> Folk Music > Records > The Gaugers: Beware of the Aberdonian

The Gaugers: Beware of the Aberdonian

The Gaugers: Beware of the Aberdonian (Topic 12TS284)

Beware of the Aberdonian
The Gaugers

Topic Records 12TS284 (LP, UK, 1976)
Sleepytown Records SLPYCD008 (CD, UK, 2000)

The Gaugers: The Fighting Scot (Sleepytown SLPYCD008)
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Recorded by Tony Engle in Aberdeen in December 1975;
Produced by Tony Engle;
Sleeve design by Arthur Watson;
Notes by Duncan MacLennan;
Front photograph by Ian Meechan

Musicians

Peter Hall, vocals [1-2, 5, 8], English concertina [1, 3-4, 6-7, 9, 11-13], baritone concertina [8];
Tom Spiers, vocals [2, 8, 11], chorus [10], fiddle [1-7, 9, 12-13];
Arthur Watson, vocals [3, 6, 8, 13], chorus [10], whistle [1, 4, 8-9, 11-12], dulcimer [2, 4, 7], bodhrán [7]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Young Jackie (Roud 509; G/D 7:1475) (2.13)
  2. The Cruel Brother (Roud 26; Child 11) (4.19)
  3. Monymusk Lads (Roud 5568; G/D 3:375) (3.01)
  4. The Keys to the Cellar / Go to Berwick, Johnnie (1.59)
  5. The Lass o’ the Moorland Hills (Roud 228; G/D 7:1439) (3.58)
  6. The Bonny Lass o’ Anglesey (Roud 3931; Child 220) (2.00)
  7. Sleep Sound in the Morning / Donald Blue (1.48)
  1. The Aberdonian (Roud 22214) (2.38)
  2. Lochaber No More (Roud 8497) (2.47)
  3. The Minister’s Sheep (Roud 2498; G/D 2:309) (3.01)
  4. Bogie's Bonnie Belle (Roud 2155; G/D 7:1396) (4.52)
  5. The Ewie wi’ the Crookit Horn / The Jolly Shepherd / Polly Stewart (2.45)
  6. The Scranky Black Farmer (Roud 2872; G/D 3:357) (3.36)

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> Folk Music > Records > The Gaugers: The Fighting Scot

The Gaugers: The Fighting Scot

The Gaugers: The Fighting Scot (Sleepytown SLPYCD002)

The Fighting Scot
Portrayed in Scots Folk Music and Song
The Gaugers

City of Aberdeen Libraries / Springthyme Records (cassette, UK, 1990)
Sleepytown Records SLPYCD002 (CD, UK, 1999)

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All tracks recorded or remastered by Tom Spiers except
Track 10 by kind permission of Aberdeen Central ibrary;
Introduction and track notes by Anne Neilson;
Front photograph from the Peter Hall Archive by kind permission of Marion Hall;
Frnt cover design by Arthur Watson;
CD packaging by Ronnie Cairns

Musicians

Peter Hall, vocals [1, 4, 13, 15], melodeon, concertina;
Tom Spiers, vocals [2, 5, 9, 16], fiddle, viola;
Arthur Watson, vocals [3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14], whistle

Tracks

  1. The Banks of Sicily (Roud 10501) (2.28)
  2. Johnnie Gallacher (Roud 920; G/D 1:80; Henry S574) (2.22)
  3. The Battle of Harlaw (Roud 2861; Child 163; G/D 1:112) (5.06)
  4. Pretty Polly (Roud 268; Laws N7; G/D 1:171, 1:172) (3.40)
  5. List Bonnie Laddie (Roud 3356; G/D 1:77) (2.42)
  6. The Trumpet Sounds (Roud 162; Child 299; G/D 7:1470) (3.54)
  7. Charles Edward Stuart's Welcome / Killiecrankie (3.02)
  8. Martinmas Time (Roud 2173; G/D 1:161) (4.29)
  9. Haughs o' Cromdale (Roud 5147; G/D 1:113) (2.24)
  10. Will Ye Go to Flanders? (Roud 8544) (2.48)
  11. Scots Wha Hae (Roud V1089) (2.24)
  12. The Forfar Sodger (Roud 2857; G/D 1:69) (2.40)
  13. Pills of White Mercury (Roud 2; Laws Q26) (5.07)
  14. Ower the Water / Three Good Fellows / Sherriffmuir (4.02)
  15. The Baron of Brackley (Roud 4017; Child 203; G/D 2:234) (3.17)
  16. The Deadly Wars (Roud 7284) (4.58)

