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Tom Hughes and His Border Fiddle

Tom Hughes and His Border Fiddle (Springthyme SPR 1005)

Tom Hughes and His Border Fiddle
Tom Hughes (1908-1986)

Springthyme Records SPR 1005 (LP, UK, 1981)

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Recording, production and photography by Peter Shepheard;
Recorded in Bedrule village hall near Denholm, at The Plough, Lilliesleaf, and in Jedburgh in between July 1978 and May 1980;
Mixed by Ian Sinclair at GRF;
Photographs taken in the yard and bar of the Fox and Hounds in Denholm;
Sleeve design by James Hutcheson

Musicians

Tom Hughes of Jedburgh, fiddle

with
Wattie Robson of Denholm, fiddle [2-3, 5-7, 9-11, 13, 15-16, 18-19];
Jack Carruthers of Canonbie, tin whistle [1];
Brian Miller of Penicuik, guitar [1, 11, 19];
Sid Cairns of Hawick, guitar [6-7, 10, 13, 16];
Bob Hobkirk of Dodburn, fiddle [19];
Tom Scott of Canonbie, fiddle [19]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Redesdale Hornpipe / Galloway Hornpipe hornpipes (3.05)
  2. Braes o Mar strathspey (1.37)
  3. Tam's Old Love Song / Banks of Kale Water slow air and reel (1.25)
  4. Marquis of Lorne's Hornpipe hornpipe (2.02)
  5. Henry Hughes' Favourite Spanish waltz (1.43)
  6. Sidlaw Hills march (1.24)
  7. The Wife She Brewed It march (2.33)
  8. Faudenside Polka polka (2.02)
  9. Auld Robin Gray song air (2.46)
  10. Flouers o Edinburgh / East Neuk o Fife country dance (2.07)
  1. Lady Mary Ramsay / Orange and Blue strathspeys (2.47)
  2. Millicent's Favourite / Tam's Untitled Hornpipe hornpipes (1.44)
  3. Farewell to Whisky / Roxburgh Castle country dance (2.42)
  4. Kelso Hiring Fair victoria waltz (2.03)
  5. Old Rustic Bridge song air (2.23)
  6. Morpeth Rant country dance (2.26)
  7. Auld Graden Kirn St. Bernard's waltz (1.27)
  8. Liberton Pipe Band polka (1.57)
  9. Redeside Hornpipe hornpipe (2.33)

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Traditional Fiddle Music of the Scottish Borders

Tom Hughes & Friends: Traditional Fiddle Music of the Scottish Borders (Springthyme SPRCD 1044)

Traditional Fiddle Music of the Scottish Borders
Tom Hughes & Friends

Springthyme Records SPRCD 1044 (CD, UK, 2015)

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Recording, production and photography by Peter Shepheard;
Recorded in Bedrule village hall near Denholm, at The Plough, Lilliesleaf, and in Jedburgh in between July 1978 and May 1980;
Mixed by Ian Sinclair at GRF;
Photographs taken in the yard and bar of the Fox and Hounds in Denholm;
Sleeve design by James Hutcheson

Musical Traditions review by Phil Heath-Coleman

Musicians

Tom Hughes of Jedburgh, fiddle

with
Wattie Robson of Denholm, fiddle [1-3, 8, 11, 16, 18, 20-21, 23, 28, 32, 34-35];
Bob Hobkirk of Dodburn, fiddle [1, 18, 35];
Tom Scott of Canonbie, fiddle [1, 18, 35];
Jack Carruthers of Canonbie, tin whistle [1];
Brian Miller of Penicuik, guitar [1, 18, 35];
Sid Cairns of Hawick, guitar [11, 20-21, 23, 28]

Tracks

  1. Redesdale Hornpipe / Galloway Hornpipe hornpipes (3.05)
  2. Braes o Mar strathspey (1.30)
  3. Tam's Old Love Song / Banks of Kale Water slow air and reel (1.25)
  4. Tam's Victoria Waltz old time dance: victoria waltz (1.58)
  5. Marquis of Lorne's Hornpipe hornpipe (2.02)
  6. Cowie's Hornpipe / St Patrick's Day or Tell Her I Am / Turkey in the Straw hornpipe, jig & reel (2.40)
  7. Lady Mary Ramsay / Orange and Blue strathspey and schottische (1.41)
  8. Henry Hughes' Favourite Spanish waltz (1.43)
  9. The Frost Is All Over / Jackson's Morning Brush / Irish Washerwoman Irish jigs (2.31)
  10. Sidlaw Hills / The Wife She Brewed It marches (1.24)
  11. Sidlaw Hills / The Wife She Brewed It marches (2.33)
  12. The Huntsman's Chorus folk dance (1.27)
  13. The High Road to Linton air & reel (1.26)
  14. The Barren Rosks of Aden / Nut Brown Maiden pipe marches (2.02)
  15. Champagne Charlie song air (1.23)
  16. Auld Robin Gray song air (2.46)
  17. Faudenside Polka polka (2.02)
  18. The Rock and a Wee Puckle Tow / Tevioy Brig / The Stool of Repemtance jigs (3.03)
  19. Cock Yer Leg Up varsovienne (1.17 )
  20. Flouers o Edinburgh / East Neuk o Fife country dance (2.07)
  21. Lady Mary Ramsay / Orange and Blue strathspeys (2.47)
  22. Lilliesleaf Polka polka (1.15)
  23. Farewell to Whisky / Roxburgh Castle country dance (2.42)
  24. Millicent's Favourite / Tam's Untitled Hornpipe hornpipes (1.44)
  25. Greencastle Hornpipe / Off to California / The Dundee Hornpipe hornpipes (2.07)
  26. Boys of Blue Hill / The Harvest's Long in Coming hornpipes (1.28)
  27. Morpeth Rant country dance (1.19)
  28. Morpeth Rant country dance
  29. Kelso Hiring Fair victoria waltz (2.03)
  30. Lady Mary Ramsay / Soldier's Joy strathspey & reel (1.21)
  31. The Triumph country dance (1.00)
  32. Old Rustic Bridge song air (2.23)
  33. Auld Graden Kirn St. Bernard's waltz (1.30)
  34. Liberton Pipe Band polka (1.57)
  35. Redeside Hornpipe hornpipe (2.33)

All tracks trad. arr Tom Hughes, Wattie Robson except
Tracks 10a, 11a Jim Watson;
Track 35 Willie Atkinson