid Chliuiteach) / Kail & Pudding (3.58)
  2. Cumha Coire A'Cheathaich (Lament for the Misty Corrie) (4.42)
  3. Jock Hawk (Roud 2331; G/D 2:295) / New Claret (4.00)
  4. The Low Country Dance / The Ardvasar Blacksmith / The Black Haired Lad / The Shetland Fiddler (4.49)
  5. Over the Sea to Nova Scotia (3.59)
  6. Rosie Anderson (Roud 2169; G/D 7:1462) (5.17)
  7. Les Vielles Bottines… trois airs du Quebec (4.00)
  8. The Heights Of Cassino (3.58)
  9. 'S Truagh Nach Do Dh'fhuirich Mi Tioram Air Tir (The South Georgia Whaling Song) (3478)
  10. The Thornton Jig / James Byrne's Jig / Duncan McKillop / The Bee in the Knickers (4.47)
  11. Fil O Ro (4.58)

Tracks 1acd, 3ab, 4acd, 5, 10b trad. arr. Smalltalk;
Track 1b Iain McInnes;
Track 2 words Duncan Ban MacIntyre, arr. Smalltalk;
Track 4b Ewan MacRae;
Track 6 trad., additional words and tune Billy Ross;
Track 7 unknown, Copyright Control;
Track 8 Dan MacRae;
Track 9 words Donald John MacMillan;
Track 10a Donald Cameron;
Track 10c A. Hain;
Track 10d Gordon Campbell;
Track 11 words William Ross, arr. Smalltalk

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Ossian: The Carrying Stream

Ossian: The Carrying Stream (Greentrax CDTRAX127)

The Carrying Stream
Ossian

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX127 (CD, UK, March 1997)

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Produced by Ossian;
Recorded by Robin Rankin and Stuart Hamilton at CaVa Sound Workshop, Glasgow, and Castle CaVa, Pencaitland;
Mixed by Robin Rankin;
Photograph by Marc Marnie;
Cover illustration by Shelly Haas;
Digital design by Art Surgery

Musicians

William Jackson: harp, whistles, piano, bodhrán, vocals;
Iain MacInnes: Scottish smallpipes, whistles;
George Jackson: cittern, guitar, whistle;
Stuart Morison: fiddle, cittern, mandolin, vocals;
Billy Ross: lead vocals, guitar, dulcimer

Tracks

  1. Fisherrow (Roud 8702) / Noose & the Ghillies (4.26)
  2. The Black Crags / Pipe Major Joe Wilson / The Duke of Hamilton / Barney's Balmoral / Mrs. Webster (4.52)
  3. Logan Water / Pennan Den (4.24)
  4. The Working Man (4.57)
  5. Mo Chailin Dileas Donn (5.42)
  6. Port Lennox (3.40)
  7. Blustering Home / Flora Macdonald / David Glen's Jig (5.12)
  8. The Flower of France and England (Roud 5532; G/D 4:719) (3.57)
  9. Maighdeanan Na H-Airidh (4.07)
  10. Alick Cameron, Champion Piper / Joe McGann's Fiddle / Jenny's Jig / The Glasgow Police Pipers (5.34)
  11. The Carrying Stream (4.19)

Tracks 1a, 2ce, 3a, 6, 7c trad. arr. Ossian;
Track 1b Perry Gauthier;
Track 2a, 10c Stuart Morison;
Track 2b PM Angus MacDonald;
Track 2d E. MacDonald;
Track 3b James Watt;
Track 4 words unknown, Billy Ross, music Billy Ross;
Track 5 Hector MacKenzie;
Track 7a Michael Grey;
Track 7b Willie MacDonald;
Track 8 words trad., music Archie Fisher;
Track 9 John MacGillivray;
Track 10a G.S. MacLennan;
Track 10b D.R. MacLennan;
Track 10d Donald MacLeod;
Track 11 William Jackson