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An Audience with the Shepherds

An Audience with the Shepherds (Veteran VT159CD)

An Audience with the Shepherds
The Shepherds

Veteran VT159CD (CD, UK, 2015)

Produced by John Howson and Paul Marsh;
[1-2, 4, 6-7, 10, 16] recorded at the Assembly Rooms, Derby, in 1988;
[3, 5, 9, 11-12, 14-15] recorded at Whitby Folk Week 1990;
[13] recorded at Will's Barn, Denby Dale, Yorkshire, in 1990;
[8] recorded at Chestnuts Folk Festival, London, in 1991;
Biographical and tune notes compiled by John Howson;
Cover photo by permision of Berwick-Upon-Tweed Record Office

Notes on the Veteran website

Singers

Willie Taylor, fiddle [1-2, 4, 6-9, 11-12, 14, 16];
Will Atkinson, mouth organ [1-2, 4-6, 8-9, 11, 13-16];
Joe Hutton, smallpipes [1-4, 6, 8, 10-11, 13-14, 16]

with
Tom Gilfellon, guitar [15]

Tracks

  1. [S] Dance de Chez Nous / Aunty Mary's Canadian Barndance / Neil Taylor's Jig
  2. [S] Tombigbee Waltz / The Glakey Hornpipe
  3. [JH] Bonny Cragside / Little Jenny
  4. [S] Roxburgh Castle / Hesleyside / The Spootiskerry
  5. [WA] Duke of Fife's Welcome to Deeside / Skinner's Compilments to Dr MacDonald
  6. [S] Elsey's Waltz / Breamish
  7. [WT] Tich's Reel / The Pearl Wedding / Nancy Taylor's Reel
  8. [S] Morpeth Rant / Jock Wilson o' Fenton / Cheviot Rant
  9. [WT, WA] Alistair J. Sim
  10. [JH] Whittle Dene Hornpipe / Remember Me / The Rowley Burn
  11. [S] Rothbury Hills / Swindon
  12. [WT] Patchwork Polka
  13. [JH, WA] Captain Norman Orr Ewing / Redford Cottage
  14. [S] Loch Ruan / Farewell to the Dene / Nancy Clough
  15. [WA, TG] A Trip to Bavaria / Bill Sutherland's / Kenmay House
  16. [S] Caddam Woods / 72nd Highlanders' Farewell to Edinburgh / Belfast Reel

Tracks 1ab trad. French Canadian;
Track 1c Willie Taylor;
Track 2a S. S. Steele;
Track 2b Dr Ernest Kirby;
Track 3a Tom Carruthers;
Track 3b Billy Pigg (1902-1968);
Track 4a trad. Scottish Borders;
Track 4b Tommy Elliott of Gunnerton;
Tracks 5ab James Scott Skinner (1843-1927);
Tracks 6a, 11b Archie Dagg (1899-1991);
Track 6b, 10a, 16c trad.;
Tracks 7abc, 9, 14b Willie Taylor;
Track 8a William Shield (1748-1829);
Track 8b Bryce Anderson (of The Cheviot Ranters);
Track 8c Billy Miller (of The Cheviot Ranters);
Track 10b Robert Whinham (1814-1893);
Track 10c John Foster Charlton (1916-1989);
Track 11a Jack Armstrong (1904-1978);
Track 12 Iain Peterson (1934-2006);
Track 13a Pipe Major William Ross (1878-1966);
Track 13b Pipe Major William Sinclair Snr;
Track 14a Dr George M. McIntyre;
Track 14c Tom Clough (1881-1964);
Track 15a James MacGregor-Brown;
Tracks 15bc Adam Rennie (1897-1960);
Track 16a trad. Scots;
Track 16b Pipe Major John MacDonald