Saturday, 13 November 2010

Various Artists: The Hoot'nanny Show (1964)

Various Artists: The Hoot'nanny Show Vol 2 (1964)

There were a number of highly successful folk concerts in Edinburgh in the early 1960s, with many visiting singers and musicians travelling from England and Ireland including Barney McKenna, Luke Kelly (both of The Dubliners), Nadia Cattouse, Roy Guest, The Ian Campbell Folk Group and so on. This album, Hoot'nanny Vol.2, is one of a number of similar releases from this time, and is a gem for those interested in the folk music revival era. The compere of the show was journalist W Gordon Smith.

01 Roy Guest: Kellyburn Braes
02 Ray and Archie Fisher: Johnny I Hardly Knew You
03 Eleanor Leith: John Riley
04 Barney McKenna: The Mason's Apron
05 Roy Guest: Strangest Dream
06 Ray & Archie Fisher: The Blackleg Miner
07 Eleanor Leith: The Water Is Wide
08 The Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell: The Roving Ploughboy
09 Ray and Archie Fisher: Johnny McEldoo
10 Roy Guest: Everybody Loves Saturday Night


1 comment:

  1. Hoots mon, I'm looking forward to hearing these Hoot'nanny albums - I dimly recall seeing it on TV about 50 years back. Now I'm in NZ, and actually was involved with the Wellington Folk Festival in the late '80s when we put on Archie Fisher as our main guest. Haven't heard him since. Thanks again. Big John