All tracks trad. except track 1

> Folk Music > Records > The Gaugers: Awa wi the Rovin Sailor

The Gaugers: Awa wi the Rovin Sailor

The Gaugers: Awa wi the Rovin Sailor (Sleepytown SLPYCD003)

Awa wi the Rovin Sailor
The Gaugers

City of Aberdeen Libraries (cassette, UK, 1994)
Sleepytown Records SLPYCD003 (CD, UK, 1999)

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Tracks 1, 8, 8, 10-11, 14, 17 recorded by Stewart Diack at Woodside Studio, Aberdeen;
All other tracks recorded by Tom Spiers;
Mixed by Tom Spiers and Stewart Diack;
Layout and design by Stewart Cordiner

Musicians

Peter Hall, vocals [2, 4, 8, 12,17], concertina [1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 14-15, 17], melodeon [8, 13], keyboard [9];
Tom Spiers, vocals [2-3, 7, 10, 14, 16], fiddle [1, 7,-8, 13, 14, 16], viola [12, 17];
Arthur Watson, vocals [1-2, 6, 9, 11, 15], whistle [4-5, 78, 13-14, 16-17]

Tracks

  1. Come All Ye Fisher Lassies (Roud 12504) (2.15)
  2. The Herring is the King o’ the Sea (Roud 128; TYG 31) (3.08)
  3. Ogilvie’s Boat (3.16)
  4. The Grey Selchie of Sule Skerry (Roud 197; Child 113) (4.26)
  5. Lovely Nancy / Far from Home (3.36)
  6. The Boddamer’s Hinged The Monkey (Roud 5806; G/D 1:26) (1.41)
  7. The Diamond Ship (Roud 2172; G/D 1:11) (2.43)
  8. The Handsome Cabin Boy (Roud 239; Laws N13; G/D 1:181) (2.23)
  9. Will Your Anchor Hold? (2.43)
  10. Tatties and Herrin (Roud 16927) (3.21)
  11. Haul away the Bowline (Roud 652; G/D 1:1) (1.38)
  12. The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47) (3.12)
  13. The Barnacle Waltz / The Steamboat Waltz (2.38)
  14. Fareweel tae Tarwathie (Roud 2562; G/D 1:15) (4.23)
  15. The Gauger (Roud 2343; G/D 5:1015) (2.18)
  16. The Sweet Kumadee (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) (4.39)
  17. Rolling Home (Roud 4766) (4.19)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 Ewan MacColl,
Track 3 Thomas and William Stott,
Track 5a James Oswald (18th century);
Track 9 words Priscilla Jane Owens, music William Kirkpatrick (both 19th century);
Track 14 George Scroggie

> Folk Music > Records > The Gaugers: No More Forever

The Gaugers: No More Forever

The Gaugers: No More Forever (Sleepytown SLPYCD009)

No More Forever
The Gaugers

Sleepytown Records SLPYCD009 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Tracks 1, 8, 8, 10-11, 14, 17 recorded by Stewart Diack at Woodside Studio, Aberdeen;
All other tracks recorded by Tom Spiers;
Mixed by Tom Spiers and Stewart Diack;
Layout and design by Stewart Cordiner

Musicians

Peter Hall (1936-1996), vocals [2, 5, 9, 13], concertina [], melodeon [], keyboard [];
Tom Spiers, vocals [3, 6, 8, 11, 14], fiddle [], viola [];
Arthur Watson, vocals [1, 4, 7, 10, 12], whistle []

Tracks

  1. The Monymusk Lads (Roud 5568; G/D 3:375) (2.48)
  2. Mains o’ Culsh (Roud 5925; G/D 3:397) (2.26)
  3. Bonnie Udny (Roud 3450; G/D 6:1089) (3.31)
  4. The Maskin Rung (Roud 5868; G/D 2:323) (3.52)
  5. The Gypsy Laddies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (3.27)
  6. Absence (2.56)
  7. Mulnabeeny (Roud 5576; G/D 3:441) (2.08)
  8. Tae the Beggin (Roud 286; G/D 3:488) (3.27)
  9. Fair Ellen (Roud 43; Child 63; G/D 6:1229) (4.23)
  10. The Merchant's Son (Roud 2153; G/D 2:303) (2.50)
  11. The Cuckoo's Nest (Roud 1506) (2.26)
  12. The Jolly Beggar (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274) (3.13)
  13. The Bleached Mulch (Roud 5835; G/D 2:286) (4.09)
  14. The Present Time is Oors (Roud 6026; G/D 3:550) (1.42)

All tracks trad. except
Track 6 anonymous poem from A St Andrews Treasury of Scottish Verse, edited by Alexander Lawson, 1920

Track 1 from a live performance at Aberdeen Folk Club, probably in the 1970s;
Tracks 2, 4 recorded a a group practice in the 1980s;
Tracks 3, 14 recorded a a group practice in the 1990s;
Track 5 from a live performance at Aberdeen Folk Club in the early 1980s;
Tracks 6, 8, 12 recorded for this CD;
Track 7 recorded a a group session;
Track 9 recording probably from the late 1960s;
Track 10 recorded for the Aberdeen Folk Song Club's 30th birthday celegratory tape;
Tracks 11, 13 recorded at a concert performance in 1993

> Folk Music > Records > Tom Spiers: Allan Water

Tom Spiers: Allan Water

Tom Spiers: Allan Water (Tradition Bearers LTCD1005)

Allan Water
Scots Songs & Ballads
Tom Spiers

The Tradition Bearers LTCD1005 (CD, UK, 2001)

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Produced and recorded by Tom Spiers;
Mastered by Ian McCalman;
Song notes by Tom Spiers;
Other notes by Pete Heywood;
Front picture: postcard illustrating a verse from Allan Water

Musicians

Tom Spiers, vocals, fiddle

Tracks

  1. Rhynie (Roud 2136; G/D 3:347) (2.14)
  2. Pills of White Mercury (Roud 2; Laws Q26) (3.42)
  3. The Sailor Deceiced (Roud 152; Laws M1; G/D 1:51) (2.42)
  4. I'm a Workin' Chap (Roud 5591; G/D 3:656) (3.45)
  5. Depression (Roud 5950; G/D 3:435) (1.41)
  6. Binnorie (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (4.30)
  7. Rolling in the Dew (Roud 298; G/D 4:812) (3.28)
  8. Ythanside (Roud 3783; G/D 5:951) (2.02)
  9. The Wedding of Lachie McGraw (3.18)
  10. The Jauntin Car (Roud 13464; Henry H592) (4.33)
  11. Aqua Vitae (Roud 3135; G/D 3:583) (2.21)
  12. Absence (0.53)
  13. He'll Nae Tak Liver (Roud 23900) (2.03)
  14. Bonnie Udny (Roud 3450; G/D 6:1089) (3.38)
  15. Allan Water (Roud 4260) (2.31)

All tracks trad. except
Track 9 copyright 1905 by Francis Day & Hunter;
Track 12 anonymous poem from A St Andrews Treasury of Scottish Verse (1920)

> Folk Music > Records > Shepheard, Spiers & Watson: They Smiled As We Cam In

Shepheard, Spiers & Watson: They Smiled As We Cam In

Shepheard, Spiers & Watson: They Smiled As We Cam In (Springthyme SPR 1042)

They Smiled As We Cam In
Shepheard, Spiers & Watson

Springthyme Records SPRCD 1042 (CD, UK, 2005)

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Produced by Shepheard, Spiers & Watson;
Recorded and mastered by Tom Spiers;
Introduction by Martin Carthy;
Song notes by the singers;
Booklet layout and transcriptions by Peter Shepheard;
Cover photograph by kind permission of The Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Collection;
Group photograph by Colin Ruscoe;
Design by Arthur Watson and Andy Rice / NotJustDesign

Liner notes and song texts

Musicians

Peter Shepheard, vocals [3, 6, 9, 12, 15], chorus vocals [1, 4-5, 7-8, 11, 13], diddle [], melodeon [1, 3, 5, 7-11, 13-14];
Tom Spiers, vocals [2-3, 5, 8, 11, 13-14], chorus vocals [1, 4, 7, 9, 15], fiddle [1-3, 6-7, 9-10, 12-15];
Arthur Watson, vocals [1, 4, 7, 10, 13], chorus vocals [5, 8, 11, 15], whistle [2-3, 5, 8-9, 12-15]

CD Tracks

  1. Jock Hawk’s Adventures (Roud 2331; G/D 2:295) (2.00)
  2. The Fair o Balnafinnan (Roud 2894; G/D 4:873) (3.03)
  3. The Last o the Clydesdales (Roud 22005) (2.20)
  4. The Nutting Girl (Roud 509; G/D 4:1745) (3.48)
  5. The Bonny Ship the “Diamond” (Roud 2172; G/D 1:11) (3.50)
  6. Calder’s Clear Stream (Roud 3778; G/D 5:947; Henry H476) (3.08)
  7. Glenlogie (Bonnie Jean o Bethelnie) (Roud 101; Child 238; G/D 5:973) (2.16)
  8. Grat for Gruel (Roud 935) (3.36)
  9. Banks of Newfoundland (Roud 1812; Laws K25) (3.26)
  10. Atween Stanehive & Laurencekirk (Roud 5589; G/D 3:376) (3.39)
  11. Rhynie (Roud 2136; G/D 3:347) (3.53)
  12. The Bleacher Lassie o Kelvinhaugh (Roud 3325; G/D 5:1041) (2.26)
  13. My Auld Sheen (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (3.07)
  14. The Dowie Dens o Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (4.20)
  15. Ye Boys o Callieburn (Roud 4932) (2.20)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Shepheard, Spiers & Watson: Over the High Hills

Shepheard, Spiers & Watson: Over the High Hills

Shepheard, Spiers & Watson: Over the High Hills (Springthyme SPR 1043)

Over the High Hills
Shepheard, Spiers & Watson

Springthyme Records SPRCD 1043 (CD, UK, 2012)

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Produced by Shepheard, Spiers & Watson;
Recorded by Tom Spiers;
Photographs by Lena Shepheard;
Design and transcriptions by Peter Shepheard

Liner notes and song texts

Musicians

Peter Shepheard, vocals [3, 6, 9, 12, 15], chorus vocals [1-2, 5, 7, 10, 13], diddle [14], melodeon [1-5, 9-13, 15];
Tom Spiers, vocals [2, 5, 8, 11, 14-15], chorus vocals [1, 7-8, 10, 13], fiddle [1-7, 9, 11-15];
Arthur Watson, vocals [1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 15], chorus vocals [2, 5, 8], whistle [2-3, 5, 9, 11-12, 14i-15]

CD Tracks

  1. The Auld Beggarman (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274) (6.47)
  2. Johnnie Gallacher (Roud 920; G/D 1:80; Henry S574) (3.35)
  3. Jimmy Drummond (Roud 2506) (2.55)
  4. Robin Hood and the Pedlar (Roud 333; Child 132) (3.33)
  5. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (5.49)
  6. Van Diemen's Land (Roud 221; G/D 2:252) (4.22)
  7. Rovin Eye / Castlegate (Roud 866) (4.32)
  8. The Banks o Airdrie (Roud 27; Child 14; G/D 2:199) (4.31)
  9. The Plooman's Due (Roud 5587; G/D 3:421) (2.58)
  10. John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (5.37)
  11. Earl Richard (Roud 47; Child 68) (4.02)
  12. Bonnie George Campbell (Roud 338; Child 210) (3.11)
  13. Willie's Lyke-Wake (Roud 30; Child 25; G/D 4:843) (5.13)
  14. The Bonnie Wee Lassie That Never Said No (Roud 2903) (2.56)
  15. Night Visiting Song (Roud 179; Child 248) (5.26)

All tracks trad.

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Other records with Tom Spiers, Arthur Watson or the Gaugers

Jean Readpath with guests, Ballad Folk, LP, BBC REC 293, 1977

Jimmy Hutchison, Corachree, CD, Tradition Bearers LTCD1002, 2000

Various Artists, Here's a Health to the Company (Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 1), CD, Autumn Harvest AH 002, 2005

Various Artists, The Bothy Songs and Ballads of North East Scotland Vol. 4, CD, Sleepytown SLPYCD012, 2009

Various Artists, Grand to Be a Working Man (Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 5), CD, Autumn Harvest AH 007, 2009

Various Artists, The Rough Guide to Scottish Folk (Second Edition), 2 CD, World Music RGNET 1235 CD, 2010

Various Artists, The Little Ball of Yarn (Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 8), CD, Autumn Harvest AH 011, 2012

Various Artists, The 40th Girvan Traditional Folk Festival, 2 CD, Traditional Arts Development, 2014