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Scotia Nova

Various Artists: Scotia Nova (Greentrax CDTRAX 387)

Scotia Nova
Songs for the early days of a better nation
Various Artists

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 387 (CD, UK, February 2016)

Produced by Ian McCalman;
Mostly produced, recorded and mixed by Ian McCalman at Kevock Digital Studios, Lasswade;
Mastered by Peter Haigh at Pier House Studios;
Front cover photograph and image design by Douglas McCalman;
Layout by John Slavin at DesignFolk;

Musicians

Chris Finegan, vocals, guitar [1];
Yvonne Lyon, vocals and backing vocals [2, 12];
David Lyon, tenor guitar [2, 12], acoustic guitar [12], accordion [2], programming [2];
Sandy Jones, percussion [2];
Ian McCalman, vocals [3, 11], guitars [3, 9-10], keyboards [3, 10], bass [4-6, 11];
Keith Hancock, melodeon [3];
Martin Talbot, bass [3];
Andrew Talbot, drums [3-4, 9, 11, 18];
Findlay Napier, vocals and guitars [4, 11];
Gill Bowman, vocals and guitar [5];
Alistair Watson, backing vocals and cello [5];
Brian McNeill, vocals and all instruments [6];
Simon Kempston, vocals and guitar [7];
Fiona J.Mackenzie, vocals [8];
Charlie Milne, vocals [9];
George Archibald, Jim and May Weatherston, backing vocals [9];
Scott Murray, vocals and guitar [10];
Pat Mackenzie, Magarete More, Marion Mullins, Kenny Ferguson, backing vocals [10];
Alistair Findlay, backing vocals [11];
Graeme Duffin, bass guitar and programming [12];
Duncan McRone, vocal and acoustic guitar [13];
Cy Jack, acoustic bass guitar and piano [13];
Jim Yule, guitar [13];
Kirsten Harvey, fiddle [13];
Stevie Lawrence, whistle, sitar and percussion [13];
Iain McDonald, vocals and all instruments [14];
Mairi Campbell, vocals, piano and fiddle [15];
Frank Rae, vocals and cittern [16];
Fiona Rae, backing vocals and fiddle [16];
Colin Donati, vocals and guitars [17];
Robin Mason, cello [17];
Martin Watkins, lead vocals and bass [18];
Spike Menzies, lead guitar [18];
Jim Dewar, guitar [18]

Tracks

  1. Chris Finegan: The 19th (1.52)
  2. Yvonne Lyon: We Were Not Made for the Shadows (3.19)
  3. Ian MacCalman: Searching for Scotland (3.09)
  4. Findlay Napier: Taste of Liberty (3.45)
  5. Gill Bowman: A Bonny Star (5.49)
  6. Brian McNeill: War o' the Crofters (4.14)
  7. Simon Kempston: We Must Unite (A Better Place for All) (3.52)
  8. Fiona J. Mackenzie: Cronan a ‘Chamhanaich (Dawn Lullaby) (4.07)
  9. Charlie Milne: Scotland’s Future (2.41)
  10. Scott Murray: Duke Street to Jericho (3.37)
  11. Findlay Napier: Scotia Nova (3.54)
  12. Yvonne Lyon: The Road Is Still Leading Us On (2.57)
  13. Duncan McCrone & Cy Jack: The Pioneers (5.12)
  14. Iain MacDonald: An Exile Reflects (On Independence) (4.18)
  15. Mairi Campbell: O Man, Jock Tamson (3.15)
  16. Frank Rae: Nova Scotia (New Scotland) (3.43)
  17. Colin Donati: Yesterday and Tomorrow (3.35)
  18. The Tolerated: It’s Up to You! (2.42)

Track 1 Chris Finegan;
Tracks 2, 12 David and Yvonne Lyon;
Track 3 Ian McCalman;
Track 4 Findlay Napier;
Track 5 Gill Bowman;
Track 6 Brian McNeill;
Track 7 Simon Kempston;
Track 8 Fiona J. Mackenzie;
Track 9 Charlie Milne;
Track 10 Scott Murray;
Track 11 Alistair Findlay;
Track 13 Duncan McCrone, Cy Jack;
Track 14 Iain MacDonald;
Track 15 Mairi Campbell, Dave Francis;
Track 16 Frank Rae;
Track 17 Colin Donati;
Track 18 Martin Watkins