The Foundry Bar Band
Foundry Bar Band
Few bands, professional or otherwise, can so well convey the essential lilt of Scottish music with such enjoyment and enthusiasm as the Foundry Bar Band. The fame of ‘the foondry’ in Arbroath as a musical gathering place has spread far and wide, and on a couple of nights a week the back room is filled to capacity with musicians and enthusiasts from near and far.
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Foundry Bar Band: Willie John McAulay/ Benawe Highlanders
Jim Reid & the Band: Auchmithie
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Willie John McAulay/ Benawe Highlanders
and Jim Reid: Auchmithie
Bothy songs and Scottish country music have been a part of life at the Foundry Bar in Arbroath ever since the time when the only customers were the foundry workers from over the road (the foundry has long since gone), the fisher fowk from the town, and the fairm chiels in from the Angus countryside for the weekly fairs and markets. In 1975 some of the Foundry Bar musicians got together, entered and won the Ceilidh Band competition at the Kinross festival – and so was born ‘The Foundry Bar Band’. This, their first album, was issued in 1981 and it has been a top selling album ever since - first as an LP, then on cassette and now remastered in CD format.
For pictures of the band and the Foundry Bar go to Pictures below.
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