Monday, 2 January 2012

Ian Powrie: At Home (1988)

Ian Powrie: At Home (1988)

01 Ian Powrie's Comps to Sir Thomas Wardle/Jimmy Shand's Welcome to Corrieburn
02 A Lass from Glasgow Town/Lunan Bay/Mary Shaw
03 Sir Kenneth Alexander/The Clan McColl
04 Mrs Hamilton of Pencaitland
05 Scotty Wilson/Donald MacLellan of Rothesay
06 Jimmy and Mickie
07 The Wild Flowers of Barra
08 Highland Cathedral
09 Gaelic Reel/In the Gloamin'/Tigh Na Gorm
10 Mackworth/Kemmel Hill
11 Catherine & John Fraser's Diamond Wedding
12 The Old Scottish Waltz
13 Kenny Thomson's Comps to Ian Powrie/A Tribute to Stan Hamilton/Peerie Willie
14 Ellenbrook/The Black Boy/Georgina Catherine MacDonald/C M Hall
15 Annie's Song/Country Roads/Thank God I'm a Country Boy
16 The Crags of Tumbledown Mountain

Powrie emigrated to Australia twice, once in the 1960s and once, I think, in the late 1980s. This was recorded while he was back on home soil in Strathearn, Perthshire, in his farmhouse with his old musical partners Jimmy Blue and Mickie Ainsworth on accordions, and Dave Barclay on bass.



  1. Thought you might be interested in this link which is an excerpt of Dad's (Ian Powrie) dvd made in 1996.
    Best Wishes
    Ailsa (nee Powrie)

  2. What a cover!

    only the caterpillar reel is missing... or was it a waltz ?

    hoo ;)

  3. and Ailsa,

    thank you so much for the youtube link... not just your dad but the caterpillar again :)

    that's the picture I will see when I listen to his music again...

    so good that some people care that this music does not get forgotten...


  4. Thanks, Nigel, for all the great posts.
    BTW, I sent you a couple of folders, but am not sure they reached you or if the email address I have is still in use. If not, send your new address to me ( and I'll resend them.