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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)

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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 (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 (2.38)
  2. Lochaber No More (Roud 8497) (2.47)
  3. The Minister’s Sheep (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)

All tracks trad.

> 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; Henry H183) (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, 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