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The Caledonian Companion

The Caledonian Companion (Topic 12TS266)

The Caledonian Companion
Instrumental Music from Scotland
Charlie Bremner, Willie Fraser, John Grant, Alex Green

Topic Records 12TS266 (LP, UK, 1975)
Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 9051 (CD, UK, 1998)

The Caledonian Companion (Greentrax CDTRAX 9051)

Recorded by Tony Engle in Aberdeen and Banffshire 1974/75;
Produced by Tony Engle;
John Grant recorded by Hugh MacDonald for the School of Scottish Studies;
Notes by Hugh MacDonald;
Sleeve design and front cover photograph by Tony Engle

Musicians

Charlie Bremner, fiddle [3, 8, 11-12, 19, 21];
Willie Fraser, mouth-organ [2, 9-10, 16, 18], diddling [7, 17];
John Grant, fiddle [4, 13];
Alex Green, whistle [1, 5-6, 14-15, 20]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [AG] Lady Madeline Sinclair strathspey / The High Road to Linton reel (1.25)
  2. [WF] The White Cockade / Niel Gow's Farewell to Whiskey / Miss Jean Milligan reels (3.00)
  3. [CB] The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre / Kinnegad Slashers / The Bugle Horn / The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre jigs (3.32)
  4. [JG] The Brig o' Perth / The Reel o' Tulloch (1.40)
  5. [AG] Forbes Morrison strathspey / The Ten Pound Fiddle reel (1.28)
  6. [AG] MacLean of Pennycross / The Midlothian Pipe Band pipe-marches (2.20)
  7. [WF] The Smith's a Gallant Fireman strathspey / Jenny Dang the Weaver reel (1.44)
  8. [CB] John McFadden / Timour the Tartar reels (2.16)
  9. [WF] The 79th's Farewell to Gibraltar march (1.10)
  10. [WF] Bonnie Dundee / Hot Punch / Kenmuir's on an' Awa jigs (3.16)
  1. [CB] J.B. Milne / The Lovat Scouts / The Breakdown / Caddam Woods (3.49)
  2. [CB] Polka (1.43)
  3. [JG] The Smith's a Gallant Fireman strathspey / Soldier's Joy reel (1.16)
  4. [AG] The Kirrie Kebbuck strathspey / Sir David Davidson of Cantray reel (1.27)
  5. [AG] Tam Bain's Lum / The Blue Bonnets marches (2.49)
  6. [WF] Far Frae Scotia's Shores strathspey / Ally Crocker (The New Bridge o' Ayr) reel (2.00)
  7. [WF] Orange and Blue strathspey / Mrs McLeod of Raasay reel (1.37)
  8. [WF] Highland Wedding march (1.57)
  9. [CB] Dr MacDonald reel (1.11)
  10. [AG] Lady Charlotte Campbell slow strathspey and reel (1.59)
  11. [CB] High Road to Linton / The Mason's Apron / The De'il Among the Tailors / Timour the Tartar reels (2.53)

All tracks trad. except
Tracks 4, 6 Belle Stewart