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Greentrax CDTRAX112.

This is a re-release of most of the 1980 album 'Jock Tamson's Bairns' and all of the 1982 album 'The Lasses Fashion'. Here's what they said...

"The material is still fresh and vibrant." The Living Tradition

"...a truly outstanding recording, A Lasses Fashion is deservedly acknowledged as one of the greatest recordings of traditional Scots music." Green Man Review

"With wonderful singing and instrumentals, this 2 CD set grows on you, and thats a good thing. Highly recommended." Jim Scarff, Traditional Celtic Music in San Francisco customers have given it 5 star reviews:

"The music reeks of Scottish traditional sounds and yet it is exciting, new and inventive... Great rhythms and a "live" feel to the recording. Sounds like they're having fun. The songs are excellent... "

"Much as I like Capercaillie's blend of celtic folk rock, Jock Tamson's Bairns are a more authentic Scottish band and, for me anyway, more consistently enjoyable. If you buy only one Scottish CD - THIS IS THE ONE !"

"I found this CD in a local store's Celtic Music bin two months ago and have been sending copies to friends every since. varied in style and superbly delivered. If I had to live with only one Celtic CD, this would be it!"

Order it from the Greentrax catalogue at MusicScotland.

75 minutes playing time, includes...

from 'The Lasses Fashion':

  1. The Lasses Fashion/The Robin/The Merry Nicht under the Tummel Brig
  2. The Braes o' Balquhidder
  3. Greig's Strathspey/Miss Wharton Duff
  4. Lady Keith's Lament
  5. The Gates of Edinburgh/O'er Bogie/Mrs. Gordon of Uvie
  6. Tibbie Fowler
  7. The Shetland Fiddlers' Society/Grant's Reel/Gladstone's Reel
  8. The Laird o'Drum
  9. Kempy Kaye
  10. Donald Willie and His Dog/Peter MacKinnon of Skeabost

from 'Jock Tamson's Bairns':

  1. Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque/High MacDonald/Sandy Duff
  2. The Birken Tree
  3. The Hieland soldier/Mullindhu
  4. The Skyeman's Jig
  5. Jenny Dang the Weaver
  6. Brave Lewie Roy/Wantonness
  7. Cathkin Braes
  8. Clarke Saunders
  9. Miss Grace Hay's Delight/The Shepherdess/In Dispraise of Whisky
  10. The Hills of Perth/Mrs McDougall