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Whaur the Pig Gaed on the Spree

Various Artists: Whaur the Pig Gaed on the Spree (Drag City DC488)

Whaur the Pig Gaed on the Spree
Scottish Recordings by Alan Lomax, 1951-57
Various Artists

Twos & Fews / Drag City DC488 (LP, UK, 2011)

Recorded by Alan Lomax;
Compiled by Alasdair Roberts in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the first of Alan Lomax's Scottish recordings;
Annotated by Alasdair Roberts and Nathan Salsburg

Musicians

Davie Stewart, vocals [1], accordion [1, 12];
Jessie Murray, vocals [2];
Hector MacAndrew, fiddle [3];
Alice Mearns, piano [3];
John Steven, vocals [4];
Mary Cosgrove, vocals [5];
Jimmy McBeath, vocals [6, 11];
Jimmy Shand, melodeon [7];
Sidney Chalmers, fiddle [7];
Jeannie Robertson, vocals [8, 14];
John Strachan, vocals [9, 15];
Willie Mathieson, vocals [10];
Aberdeen schoolchildren, vocals [13];
Hamish Henderson, vocals [16];
John Burgess, bagpipes [17]

Tracks

Side 1 Side 2
  1. [DS] MacGinty's Meal and Ale (Roud 2518; G/D 3:630) (4.54)
  2. [JM] Lord Thomas and Fair Ellen (Roud 4; Child 73; G/D 2:212) (2.14)
  3. [HMacA, AM] Dean Brigg / Banks Hornpipe (3.25)
  4. [JSte] The Big Kilmarnock Bonnet (Roud 5861; G/D 2:296) (4.31)
  5. [MC] The Collier Lad (Roud 921; Henry H110) (3.11)
  6. [JMcB] Hey Barra Gadgie (Roud 6330) (1.12)
  7. [JSha, SC] Bonnie Anne / The Wife She Brewed It / Mason's Apron (3.04)
  1. [JR] The Deadly Wars are Blast and Blawn (Roud 7284) (2.58)
  2. [JStr] Johnny o Braidislea (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250) (1.32)
  3. [WM] Binnorie (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) / Rosy Ann (Roud 234; Child 51) / The Laird o' Roslin's Daughter (Roud 36; Child 46; G/D 4:842; Henry H681) (1.58)
  4. [JMcB] McCafferty (Roud 1148) (3.09)
  5. [DS] The Glendaruel Highlanders (1.31)
  6. [schoolchildren] My Mother and Your Mother (Roud 19058) (0.50)
  7. [JR] Davy Faa (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274; Henry H183) (4.13)
  8. [JStr] Robin Hood and Little John (Roud 1322; Child 125) (0.39)
  9. [HH] The John MacLean March (2.39)
  10. [JB] Caber Feidh (2.36)

Tracks 1, 12 recorded at Alan Lomax's flat, London, December 1957;
Track 2 recorded in Portnockie, near Buckie, Banffshire, July 17, 1951;
Track 3 recorded at the home of John and Alice Mearns, Aberdeen, July 15, 1951;
Tracks 4, 10 recorded at the Commercial Hotel in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, July 17, 1951;
Track 5 recorded in Newtongrange, Midlothian, December 11, 1953;
Tracks 6, 11 recorded at Alan Lomax's flat, London, November 14, 1953;
Track 7 recorded possibly at Jimmy Shand's home or at the Station Hotel, Dundee, July 26, 1951;
Tracks 8, 14 recorded at Alan Lomax's flat, London, November 1, 1953;
Tracks 9, 15 recorded in Crichie, Aberdeenshire, July 16, 1951;
Track 13 recorded at 5 Cedar Place, Aberdeen, July 15, 1951;
Track 16 recorded at the Hotel Meurice, London, March 6, 1951;
Track 17 possibly recorded at 21 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, June 14, 1951, or the People's Festival Ceilidh, August 30, 1951;
Tracks 3-5, 7-8, 10, 16 are previously unreleased