Saturday, 13 November 2010

The Exiles: The Hale and the Hanged (1967)

The Exiles: The Hale and the Hanged (1967)

After the group's debut LP, 1966's Freedom Come All Ye, the follow-up was released in 1967. Although this is a poor recording - recorded from a scratched record with some beginnings of tracks cropped - it is important because it's such a rare album. This is the only recording on The Music Gatherer so far which was not recorded from my collection (I downloaded this from an anarchist blog -fiddler Bobby Campbell was a communist) and I've posted it here because I've never seen it anywhere else. If I ever do find a copy, I'll make a better recording.

Formed in 1964, The Exiles were Bobby Campbell (fiddle, mandola, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Enoch Kent (whistle, vocals), and Gordon McCulloch (guitar, banjo, harmonica, vocals). So named because the three, from Glasgow, were living and working in London. Campbell died in 1997, while Kent still sings in his adopted Canada.

01 The Jolly Beggar
02 The Fair Flower of Northumberland
03 The Corner House/The Sally Gardens
04 The Laird o Windy Wa
05 Dainty Davie
06 Le Reel du Pendu
07 Queen Eleanors Confession
08 The Plooman Laddie
09 The Shoals o Herring
10 The Coolin/I Walked up to Her
11 The Battle of Harlow
12 I Will Lay Ye Doon Love
13 Planxty Davies



  1. I have been looking for this for 30 years. I used to have the 33 album many long years ago -- got lost in the shuffle of a drifting life, and have regretted it all this time. Thank you.

  2. Hi Nigel
    While tidying records I've come across my copy of this album...and it looks to be in pretty good nick...I bought myself a deck last year, one with a usb cable but have never got down to transferring my vinyl to mp3....I'll see if I can't get down to making a copy??? and somehow get it to you??

    Cy from Pck

  3. That would be fabtastic, Cy. Let me know when you get around to doing it.