As the sun sinks slowly behind the Vauxhall works and the strains of
pipes, flutes and strings fade into the distance, our raggle taggle crew
hot foot it over yonder horizon in search of Eldorado, or any other liquid
Our trusty amigo, Dave, from the adobies of Bearsden, gets the boot down
and switches to automatic pilot for the M1, M6 and A74 (if we had but one
coin of the realm for evey time we made that journey...)
The ghost of an empty recording studio remains with us as we cross the
border in a silence broken only by the occasional scratch of matches and
the hiss of ring pulls and, at last, we are home for a few fleeting hours
after recording this new album.
Clap the dog and change the socks (Roy changes with Phil and Les with
Alan) and off we'll be again to who knows where. Lift up your glass
to tomorrow, Dougie, we did meet once again further on. Many thanks
to you for adding fiddle here and there with your usual expertise.
Thanks again, yet again, to Nigel for his sterling work and advice in the
steaming cauldron known as a studio. Finally to Dave and Simon, we
hope we didn't leave too much behind us. Thanks for everything.
So here then is Tannahill's IV, the first offering from the new line
up. May you enjoy listening to it as much as we did recording it.
THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS:
Roy Gullane: Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Phil Smillie: Whistles, Flutes, Bodhran, Glockenspiel, Harp, Vocals
Alan MacLeod: Highland Bagpipes, Whistles, Mandola, Organ, Vocals
Les Wilson: Bouzouki, Mandolin, Guitar, Bass Pedals, Vocals
Recorded at Quest Studios, Luton, in 1980 and 1981. Produced by Nigel
Pegrum, engineered by Dave Cook. Digitally remastered by Phil Smillie at Pier House Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1991. Engineered by Peter
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