SPRANGEEN brought a new dimension to the spectrum of Scottish music when they issued this their first and only album as an LP in 1984. The band (of seven women) derived their style and repertoire from a wide range of traditional roots. All have gone on to contribute to the richness of the current Scottish music revival, Patsy Seddon and Mary MacMaster play together as a duet in Sileas and were both founder members of The Poozies.
Newly remastered to CD from the original studio recordings of 1984.
Savourna Stevenson has long been regarded as one of the leading exponents of the Scottish small harp or clarsach. Since recording this her first album as an LP in 1985 Savourna has recorded more than half a dozen albums. With Aly Bain (fiddle) and Frank Usher (guitar). The CD includes a Bonus track - Savourna and Aly's new, extended, 6 minute version of The Trip We Took Over the Mountains.
Newly remastered to CD from the original digital recordings of 1985.
It may have taken a long time - but here is the second CD collection from Pete, Tom and Arthur. After their first album issued in 2005 they were nominated the following year in the Scots Trad Music Awards as Scottish Folk Band of the Year.
Recognised as three individuals with a long experience of traditional song, they bring together a wealth of repertoire accompanied on melodeon, fiddle and whistle and gleaned directly from the many traditional singers they have known.
The latest collection of Old Songs and Bothy Ballads recorded at the Fife Traditional Singing Festival. Singers include Len Graham, Emily Portman, Brian Dawson, John Valentine, Elizabeth Stewart (photo), Jimmy Hutchison, Shepheard, Spiers & Watson.
Recorded at the Fife Traditional Singing Festival - the CD opens with Jeff Warner (photo) from New Hampshire - a singer with an extensive repertoire of old songs from the New England states. Songs from Phyllis Martin, Geordie Murison, Sheila Stewart, Terry Conway, Joe Aitken, Jimmy Hutchison, Pete Shepheard and Danny Couper.
The latest collection of Old Songs and Bothy Ballads recorded at the Fife Traditional Singing Festival. Singers include Jim Taylor, Bob Lewis, Henry Douglas, Jo Miller, Jimmy Hutchison, Chris Miles and Jock Duncan.
Iain McLachlan: An Island Heritage Iain McLachlan's music comes as fresh as the sea breezes wafting over the Uist machair - Highland and Gaelic as his island heritage. Includes his famous composition The Dark Island and many traditional tunes played with other island musicians on fiddle, button accordion, melodeon and goose. A highly praised gem.
The Leda Trio: Airs for the Seasons
Scottish music of the 1700s Rare, interesting and beautiful music from 18th century Scotland - music that would have been an important part of social life in Edinburgh at that time. Performed by Peter Campbell-Kelly: violin; Katherine Thomson: harpsichord; Kevin McCrae: cello.
Music by James Oswald (1710 - 1769) and David Foulis (1710 - 1773).