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The Old Woman's Dance

1...Cameron McFadgen/The Humors of Cork/The Skyman's Jig (4:37)

2...The Deil's Awa' Wi' the Exciseman (2:45)
3...Bonnie Was Yon Rosie Briar (5:52)
4...Cam Ye O'er Frae France (2:14)

5...Wha'll Dance wi' Wattie/Pipe Major George Allan (3:26)

6...The Laird o' Cockpen (2:49)

7...The Irish Washerwoman/The Cook in the Kitchen/Miss Girdle (3:59)

8... Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa' (4:24)
9...The McGregors (5:00)

There are two exceptionally difficult things to do in life.  One is to hang your rear end from a window then run down stairs and throw stones at it.  The other is writing sleeve notes, especially when a good head on suitable shoulders is priority number one, but let's face it, some heads are no way fussy whose shoulders they perch on these days.

This year our collective heads, and other accessories, have taken us from Wick to Penzance and Copenhagen to Vienna.  We've rehearsed this album, in front rooms, back rooms, bathrooms, public bars and fields.  We'd like then, to thank the many friends, old and new, who helped us, after all that, to make this, our second album.

A million thanks to:

Stewart, Joanne & Mick - for the bottled relaxation
Geoff, Hilary & Joel - who must have wished for a new Hadrians wall just north of Bedford
Nigel - again for his help.

May the best thing they've ever seen be the worst thing they will ever see.

Tannahill Weavers '78


Roy Gullane: Guitar, Tenor Banjo, Vocals
Hudson Swan: Bouzouki, Glockenspiel, Harmonium, Foot Bass, Vocals
Phil Smillie: Whistles, Flutes, Bodhran, Vocals
Mike Ward: Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Alan MacLeod: Bagpipes, Whistles, Flutes, Bodhran, Assorted Chanters

Copyright 1978 Phil Smillie and Roy Gullane. Recorded at Free Range Studios, London. Produced by Nigel Pegrum. Engineered by Ashley Brigdale and Ron Eve. Remixed and digitally remastered in 1991 by Phil Smillie at Pier House Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland, with Peter Haigh as engineer.

Available as HRCD102 from:
Hedera Records


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