Traditional Song and Tunes Session, Canons’ Gait

Na sesjach, na których się śpiewa także warto oczywiście znać “repertuar”.  Co prawda na szkockich sesjach improwizacja w tle ballad jest OK, ale trzeba znać i te ballady i zasady etyki :), inne niż tradycyjne szkockie też są 🙂  

Traditional Song and Tunes Session, Canons’ Gait, 14 July 2019

Singer; Song (Writer)

  • Bob Murray; Fiddler’s Green (John Conolly)
  • Fiona Harrison; Time Wears Awa (Trad.)
  • Nick Kelly; Jacky (Jacques Brel and Gérard Jouannest)
  • Duncan Sutherland; Winter Sun (Gill Bowman/Ivan Drever)
  • Russ Clare; Ratcliffe Highway (Trad.) [unusually, all of us were playing accompanying instruments – often we’re about half ?a capella?]
  • Bob Murray; Thomas Muir of Huntershill (Adam McNaughtan) [this because there had been suggestions in advance that we might somehow mark Bastille Day – this is loosely linked !]
  • Fiona Harrison; Van Diemen’s Land (U2)
  • Nick Kelly; Rocky Road to Dublin [an impressive rendering of a difficult song !]
  • Duncan Sutherland; Whaur dae ye Lie (Karine Polwart)
  • Russ Clare; Tomorrow is a Long Time (Bob Dylan)
  • Bob Murray; Scots, Wha Hae [second nod to Bastille Day, even more tenuous]
  • Fiona Harrison; Barrack Street (Trad.)
  • Nick Kelly; It Was a Very Good Year (Ervin Drake)
  • Duncan Sutherland; Dear Green Place (Alan Reid)
  • Russ Clare; Jim Jones (Trad.) [Russ by this point is certainly helping to maintain the ?traditional? element]
  • Bob Murray; Let the Mystery Be (Iris De Ment)
  • Fiona Harrison; Waking Hour (David Francey) 
  • Duncan Sutherland; Bright Blue Rose (Jimmy McCarthy)
  • Russ Clare; Green Man (Maria Cunningham)
  • Bob Murray; WE All Said Stop The War (Robb Johnson)
  • Fiona Harrison; Westlin Winds (Robert Burns)
  • Duncan Sutherland; Green and the Blue (Alan Reid)
  • Russ Clare; Do Something Different (Russ Clare) [Russ explained that he’d written this on the train to Edinburgh on his way to the session. A Climate Emergency song, it was by far the shortest song of the day.]
  • Bob Murray; No Regrets (Tom Rush)
  • Fiona Harrison; Four Strong Winds (Ian Tyson)
  • Duncan Sutherland; Song for Mira (Al McGilvaray)
  • Russ Clare; Adieu, Adieu (Trad.)
  • Bob Murray; Parcel of Rogues (Robert Burns) [It was now down to the inner hard core….]
  • Fiona Harrison; Loch Tay Boat Song (Trad. ?)
  • Bob Murray; Freedom Come All Ye (Hamish Henderson)
  • Fiona Harrison; The Poorest Company (John McCusker)
  • Bob Murray; Virginia (Trad.) [and it then descended into some kind of unrecorded song-based anarchy for the last few minutes]

Source: Gait

101 Scottish Songs/Wee Red Book

The Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland helps foster and promote Scotland’s unique musical traditions.


You have a second chance to attend a Wee Red Book or Norman Buchan?s ?101 Scottish Songs? Concert in association with Collins & Celtic Connections, on Saturday 21 January, 7.30pm, at St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow – featuring another array of Scotland?s finest singers bringing the songs to life.

If you can’t make it or want to catch up – you can get the recording of the first Celtic Connections Launch concert from 2016, from the TMSA shop buy here. The shop page also has a link you can follow if you want to get a copy of the book from the publishers. The event was filmed by Gill and Stuart Duncan of Red Barn Studios whose skill, expertise and extremely good ears ensured that this DVD will be something to treasure. Thanks to all that helped with its making. We will also be recording the second concert!

Źródło: TMSA Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland