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Shelagh McDonald

Scottish singer/songwriter Shelagh McDonald was a budding folk star in Bristol and London from 1968 on. Besides an appearance on the BBC Radio One LP Dungeon Folk, she recorded two LPs, Album and Stargazer, on Sandy Roberton's B&C label. She abruptly disappeared from the music scene in 1971 during the sessions for a third album. Her whereabouts were unknown until November 2005 when she visited the Scottish Daily Mail offices and talked about writing new songs. As far as I know there haven't been any new albums yet, though.

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Shelagh McDonald: Album

Shelagh McDonald: Album (B&C CAS 1019)

Album
Shelagh McDonald

B&C CAS 1019 (LP, UK, 1970)
Mooncrest CRESTCD 059 (CD, UK, 2000)
Talking Elephant TECD378 (CD, UK, July 28, 2017)

Shelagh McDonald: Album (Mooncrest CRESTCD 059)
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Recorded at three sessions in February and May 1971;
Produced by Sandy Roberton for September Productions Ltd;
Engineers: Roger Quested, Vic Gamm;
Arrangements: Robert Kirby;
Photography: Keith Morris

Musicians

Shelagh McDonald, vocals, guitar;
Keith Christmas, guitars;
Gerry Conway, drums;
Pat Donaldson, bass;
Mike Evans, bass;
Tristan Fry, vibes;
Gordon Huntley, pedal steel guitar, dobro;
Roger Powell, drums;
Andy Roberts, guitar;
Keith Tippett, piano;
Ian Whiteman, keyboards

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Mirage (4.03)
  2. Look Over the Hills and Far Away (5.13)
  3. Crusoe (3.52)
  4. Waiting for the Wind to Rise (4.57)
  5. Ophelia's Song (version 1) (2.50)
  1. Richmond (2.47)
  2. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (3.25)
  3. Peacock Lady (3.29)
  4. Silk and Leather (3.00)
  5. You Know You Can't Lose (5.05)

Mooncrest CD bonus tracks

  1. Ophelia's Song (version 2) (2.09)
  2. Jesus Is Just All Right (3.00)
  3. Book of Rhyme (2.54)
  4. What More Can I Say? (2.55)
  5. The City's Cry (demo 1) (2.35)
  6. The City's Cry (demo 2) (2.46)
  7. Rod's Song (demo) (3.11)
  8. Stargazer (false start) (0.42)
  9. Stargazer (demo) (4.12)

All tracks Shelagh McDonald except
Track 1 Carter;
Track 7 trad. arr. Shelagh McDonald;
Track 2 Gerry Rafferty;
Tracks 4, 10 Keith Christmas;
Track 6 Andy Roberts;
Track 12 Malvina Reynolds

Recording dates:
Tracks 2, 6, 12: London, February 12, 1970;
Tracks 3, 9, 11: London, February 27, 1970;
Tracks 1, 7, 10: London, March 17, 1970;
Track 4: London, June 18, 1970;
Tracks 5, 8: London, June 27, 1970;
Tracks 13-19: London, December 18, 1970;

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Shelagh McDonald: Stargazer

Shelagh McDonald: Stargazer (B&C CAS 1043)

Stargazer
Shelagh McDonald

B&C CAS 1043 (LP, UK, 1971)
Mooncrest CRESTCD 040 (CD, UK, 1999)
Talking Elephant TECD379 (CD, UK, August 18, 2017)

Shelagh McDonald: Stargazer (Mooncrest CRESTCD 040)
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Recorded at three sessions in February and May 1971;
Produced by Sandy Roberton for September Productions Ltd;
Sound and mix engineer: John Wood;
String and choral arrangements: Robert Kirby;
Photography: Keith Morris

Musicians

Shelagh McDonald, vocals, guitar, keyboards;
Harver Burns, drums;
Keith Christmas, guitars;
Pat Donaldson, bass;
Katy and Mac Kissoon, backing vocals;
Mike London, backing vocals;
Dave Mattacks, drums;
Dave Richard, bass;
John Ryan, string bass;
Danny Thompson, string bass;
Richard Thompson, guitars;
Ray Warleigh, saxophone;
Ian Whiteman, organ

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Rod's Song (3.10)
  2. Liz's Song (2.50)
  3. Lonely King (6.01)
  4. City's Cry (2.32)
  5. Dowie Dens of Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (6.53)
  1. Baby Go Slow (3.54)
  2. Canadian Man (2.48)
  3. Good Times (3.25)
  4. Odyssey (6.11)
  5. Stargazer (4.11)

Mooncrest CD bonus tracks

  1. The Road to Paradise (3.44)
  2. Sweet Sunlight (2.27)
  3. Spin (version 1) (5.25)
  4. Rainy Night Blues (3.31)
  5. Spin (version 2) (3.21)

All tracks Shelagh McDonald except
Track 5 trad. arr. Shelagh McDonald

Recording dates:
Tracks 1, 4, 6, 9, 10: London, February 8, 1971;
Track 3: London, April 26, 1971;
Tracks 2, 5, 7, 8: London, May 11, 1971;
Tracks 11, 12: London, August 18, 1971;
Track 13: London, August 26, 1971;
Track 14: London, August 27, 1971;
Track 15: London, December 7, 1971;

> Folk Music > Records > Shelagh McDonald: Let No Man Steal Your Thyme

Shelagh McDonald: Let No Man Steal Your Thyme

Shelagh McDonald: Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Castle CMDDD1065)

Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
Shelagh McDonald

Castle Music CMDDD1065 (2 CD, UK, 2005)

Shelagh McDonald: Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Castle CMDDD1065, pre-release)
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A compilation of all known recordings from Shelagh McDonald.

Musicians

See the list of musicians on her records Album and Stargazer.

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. Hullo Stranger (live) (2.27)
  2. Street Walking Blues (live) (2.44)
  3. Mirage (4.03)
  4. Look Over the Hills and Far Away (5.13)
  5. Crusoe (3.52)
  6. Waiting for the Wind to Rise (4.57)
  7. Ophelia's Song (version 1) (2.50)
  8. Richmond (2.47)
  9. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (3.25)
  10. Peacock Lady (3.29)
  11. Silk and Leather (3.00)
  12. You Know You Can't Lose (5.05)
  13. Ophelia's Song (version 2) (2.09)
  14. Jesus Is Just All Right (3.00)
  15. Book of Rhyme (2.54)
  16. What More Can I Say? (2.55)
  17. The City's Cry (demo 1) (2.35)
  18. The City's Cry (demo 2) (2.46)
  19. Rod's Song (demo) (3.11)
  20. Stargazer (false start) (0.42)
  21. Stargazer (demo) (4.12)
  1. Rod's Song (3.10)
  2. Liz's Song (2.50)
  3. Lonely King (6.01)
  4. City's Cry (2.32)
  5. Dowie Dens of Yarrow (version 1) (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (6.53)
  6. Baby Go Slow (3.54)
  7. Canadian Man (2.48)
  8. Good Times (3.25)
  9. Odyssey (6.11)
  10. Stargazer (4.11)
  11. The Road to Paradise (3.44)
  12. Sweet Sunlight (2.27)
  13. Spin (version 1) (5.25)
  14. Rainy Night Blues (3.31)
  15. Spin (version 2) (3.21)
  16. Dowie Dens of Yarrow (false start) (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (0.25)
  17. Dowie Dens of Yarrow (version 2) (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (7.40)

All tracks Shelagh McDonald except
Track 1 Carter;
Tracks 2, 9, 26, 37, 38 trad. arr. Shelagh McDonald;
Track 4 Gerry Rafferty;
Tracks 6, 12 Keith Christmas;
Track 8 Andy Roberts;
Track 14 Malvina Reynolds

Tracks 1-2 from Dungeon Folk;
Tracks 3-12 from Album;
Tracks 13-16 Album recording out-takes;
Tracks 17-21 Stargazer demos;
Tracks 22-31 from Stargazer;
Tracks 32-36 third album recording sessions;
Tracks 37-38 Stargazer recording out-takes

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Other records with Shelagh McDonald

Various Artists, Dungeon Folk, LP, BBC REC35S, 1969

Keith Christmas, Fable of the Wings, LP, B&C CAS 1015, 1970

Various Artists, Clogs, LP, Peg Records PS1, 1972

Various Artists, Club Folk Volume 1, LP, Peg Records PS2, 1972

Various Artists, Club Folk Volume 2, LP, Peg Records PS3, 1972

Various Artists, Rave On, LP, B&C/Mooncrest CREST 17, 1974

Keith Christmas, Timeless and Strange, CD, Castle Music CMRDC 786, 2004

Various Artists, Footprints in the Snow, 2 CD, Castle Music CMDD834, 2004

Various, The Fairport Companion: Loose Chippings from the Fairport Family Tree, 2 CD, Castle Music CMDDD1337, 2005