Sunday, 25 December 2011

Ron Gonnella: Scottish Fiddle Magic (1992)







Ron Gonnella: Scottish Fiddle Magic (1992)

One of Ron Gonnella's final recordings comes from 1992 and consists of a selection of traditional Scottish tunes plus a few of Ron's own compositions.

01 My Love She's But a Lassie Yet/Davie, Davie Nick Nack/The Rose Tree
02 My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
03 I Lo'e Nae a Laddie But Ane/My Wife's a Winsome, Wee Thing/The Prince of Wales' Jig
04 Thistle of Scotland/The Gallant Weaver/Bluebells of Scotland
05 Lochnagar
06 Duke of Perth/Lass of Gowrie/The Bridal
07 Rev Archie Minto's Faewell/Janet Leckie's/Elizabeth Donaldson's
08 Aikey Brae/Bessie Bell and Mary Gray/Bonnie Brier Bush
09 Barbara Bruce of Upper Cairnie/Kinloch of Kinloch/Aldridge's Hornpipe
10 Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre/The Scottish Horse/Janet Duncan's 92nd Birthday
11 Kilmarnock/Wiltshire
12 The Minestrone March/The Spaghetti Strathspey/The Ravioli Reel
13 Jock o' Hazeldean/Comin' Through the Rye/The Bonnie Wells o' Wearie
14 Highland Laddie
15 Dunkeld Hermitage Bridge/Doon the Burn Davie/Crieff Golf Club Centenery Reel
16 The Queen's Vist to Morrison's Academy
17 Bert Gonella's Jig/Bob and Anne's Strathspey/Lizzie Duncan's Fancy
18 Scots Wha Hae/Auld Lang Syne

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Monday, 19 December 2011

Saut-Herrin': A Barrel o' Saut-Herrin (c.1989)








Saut-Herrin': A Barrel o' Saut-Herrin (c.1989)

01 Royal Scot Polka/Laddie Wi the Plaidie/Petronella
02 O Gin I Were a Baron's Heir
03 Margaret's Waltz/Tombigbee Waltz
04 The Broch Salmon Bothys
05 Coulters Candy
06 Si Beag Si Mhor
07 Chairlie Oh Chairlie
08 Mrs Mcleod's Reel/Kate Dalrymple/Duke of Perth/Kemnay House
09 Yellow On the Broom
10 Come to the Bower/Banks o' the Roses/Wha Saw the 42nd
11 Fareweel tae Tarwathie
12 Earl of Mansfield's March/Loch Maree Island/Aitken Drum
13 Dark Island
14 Rattlin' Roarin' Willie

A five-piece folk group from the Moray Coast (Burghead and Lossiemouth to be precise) who performed mainly for charity. Sandra Borthwick (guitar, vocals), George Pratt (banjo, mouth organ), Jim Eckford (mouth organ), Iain White (Northumbrian pipes, whistle, mandolin) and Dan Ralph (fiddle, vocals) recorded one album that I know about, the self-published "A Barrel o' Saut Herrin'" on cassette (n.d.)

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Ron Gonnella: The International Friendship of the Fiddle (1988)







Ron Gonnella: The International Friendship of the Fiddle (1988)

01 BBC Echoes: Kelvin Grove/Glasgow Highlanders/Murdoch McPherson's March
02 Cape Breton Ceilidh: The Master of Barga/Campbell's Road/The High Bridge Jig
03 Hector MacAndrew Favourites: Mrs Jamieson's Favourite/Sir David Davidson of Cantray/Gillan's Reel
04 Congratulations All Round: Neil & Rhona Gonnella's Silver Wedding/Donna's Wedding March
05 Sounds of Strathearn: Strathearn/The Strathearn Herald Reel
06 A Touch of Gaelic: Fil/O/Ro/Brochan Lom/Lord MacDonald's Reel
07 Bonnie Dundee: Bonnie Dundee/Elliot's Fancy/Dundee City Police Pipe Band
08 The Boston Tea Party: Niel Gow's Farewell to Whisky/The Beaux of Oak Hill/Mrs MacLeod
09 Jimmy Shand Special: Ron Gonnella's Comps to Jimmy Shand
10 The Strathspey King: Flower of the Quern/Professor Blackie/Marie's Hielan' Lad
11 Scottish Dance Music Corner: The Provost of St Vigeans/The Corner House
12 The Canadian Connection: John Beckwith's Ye Banks and Braes/The Lime Hill Strathspey
13 Fiddlers Two: The Shakkins o' the Pocky
14 My Friend Adam Rennie: Sir Torquil Munro/Elizabeth Donald, Moss-side/Bill Sutherland
15 New York, New York: June & Harry Goldenberg's Air/Staten Island
16 The Music of William Marshall: Kinrara/Duke of Gordon's Birthday/The Morayshire's Farmer's Club

Fiddler Ron Gonnella played fiddle to great acclaim all around the world.

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Blackeyed Biddy: High Spirits (1990)





Blackeyed Biddy: High Spirits (1990)

01 Jim McAllister's Jig/Mairead Nicoll of Drumossie/Temple House
02 Ballad of Sawney Bean
03 Come By the Hills
04 Morar's Silent Beauty/Dunkeld Oaks/Jacqui's Day/Bass Through the Window/Reconciliation/Musical Priest/St Anne's
05 CM Barbour/Fiddlin' Around
06 The Cobbler
07 Christine McRitchie
08 Santiano
09 A Man's a Man For A' That/Winding Up the Piper

For their second recording Blackeyed Biddy regulars Lionel McClelland and Kris Koren were joined by Gregor Lowry on accordion, making this the most instrumental of their output. The band are working well together, resulting in a very fine album from 1990. This is a rip from a cassette tape.

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Other posts featuring Blackeyed Biddy:
Blackeyed Biddy: Guid Niebours (c1984)